Photo by David Gans. Guitarist Paul Kantner was born in San Francisco on this date in The co-founding member of Jefferson Airplane passed away in his hometown in at the age of The collaboration marked the first appearance of the Jefferson Starship moniker, a post-Airplane project later turned into a full-fledged band. The band went from playing their middle-of-the-night set at the muddy fest to making an appearance on The Dick Cavett Show.
Why Did “Woodstock” Songwriter Joni Mitchell Skip Going to Woodstock?
But he quickly learned to appreciate the fact that there was more to music than the Andrew Sisters of his childhood days. The three-disc set includes nine episodes of his series that were taped from to , including the famous " Woodstock " show that took place the day after the legendary rock concert and features Jefferson Airplane, a very young Joni Mitchell performing "Chelsea Morning," and a thin David Crosby and Stephen Stills still wearing the mud-caked boots from the concert. Jimi Hendrix was supposed to have appeared on that seminal show but was "zonked" out in his hotel room, having finished his gig early that morning. Particularly amusing is watching Cavett's more mainstream guests interacting with the counterculture rock stars. Another episode features Joplin - she died just two months later - Sunset Boulevard star Gloria Swanson and a barefoot Margot Kidder.
Happy Birthday Paul Kantner: Jefferson Airplane’s 1969 ‘Dick Cavett Show’ Performance
There is a boxed set of DVDs just out of what this baby boomer must painfully admit is now considered vintage television. In the 10 programs on the newly released DVDs, Cavett plays his own squareness to the hilt with some of the least buttoned-down people who had ever been on television, a pantheon of rock icons. We have extra stagehands to hold the roof down when she sings.
The other day, I was listening to a sports talk radio interview with John Fogerty. Apparently, he has a book coming out that needs to be promoted. He spoke on a lot of interesting subjects, but my ears perked up with he was asked about Woodstock. In short, he did not have a good opinion of the event. Fogerty said that Creedence Clearwater Revival went on three hours late for two reasons.