We are now learning, Signe Toly Anderson, the original vocalist for Jefferson Airplane, died January 28th, the same day bandmate Paul Kantner also passed away.

Anderson, who had a series of health issues, died while in hospice care at the age of 74. Kantner passed away from multiple organ failure and septic shock, he was also 74.


Signe Toly Anderson original vocalist Jefferson Airplane

In a statement, Jefferson Airplane co-founder Marty Balin wrote, “One sweet Lady has passed on. I imagine that she and Paul woke up in heaven and said ‘Hey what are you doing here? Let’s start a band.’” Anderson joined Jefferson Airplane shortly after their formation in 1965 and sang on their debut album, Jefferson Airplane Takes Off. However, following the birth of her first child, Anderson announced her departure from the band expressing an unwillingness to tour. She performed her final show with Jefferson Airplane at San Francisco’s Fillmore in October 1966, a recording of which was issued by Sony Music in 2010. Anderson was replaced in the band by Grace Slick. h/t consequenceofsound

Paul Kantner dead

Anderson was featured on lead vocals on Jefferson Airplane classic, “Chauffeur Blues.”

In June of 2013, Joey Covington, drummer with Jefferson Airplane, died following a car crash in Palm Springs, Calif. He was 67 years old.

Joey Covington

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Anderson’s family and friends at this difficult time.