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SIGNE ANDERSON (of the Jefferson Airplane) CD SIGNING
Tuesday, 10/26 – 6 PM
Signe Anderson was the original female vocalist in the Jefferson Airplane, and a respected solo jazz and folk singer before joining the band. She was recruited by Jefferson Airplane founder Marty Balin while singing at the Drunken Gourd club. Soon after joining the Airplane, she married the Matrix's lighting director (and former Prankster) Jerry Anderson. Signe recorded with the Airplane on their first album, 1966's Takes Off. Anderson had only one lead vocal on that LP, the electric update of the old blues standard “Chauffeur Blues,” but can be heard harmonizing with the Airplane's male singers throughout the entire album. In 1966, following the birth of her first daughter, Signe's departure brought Grace Slick into the band.