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Got a Revolution!

The Turbulent Flight of Jefferson Airplane

Foreword by Jann Wenner / Introduction by Paul Kantner

About The Book

The most successful and influential rock band to emerge from San Francisco during the 1960s, Jefferson Airplane created the sound of a generation. Their smash hits "Somebody to Love" and "White Rabbit" virtually invented the era's signature pulsating psychedelic music and, during one of the most tumultuous times in American history, came to personify the decade's radical counterculture. In this groundbreaking biography of the band, veteran music writer and historian Jeff Tamarkin produces a portrait of the band like none that has come before it. Having worked closely with Jefferson Airplane for more than a decade, Tamarkin had unprecedented access to the band members, their families, friends, lovers, crew members, fellow musicians, cultural luminaries, even the highest-ranking politicians of the time. More than just a definitive history, Got a Revolution! is a rock legend unto itself.
Jann Wenner, editor-in-chief and publisher of Rolling Stone, wrote, "The classic [Jefferson] Airplane lineup were both architects and messengers of a psychedelic age, a liberation of mind and body that profoundly changed American art, politics, and spirituality. It was a renaissance that could only have been born in San Francisco, and the Airplane, more than any other band in town, spread the good news nationwide."

About The Author

Jeff Tamarkin has been a professional music journalist for more than 25 years. Currently the editor of Global Rhythm magazine, he was previously the editor of Goldmine, and has written for dozens of other publications. He has also authored more than 25 liner notes for Jefferson Airplane-related CDs. He has been an advisor to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He lives in Hoboken, NJ, with his wife, the novelist Caroline Leavitt, and their son, Max.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Atria Books (July 19, 2005)
  • Length: 432 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780671034047

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Raves and Reviews

"Jeff Tamarkin is an able guide through the tangled history of one of the Sixties' most musically visionary bands."
-- Rolling Stone

"Jeff Tamarkin knows more about me and the band than I do."
-- Grace Slick, Jefferson Airplane singer

"Finally! A book about Jefferson Airplane that restores them to their rightful place of importance in history...Tamarkin has done a remarkable job."
-- Pete Fornatale, WFUV, New York

"This book brings it all back: Good rocking; good reading."
-- Ben Fong-Torres, former senior editor of Rolling Stone and author of Not Fade Away: A Backstage Pass to 20 Years of Rock & Roll

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