DER US-AMERIKANISCHE SONGWRITER, ROCKSÄNGER UND -GITARRIST MARTY BALIN (JEFFERSON AIRPLANE) IST GESTORBEN
29.09.2018 Der am 30. Januar 1942 in Cincinnati (Ohio) geborene US-amerikanische Songschreiber, Rocksänger und –gitarrist Marty Balin (Bild) ist am 27. September 2018 gestorben. Er war zusammen mit Paul Kantner Gründer der Band Jefferson Airplane (später Jefferson Starship).
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Marty Balin, founder of Jefferson Airplane, longtime member of Jefferson Starship, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, and Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, has died at age 76. Balin's publicity company, Jensen Communications, announced Friday that Balin passed away on Sept. 27, with his wife, Susan Joy Balin, by his side.
Born Martyn Jerel Buchwald, Balin was a struggling folk guitarist on the San Francisco scene when he formed a band with Paul Kantner after meeting the 12-string guitarist at a hootenanny. They met up with guitarist Jorma Kaukonen, bassist Jack Casady, drummer Skip Spence and singer Signe Toly Anderson and cut their 1966 debut LP Jefferson Airplane Takes Off. They developed a strong following around the budding San Francisco rock scene, but became nationwide superstars in 1967 when Anderson left the group and was replaced by Grace Slick.
Marty Balin, who was best known as the guitarist and lead vocalist of Jefferson Airplane and the songwriter for Jefferson Starship, died on Thursday (Sept. 27), Billboard has confirmed though the cause of death is still unknown.
Although Balin had his greatest impact as one of the architects of the musical counterculture during his 1965-71 tenure in Jefferson Airplane, he had his greatest commercial success when he rejoined the remnants of that group a few years later in Jefferson Starship, as the sole lead singer on both of that band's singles to reach the top 10, "Miracles" in 1975 and "Count on Me" in 1978.
Woodstock-Legende Marty Balin ist tot
Mit psychedelischen Hits wie "White Rabbit" und "Somebody to Love" erobern Jefferson Airplane erst das legendäre Woodstock-Festival und dann die Welt.
Audios / Videos:
Jefferson Airplane Volunteers (Live At Woodstock 1969)
Jefferson Airplane - Somebody To Love, American Bandstand, 1967
Jefferson Airplane - White Rabbit
Jefferson Airplane - Comin' Back To Me
JEFFERSON STARSHIP PERFORM MIRACLES LIVE - 1975
Jefferson Starship - Count On Me - 1978
Jefferson Starship: With Your Love
Jefferson Starship - Miracles
Marty Balin "Runaway"