August 2007


You’ve done it!  Welcome to the holiday weekend and the hits keep on coming!


Any cool plans for the long weekend?


April 27th 1969 Oakland Coliseum Hendrix and Casady Voodoo Child Slight Return Jam- all seventeen plus minutes.  About 80 percent of the way through listen when Jimi calls Jack by the wrong name!  However in no way is it an insult!

There were numerous Airmails asking if I could find one more Jack and Jimi Jam.  I am glad to bring a great tune for the in flight music.  If you enjoy this one please check out the other two Jack and Jimi songs I posted recently.  You can simply look to the right of the blog and if you don’t see the title please click on a specific MONTH.  The contents for the previous 30 days will unfold and you can have hours of musical delights as we fly to and from Airplane Land.

Earlier today I posted the rare Herb Greene photos taken of Jack Casady.  I believe several of them were not used in my Jefferson Airplane book “Take Me To A Circus Tent.”  Along with the Casady pictures there was a terrific live video of the Beatles 66!  Words don’t say enough.

I’ll let you rest and hear the music.  Thanks for flying by.  Maybe some more gems from the Airplane Man’s vault can surface late night or early morning.

Be safe on the roads and enjoy,

craig  Beatles video 1

Beatles-Circus Krone, Munich, Germany June 24,1966 (Rock & Roll Music from German TV)

Hello and welcome to Friday again:

Hope the day is going great. Right now 2 for the price of nothing!  If you click above the Jefferson Airmachine brings you back to 1966 for a Beatles gem (Video) and as promised the Jefferson Airplane photos of Jack Casady circa 66/67.  Please scroll down and simply click on the links!  Thank you as always to Herb Greene.  I’ve attempted to give you pictures that did not make the Jefferson Airplane book “Take Me To A Circus Tent.”  Although 93 did, it would have been impossible to fit all the cool shots over the years from Herb Greene and Don Aters. 

Please keep the ideas flowing for the Jefferson Aircasts!  Remember it is for you the fine flyers that board a seat on the Airplaneman’s flight.  Thanks as always!  Maybe if I can fly back in time this evening I can find another Jack Casady and Jimi Hendrix appearance for you.  

This just in from the Airfield command.  If you fly here there will be more Beatles video for you and rare Jack photos!  Alert Alert Alert.  Now back to the regular blog.  Thank you.

Have a great day,

craig “the airplaneman” fenton







 Hello Airplaners and welcome to Friday:


August 18, 89 The Jefferson Airplane takes the stage for the first time since 9/22/72 Winterland, San Francisco.  On the opening night of the reunion tour as the final encore the Airplane pulls out of the flight cabin “The Other Side Of This Life.”  Written by Freddie Neil, the J.A. last played the song August 12, 72 at Roosevelt Raceway, Westbury, New York.  No other 1989 show would see this in the set list!  Enjoy a treasure from the Air Machine.  Click please the above link and you’ll be back to 1989.


Sorry if any of you on board had trouble with this the past 48 hours.  The Air Staff worked on the flight and here you go!    It is the terrific cover of “Show Me The Way To Go Home” from Paul Kantner’s Wooden Ships.  As mentioned previously Emerson, Lake, & Palmer performed a terrific version as well.  Below is the way to board the flight and hear the tune!  Thanks!


A very large thanks to you fine people.  Thursday, August 30th, 2007 was the highest views the Airplane Man’s Blog has received!  The Grateful Dead fans helped out.  It is appreciated!  Thanks to all.


Remember to check the complete contents of the Flight Blog on the right side ofthe page please.  This week alone we had Allman Brothers rarities, Paul Kantner with Crosby, Stills, and Nash, a member of Cream and ELP and Tull playing a Beatles tune, 6 terrific Jefferson Starship songs from the vaults and much more!


It was a terrific surprise the Yankees got 3 games from the Red Sox.  What hurts is still being 5 out with only 1 month left.  The Yanks April and May caused all the problems they are attempting to overcome.  The only blame is in the mirror.


Have a great Friday and I’ll try to find some great Jack Casady photos from 66 for you in the next 24 hours.


All the best,



Please spread the word the new Jefferson Starship book:

HAVE YOU SEEN THE STARS TONITEhas landed. (The books are proudly featured here)


Have You Seen The Stars Tonite

Have You Seen The Circus Tent Tonite

Quality Rock & Roll Airplane style.

