Hi All Airplane fans:

Thanks for flying by. Coming in a matter of days will be the ultimate speaking, writing, and self-confidence course “Painting My Room In A Colorful Way.” With a 273 page E-book, audio modules, email, and phone coaching there is nothing on the market that can match the quality, hands on approach, and a price that will never leave you speechless.

I’m Craig Fenton the author of the Jefferson Airplane book “Take Me To A Circus Tent” W/93 photos (Many never in print before), 32 interviews, and a myriad of 5 Star Reviews.  Recently the new Jefferson Starship book “Have You Seen The Stars Tonite” has landed as well!  5 star reviews, a multitude of photos, and endless information.

I currently am involved in public-speaking/lectures with former Grateful Dead member Tom Constanten and America’s great rock and roll photographer Don Aters.  You can contact me at my website for booking information.  Thank you!  takemetoacircustent dot net.

Prior to writing the book I was a radio disc-jockey.  I record a weekly Podcast (I call it the Jefferson Aircast) because it is impossible to ever remove the feeling of being on the air from your heart.  The website is updated very often and I try to write a blog two or three times a week.

All things Jefferson are dedicated to my mom and dad, both are missed more each day.

Thank you for your support and may you and family be well,

Craig Fenton

Author-Take Me To A Circus Tent (The Jefferson Airplane Flight Manual)

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81 Responses to “About the Jefferson Airplane Man-Craig The Airplane Man”

  1. Charlie Says:

    Where can I get a copy of Amerika?

  2. Michael Carrozzo Says:

    Where can I get a DVD or CD of the “Go Ride the Music” PBS Television special from 1970? I’ve searched everywhere. Please help me find this. Thanks so much!
    Airplane FANatic Mike

  3. Bruce Of The Forest Says:

    Hi Craig –
    I never noticed this comment page before. Man I’ve been busy! I just caught up on the last week’s worth of Aircasts. Some nice stuff, thanks. Hope your not working too hard, even though I know you love your work. Hope all is well in AirplaneLand . . .

    Thanks Bruce for your great support of the book Take Me To A Circus Tent and the Aircasts. Happy holiday season,
    CF


  4. Hi Steve: I keep attempting to contact you but don’t get a response. I left messages at your email address and on the 2400 Fulton Street Board about Airplane photos. Please contact me via email and not the blog! Thanks, craig

    craig,would you ask don if i could have sis 11 by 14 picks for 66 bucks ? here are the ones i want,sir l.slick aguilar @ jack casady backstage at sausalito 9 1 07 (if pete sears-in it somehow,that very one !)sausalito,same show-both marty balin @ david freiberg on acoustic-i believe it’s the song after ‘somebody to love’ if others are in it too,that very one! 3. t.c. @ don a @ paul kantner-golden gate park-that very one! don @ hot tuna-louisville o6,yes ! 55. marin civic center,4 5 03 signe anderson @ spencer dryden @ paul kantner @ marty balin @ david freiberg,wow!! #6 ray manzarek @ paul k !! and if i can have a seventh pic making the total too 77 bucks ? i would like the one of don in funny sunglasses with paul funny in gg park !!! tell don that would be seriously wonderful! no higher than that hopefully…actually that should do it guys!! thanks again for letting me hang out @ get picks with two of ‘my best friends’ in the world! i wish i could have the honor and glory too shake your hands-at least this way i’m doing that! p.s -spencer dryden was lovingly called ‘funerals gonzalez'(uh-huh !)and bassist jack casady-actually had a dog named after the rca dog ‘Nipper’ !!! steve ringstad you have my e-mail that should do the trick! PLEASE TELL DON I”M STILL ON HIGH TALKING TO HIM LAST YEAR WHEN IHE CALLED !! COULD YOU CALL ME TOO<CRAIG? ! ONE_THREE ONE O_FOUR SIX O NINE SIX NINE FIVE ! THANKS FOR CALLING ME GUYS YOU”RE REAL “VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA”!!!!!

  5. Steven Shapiro Says:

    Craig. Was a friend of yours back in the cardozo years.Dont know if you remember me. I was friendly with Eric Danziger Marc Prizer Matt Bond and Matt Siegel.We were all from Douglaston.Would like to hear back from you! Steve.

    Hi Steve: What an honor to hear from you! It has been 22 years. The last time we saw each other was at a 1986 Hot Tuna show at MY Fathers Place in Roslyn, New York!

    I sent you an email and it would be great to start communicating again. I had dinner with Marc and Rich 2 weeks ago.

    Always be well and thanks for taking the time to write,
    craig

  6. Jon Says:

    Hey, thanks for posting all of this! Do you happen to have the entire Simon and Garfunkel show from 1992, and if so could you please post it or send it to me? It/they sounds/sound great.

    Thankxs

  7. Linda Says:

    Hi Craig,

    I read your article about Jefferson Airplane in Waukesha at, “A Taste of Summer” festival. Thought I would send you Roger Hodsgon’s, co-founder of Supertramp, recent bio as he will be there as well. Actually, his is the 4th year in a row that Roger will be headlining, he will perform on June 8th. The people who come to this festival are really great and he has such a lot of fun.

    Roger Hodgson has been recognized as one of the most gifted composers, songwriters and lyricists of our time. As the legendary voice of Supertramp and composer of the band’s greatest hits, he gave us “Give a Little Bit”, “The Logical Song”, “Dreamer”, “Take the Long Way Home”, “Breakfast In America”, “It’s Raining Again”, “School”, and “Fools Overture” and so many others.

