'Surrealistic Pillow' by Jefferson Airplane - Wed, Jul. 12, 9pm EDT

We kick off "Album Night"'s nod to the 50th Anniversary of "The Summer of Love" with the Jefferson Airplane classic Surrealistic Pillow.  It seems appropriate to start with a San Francisco based band.  After all Jefferson Airplane was one of the hot bands that attracted many youths to SF which ultimately led to the Haight-Ashbury scene and "The Summer of Love". Surrealistic Pillow was released on February 1 of that legendary year of 1967.  "White Rabbit" and "Somebody to Love" were actually both songs from Grace Slick's previous band The Great Society but were perfected by the Airplane. They subsequently entered the top 10 and helped the band reach international stardom.  But the whole album, not just two tracks or one member, really captures that essence of those controversial times drenched in love and turmoil.  So hop into your time machine and let's journey back 50 years to lay the psychedelia groundwork for "The Summer of Love".  Should you attend?  Just ask Alice! I think she'll say yes!

The band:
Grace Slick (vocals)
Marty Balin (vocals and guitar) 
Paul Kantner (vocals and guitar)
Jorma Kaukonen (guitar) 
Jack Casady (bass)
Spencer Dryden (drums)

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'Surrealistic Pillow' by Jefferson Airplane

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