Saturday, February 25, 2017

Jefferson Airplane Plays on a New York Rooftop (1968)

In 1968, a year before the Beatles' famous rooftop concert, French new wave director Jean-Luc Godard filmed a Jefferson Airplane concert from the window of Leacock-Pennebaker‘s office on West Forty-fifth street, shooting the band on the roof of the Schuyler Hotel across the street. The performance took place without a permit, at ear-splitting volume and law enforcement put a quick end to it. Singer Grace Slick later wrote, “We did it, deciding that the cost of getting out of jail would be less than hiring a publicist…”

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1 comment:

xoxoxoBruce said...

In ’68 I’m sure it didn’t take long for those long haired, pot smoking, antiwar, hippie, anarchists to piss off the man. ha ha ha