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Jefferson Airplane drummer Joey Covington dies aged 67

Jefferson Airplane drummer Joey Covington dies aged 67

Joey Covington, who played drums with Jefferson Airplane, has died aged 67 following a car accident in Palm Springs, California.

Covington replaced Spencer Dryden in Jefferson Airplane during the recording of 1969′s Volunteers album.

He later played on the band's albums Bark - for which he wrote and sang the track "Pretty As You Feel" - and Long John Silver. He left the group in 1972 to pursue a solo career.

He helped form the Jefferson Airplane side project Hot Tuna in 1969, along with Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady and Paul Kantner.

Covington also co-wrote the 1976 Jefferson Starship single "With Your Love", from the band's Spitfire album.

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