Did Jorma Kaukonen play at Woodstock?

This makes Kaukonen one of a handful of performers at the original Woodstock who will also play during a golden-anniversary celebration of the 1969 festival. This year marks the 50th anniversary of Woodstock. We did a lot of festivals back in those days, but that was one of the really big ones.

Who played piano with Jefferson Airplane at Woodstock?

Nicky Hopkins
So, we didn’t get on until like 7:00 the next morning and everybody was pretty much burned out.” Kantner’s protestations to the contrary, the Airplane (with guest pianist Nicky Hopkins in tow) played a scorching two-hour set that defied the elements and the circumstances.

Why did Jorma leave Jefferson Airplane?

Then came the most surprising thing of all: A Jefferson Airplane reunion. Jefferson Airplane guitarist Jorma Kaukonen and bassist Jack Casady ultimately decided to focus on Hot Tuna, an offshoot band they formed in 1970. Singer Marty Balin eventually went solo. Kantner called these departures a “radical disappointment.

What did Jefferson Airplane sing at Woodstock?

Somebody To Love
The band opened with their cover of Fred Neil’s “The Other Side Of This Life,” their standard opener in this era. Grabbing the crowd’s attention, the band then cranked out a rendition of one of their biggest hits, “Somebody To Love,” from 1967’s Surrealistic Pillow album.

What religion is Jorma Kaukonen?

Biography. Jorma Kaukonen was born in Washington, D.C. to Beatrice Love (née Levine) and Jorma Ludwik Kaukonen, Sr. He had Finnish paternal grandparents and Russian Jewish ancestry on his mother’s side. He is the older brother of Peter Kaukonen.

What nationality is Jorma?

Jorma Kaukonen/Nationality

Which members of Jefferson Airplane are still alive?


Name Years active Instruments
Paul Kantner 1965–1972 1989 1996 (died 2016) rhythm guitar vocals
Marty Balin 1965–1971 1989 1996 (died 2018) vocals rhythm guitar occasional bass
Signe Toly Anderson 1965–1966 (died 2016) vocals percussion
Bob Harvey 1965 double bass

Who said it’s a new dawn at Woodstock?

Jefferson Airplane assumed the stage at 8AM on the third day of Woodstock in August of 1969, right after The Who. “Alright friends, you have seen the heavy groups, now you will see morning maniac music, believe me, yeah… It’s the new dawn…” announced the beautiful Grace Slick before diving into the nearly two-hour set.

Was Jefferson Airplane at Woodstock?

By the time Jefferson Airplane took the stage at the Woodstock Music and Art Fair on the morning of August 17, 1969, they were understandably very tired.

Where is Jorma Kaukonen now?

With his wife Vanessa, Kaukonen currently owns and operates the Fur Peace Ranch, a 119-acre (0.48 km2) music and guitar camp in the hills of southeast Ohio, north of Pomeroy, complete with a 32 track studio.

Where does Jorma Kaukonen live in Ohio now?

After recently reviewing his memoir, Elaine Diehl now get the opportunity to have a conversation with legendary rock musician Jorma Kaukonen (Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna.) Along with his book, Been So Long, they talk about his career and his current life, living in southeastern Ohio and running the Fur Peach Ranch music venue and guitar camp.

When does Jorma Kaukonen play at Fur Peace station?

Jefferson Airplane/Hot Tuna guitarist Jorma Kaukonen will go live on Saturday, May 2 to serve up some music and “excellent acoustics from the Fur Peace Station Concert Hall.” “It is our pleasure and honor to bring these free concerts to our friends all over the world.

What kind of music did Jorma Kaukonen make?

Of course, Kaukonen has a storied music career, including collaborations with the late Robert Hunter, such as Hunter’s 1984 album Amagamalin Street, released at Relix Records. In addition, Kaukonen contributed some words on Hunter for Relix’ upcoming issue honoring the lyricist; head to relix.com/ripple for more information.