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Friday, 22 March 2013

LINK: Jefferson Starship continues a musical ride

Jefferson Starship continues a musical rideFAIRFIELD -- It's been almost half a century since Paul Kantner co-founded the psychedelic rock band, Jefferson Airplane, which introduced the world to Grace Slick and turned out classic hits like "White Rabbit" and "Somebody to Love." Whether it was in the clubs of San Francisco or the stage at Woodstock, the band was much beloved by a young generation of music enthusiasts.
Jefferson Airplane formally evolved into Jefferson Starship in 1974, with Kantner and Slick achieving much more commercial success than they did with the former. This was in part of a concerted effort on Kantner's part to make the group's sound more radio friendly. With 15 Top 40 singles, his plan worked.
Over the years, the band has transitioned through genres and changed out many of its members, but Kantner and David Freiberg have been constants. On Sunday, March 24, Jefferson Starship will be heading to the Fairfield Theatre's Stage One highlighting both the old and new.


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