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Books about Jefferson Airplane

This page lists books about, or partly about, Jefferson Airplane and the members of Jefferson Airplane. The list is not intended to be comprehensive

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Additions and corrections are welcome



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Books about Jefferson Airplane

The Jefferson Airplane and the San Francisco Sound, Ralph J. Gleason, 1968

A history of the San Francisco rock scene of the mid to late 1960's.

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Divided We Stand, Editors of Ramparts with Richard H. Dodge, 1970

A collection of thirty essays originally published in Ramparts including one with the title The Crash of Jefferson Airplane.

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Rock Giants, Pauline Rivelli, Robert Levin (Eds.), 1970

A collection of interviews from Jazz and Pop magazine. Includes an interview with members of Jefferson Airplane.

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The Rolling Stone Interviews, 1971

A collection of interviews from Rolling Stone magazine between 1967 and 1971. Includes an interview with Grace Slick with Paul Kantner.

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Grace Slick: The Biography, Barbara Rowes, 1980

"This is the authorized biography of the longest-reigning first lady of rock, Grace Slick. It is her story - growing up as a child of the middle class, marriage to the boy next door, discovering and creating music, finally emerging as one of the strongest voices of the sixties counterculture, and living through and conquering the crises of the seventies. Also it is the story of a rock band, an anarchic collection of talented individuals collectively known as the Jefferson Airplane, who grew and changed, split up and regrouped, redefined as Jefferson Starship."

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Giants Of Rock Music, Pauline Rivelli, Robert Levin (Eds.), 1980

A collection of interviews from Jazz and Pop magazine. Includes an interview with members of Jefferson Airplane.

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Don't You Want Somebody To Love: Reflections On The San Francisco Sound, Darby Slick, 1991

Autobiography by one-time member of Great Society. Includes lots about the early San Francisco music scene.

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Somebody To Love? A Rock-And-Roll Memoir, Grace Slick, Andrea Cagan, 1999

Grace Slick's autobiography.

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I Was Elvis Presley's Bastard Love-Child: And Other Stories of Rock'n'Roll Excess, Andrew Darlington, 2001

This book includes an articles, based on interviews, titled Jefferson Airplane: Grace Slick: Better Living Through Chemistry.

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Got a Revolution! The Turbulent Flight of Jefferson Airplane, Jeff Tamarkin, 2003

A history of Jefferson Airplane from the formative years in the Bay Area folk scene of the mid 1960s to an epilogue that provides recent news of band members.

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Full Flight: A Tale of Airplanes & Starships, Marty Balin, Robert Yehling, 2005

Autobiography by founder member of Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship and Starship.

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Take Me to a Circus Tent: The Jefferson Airplane Flight Manual, Craig Fenton, 2006

"The most comprehensive look at the live and unreleased (studio) history of the Jefferson Airplane ever compiled. 90 photos, 121 performances, 110 different songs, 33 jams, a combination of 36 improvisations, riffs, and vocal teases are examined."

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Grace Slick's White Rabbit Journal, 2006

Grace Slick's artwork is used to embellish this journal.

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Have You Seen The Stars Tonite: The Jefferson Starship Flight Manual 1974-1978 & J.S. The Next Generation 1992-2007, Craig Fenton, 2008

Over 500 pages documenting band members, setlists, songs, chronology, discography and more.

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Jefferson Airplane Guitar TAB Anthology, 2009

A songbook with TABs and lyrics for Jefferson Airplane songs.

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High Notes: A Rock Memoir, Richard Loren with Stephen Abney, 2014

The first part of this memoir is My life with Jefferson Airplane, The Doors and the Chambers Brothers.

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Been So Long: My Life and Music, Jorma Kaukonen, 2018

"From the man who made a name for himself as a founding member and lead guitarist of Jefferson Airplane comes a memoir that offers a rare glimpse into the heart and soul of a musical genius - and a vivid journey through the psychedelic era in America."

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Last updated February 2020