    His songs have remarkably stood the test of time and earned Roger and Supertramp an adoring worldwide following. During the time that Roger led the band, Supertramp sold well over 60 million albums and became a worldwide rock phenomenon.

    Born in Portsmouth, England, Roger spent much of his childhood at boarding school where his guitar became his best friend. Self-taught, he began writing songs at the age of twelve, eventually adding piano, bass, drums and even cello to his musical accomplishments. It wasn’t long after his final school year that he recorded his first studio record called “Mr. Boyd” with a session band that included pianist Reg Dwight, later to become known as Sir Elton John. It was during this time that Roger met Rick Davies and the nucleus of Supertramp was born. Their initial collaborations attracted the attention of A&M Records and their first album “Supertramp” was released in 1969. Roger was 19.

    Shortly after their second album Roger and Rick began writing separately; though like Lennon/McCartney they maintained a joint writer’s credit throughout their Supertramp career. In 1973 the band released “Crime of the Century” with Roger’s song “Dreamer” becoming a #1 hit and driving the album to the top of the charts. Supertramp had arrived.

    For the next nine years, dubbed by fans as the “Golden Years,” four studio albums and numerous tours culminated in the worldwide success of “Breakfast in America” which sold 18 Million copies. Roger’s songwriting, arranging, and producing skills resulted in three classic hits from the album – “The Logical Song”, “Take the Long Way Home” and “Breakfast In America”.

    Roger parted company with Supertramp in 1983 after the “Famous Last Words” album and mega rock stadium tour. Following his heart, he chose to live a simple lifestyle in nature with his new family and pursue his spiritual values. He built a state of the art recording studio at home so he could still work and be with his children as they grew up. His first solo album, “In the Eye of the Storm”, was released in 1984 and became an international hit, selling over 2 million copies. Turning down offers to tour, Roger instead kept his focus on home and family. In 1987, the same week that Roger’s second album “Hai, Hai” was released, Roger took a bad fall and shattered both his wrists. Doctors told him he would never play music again, yet he never lost his faith. After a long period of self-healing and physical therapy, Roger proved them wrong.

    Ten years later he released his first live album “Rites of Passage”, followed in 2000 by his next studio album, “Open the Door”. “Retrospectacle – The Supertramp Anthology”, released in 2005, is a 2- CD collection of Classic songs recorded by Supertramp from 1969 to 2005. This collection captures much of Roger’s legacy as he wrote and sang lead on 14 of the 32 tracks, and lent his creative touch to every track but one.

    To this day Roger continues to write music and lyrics and has over 60 unreleased songs. He currently performs both solo and with orchestras, playing a variety of his of Supertramp and solo hits. Thirty-five years after writing his classic song, “Give a Little Bit,” Roger received an award for the song being one of the most performed works in the 2005 ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) repertory. In 2007 he received another ASCAP award for a remake of “Breakfast in America” topping the charts.

    In 2006 Roger released his first ever DVD from his live solo concert in Québec. “Take The Long Way Home – Live in Montreal” went platinum in just 7 weeks and hit #1 in all of Canada and is now multi-Platinum. The DVD was released worldwide in September 2007, bringing the music and memories that have touched so many of our lives into our hearts and homes.

    You can check out his website for additional tour dates… http://www.RogerHodgson.com

    Hope to see you there Craig….Cheers, Linda


  8. p.s. again Craig WAVY GRAVY was in pics w JS at HARMONY FEST thanks for Him in them ! ‘TREE OF LIBERTY” Out SEPT 1 GOD BLESS your New JS BOOK I can’t Wait !!! Amen STEVE


  9. 7 10 08 I LOVE you GUYS CRAIG @ DON 2 THe JEFFERSON STARSHIP-HOT TUNA-MOONALICE-GRATEFUL DEAD-C<S<N<Y FAMILY KEEP the PHOTOS Coming,I’LL help ou ALL That’s A Tried @ True Tradion Forever MINSTRELS VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA-PEACE @ LOVE STEVE


  10. 7 12 08 Craig @ Don i saw a seriously wonderful adobe photo gallery of ‘jefferson starship’ harmony festival from june 8 08 uploaded june 10 08 ! who took them how much for the ones i want ? did this person take ‘moonalice’ too !! please give me some support on this right now which i know you’re reading! i’m waiting too hear from you !!! thanks,cheers i’m very excited ,i repeat,very excited thanks for our friendship-even without slick and marty ?? steve ringstad wichita,ks the Vacation was a Good Time-the CD Photos !!!!!!!!!!!


  11. p.s. Craig @ Don wavy gravy-in picks with them too,please,please,please A couple of mickey hart,hey now !!!!!! steve a ‘volunteers of america’ person like we all our a minstrels lover!!!


  12. 7 14 08 Craig @ Don i’m getting some great JEFFERSON STARSHIP photos 5by7 b@w color Mandeville,LA July 08 @ STARSHIP w Mickey Thomas! wow Call me on this Please for your help LIKE i help ! Steve Wow again,amen!


