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10 Things You Might Not Know About Jefferson Airplane

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Jefferson Airplane was formed in San Francisco, California in 1965. A pioneer of counterculture-era psychedelic rock, the group was the first band from the San Francisco scene to achieve international mainstream success. They performed at the three most famous American rock festivals of the 1960s – Monterey (1967), Woodstock (1969) and Altamont (1969) – as well as headlined the first Isle of Wight Festival (1968). Their 1967 record Surrealistic Pillow is regarded as one of the key recordings of the “Summer of Love.” The membership of Jefferson Airplane remained stable from 1967 to early 1970. During that period, they enjoyed success as “album” artists. Between 1967 and 1972 they scored a run of eight consecutive Top 20 albums in the U.S., with both Surrealistic Pillow and Crown of Creation making the Top 10. Despite a lack of top ten singles following their initial success, many of their singles still managed to make minor chart positions in the singles chart due in part to the growing influence of FM radio, which played many rock songs that AM radio did not. Jefferson Airplane was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996.

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