Signe Toly Anderson

Signe Toly Anderson

Seattle, King County, Washington, USA
Death 28 Jan 2016 (aged 74)
Beaverton, Washington County, Oregon, USA
Burial Burial Details Unknown
Memorial ID 157630785 · View Source
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American Singer. She was a founding member and the original female vocalist in the Jefferson Airplane, singing on their first album and first few singles prior to being replaced by Grace Slick. She was discovered by Marty Balin while singing in a night club and recorded with the band on 1966's 'Jefferson Airplane Takes Off', singing lead vocals on "Chauffeur Blues" and can be heard harmonizing throughout the entire album. She is also on a few cuts of other Airplane recordings, such as the rarities collection 'Early Flight', on the 'Jefferson Airplane Loves You' box set and a few bootlegs of 1966 Airplane shows. In the early fall of 1966, she left the band to devote more attention to her marriage and her family. She moved to Oregon where she sang for several years with Carl Smith and the Natural Gas Company. She later made guest appearances with the KBC Band, which consisted of former members of Jefferson Airplane, as well as Jefferson Starship, a later version of the original band. Anderson died of natural causes on the same day as fellow Jefferson Airplane co-founder Paul Kantner.

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