  13. Craig @ Don i must have,repeat must have Your new JEFFERSON STARSHIP BOOK 196 PHOTOS WOW VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA RIGHT NOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thank you very kindly Steve


  14. 7 71 08 they Js play tonight w ZOMBIES grove of Anaheim-not far from my hometown of SANTA MONICA I still want 4BY6 ONLY now Picks from free concert,microsoft,oranghe astronauts 1 30 07 grant parking lot HW i didn’t find any while i was home Free concert NYC may 06(your friend Ralph has Some) Ledson Hotel LarkspUr,Ca Harmony Fest(DON Friend)MOONALICE<HOT TUNA 08 Any OFF Flicker you can get me,please God Bkless You CRAIG LOUSIVILLE,KY w TC 4BY6 ONLY!!! Your JS BOOK Sign Me A Cops!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the CD PHOTOS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOW VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA Thank You Very Kindly Friend Steve Wichita(JA/JS ASTORIA<OR PHOTOS PLEASE !!!!!!!!!!!)CHEERS Call When You Can !!! PEACE @ LOVE MARTY @ SLICK are not at some whows ? ! DIANA @ PRAIRIE-MARTIN FIERRO TRIBUTE PETALUMA<CA 6 15 08 PICKS PLEASE!!!!!! DEADHEADS FOR OBAMA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! C<S<N<!!!!!!!!!!! 4BY6 that’s a BETTER GENERATION right now HOLDING TOGETHER #42 ENGLAND WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  15. CRAIG @ DON ‘JEFFERSON STARSHIP’ are playing on a THURSDAY NIGHT soon in GRASS VALLEY<CA(BAY AREA) how can I get at least 5 4BY6?!0Please Help me with this WOW!!! STEVE


  16. 7 19 08 Craig @ Don Friends- I may get some Jessica Merz 4By6 pics of JS 2 Family From Harmony Fest,Ledson Hotel If She CALLS me back? She is David Freiberg’s Daughter WOW !!! her # 1 451 8982356 in NovatoCA- 1’ll know next week if she does let me have some?! if i get some from the Grove Of Anaheim 7 17 08 or Any from Friends I should get Holding Together #42 from England by then !!! Your new JS BOOK !!!!!!!!!!! the CD of Photos is still a Wow Oh Wow Oh Wow… Thanks a ‘MILLION’ your Friend Steve Call again w some Wonderful Surprise News about More Photos !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!CHEERS as D always says,and We always will… i’ve written MISSION CONTROL,nothing yet ? i wrote PAUL KANTNER,so we’ll SEE… Helping Out Right Now!!


  17. Craig,Don the JS pics on FLICKER!!! Steve


  18. 7 20 08 happy birthday CARLOS SANTANA-who should’ve got His Name at the end of PRETTY AS YOU FEEL #60 1971-after ALL it came from a JEFFERSON AIRPLANE JAM with Him !!! CRAIG @ DON @ STEVE good time Friends Helping Out Always… Here’s some o0f the things I Very Much WANT Right Now : The New JEFFERSON STARSHIP BOOK w 179 PAGES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You GUYS @ T>C> In LOUISVILLE<KY MARCH 2008,You Said I wouldn’t have too SELL my Soul TOO get the PIC-So I’m Ready For it WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Some 4BY6 Of LARKSPUR<CA end of JUNE’TREE OF LIBERTY’ Shows THREE TOO be EXACT!!! FREE CONCERT<CENTRAL PARK,NYC MAY 2006 !!!!!! an AUTOGRAPHED POSTCARD w ALL the JS SIGNING IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! an AUTOGRAPHED POSTCARD w ALL QMS SIGNING IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Some Surprising HOT TUNA PICKS 2008 MOONALICE W PETE S @ JACK C 2008 GRATEFUL DEAD(HEADS) for OBAMA<S% 2 4 2008 !!!!!!!!!!! C<S<N PICKS 2008 SANTA ROSA<CA CENTRAL PARK<NYC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A Surprise PAUL KANTNER PIC even BACKSTAGE ALL 19 ISSUES of HOLDING TOGETHER from ENGLAND FST !!!!!!!!!!! GRACE SLICK ARTSHOW PICKS !!!!!! ASTORIA<OREGON 8 22 24 2008 GRATEFUL GARCIA GATHERING OHIO 7 31-8 2 2008!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DIANA @ PRAIRIE PETALUMA<CA 6 15 2008 MARTIN FIERRO TRIBUTE 4BY6 PICKS Only,Please TREE OF LIBERTY CD Hot OFF THE PRESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE YOU GUYS<@ ALL WHO HELP ME OUT<OF COURSE !!! GOD BLESS OUR PARENTS THEY LOVED THE MUSIC LIKE WE DID!!! STEVE R THE HIPPIE MINSTREL LOVING STAR- CAN YOU BELIEVE IT<OH<CAN YOU BELIEVE IT ? OUTSIDE OF HERE<OUTSIDE THE AIR<OUTSIDE THE ATMOSPHERE- OH,CAN YOU BELIEVE IT,CAN YOU BELIEVE IT ! WE CAN PAUL AND ALL CHEERS ‘VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA (WAVY GRAVY !!!!!!)


  19. oops i mean 179 PHOTOS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  20. FREE CONCERT 4BY6 of JS ORANGE ASTRONAUTS>>


  21. MICROSOFT AKLL 4 of THEMS> I read the SLICK AGUILAR INTERVIEW again LASTNITE-I WANT That ALL-STAR ALBUM If IT FINALLY Gets RELEASED just LIKE You DOO !!!AMEN.


