Friday, 29 January 2016

Jefferson Airplane's Paul Kantner dies aged 74

Jefferson AirplaneImage copyrightAP
Image captionAlong with The Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane were one of the most successful San Francisco bands of the 60s
Paul Kantner, a founding member and singer-guitarist of rock band Jefferson Airplane, has died aged 74.
His death was confirmed by publicist and former girlfriend Cynthia Bowman, who said he died of multiple organ failure and septic shock.
Although the band was fronted by vocalists Grace Slick and Marty Balin, Kantner was considered a driving force.
With songs like Somebody To Love and Volunteers, the San Francisco group helped pioneer the psychedelic sound.

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