Paul Kantner co-founder and guitarist of Jefferson Airplane has died aged 74.

Kantner died of multiple organ failure after suffering a heart attack earlier in the week. He had health issues in recent years and had a heart attack in March 2015.

His publicist Cynthia Bowman confirmed his passing in a statement on the San Fransisco Chronicle.

Jefferson Airplane appeared in the psychedelic rock scene in 1965.

Somebody to Love was one of their big hits in 1967, from their second album Surrealistic Pillow:  


Jefferson Airplane appeared at the legendary 60s Rock Festivals Monterey (1967), Woodstock and Altamont (1969)

The veteran rocker had also enjoyed success in the groups reincarnation as Jefferson Starship and finally just Starship.

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