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Jefferson Airplane's Paul Kantner dies at 74

Jefferson Airplane's Paul Kantner dies at 74

Paul Kantner, the Jefferson Airplane guitarist, songwriter and fixture of the San Francisco '60s rock scene, died Thursday of septic shock and organ failure, according to his publicist, who confirmed his death with the San Francisco Chronicle. He was 74.

"Paul was a key architect in the development of what became known as the San Francisco Sound," wrote Recording Academy President Neil Portnow in a statement released Thursday. "The music community has lost a true icon, and we share our deepest condolences with Paul’s family and...

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