Hello and good day to you fine flyers:

How are things going? Airplane Land is becoming Denver.  Yesterday 65 degrees and today snow and ice in the low 30’s.  Be safe on the roads!

A great one from the vaults.

Jack Casady, Jerry Garcia, and Steve Miller with Country Joe & The Fish 1/10/69 Fillmore West, San Francisco, California

Jam 24:20

We go to New York City for the Jefferson Airplane rehearsing for

the Rock Hall Of Fame.  Paul Kantner told me for the Jefferson Airplane book Take Me To A Circus Tent that it was like riding a bicycle and the band never forgot how to play!  If only they carried on forever.

Please spread the


The new Jefferson Starship book “Have You Seen The Stars Tonite”

has arrived!

Thanks as always!

Relax and have fun!



Take Me To A Circus Tent

I look forward to hearing you later!

The book is Take Me To A Circus Tent (The Jefferson Airplane Flight Manual) W/93 photos, 32 interviews, 543 pages, and a myriad of 5 star reviews!

Please remember at any moment on an Aircast it can be a rare memory from the Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship, KBC, Wooden Ships, Marty Balin, Paul Kantner to name several.  Maybe another picture previously unseen from the Rock Tent Vault sees daylight from Herb Greene or Don Aters.

Please fly here for the long cool jam:

Please board the flight this way for the Airplane rehearsal:

Be well always,



How are you? 

Back again because there were several requests for more material from a show with Marty and Paul that I played some tracks from a couple of days back.  One of my favorite Jefferson Starship gigs from any era.  It is that strong. 

Quick reminder that the really cool All-Star musicians playing a Beatles classic is worth checking out.  Please look to the right side of the page.  If you dig the Beatles, Animals, Cream, ELP, and Jethro Tull it is a wonderful treat!

Please also look to the right of the page for the cool Allman Brother music and some great Herb Greene photos from the Airplane days.  Always click the month so you get every entry for 30 days.  That would include Paul Kantner playing with Crosby, Stills, and Nash for instance!

Lineup: Paul Kantner, Marty Balin, Diana Mangano, Slick Aguilar, Prairie Prince, Chris Smith


 10/29/02 (October 29, 02) (Tue) Newcastle Opera House – Newcastle, England

Ballad of You & Me & Pooneil

(with some lyrics from Teaching The Computers To Dream)

Diana > Volunteers, 

Hope you enjoyed our in flight music for today!

Have a terrific Thursday,


Hello and a good Thursday morning to you fine flyers. A tremendous gem from the Airplane Man’s vaults is only a few seconds from landing.   Since the treasure that you will discover this evening has non Jefferson Airplane personnel I hope to the newcomers on the flight I can let you know I’m Craig Fenton the author of the new Jefferson Airplane book “Take Me To A Circus Tent.”  You will find 93 photos, 32 interviews, and a myriad of 5 star reviews.  Please spread the word. A terrific Beatles classic with an all-star line-up.  “All You Need Is Love” and to click on the link!  W/GREG LAKE, IAN ANDERSON, Jack Bruce,                              MANFRED MANN, SCOTT MCKENZIE, Eric Burdon,                    PERCY SLEDGE, & other friends!  VARIOUS ARTISTS FROM GERMAN TV-50 JAHRE ROCK!         LOVE SONGS 11/27/04. (November 27, 2004)  Thanks so much for taking a seat on the Airplane Man’s Blog. Have a great Thursday,craig


Hello and welcome to Wednesday night. 

How did the day go?  Mine got better about five minutes ago.  For about 24 hours there was a problem around the nation with AT & T being about to route connections to certain sites.  One was the page I use to update the website for the Jefferson Airplane book “Take Me To A Circus Tent.”  The connection would time out and I couldn’t get to the site to let people know there was a situation.  I couldn’t update with a real nice gem from the vaults.   As you are aware all too well computers and software are tremendous but when something goes astray it is brutal waiting for rectification. 

Here we go and better late than never. 

Jefferson Starship –October 29, 2002 from Newcastle Opera House, Newcastle, U.K. Paul Kantner,Marty Balin,

Diana Mangano,

Slick Aguilar,

Chris Smith,

and Prairie Prince. 

They perform 3 Airplane GEMS for you.  Not exactly a new Aircast but a close facsimile. Young Girl Sunday Blues,She Has Funny Cars, and Comin’ Back To Me  

Enjoy and have a great evening,

craig “the airplane man” fenton  




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