April 8, 2011

Today's Tune: "Plastic Fantastic Lover"
By Jefferson Airplane

[Problems with Internet Explorer 9 prevented publishing this post on morning of April 7, 2011.]

Spencer Dryden was born on April 7, 1938. Dryden, who died from stomach cancer on January 11, 2005 after having had hip and heart surgeries during the last few years of his life, was an American drummer best known for being a member of both Jefferson Airplane and later New Riders Of The Purple Sage.

I've chosen to remember Dryden in this 'Today's Tune' with a live performance of "Plastic Fantastic Lover", from 'Bless It's Pointed Little Head' (1969). The studio version had been released as the B-side of the 1967 single "Somebody To Love". Both are originally from one of the band's greatest albums, 'Surrealistic Pillow'.

Jefferson Airplane - "Plastic Fantastic Lover" Live in 1968

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