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Soundscape: San Francisco Sound at The Explorers Club

For five decades, Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady have lived the ultimate adventures of the music business. Founders of renowned groups Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna, they pioneered rock music at its highest levels during the sweet spot of the 1960s with songs like Somebody To Love and White Rabbit. For their efforts, in 1996 the two were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.

Come join these icons as Club director Jim Clash FR'99 probes their recollections of the summer of 1969 when they headlined the counterculture Woodstock concert, and when Neil Armstrong MED’76 and Buzz Aldrin MED‘76 walked on the moon. Kaukonen and Casady will help put into perspective this seemingly contradictory period in history, discuss their own boyhood dreams of becoming explorers before music found them and what it was like playing the other big 60s music festivals at Monterey and Altamont.

After the interview, Clash will open the floor to audience members. Don’t miss a rare chat with two living legends, then the chance to ask your own questions. (To benefit the Club, tickets for Hot Tuna’s sold-out performances the following evenings at the Beacon Theatre, including backstage meet-and-greet passes, will be auctioned off.)

Date: November 19th, 2015

Time: 6:00 pm Reception, 7:00 pm Interview

Location: Club Headquarters, 46 E 70th Street, New York, NY, 10021

Member Ticket Price: Free

Guest Ticket Price: $20

Student Ticket Price:

Free for EC Student Members, $5 w/ valid student ID

Reservation Notes:

Reservations are suggested on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please call 212-628-8383, or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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