Thursday, 30 August 2012

LINK: Jefferson Starship headlines this year's Beatles festival

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Abbey Road on the River, the annual tribute to all things Beatles that returns this Labor Day weekend at National Harbor, is mixing it up a bit.

This year, Jefferson Starship headlines. With roots deep in the '60s, Jefferson Starship reflects a similar zeitgeist from the era.

"I love Beatles music," said Paul Kantner, founding member of Jefferson Starship's predecessor, Jefferson Airplane, which was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996. "It was one of the first musics that sparked me into rock and roll from folk music. I draw from them just like I draw from science fiction."

The five-day Abbey Road on the River runs from Thursday to Monday. Jefferson Starship performs Friday.

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