Paul Kantner, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Paul Kantner

American musician

Date of Birth: 17-Mar-1941

Place of Birth: San Francisco, California, United States

Date of Death: 28-Jan-2016

Profession: singer-songwriter, guitarist, banjoist

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

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About Paul Kantner

  • Paul Lorin Kantner (March 17, 1941 – January 28, 2016) was an American rock musician.
  • He is best known as the co-founder, rhythm guitarist, and occasional vocalist of Jefferson Airplane, a leading psychedelic rock band of the counterculture era.
  • He continued these roles as a member of Jefferson Starship, Jefferson Airplane's successor band. Jefferson Airplane formed in 1965 when Kantner met Marty Balin.
  • Kantner eventually became the leader of the group and led it 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, Blows Against the Empire under the name "Paul Kantner/Jefferson Starship". Jefferson Airplane continued to record and perform until 1973.
  • Kantner revived the Jefferson Starship name in 1974 and continued to record and perform with them through 1984.
  • He later led a reformed Jefferson Starship from 1992 until his death in 2016.
  • Kantner had the longest continuous membership with the band, with 19 years in the original run of Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship and 24 years in the revived Jefferson Starship.
  • At times, he was the only founding Jefferson Airplane member to remain in Jefferson Starship.
  • He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Jefferson Airplane in 1996.

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