Jefferson Airplane - Manhattan Rooftop Concert (1968)

Bevor die Beatles oder U2 auf die Dächer kletterten, spielten Jefferson Airplane dort ein Konzert, schrien ein wenig rum („Hello, New York! New York, wake up you fuckers! Free Music! Free Love!“) bevor die Polizei sie abführte (im Video am Ende zu sehen). Jean-Luc Godard filmte das ganze für seinen später on D.A. Pennebaker zu Ende gebrachten Film „One American Movie“. Metafilter hat mehr Infos und Links zum Film „One A.M.“

In 1968, two years before those other guys, Jefferson Airplane played their apocalyptic psychedelia from a NYC rooftop, before police shut them down. Filmed (staged?) by Jean-Luc Godard.

The song is "The Ballad of You and Me and Pooneil" from "After Bathing at Baxter's" (1967). Amazingly, this was their single which reached #42 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #24 on the Cash Box Top 100.

Filmed for Godard's project "One A.M." aka "One American Movie", which was abandoned and completed four years later by D.A. Pennebaker -- with additional "making of" footage -- as "One P.M." aka "One Parallel Movie."

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