Today (Jefferson Airplane song)

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Song by Jefferson Airplane
from the album Surrealistic Pillow
Released1967 (1967)
RecordedNovember 2, 1966
Label RCA Victor
Songwriter(s) Marty Balin, Paul Kantner
Producer(s) Rick Jarrard

"Today" is a folk rock ballad written by Marty Balin and Paul Kantner from the band Jefferson Airplane. It first appeared on their album Surrealistic Pillow with a live version later appearing on the expanded rerelease of Bless Its Pointed Little Head . Marty Balin said, "I wrote it to try to meet Tony Bennett. He was recording in the next studio. I admired him, so I thought I'd write him a song. I never got to meet him, but the Airplane ended up doing it." [2] Jerry Garcia plays the simple, repetitive but poignant lead guitar riff on the song. [2]


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  1. Greenwald, Matthew. "Today by Jefferson Airplane - Track Info - AllMusic". allmusic. Retrieved 19 December 2022.
  2. 1 2 Surrealistic Pillow 2003 re-release liner notes
  3. Surrealistic Pillow 2003 re-release liner notes