Jefferson Airplane, South Bay Roots
Formed in August 1965 by Marty Balin, was populated mostly by South Bay musicians when he teamed up with Paul Kantner University of Santa Clara (1959-61) and San Jose State University (1961-63), Jorma Kaukonen (University of Santa Clara 1962) and singer Grace Slick resident of Palo Alto who joined the band in 1966.
Additional Did You Know's
“It’s pretty darn good to be back in my own specific and very special hood,” she said. “This is where it all started, and I had to take a minute to let you know that.” Stevie Nicks Nov. 21, 2018
And on July 7, 1956, America experienced its first “rock ‘n’ roll riot.” Ain’t that a shame.
Doc Herrold launched worlds first radio station in downtown San Jose in 1909. And, coined the term “broadcasting”. His radio station is now KCBS 740 AM.
Steve Wozniak’s second US Festival in 1983 had total reported attendance at 670,000.
“Steve Jobs totally re-invented how we as artists market, sell and promote our music,” says Rolling Stones keyboardist Chuck Leavell.
Sybil Herrold became the world’s first DJ in 1912. While working with her husband Charles Herrold would launched the first radio broadcasting station in San Jose in 1909. Her “Little Hams” program was aimed at getting children involved in the radio experience.
Santa Clara music store owner Dean Markley’s creation of the Voice Box effects pedal, a vocal effects processor, was featured in famous rock artist Peter Frampton’s hit, “Show Me the Way.”
“Charles Edward Anderson Berry, 18 October 1926, San Jose, California, USA (although Berry states that he was born in St. Louis, Missouri).” The 1930 Census does in fact list him as being born in St. Louis however…
San Josean Bud Eastman, launched Guitar Player Magazine in 1967 to the heights of the musical world.