Out of print. Hard to find.
The Jefferson Airplane and the San Francisco Sound. Ralph J.Gleason. New York, Ballantine Books, 1969. 340 p.
Out of print. I have never seen it; try Record Conventions, if you don't mind paying "Collector's" prices.
Summer of Love. Joel Selvin, Plume/Penguin, New York, 1994. 376 pp., 8 pp. photos (b&w).
This one is still in the bookstores. A general account of the music scene in and around San Francisco, 1965-1972. There's plenty here on Jefferson Airplane.
Don't You Want Somebody to Love: Reflections on the San Francisco Sound. Darby Slick. SLG Books, Berkeley CA, 1991. 128 p., b&w photos, color reproductions of Great Society concert posters.
Darby Slick's autobiographical account of his musical development, the Great Society, and the San Francisco scene in general. This book is a little difficult to find; try Tower Records if you have one in your area.
How I spent my summer vacation; or I was a commie dupe for the Sandinistas. Paul Kantner. Little Dragon Press, San Francisco, CA, 1987. 113 p., illustrations.
Paul Kanter's Nicaragua diary. Not currently available.
Bill Graham Presents - My Life Inside Rock and Out. Bill Graham and Robert Greenfield, Delta/Dell, New York, 1992. 568 pages, 16 pp. b&w photos.
There's really not too much here on Jefferson Airplane, even though Bill Graham was their de facto manager in 1967. It may not still be in print, but I've seen it in used bookstores lately, and in Tower Records.
San Francisco nights : the psychedelic music trip, 1965-1968. Gene Sculatti and Davin Seay, St. Martins Press, 1985, 192 pp.
Also out of print. I haven't read it, but others on 2400Fulton have recommended it.
From: Jelly jelly@THEBIGJ.DEMON.CO.UK Subject: Re: JA Bibliography Date: Mon, 28 Oct 1996 14:55:34 +0000 I'll pitch in a couple of less Airplane-orientated but still interesting books. PETE FRAME The Complete Rock Family Trees (Omnibus Press London/NY/Sydney 1993) ISBN 0 7119 3449 5 60 pages plus index Pete Frame's Rock Family Trees are a fascinating source of information about who played for whom and when, and what albums they released. Each 13" x 18" page is dedicated to a band or scene; there are three here of primary interest: "Nine Airplanes and Four Starships" (compiled in June 1978) "San Francisco 1" (Big Brother, Sons of Champlin and Moby Grape, compiled April 1979) and "San Francisco 2" (Country joe & the Fish, Steve Miller, Quicksilver MS, Terry and the Pirates etc, (compiled Apr/May 1979). PAUL D. GRUSHKIN The Art Of Rock (Abbeville Press NY 1987) ISBN 0-89659-584-6 516 pages A history of rock poster art, heavily biased towards the late 60s. Adrian M. Johnson EMail: email@example.com |
From: dler@MINK.MT.ATT.COM Subject: Re: JA Bibliography Date: Mon, 28 Oct 1996 12:24:32 -0500 Re: The Jefferson Airplane and the San Francisco Sound. Ralph J.Gleason. New York, Ballantine Books, 1969. 340 p. Hey, I'm in the middle of reading this book now. Hal Broome lent me this book last time I was at his house. It is a very spacey book, I almost experienced flashbacks reading it. Mr. Gleason interviews each member of the JA, circa 1969. The answers to his questions are really far out, but not when you think of what the band was like in 1969. I'm on the chapter that is on Jack (real name John) Casady. Hal said he found it at some local (CA) book sale for 50 cents. If you all can get a copy, do so. I'd like my own copy someday too. Dave Lerner
From: Jay Reeg reeg@MROA.ENET.DEC.COM Subject: From the 1968 Museum.... Date: Tue, 5 Nov 1996 14:52:31 EST 1. Check out ELECTRIC TIBET, by James Doukas, published in April, 1969 but long out of print, for a great version of the 60s/SF scene... cover features a way cool color picture of Jack Casady, with NO other Airplane members!!! Last chapter is called "post-1968."