Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Schmuck! What do you think you are in?

A watershed moment in the evolution of rock stage-craft occurred one night after Jefferson Airplane had played a three-hour set to an ecstatic Fillimore crowd. Impresario Bill Graham asked guitarist Paul Kantner to go out and take a bow. "Fuck that, that's show business," Kantner responded. Graham's reply was priceless: "Schmuck! What do you think you are in?"
Anecdote is from Rob Chapman's rambling, profuse and only sometimes engaging Psychedelia and Other Colours. Photo shows Jefferson Airplane at 1969 Woodstock Festival. Any copyrighted material is included as "fair use" for critical analysis only, and will be removed at the request of copyright owner(s). Also on Facebook and Twitter.

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