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On Tuesday, Nov. 19, 1968. The Jefferson Airplane became part of a work-in-progress by the French filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard, tentatively titled One A.M. by performing live on the roof of the Hotel Schuyler.
Watching the videos linked to below, you can see the surprise on the faces of hotel employees and guests, as well as those on the street as they were serenaded at 7:45 a.m. in the freezing cold by one of the world’s most famous bands of the time.
Filming was never completed by Godard, but documentarian D.A. Pennebaker , who was asked to help with the filming of the documentary, finished it himself, retitling it One P.M. It opened a year later, and became a complete and total bomb.
At least there are videos of their performance on YouTube and here as well YouTube.
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
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My brother Scott and I were early for the show; like August 19-21 of 1968! He was going to sail to Bordeaux France for college there at the university (on the Italian Motor Ship AURELIA) on the 20th, and I had quit my job as Fire Crew Foreman for the USFS Modoc Nat’l. Forest to do a road trip. I had graduated from Chico (CA) State College that June, and the local draft board had me on their list for induction — which happened January 7th, 1969. We had no idea the little hotel was going to have it’s day of fame from a CA rock band; it was just a cheap room for two nights, centrally located for two rural boys to see the sights. Who knew? I had seen the JeffPlane at the Avalon or Carousel ball room the year before, and again when they played our college town, 175-mi. north of SFO, along with the Grateful Dead and Quicksilver Messenger Service in ’67; advertised as a “Freakout!” The only album I bought of theirs was ‘Takes Off’, before they had Grace Slick as girl lead. Good; played it a lot but it disappeared while I was in the Big Green Machine. Wick Humble