  22. 7 20 08 Craig and Don if MICKEY THOMAS IS AT THE REUNION LIKE CRAIG CHAQUICO I WANT 4BY6 PICKS,please…some OFF FLICKER-Some from The AUDIENCE-Your FRIEND RICK HAS SOME!!! i’m Ready to Help The WORLD!!! This is Another Special Request You ALL can FILL-IN for me Thanks again,Cheers again An AUTOGRAPH POSTCARD SIGNED by MT would Be SERIOUSLY WONDERFUL!!! GO RIDE THE TIGER MUSIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Steve


  23. 7 23 08 CRAIG @ DON another SPECIAL REQUEST lastyear on the JEFFERSON STARSHIP WEBSITE was a PHOTO or a POSTCARD: PAUL KANTNER-S>F> BOMBSQUAD > I MUST Repeat MUST have this CAN YOU PLEASE get it for me RIGHT NOW THAT”S VERY UNIQUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!THANKS CHEERS CALL ME IF YOU MUST or E-MAIL ME THAT YOU CAN SEND IT TOO MEE>>>GOOD TIMES ALWAYS HELPING OUT !!! STEVE


  24. 7 26 08 hi Craig @ Don I’ll LOVE the PIC of you GUYS @ TC in LOUISVILLE<KY March 08 CSNY DEJA VU LIVE ‘WOODEN SHIPS’ On it CONCERT FILM OUT SOON!!!!!! Thanks,Cheers PEACE ANS LOVE “VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA” Steve I’ wanty photos from SEA FOOD FESTIVAL Jul 08 MANDEVILLE<LA SUMMER OF LOVE !!! I”M trying too get some right now! I wrote PAUL KANTNER nothing yet? MISSION CONTROL ? be well i will be!!


  25. 7 28 08 hi again friends Craig @ don please keep me up with the changes going on in the Jefferson Starship Family ! i’ve seen on the WebSite a lot of surprise news? i’ll always love them,of course like you will… now i know why some shows don’t have Slick ! Marty should be back ! they’re all on the new Album TREE OF LIBERTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i’m still trying too get PICKS 4BY6 with Cathy Richardson!!! i wrote PAUL KANTNER up in SF ? I ask MICHAEL for a photo of them PLAYING LIVE-and having them all SIGN-IT? a MOONALICE one W JACK CASADY too… I( should hear fron you GUYS in the MAIL SOON!!! i know you’re reading this right now and helping your friend Steve like he’s helping you !! VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA thanks,cheers Peace @ Love !!!


  26. p.s. can you SIGN a Copy of the New JEFFERSON STARSHIP BOOK I must ,Repeat i must have it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thank you very kindly again for answering My Recent @ Latest Post!!!!!!!!!!!


  27. 7 29 08 dear Craig @ Don now that you’ve read my posts-and know that i will always love ‘the jefferson starship musical family and related’ you know where i’ve always been at (Hippie Minstrels,Volunteers Of America,Peace And Love !!!) i Thank You Very Kindly as The Ringstad Family Always did and will ! if there’s anything i need to know,records,updates 4BY6 photos from concerts they’ve played and are playing right now-you and your Friends will help me like i will help you always… WestCoast of course EastCoast,all over the World that will be great and super!! The Dayly Californian(San Francisco)3 Photos of JS I’m Trying too get 4By6 Only(that’s a Better Generation way of doing it!)No Zombies Pics,Really… See the Slideshow-I think They said go to ‘Prints or Reprints Daily CAL.Com-Please Check This Out Guys!!! You’re up-to-date onPhotos from their Live Shows You check Them Out a lot and that helps Me a lot? You can Now remove My Posts For Your Private use in helping me! i should get ‘Holding Together#42)that will help a lot also!!(i still need the Fst 19 Issues From England-Also from England all the Issues of ‘Ride The Music’ shown on the Js Website)!! So i’m not posting for awhile if i do i can usually e-mail you back,except when you send me like Louisville,Ky March 08 You Guys and TC !!!) 4By6 Photos from Astoria,Oregon 8 22-24(i know you’ll bring a Camera Along c!)i love you guys like Wow The CSNY Deja VU Live Concert Film!!!! I”ve written Mission Control @ Paul Kantner so There’s Hope!!! If You can somehow get me a Live Js Photo w Cr and have them all Sign-te that would be Wonderful Beautiful and Wow!!! can you Please,Please get me a Copy of your new JS BOOK and Sign it Just for me ? You know that i know that they know Tree Of Liberty,an Advanced Copy,Please,Please!!! God Bless Our all-time-fave Musical Family All of them and it !!! Cheers like We always say Steve ringstad9You and Don have My address and Phone and that’s all that matters right now! Wichita,Kansas(HomeTown Santa Monica,CA-) One More Thing,Please You Guys Are like Talking to A Neighbor Good Time Friends Always… Craig @ Don @ Steve Good Buy For Now,Good Luck For 2008-!!!


  28. p.s. craig God bless the Fenton Family too @ your Family Don Always With Love!!!


  29. 7 30 08 Craig @ Don a very special Request,please’… CSN Photos @008 I’ver seen some I want some Very Much $BY6 Won’t You Try ?! I’ll Pay You when I get Them Or however you want?! Please Surprise me Wonderful GUYS Peace @ Love Steve R DEJA VU LIVE 2008 !!!!(Thanks A Million…)ROGER AND OUT-


  30. 7 31 08 thank you very kindly for5 all the 4BY6 photos you Craig @ Don and your friends can help me get like i help you.of Course ! Ja-Js Musical Family All of it!!! Grateful Dead Musical Family Happy Birthday Tomorrow Jerry We Love And Miss You !!! Crosby,Stills,Nash,Young Musical Family Summer OF Love Musical Family!!!!!! Volunteers Of America We’ll All Keep HOLDING TOGETHER Steve Ringstad I’ll Hear From You A lot This Summer-Your New JEFFERSON STARSHIP BOOK-TREE OF LIBERTY!!! Thank You Very Kindly Again Peace And LOve ‘DEJA VU LIVE !!!! That’s All For Now !!!


