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1965:
Band came together in its earliest incarnation, with Marty Balin and Paul Kantner playing with vocalist Signe Toly Anderson.
1965:
Group was signed to RCA Victor.
1966:
Released their debut record, <i>Jefferson Airplane Takes Off</i>.
1966:
Anderson left the group after the birth of her first child, and was immediately replaced by singer Grace Slick, formerly of the band the Great Society.
1967:
Played their first string of shows on the East coast with the Greatful Dead and Quicksilver Messenger Service.
1967:
Released their second album, <i>Surrealistic Pillow</i>, featuring the hit songs "Somebody to Love" and "White Rabbit."
1967:
Explored a heavier rock sound with the release of their third album, <i>After Bathing at Baxter's</i>.
1968:
Embarked on their first tour of Europe, playing many concerts with the Doors.
1969:
Played at the famous Woodstock music festival.
1969:
Members Jack Casady and Jorma Kaukonen launched the side project Hot Tuna.
1969:
Released their fourth album, <i>Volunteers.</i>
1970:
Drummer Spencer Dryden was dismissed from the band, replaced by Joey Covington.
1970:
Violinist Papa John Creach joined the group.
1970:
Released the compilation album <i>The Worst of Jefferson Airplane</i>.
1971:
Marty Balin left the group after giving up drugs and alcohol.
1971:
Released the album <i>Bark</i>.
1972:
Released the album <i>Long John Silver</i>.
1973:
Disbanded following a performance at Winterland in San Francisco.
1974:
Former members Paul Kantner and Grace Slick launched the band Jefferson Starship, eventually joined by Marty Balin and Papa John Creach.
1989:
The band's classic lineup minus Skip Spence reunited for a tour and a self-titled album.
1996:
Group were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
2004:
Band appeared in the documentary "Fly Jefferson Airplane."
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Known for such albums as "Surrealistic Pillow"
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Popular songs include "Somebody To Love" and "White Rabbit".

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