Jefferson Airplane's Joey Covington Killed In Crash

06/06/2013
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(Classic Rock) Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna drummer Joey Covington has died in a car crash, it's been confirmed. He was 67. Covington was the only victim in the accident during which his vehicle left the road in Palm Springs, California, and drove head-on into a wall.

Bystanders report there was no sign that he had tried to brake before impact. One witness attempted to perform CPR but the drummer was pronounced dead at the scene.

Covington co-founded Hot Tuna with Jefferson Airplane members Paul Kantner, Jack Casady and Jorma Kaukonen. He recorded on Airplane's album Volunteers later that year, then in 1970 became their permanent sticksman after the departure of Spencer Dryden. more on this story

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