  31. CHEERS<CHEERS<CHEERS LATER ON !!!


  32. 8 1 08 CHERRY GARCIA CHEERS AT ^^ !!!!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAVID FREIBERG AUG 24(JOHN CIPOLLINA WOULD’VE BEEN 65!!!!!)70 WOW !!! DAVID CROSBY AUG 14 ^& !!!!!!! THANK YOU AQLL FOR A REAL GOOD TIME… Craig @ Dn when you help me(LIKE i help you)get 4BY6 Photos WAVY GRAVY is in them TOO !!! HHOT TUNA MOONAKICE W PETE SEARS(JACK CASADY)MARTY BALINA> JULY 3 08 CHECK THIS OUT if i could just get the GROUPSHOT<JAMSHOT AT THE END- GARY DUNCAN-ON SIDE FACE-UP PLAYING GUITAR THAT ONE @ DAVID LAFLAME PLAYI G VIOLIN LOOKING UP TO THE SKY I WOULD LOVE THOSE THREE<PLEASE!!! THANKS FOR PICS 4BY 6 OF YOU GUYS @ TC IN LOUISVILLE<KY MARCH @))*!!! AND YOUR JEFFERSON STARSHIP(NEW)BOOK!!!!!!THANKS FOR PICS FROM THE REUNION AND ANSWERING MY POSTS WHich is a SERIOUSLY WONDERFUL PRIVILAGE ANY TREE OF LIBERTY FIRST PRESSINGS WOULD BE A VERY TOTAL WOW!!!!!!!!!!! FRIENDS CRAIG<DON<STEVE(YOUR FRIEND RALPH)I HAVEN”T GOT ‘HOLDING TOGETHER #42 IF I DON”T GET IT SOON??? I”LL HAVE TOO WRITE THEM STILL NEED FIRST 19 ISSUES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ALL ISSUES OF ‘RIDE THE MUSIC'(FROM ENGLAND) PLEASE ENJOY YOUR SUMMER I’LL HEAR FROM YOU GUYS OFTEN WITH NEWS AND SURPRISES FROM THE JS CREW TOO THEY TAKE PICS!!! HELP AND SUPPORT “VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA” GOOD BYE AGAIN GOOD LUCK AMEN !!! OUR PARENTS ARE VERY LUCKY TO HAVE HAD US PROPERLY @ PROUDLY!!!


  33. CRAIG @ DON @ FRIENDS HELPING PLEASE GO TO CROSBY<STILLS<NASH BRIDGE SCHOOL BENEFIT BAY AREA OCT> !!!!!!!!!!! GOD BLESS US ALL>>>WE’RE SWEETER THAN HONEY…………………STEVE THAT”S ALL RIGHT NOW !!!


  34. 8 23 08 Hi Craig @ Don Friends Always- Thanks A ‘Million’ for a new Cd of Photos @008 From The JA/JS Reunion Astoria,Or Yestyerday,today @ Tomorrow also put in Shows W Cathy Richardson from This Year so far 2008,Wow !!! Some Surprise Photos Wavy Gravy in Them Peace @ Love Grateful Dead,C<S<N CHEERS to the VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA !!! Photos From England too!!! ‘ RIDE THE MUSIC’ ALL ISSUES !!! Steve Ringstad Wichita,KS P>S> God Bless Signe Anderson * Bill Laymon !!! I just had too Rave about This !!! naturally… Craig @ Don @ Steve Mission Control Marty Balin’s DAD !!!


  35. ‘Holding Together’ # 42 !!!


  36. MoonAlice w Jack C,Without 2008 Craig Don Steve Louisville,KY 08 You Guys @ T>C> Good Times Always!!!


  37. Hot Tuna Too All…2008 Super @ Great Your Postage Is Paid Roger And Out Good Buddies !!!


  38. 9 15 08 Craig @ don how was the concert for big red ?? i got ‘jefferson’s tree of liberty’ the new album !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you help me out 4BY6(All Sizes Actually!!!)i’ll help you out ! ‘Volunteers Of America’!!! ‘Holding Together #42’ WOW!!!!!! Moonalice photos,too,Jack Is Back !! Cheers Steve Ringstad Wichita


  39. 9 15 08 Craig @ don how was the concert for big red ?? i got ‘jefferson’s tree of liberty’ the new album !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you help me out 4BY6(All Sizes Actually!!!)i’ll help you out ! ‘Volunteers Of America’!!! ‘Holding Together #42’ WOW!!!!!! Moonalice photos,too,Jack Is Back !! Cheers Steve Ringstad Wichita yamez@cox.net


  40. p.s. ‘Have You Seen The Stars Tonight’ Jefferson Starship new book !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yamez@cox.net


  41. hi Craig @ Don ok,so summer isd over-but we all had a real good time with many wonderful surprises thrown in for good measure and keeping,of course !!! cheers too that !!! now,it’s the fall which ‘leaves’ us with still more wonderful surprises yet-that’s yet !!! peace and love was the big thing 0f 2008 along with ‘Jefferson’s Tree Of Liberty’ which is the greatest Album in the world-followed by CSNY Deja Vu Live !!! i wrote too Mission Control-But nothing yet??? Please make me a CD Guys of 2008 photos,Concert For Big Red too… Cathy R John F Jeff Pevar(All the Musicians say ‘Leave It To Peval’ Laughter- Holding Together Is Coming Soon #43 That Is…I Want All ISSUES of ‘RIDE THE MUSIC” also from England I’ll Pay Extra !!!!!! Cheers Thank You Very Kindly-the ringstad Family Always PAUL KANTNER !!!!!! Wichita,Ks You Guys Have All My Info Right Now VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA !!!


