Jefferson Starship is keeping the legacy alive
Seminal classic rock band Jefferson Airplane provides the wellspring for multiple spin-off acts, including long-running collective Jefferson Starship, originally founded by Jefferson Airplane guitarist Paul Kantner as an outgrowth of his solo work. Jefferson Starship officially debuted in 1974, following the dissolution of Jefferson Airplane, with Airplane members Kantner and Grace Slick as the core of the lineup. Since then, the band has undergone numerous shifts in style and personnel as it carries on the legacy of both Jefferson Airplane and its own hit-packed catalog.
Those hits include “Miracles,” “With Your Love,” “Count on Me,” “Jane” and “Find Your Way Back,” representing the band’s range of sound from pop and adult contemporary to epic arena rock. Although Jefferson Starship hasn’t released any new material in recent years, and Kantner passed away in 2016, the band, led by longtime members Danny Freiberg and Donny Baldwin, continues to tour regularly, paying tribute to bandmates like Kantner and the retired Slick, who’s given the current lineup her blessing. As the band’s website touts, “The members of Jefferson Starship past and present have been exploring the mysteries of music for more than 1,000 collective years.” They’ll keep exploring, in various forms, for years to come.
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