Saturday, January 15, 2005
Short Shrift Saturday
Briefly, we note the passing this week of Spencer Dryden, of the Jefferson Airplane and New Riders Of The Purple Sage. Dryden took over the Airplane's drum throne from the late Skip Spence, and once fired, was asked to remain briefly to help with transitioning new drummer Joey Covington into the band. Dryden refused. Dryden was also known for his role in the ongoing game of musical bedrooms played by the Airplane. Read "Got A Revolution" for some of the more salacious details if you must.