Anderson, the female co-lead singer prior to Grace Slick, is on the left in the photo above; Kantner is second from right.
Jefferson Airplane was founded in 1965 by Marty Balin (third from left in photo) along with Kantner, as the house band for Balin’s San Francisco club, the Matrix. The group made its first public appearance as Jefferson Airplane at the Matrix on 13 August 1965. Anderson left the group in October of 1966; Kantner was to remain with the band, which evolved into Jefferson Starship in 1974, until his passing.
Paul Lorin Kantner: 17 March 1941 – 28 January 2016
Signe Toly Anderson: 15 September 1941 – 28 January 2016
Above photo by KRLA/Beat Publications-page 2 Photo by Chuck Boyd of Beat. The newspaper was produced for KRLA Radio, Los Angeles, in the mid-1960s.