Of course any tribute to 1967 MUST include White Rabbit by Jefferson Airplane. It may seem a bit cliche, but sorry – this is an amazing tune.
Released in 1967, Surrealistic Pillow was Jefferson Airplane’s first album with Grace Slick. White Rabbit and Somebody to Love were both written by Slick and, in my opinion, are the definitive tunes from the Summer of Love.
One other thing.
SHE CAN SING!
I was a little surprised to see it ranked as #483 of Rolling Stone’s top 500 songs. Really? Nothin’ But a G Thang is ranked higher with their panel of 165 experts? They should have asked me.
Jefferson Airplane and Grace Slick Links (Yes – I Always Get Sidetracked)
- Grace Slick Remembers Woodstock (Time.com Photo Gallery)
- Jefferson Airplane (the official site?)
- Where is She Now? Grace, the Artist
PS. What is a surrealistic pillow anyway?
Clearly, I haven’t had any of those pills she sings about, so I don’t get it.
What do you think is the
most representative song from 1967?