Signe Anderson, original female vocalist of Jefferson Airplane, died on January 28 at the age of 74, the same day the band’s co-founder Paul Katner died of septic shock. She appeared on the band’s debut album Jefferson Airplane Takes Off, singing lead on “Chauffeur Blues” and providing prominent vocals on their version of “Let’s Get Together.” Having given birth to her first child in 1966, she realized life in a band would be unfeasible and left. She performed her final gig on October 15, 1966; she was replaced by Grace Slick the next night. In the wake of the news, her former band members have posted condolences and tributes online.
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