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vrijdag 29 januari 2016

Paul Lorin Kantner (March 17, 1941 – January 28, 2016) R.I.P.

Paul Lorin Kantner (March 17, 1941 – January 28, 2016) was an American guitarist, singer and songwriter, known for co-founding Jefferson Airplane, a psychedelic rock band of the counterculture era, and its more commercial spin-off band Jefferson Starship. He was born in San Francisco, California.
Although the band was originally formed in 1965 by Marty Balin, Kantner eventually became the leader of Jefferson Airplane and led the group through its highly successful late 1960s period. In 1970, while still active with Jefferson Airplane, Kantner and several Bay Area musicians recorded a one-off side project under the name "Paul Kantner and the Jefferson Starship." Jefferson Airplane continued to record and perform until 1972. When the band officially broke up, Kantner revived the Jefferson Starship name and continued to record and perform with that band for the next five decades. Kantner had the longest continuous membership with the band; at times he was the only founding member still in the band from the original Jefferson Airplane lineup.




Jefferson Airplane - Somebody To Love (rehearsels) from Aart van Hoften on Vimeo.

donderdag 28 januari 2016

Robert Plant - Thank You

"Thank You" is a song written by Robert Plant and Jimmy Page that was recorded by English rock band Led Zeppelin for the 1969 album Led Zeppelin II.


Robert Plant  - Thank You (Led Zeppelin) from Aart van Hoften on Vimeo.

"Thank You" signalled a deeper involvement in songwriting by singer Robert Plant: it was the first Led Zeppelin song for which he wrote all the lyrics. According to various Led Zeppelin biographies, this is also the song that made Jimmy Page realise that Plant could now handle writing the majority of the lyrics for the band's songs. Plant wrote the song as a tribute to his then-wife Maureen.