  42. p.s. Craig God Bless Our Parents for letting Us rock @ roll in Our Lifetime-for me it’s always HIPPIE MINSTRELS !!! we were Good to Them TOO always Giving Them Lottery Tickets so sometimes they”d Win!!! JS CSNY GD ALL give A handd Too The Vets What People they are as well as Musicians CJU All of Thep There Wavy Gravy My Dad served in WW11 Like Yours Did,Wow Sirs!!! Don Salutes Them too… Steve

  43. john Says:

    hey thanks again for the simon and garfunkel clips you sent me before…i was wondering what if any other simon and garfunkel concerts you have, i’ve been looking for a couple in perticular, the 1972 mcgovern benefit for one, just lemme know!

    thanks1


  44. hi again Friends Craig & don i still haven’t Got “HOLDING TOGETHER # $$” yet Which i’ve already Paid for,Of Course Thanks For The Disc too Steve Ringstad Wichitys,Ks Cherers


  45. crain & don that’sd ‘HOLDING TOGETHER #44 ‘ I’ll get it with your help !! thanks for the DISK CHEERS STEVE IN Wishita VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA !!! Call Often OUR FriendShip Our Parents Love For Our Mussic RIDE THE MUSIC Also From ENGLAND !!!!!!!!!!!Helping Always…


  46. hi friends craig and don- thanks to you i should get ‘holding together #44 any day now’ !!! which i paid for,of courser !!! a disk of photos,you know what i love on it !!! an autographed posdtcard from all of ‘js,david grisman’ ‘woodstock edition’ ja out today wow !!! marty & slick Cd wow !!!! Volunteers Of America Cheers Steve in Wichita. Minstrels & Wavy Gravy in Them !!!!!!! thanks also for e-mails,calls Friendship like Starship Photos from Websites Robert Minkin,Susan J weiand -Miassion Control !!!! D * Hot Tuna Louisville 06 !!!! Too,.Of Course Amen


  47. again please,friends Craig & Don (Our Very Kinship !!!!!!) Our Parents Atr W#ith Us Enjoying Our Music,Looking Through The WINDOWS OF HEAVEN !!!! Please Ask D if He Would Sign a POSTCARD JA Or JS Send it Too Me,Oh Pretty Please With Sugar On It… And The Jeffersdon-Grisman Project ALL Of Them !!!!!! Answering My Posts And ALL… WOODSTOCK AT 40 WOW!!! Keep on Holding Together,I Will Always # $$ Is Almost Hear I Paid For It So It Should BE Ready…Thank You Very Kindly again Steve In Wichita(Your Louisville,KY 2008 Photos Too…!!!)I Still Haven’t Got “HAVE YOU SEEN THE STARS TONITE BOOK ? I Will,Honest To The Tune Of Society ! Will… Photos OFF The PBASE GALLERY ON The Disc Too… THE BAMMIES ROCK WALK CIRCLES BILOL GRAHAM CIVIC A JS GD CARLOS SANTANA!!!!!! Our PEACE & LOVE “NO MORE WAR’ AS THRY Still SING !!!! Steve In WWichita,KIs VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA !!!!!!


  48. hi again friends Crauig & don thanks for “HOLDING TOGETHER # #44” which I paid For earlier this year !!! and for the CD Of Photoas,of Course Peace,Love,Woodstock ‘VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA’ Friendship Is Like Starship-The Signed-Card too W David Grisman !!! Cheers again Your friend Steve In Wichita Be Well And Be Good !!!


  49. craig & don-i just got ‘the woodstock experience-jefferson airplane’ wow oh owo oh wow… thanks our parents loved it too… cheers steve in wichita i’m still ‘holding together #44’ just like i was in 1969 !!!!!!!!!


  50. peace & love always & forever !!!!!!!!! steve,craig,don friendship is like airplane.


  51. Craig & Don-i,m now ‘Holding Together’ very nicely thank you very kindly on behalf oofour Parents and Ourselves !!!! And that new Cd of Photos Wow Oh Wow Oh Wow The Woodstock Experience-Jefferson Airplane’ !!!!!! the Signed-Postcard From ALL the Jefferson Starship Family 2009 !!! Also for passing my name onto other Starship Friends Who are Going to the 4oTh Ann. WD Show in Up-State NY,Taking Pics !!! Who Go To a TON of Shows and Have Pics I’m Helping You Guys Out Always…AQ JA P CARD Signed by You MR> Aters,Pretty Please With Sugar On It ! Volunteers Of America Peace And Love Steve Good Times… Another WOW of Course-! Thanks Also Fot Allowing me I Aloow You…


  52. p.s. that should be AUGUST 15 2009-God Bless Spencer Dryden & Nicky Hopkins !! CHEERS Craig & Don & Steve Friends Forever !!!!!!!


