Jefferson Airplane drummer Joey Covington dies

Hot Tuna drummer dead at 67

Jefferson Airplane drummer Joey Covington dies
Hot Tuna drummer dead at 67
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Former Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna drummer Joey Covington has died aged 67.

Covington, who formed Hot Tuna in 1969 and sat at the kit for Jefferson Airplane from 1970-1972, was killed in a car accident when his vehicle left the road and crashed into a wall.

The 67-year-old was the only victim of the incident and, despite attempts to revive him, passed away at the scene.