We Lose Another One: RIP Paul Kanter of Jefferson Airplane

Another rock star of the past has left us. Paul Kanter, a founding member of the Jefferson Airplane–as well as a guitarist and vocalist–died Thursday from multiple organ failure stemming from a heart attack earlier in the week.

Despite all the drugs consumed by the Airplane and their successor, Jefferson Starship, he’s the first member to pass away. He was 74. Billboard has this obituary.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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