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Founder member of 60’s psychedelic band Jefferson Airplane, Kantner died in 2016 leaving a musical legacy of simple guitar fuzzy outlines steeped in dreamlike reverb.

Coming from his 1970 solo album, “Blows Against The Empire”, which is a narrative concept piece about stealing a spaceship to escape Earth, “Have You Seen The Stars Tonight” is nothing like Airplane’s seminal “White Rabbit” from “Surrealistic Pillow”; rather it’s a dreamlike simple melody attached to trademark guitar and catchy vocals. Its co-writer? None other than David Crosby!!

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About the Curator: Richard Parsons

 Richard Parsons - Musicto Curator

I grew up listening to music from the late 60’s onwards. Pirate pop radio; swapping LP’s with friends; exploring genres; daydreaming over the latest woofer and tweeter.

In reality I spent thirty years imparting imperfect knowledge of English literature and drama to young minds in school. Regrets? No. I loved teaching; loved the interaction with the pupils, and made lifelong friends as a result. And what better way to keep up to date with music? I always played stuff in my lessons, and as a result, I’d be bombarded with suggestions from my flock! “Sir! Have you heard…?

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