Jefferson Airplane at the Matrix August 13, 1965
Marty Balin was a hopeful musician trying to start his own band in the 1960s. He bought an old pizza parlor in the city and opened up a club known as The Matrix. Balin quickly started to assemble a house band of multiple local artists including Paul Kantner, Jorma Kaukonen and Signe Toly Anderson. The group agreed to call themselves Jefferson Airplane. The club opened on August 13, 1965 and subsequently had its first performance by the band. Jefferson Airplane would eventually carry onto global success and establish San Francisco’s music scene.