Arroe Collins: Unplugged & Totally Uncut

Classic Rock Report Jan 29

January 29, 20161 min
Paul Kantner was one of the major figures of the music scene in his native San Francisco for over 50 years. Born March 17th, 1941, he co-founded Jefferson Airplane after being recruited by singer Marty Balin, who tracked him down in a club after learning that he sang and played a 12-string guitar. Kantner suggested guitarist Jorma Kaukonen, and the three started the band in the summer of 1965. After adding singer Signe Anderson and a rhythm section, they quickly got a record deal with RCA – becoming the first Bay Area band to sign with a major label. After one album, Anderson got pregnant and left. Her replacement, Grace Slick, brought with her two songs that would put the Airplane on the map during 1967's “Summer of Love." “Somebody to Love” and “White Rabbit” both went Top 10. Surrealistic Pillow, which included both songs, reached number-three on the Billboard 200. Kantner, Balin and Slick’s unique three-part vocals became one of the group’s signatures. So did the combination of

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