  53. Craig & don please Thank Rick and ALL the STARSHIP FAMILY,I love them,of course The New DISK of PHOTOS with ALL the GOODIES i Wa t On It !!!!!! A STARSHIP FAMILY POSTCARD SIGNED 2009 !!!!!! WOODSTOCK 4oTH SHOW PHOTOS PEACE & LOVE<CHEERS "HOLDING TOGETHER #44 Is on the way !!!!!!Thanks,Again AMen CALL when you CAN WOW Steve


  54. hi friends Craig & Don-Again Let’s take a few moments out shall We and Thank Our Parents Very Kindly !! Edna & Joseph Fenton,Doris & Cecil Ringstad !! -Not Only For Serving Us-But for Serving Our Country !! They were real ‘Volunteers Of America’ !! People who Loved Our Music And Would Help Us Get It ,of Course !! Peace be with Them and With Us Always & Forever !! Now Some Signe Anderson-Photos On The Disk too…Concert For Big Red !!! Marty & Slick’s New ALBUM !!! ‘The Woodstock Experience’ a ’21 Minute version of ‘Wooden Ships’ !!!!!! and ‘The Ballad Of You And Me And Pooneil’ Wow Oh Wow Oh Wow Oh Wow Oh WoW- It’ll be a great big Super Thrill Too Get Photos On A Disk from 40Th Ann. Woodstock Show Aug. 15 2009 !!!And solo ones From Fans Who Help Me Out Like I Help Them Out !!! ‘The S.F. BOMBSQUAD P.K. POSTCARD-Free Shows Photos W ORANGE ASTRONAUTS/WINDOWS VISTA JEFFERSON-GRISMAN PROJECT And Solo Related Regarding Our Musical Family,RICK- An Autographed PCARD From The FAMILY 2009 I’ll LOVE IT When IT Comes My Way,Of Course We’ll Keep On ‘HOLDING TOGETHER # 44’ and On And On God Bless Us ALL and For Allowing Me Like I Allow You-CALL>>> Steve In Wichita A HIPPIE MINSTREL LOVER Lover CHEERS WAVY GRAVY !!!!!! ‘HAVE YOU SEEN THE STARS TONIGHT’ Please Sign a copy,Send It To Me i’ll Send You A Check !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  55. P.S> You * Don & T.C> In LOUISVILLE>>!!!CARRY ON !!!!!!!!!


  56. Craig I MUST Repeat MUST have a 5BY7 SEPARATE PHOTO OF 2008 JEFFERSON STARASHIP/PAUL KANTNER Playing In The Smoke WOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Thanks Again Cheers Again What a SUPER Photo !!!


  57. that Don A PHOTO !!!!!!


  58. C & D I MUST Repeat MUST Have JEFFERSON STARSHIP AIRSHOW PHOTOS ON THE DISK PLEASE<PLEASE<PLEASE ME THANKS AGAIN CHEERS AGAIN S


  59. CHERRY GARCIA-GOODTIMES-


  60. hi again friends craig & don-on flicker,a photo of david laflame,david grisman,david freiberg jefferson starship at sweetwater station !!! i want this photo bt MTMOC12(ATJ)yahoo.COm on the Disc Steve Thanks Cgheera


  61. hi again friends Craig & Don God Bless John’Marmaduke’ Dawson New Riders Of The Purple Sage- Please Put Some Pics of Him on the DISK Playing with the Jefferson Musical Family as Well as the Bay Area Music Family! Thanks for All the Good Times,Sir Cheers Thanks Again Steve In Wichita OPeaxce & Love Always…


  62. hey now, again Friends Craig & Don Today is WoodStock Day 40 Years On-Wow Hippies Good Times Peace & Love Volunteers Of America !!!!!! Cheers Thanki You Very Kindly Also Jefferson Starship Downtown Las Vegas-$0 Years Of The Moon Walk !!!!!! I’ll Hear From Yoyu Guys Very soon Keep On ‘Holding Together’ I Will,Of Course Your Friend Steve in Wichita


  63. P.S> goodTimes Always…Helping Out From Then To Now Just Like Uncle Bobo,Chet Helms,Wavy Gravy !!! -Your Postage Is Paid !!! Hippie Minstrels Forever-!!!


  64. hi again friend craig we must keep this quite,i wrote you,that’s all,ok. i still havent got #47 of ‘holding together’ and i,m paid up till number 48-please get with steve rowland and make sure he send it too me-so when it comes i’ll know you helped !!! slick aguilar,is your new jersey neighbor-so please have him sign a card or live photo of js or w marty balin-the same for paul kantner,mr. hippie minstrel-spaced-out but still a good time friend always ‘the pk sf bombsquad card,wow !11 could you please have don,sign a woodstock card for me,wow !!! any photos and related on another disc are very much welcome-god bless our parents-keep this a secret till you surprise me again,i wrote you only,nothing else signe @ grace thank you very kindly steve ringstad,wichita,ks peace and love too the family of music that rocks us cheers- you can’t e-mail me back,this is very private-but i’llknow when the mail comes,of course-


  65. p.s. craig i never e-mailed you-i don’t have a computer,i only wrote you-but i know that you know volunteers of america!!!

  66. chris Says:

    have got JA flight manual TMTTCT. now Im listing to the new CD “Live at Fillmore Auditorium 10/16/66 Grace`s Debut” and I’ve found differences beetween set list in a book and track list on CD. Does CD contain full yearly and late show? and what is that show described as 10/16/66 first show with Grace?
    thanks for any answer


    1. Hi Chris:

      Thank you for being kind enough to purchase Take Me To A Circus Tent.

      Until recently the show that was mentioned in my book as Grace’s first had
      been confirmed by various sources over the years. Some new information
      surfaced from the Bill Graham archives and the gigs with the title below
      are Grace’s first 2 (both on the same night) and believed to be complete.

      Live at The Fillmore Auditorium 10/16/66: Early & Late Shows: Grace’s Debut-

      The show previously thought to be Grace’s first may be from October
      24-27th or 11/16/66 at the Matrix.

