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Signe Anderson, the Original Female Vocalist of Jefferson Airplane, Dies at 74

31 January 2016 12:48 PM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Signe Anderson, original female vocalist of Jefferson Airplane, died on January 28 at the age of 74, the same day the band’s co-founder Paul Katner died of septic shock. She appeared on the band's debut album Jefferson Airplane Takes Off, singing lead on "Chauffeur Blues" and providing prominent vocals on their version of "Let's Get Together.” Having given birth to her first child in 1966, she realized life in a band would be unfeasible and left. She performed her final gig on October 15, 1966; she was replaced by Grace Slick the next night. In the wake of the news, her former band members have posted condolences and tributes online. »

- Greg Cwik

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Jefferson Airplane Co-Founder Paul Kantner Dead at 74: Report

29 January 2016 | | See recent news »

Guitarist and founding member of Jefferson Airplane Paul Kantner has died at the age of 74, according to multiple reports. Kantner's publicist confirmed the news to the San Francisco Chronicle that said he died Thursday of multiple organ failure. He is survived by the remaining founding members of the band Jack Casady, Grace Slick, Marty Balin and Jorma Kaukonen. Kantner was also a founding member of the band's spin-off project Jefferson Starship. Forming the band in 1965 with Balin, the pair had met in the Drinking Ground, a folk bar in San Francisco. The band - known for their hits "White Rabbit »

- George Stark, @GeorgeStark_

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Paul Kantner, Co-Founder of Jefferson Airplane, Dies at 74

28 January 2016 5:46 PM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Paul Kantner, co-founder of Jefferson Airplane and pioneer of the psychedelic rock scene in mid-1960s San Francisco, died earlier today of multiple organ failure. His publicist confirmed the news to the San Francisco Chronicle. Kantner had suffered a heart attack earlier this week and had dealt with a series of health problems throughout the past year. He was 74.Kantner founded Jefferson Airplane in 1965 at a bar in San Francisco with Marty Balin. The group featured vocals and guitar from Balin and Kantner, lead vocals from Grace Slick, a blues-rock sound from guitarist Jorma Kaukonen and bass player Jack Casady, and drums from Spencer Dryden. It was one of the first of its kind to achieve mainstream success with singles such as “Somebody to Love” and “White Rabbit.” Five of the band’s first seven albums went gold, including Surrealistic Pillow (1967) and Crown of Creation (1968). Jefferson Airplane also performed at Woodstock and Altamont, »

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