• Paul Kantner, counterculture icon with Jefferson Airplane, dead at 74


    NEW YORK: Paul Kantner, the co-founder of Jefferson Airplane whose psychedelic sound and free-spirited mindset helped define 1960s counterculture in San Francisco, died Thursday. He was 74. With hits such as “Somebody to Love” and “White Rabbit,” Jefferson Airplane wrote anthems for the hippie movement and the memorable “Summer of Love” in which young people took over the US city in 1967. Kantner, who suffered intermittent health problems for years, died of multiple organ failure following a heart attack, the San Francisco Chronicle quoted his longtime publicist and friend Cynthia Bowman as saying.



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