Bands: Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship
Died: Sept. 28
Cause of death: heart failure
Distinction: Co-founded Jefferson Airplane with Paul Kantner in 1965 in San Francisco and was also a key member of Jefferson Starship, for whom he wote "Miracles" (No. 3, 1975). He was beaten by Hells Angels at the Altamont Festival in 1969. The Airplane were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1996.