From subversive subject matter to affairs of the heart, the best female songwriters are often the most insightful, as this list proves.
The song comes just one day ahead of a Supreme Court case that will determine the fate of the band trademarking their name.
Balin played a key role in the development of the West Coast rock scene, going on to further success with Jefferson Starship and as a solo artist.
The rise of Classic Rock in the 60s was nurtured with bands travelling across the Atlantic to play for crowds who saw music as something more than just pop.
Paul Kantner, a founding member of 1960s psychedelic rock figureheads Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship, died yesterday (28) at the age of 74.