Please do not disturb current occupants!
In 1968, the Jefferson Airplane purchased this former lumber baron’s home. The house served as an office/home/rehearsal hall for the band members. It is located across the street from Golden Gate Park.
Originally released in 1987 as a double LP containing 25 tracks, 2400 Fulton Street is a compilation album of music by Jefferson Airplane named after this iconic location.
The Blues Brothers stayed here following the New Year’s Eve 1979 final show at the Winterland Ballroom.
Jefferson Airplane Discography
1966 – Jefferson Airplane Takes Off
1967 – Surrealistic Pillow
1967 – After Bathing at Baxter’s
1968 – Crown of Creation
1969 – Volunteers
1969 – Bless Its Pointed Little Head
1970 – The Worst of Jefferson Airplane
1971 – Bark
1972 – Long John Silver
1973 – Thirty Seconds Over Winterland
1974 – Early Flight
1977 – Flight Log
1987 – 2400 Fulton Street
1989 – Jefferson Airplane
1992 – Jefferson Airplane Loves You
1996 – Journey…best of
1998 – Live at the Fillmore East
2400 Fulton Street
San Francisco CA 94118
I recall that this house was painted totally black for a while….
Black with gold trim.
While I was growing up in Los Angeles in the 1960’s I saw the Airplane numerous times. I have always relished thoughts of the 1967 “Summer of Love”. Though I visited San Francisco as a tourist numerous times over the years I had never imagined living there. Then business and personal situations changed and I ended up relocating to San Francisco in the 1990’s – just blocks from 2400 Fulton. San Francisco is truly a different kind of place. Paul Kantner once said something like “San Francisco is 49 square miles surrounded by reality”. I believe that more every day.
The house was painted flat black, yes- with gold trim around doors & windows. The pillars in front were refinished in a highly polished dark wood trim, which made the place quite stricking and attractive. Now it’s just another large house on a busy corner.
I hung out a lot with Jefferson Airplane when my husband, Mallory Earl was working with Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna, Kathi McDonald, Gratefuld Dead, CS&N and so many others, It was where i started singing as a background singer and I was only a teenager at the time. I remember clearly the insanity, drugs etc that went on at the Grunt House. I remember a wonderful Christmas Party one year in 1972 before my son was born and Grace Slick gave me a lot of China’s clothes when we were all recording at Wally Heider’s in SF on Hyde St. The next night at Wally Heider’s Grace said you are not having a girl, give me back the girl clothes and Grace gave me all boy clothes and sure enough I had a boy lol. I remember one night Grace was drunker then a skunk at a Grunt House Party and her and I started singing Silent Night, The harmonies were great and it was one of the most exciting nights of my life. I will never forget doing background with the Pointer Sisters on one of Grace’s solo albums, however, I didnt get any credit on Grace’s solo album because I was just starting my career and had to pay my dues. Instead I got to smoke a ton of great weed lol. Those were the days my friend!!! God Bless Rock n Roll Music!!!!!!!!!!!