May 2007

Hi all Airplaners:

Please join me Craig Fenton the author of the Jefferson Airplane book “Take Me To A Circus Tent” for the latest Aircast #14.  We have a great 3 tracks from a forgotten 68 TV appearance and this includes the most unique version of  “Today.”

Thanks and be well,


Hi everyone in Airplane/Starship Land:

How are you tonight?

I wanted to thank Martin from the U.K. for his 5 star review on regarding “Take Me To A Circus Tent.”  It is always an amazing feeling to see that somebody has enjoyed the book as much as I did putting it together.  Thanks to all of you!!

Another  “Take Me To A Circus Tent” thanks to Rod for calling the book the 2nd best of any 60’s rock!

Darby Gould the former Jefferson Starship lead singer will be having all the work finished on her website shortly.  I’ll be happy to update you.

 Marty Balin and Slick did a cool show and you can read about it at

 A Jefferson Aircast may happen in the next 24 hours or less.

Have a great night and be well,

Craig Fenton

5/24/07:How are you feeling?  Yes it is not a normal Aircast day but a goody awaits.  If you can help 2 great radio causes (They depend on listener dollars) it would be fantastic.  I put the information in the Aircast but will also list it below.   Aircast 13 info is below as well!  Thanks as always and have a great flight!For 20 years Don Grossinger has been helping the dinosaur with a program called Morning Dew Saturday Night 9:30 to 12 Midnight eastern time on WBAI, New York City.There is a tremendous internet station that can be found at  

24 hours a day they are playing 60’s psych music and always diverse.  Oh really?  Yes!  How about today Airplane, Sons Of Adam, Beatles, Captain Beefheart, Pandamonium, and the Pretty things all in under 30 minutes!  Please help and Morning Dew at  Thank you 1,000,000 times.   Have a great and safe weekend,Craig

The Airplane ManAircast #13 is the earliest material we have of a live JA performance.  Get ready to take-off soon.11/6/65 Calliope Warehouse 924 Howard Street Loft,

San Francisco, California  This was the first Bill Graham Production. The show was for the San Francisco Mime Troupe Appeal Party.  


This is the earliest documented set list for the

Jefferson Airplane.   

1 It’s No Secret 3:46 

2 Tobacco Road

4:54  The version performed was not as up tempo as most but very strong.  Written by John Loudermilk, but most recognized from the Nashville Teens and Lou Rawls.  

3 Runnin’ Round This World 2:49

That’s it for the Airplane Man!

Be well always,


Hello and happy Monday.  Hope you are well.  Please join me Craig Fenton the author of the Jefferson Airplane book “Take Me To A Circus Tent” W/93 photos, 32 interviews, and 5 star reviews for the latest

Aircast (#12).  We have a fun tune as the magic of editing helps Signe/Grace sing together as well as Quicksilver member Dino Valente joining the Airplane for a New Years Eve goody!

10/15/66 Fillmore the last show with Signe and 10/16/66 Fillmore (Late) the second show with Grace-

High Flying Bird

12/31/67 Winterland in the city by the bay

Baby What You Want Me To Do with Dino Valente  

We also check your Airmail and look at the facts.

Enjoy and spread the word please,


Please join me your host Craig Fenton for the latest Aircast (11) we’ll have some great audio rarities for you


Won’t You Try/Saturday Afternoon 5:38 Today 4:02

and… check the rumor mill.  Will Jack Casady be part of Pete Sears new band?


The largest hand possible goes out to Don Aters for getting his Masters Degree

from Indiana University in record time.  It is possible in the history of the school

nobody did it quicker and with honors!  Don, I know how proud Chet is and all

your friends!

Enjoy the day and be well,

Airplane Man


Thanks and be well,




Hi there:

Hope you had a great weekend.  Doing okay?

I had gotten a bunch of requests to put more photos of Grace Slick and the Great Society on the website.  Thanks to the fantastic eye of Herb Greene I happened to have some in the Rock Cave. 

There is a section on the website under photos for the Great Society.  I made sure that there are not only full band pictures but Grace and non-Grace as well.

A Jefferson Aircast (Podcast) should be this week.

Have a fantastic Monday,

Craig The Airplane Man

Hello there:

Friday on my mind.  Sorry wrong band.  How you feel today?  Hope all is well.

I got a few requests the past several days to come up with a rare Great Society track.

On You Tube

I posted a song that never made either of their 2 live records or

“Born To Be Burned.”  I used some amazing Herb Greene photos of the band while the song

“Bulldog Blues” plays.  A cool tune from a band that should have gotten more credit.

Enjoy and have a great weekend,

Airplane Man

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