      May you and family have a safe/healthy holiday season,
      CF

      1. chris Says:

        Thanks very much for information and all good job You`ve made for all Airplane fans 🙂


      2. Hi Chris:

        Thanks for the kind words. The pleasure is mine to help with Jefferson Airplane information.

        Happy holiday season,
        CF

  67. chris Says:

    hi
    I`m listen to new Airplane`s live album sets and never have enough. The “We Have Ignition” set has only one fault – the 26th november set was not included – it have very nice “White Rabbit” version, even much better than those on set,but still is very brillant. thanx once again


    1. Hi Chris:

      Happy Holiday Season!

      Thanks for nice words and even if there are some dates left off the Airplane live releases, it is such a pleasure having new/old Airplane.

      Be well always,
      Craig

  68. chris Says:

    http://musictravellerstwo.blogspot.com/2010/12/great-society-1966-06-21-san-francisco.html

    nice tape. can U give any commemts about this? there one can find song with incorrect names – Bulldog Blues can be found as “Drive Me Away”. will be very grateful for any opinion.


    1. Hi Chris, Anonymous and all Great Society fans:

      Thank you for making a reference to my book on the Jefferson Airplane Take Me To A Circus Tent which also has a section on the Great Society with proper song titles.

      Although there are often claims of new finds for Great Society material, sadly there is very little. An abundance of times song titles are incorrectly listed and collectors search for something that doesn’t exist.

      Jerry and Darby Slick told me that there was a Miles Davis song they once performed that was not preserved on tape (they each didn’t remember the title) but excluding that I believe if you have the legal releases:
      “Conspicuous Only In Its Absence”, “How It Was”, and Born To Be Burned” as well as the two below you should have the material that surfaced over the years.

      GREAT SOCIETY-
      MATRIX 66 & STUDIO CIRCA 66
      TOTAL TIME 61:51

      1 Tune-Up > You Can’t Cry 3:14 Not the same as HIW
      2 Tune-Up > Often As I May 3:59 Not the same as COIIA
      3 Tune-Up > Bullfrog Blues 2:55 Never released
      4 Tune-Up > Outlaw Blues 3:09 Not the same as COIIA
      5 Get Off My Life Woman 2:34 Never released
      6 Tune- Up > Born To Be Burned 1:40 (Cut) Not the same as HIW
      7 Push You In 4:03 (Poor quality the first 10 seconds) Never released
      8 Tune-Up > Born To Be Burned 3:41 Not the same as HIW
      9 Tune-Up > I Don’t Wanna Talk About It 6:52 (Rough quality) Never released
      10 Jam 2:43 (Low intro) This would become the song “Father” Never released
      11 Any Time You Want 2:46 Never released
      12 Tune-Up > Didn’t Think So 3:56 Not the same as COIIA
      13 Tune-Up > Somebody To Love 4:36 Not the same as CIIA
      14 Tune-Up > What You’re Looking For 3:41 (Flaw around 3:00) Never released
      15 Tune-Up > Darkly Smiling 3:19 Not the same as HIW
      16 Tune-Up > Father Bruce 3:35 Not the same as COIIA
      17 Tune-up > Daydream Nightmare 5:00 Not the same as HIW
      Tracks 1-17 live Matrix- 3/15/-3/19/66 and or 6/21/-6/25/66, San Francisco, California. Track 10 is an unreleased jam but would turn into the released song “Father.”

      There are at least differences in the mix for the listings that are not the same as
      “How It Was” and “Conspicuous Only In It’s Absence.”

      18 Free Advice 2:07 Not one of the versions on BTBB
      19 Somebody To Love 2:20 Not the version on BTBB
      20 Don’t Mess With Me 1:17 Never released
      Tracks 18-19 are not the same as on Born To Be Burned.
      Tracks 18-20 are studio.

      GREAT SOCIETY-
      MATRIX 66 #2 (26:06)
      3/15/-3/19/66 and or 6/21/-6/25/66, San Francisco, California.
      1 Down Home Girl 4:04 First time available. David Miner vocals. Blues based.
      2 Long Lost Lover 3:20 First time available. David Miner vocals. Very close to Bullfrog Blues.
      3 Didn’t Think So 3:36
      4 Somebody to Love 4:44
      5 Shazam (Incorrectly listed as Sure Lovin’ Man) 3:36 First time available. David Miner vocals. Not as close to Bullfrog Blues as Long Lost Lover but somewhat in the realm, with an additional influence coming from Roll Over Beethoven.
      6 Darkly Smiling 3:07
      7 Father Bruce 3:35

      Hope this helps and all of the great fans have a fantastic and healthy 2011,
      Craig Fenton

      1. chris Says:

        big big big GREAT GREAT thanx :-DDD

      2. chris Says:

        big GREAT thanx :-DDD

  69. Thomas Fordi Says:

    Dear Craig,
    If you don’t know this, no one will. There is a two minute video n YouTube of Jefferson Airplane singing “Somebody To Love” in a lip-synch with yellow pennant flags on either side and the mike is actually the end of an electric plug, which many people commented about. Based on what I read in your book my best guess is that this is from their 1967 appearance on the French TV show “Bouton Rouge”, am I correct?

    Tom in NJ

  70. FERNANDO FIORE Says:

    CRAIG, WHERE CAN I REACH YOU BY E-MAIL? I HAVE A FEW QUESTIONS ABOUT THE CD SHARE A LITTLE JOKE WITH THE WORLD

  71. Dag Warner Says:

    Hi Craig
    Probably asked this q before: Do you know Signes family roots?
    Is there a list of GS unreleased live performances?
    Rgds Dag Warner

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