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01/31/2016   1:00 AM

PAUL KATNER TRIBUTE / EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

Paul Kantner, a founding member of San Francisco rockers Jefferson Airplane, died January 28th after he suffered a heart attack. Back in the Fall of 2011 Kantner spent a remarkable and fascinating 90 minnutes speaking with WBAI Co-Producers Don Grossinger, Stu Robins and Bob O'Donnell. The tribute included  a re-Broadcast of the interview segments, including rare live and studio recordings from Paul Kantner's 50 plus years of trailblazing Rock, Folk & Psychedelia that defied boundaries and inspired millions of fans and musicians Worldwide to aspire to new musical heights, seek social justice, and explore the imagination's farthest reaches of science-fiction and sonic beauty and madness!

Kantner and Jefferson Airplane, whose classic lineup also consisted of Marty Balin, Jack Casady, Jorma Kaukonen, Grace Slick and Spencer Dryden, were a staple of the late-‘60s San Francisco scene and the psychedelic rock scene overall, playing at legendary festivals like Monterey, Woodstock and Altamont. Together, the group offered up classic songs like “Somebody to Love,” “White Rabbit.” Kantner himself aided in the songwriting, collaborating with Balin on tunes like “Today,” “Young Girl Sunday Blues” and “Volunteers.”

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