Jefferson Airplane tour

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About Jefferson Airplane

Jefferson Airplane was a rock band from America. The band was formed in 1965, in San Francisco. The band was the pioneer as a psychedelic rock group of the early 60s. The band is considered one of the most influential bands of all time. Jefferson Airplane was founded by its guitarist Paul Kantner and vocalist Marty Balin, in 1965. This band introduced a male-female vocal style in a band which created a buzz at that time. The other band members include Alexander (drummer), Jack Casady (bassist) and Jorma Kaukonen (guitarist).

In 1966, the band came up with the first album, entitled “Jefferson Airplane Takes Off”. After the release of this album, the band experienced lineup changes. Grace Slick joined the band that had amazing voice. The second album of the band was a great success. “Surrealistic Pillow” was released around in 1967. This album was a mixture of folk and rock. Through this album, the band had massage about the youth.

The next album was heavier than the previous ones. This album, “After Bathing at Baxter's” (1967) reflects high experiments over guitars and electric sounds. Both Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady were heavily influenced by “Cream” and “Jimi Hendrix”.

“Crown of Creation” and “Volunteers” were the next albums. These album reflected many social problems that were going on. The lyricist carefully highlighted the prevailing political conditions.

The band was regularly releasing their albums. Bark (1971) and Long John Silver (1972) were released. But there was internal conflict and the band primarily broke up around in 1974. But later the name was changed to “Jefferson Starship” and “Hot Tuna”. These two names are used as side projects of the original band. 

Around in 1989, the band got reunited. Members like the founder of the band Marty Balin attended the gathering. They got together for a tour and album. The album was released in Columbia.