Design by – Wes Wilson
Venue – The Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco.
Dates – February 3rd-5th 1967
Performances From -
Quicksilver Messenger Service
February the 5th performance was a very special event for Jefferson Airplane. The Summer of Love was soon to hit the scene, and the band was just about to have their first taste of international recognition.
Since the release of their first album, Jefferson Airplane Takes Off, followed by Surrealistic Pillow with Grace Slick as a new singer, these musicians had really grown up and matured as a group. Looking at the footage of some of the band’s live performances of that period it is not difficult to understand why.
Alan Bershaw observed: ‘In concert, Grace Slick is beginning to display a much stronger, more charismatic stage presence; and instrumentally, the band has become significantly more aggressive and adventurous, particularly Kaukonen [guitar] and Casady [bass], who are already beginning to propel the group’s sonic directions into areas previously unexplored.
The full review of the show together with the full set list can be found here:
Other acts to play these dates included Quicksilver Messenger Service and Dino Valenti, who was soon to join the band too.
Here you can check out the nearly two-hour footage of bonus performances at the Monterey Pop Festival ’67, with QMS performing ‘Dino’s Song’ at 27:34, Jefferson Airplane doing ‘Somebody to Love’ at 48:24, and lots of other great acts from the 60s.