Paul Kantner

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Here we go again.  Jefferson Airplane’s co-founder and guitarist Paul Kantner has died of a heart attack at 74.

Kantner didn’t sing.  Kantner didn’t write the hit singles.  Kantner just helped build the Airplane’s signature psychedelic sound.  He helped define an entire subgenre of Rock.  Not too bad a legacy.  He and Jefferson Airplane singer Grace Slick had a daughter, China, together; he also had two sons with someone Wikipedia didn’t name.  Paul Kantner was also a rabble rouser, a political activist, and general hippie.  My kind of guy.

 

 

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