Paul Kantner

After having suffered a heart attack earlier in the week, Jefferson Airplane founder, vocalist and guitarist Paul Kantner died today (January 28) from multiple organ failure and septic shock. He was 74 years old.

It was added that Kantner had been in ill health for a while, having also suffered a heart attack in March of 2015.

Born in San Francisco, Kantner had been instrumental in the start of the Bay Area’s counterculture and psychedelic rock scene that started in the mid ’60s. Formed in 1965, Jefferson Airplane would issue their debut record, Jefferson Airplane Takes Off, the next year.

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