On January 11, 2005, Spencer Dryden died aged 66. He was musician (drums) member of The Ashes (later The Peanut Butter Conspiracy), The Dinosaurs, New Riders of the Purple Sage, but best known as drummer of Jefferson Airplane. Dryden was Charlie Chaplin nephew.
On February 22, 1994, John Henry Creach known as Papa John Creach, died aged 76. Being violinist he performed and recorded with Jefferson Airplane (1970–1972), Hot Tuna, Jefferson Starship, Jefferson Starship – The Next Generation, the San Francisco All-Stars (1979–1984), The Dinosaurs (1982–1989) and Steve Taylor. Papa John Creach also recorded a number of solo albums and was a frequent guest at Charlie Daniels Band and Grateful Dead concerts.