"Jefferson Airplane" was an American rock band from San Francisco, a pioneer of the LSD-influenced psychedelic rock movement. The band's August, 1969 performance at Woodstock is widely considered 'one of rock 'n' roll's most memorable moments'.
Various successor incarnations of the band have performed under different names, reflecting changing times and performer lineups, known as "Jefferson Starship", and later simply "Starship" before becoming "Jefferson Starship The Next Generation" in 1991.
Jefferson Airplane was inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996.
The term 'Jefferson airplane' is also slang for a used match bent to hold a marijuana joint that has been smoked too short to hold without burning the hands, an improvised 'roach clip'. An urban legend claims this was the origin for the band's name, though according to band member Jorma Kaukonen, the name was invented by his friend Steve Talbot as a parody of blues names such as 'Blind Lemon' Jefferson http://www.jormakaukonen.com/bio.htm.
The group formed on the West Coast of the USA during the summer of 1965 in what was called the San Francisco Bay folk boom. Singer Marty Balin recruit...
|years active||1965 in music|
|country||San Francisco, California|
|music genre||Psychedelic Rock, Hard Rock|
|past members|| Signe Toly Anderson|
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