The time was 1970. Jefferson Airplane, one of the most successful 1960s rock bands to merge folk-rock and psychedelia, was in the process of crashing to the ground.
Paul Kantner, one of the group’s principal songwriters and guitarists, had already begun crafting a set of songs for what was supposed to be the next Jefferson Airplane album. Instead, he recruited a number of other musicians (including friends David Crosby and Graham Nash, as well as his partner, Grace Slick, the Airplane’s female singer) to record the songs.
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