The Last Performance Of Signe Anderson With Jefferson Airplane

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It was another end of a chapter for Jefferson Airplane when one of the founding members and singer Signe Anderson departed on Oct. 15, 1966.

She already considered departing earlier that year it was all because of the reason she gave birth to her first child.

“I never wanted to leave,” she told Jeff Tamarkin in Got a Revolution. “But I had another priority: my husband and my child. People always think that sounds really corny and dumb. They say, ‘But you were finally making it.’ And I say, ‘If you’ve got nothing left when you’ve gotten there, then why bother to take the journey?'”

But there’s more to that to what really happened: 

“We asked Signe to leave,” recalled singer Marty Balin in the same book. “Her husband was an idiot. It was embarrassing us.” Band manager Bill Thompson commented, “The band had me fire Signe after the Monterey Jazz Festival. I was political about it: The guys don’t think it’s a good idea for you to be in the band. It just doesn’t seem to be working out.”

But whatever behind the reasons for her departure, she still managed to do the last performance with Jefferson Airplane and it was at the Fillmore Auditorium on Oct. 15, 1966.

Keep going for the live recording of the full concert below: