Marty Balin

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9/29/18-Marty Balin dies

Hear Marty's "The Lost 45s" ID! Jefferson Airplane vocalist-guitarist Marty Balin, who co-founded the San Francisco psychedelic rock band in 1965 and played a crucial role in the creation of all their 1960s albums, including Surrealistic Pillow and Volunteers, died Thursday at the age of 76. Balin’s rep confirmed the musician’s death to Rolling Stone, though the cause of death is currently unknown. Born Martyn Jerel Buchwald, Balin was a […]

todaySeptember 29, 2018


8/19/18-Marty Balin Disabled

Marty Balin — co-founder of Jefferson Airplane and longtime singer for that group and its later incarnation, Jefferson Starship— was, according to a lawsuit, left “totally disabled” by the care he received at a New York City hospital, following an emergency heart procedure. According to the New York Post, Balin has filed the suit against Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital, alleging that staff there botched his recovery from open-heart surgery […]

todayAugust 19, 2018


1/29/16-Paul Kantner Dead

Paul Kantner, one of the giants of the San Francisco music scene, died Thursday. Mr. Kantner, a founding member of the Jefferson Airplane, was 74 and had suffered a heart attack this week. He died of multiple organ failure and septic shock. Mr. Kantner had a string of health problems in recent years, including a heart attack in March. With Jefferson Airplane, Mr. Kantner pioneered what became known as the […]

todayJanuary 29, 2016