Spencer Dryden Dies

Drummer Spencer Dryden, 66, who played with Jefferson Airplane in its heyday, died January 11th at his Petaluma, Calif., home after battling cancer and other health problems.

Dryden performed with the band from 1967 through 1970.

He retired from performing 10 years ago, although he hadn’t been working much in the years before that.

Following his stint with Jefferson Airplane, Dryden went on to perform with the New Riders of the Purple Sage, and the Dinosaurs.

He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996.