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Current membership in Jefferson Starship: Paul Kantner, David, Freiberg, Cathy Richardson, Donny Baldwin, Chris Smith, Jude Gold
Jefferson Starship was among the most successful arena rock bands of the 1970s and early '80s, an even greater commercial entity than its predecessor, Jefferson Airplane, the band out of which it evolved. Jefferson Airplane, the seminal San Francisco psychedelic rock band of the 1960s, noted for its hits "Somebody to Love" and "White Rabbit," began to fragment in the early '70s.
Lead guitarist Jorma Kaukonen and bassist Jack Casady had become increasingly preoccupied with their spin-off group Hot Tuna, while the band's other creative axis, rhythm guitarist/singer Paul Kantner and singer Grace Slick, had become a romantic couple and had their own musical and political interests. Singer Marty Balin found himself the odd man out, and was sufficiently disenchanted with the band he himself had formed. so that he quit Jefferson Airplane at the end of a tour over the Thanksgiving weekend in 1970. The following week saw the release of Blows Against the Empire, Kantner's debut solo album, which he had recorded with a long list of musician friends from Jefferson Airplane, the Grateful Dead, and Crosby, Stills & Nash, among others.
To pay tribute to this loose-knit studio ensemble and refer to the album's science fiction theme, Kantner co-billed the album to "Jefferson Starship," even though there was, as yet, no such permanent entity. Nevertheless, the album featured performers who would be members of Jefferson Starship when it was established as a real band, in particular Kantner, Slick, and Quicksilver Messenger Service member David Freiberg .
When it became apparent that Kaukonen and Casady were not interested in reconvening Jefferson Airplane, Kantner decided to form a permanent touring band without them. The name "Jefferson Airplane" was co-owned by Casady, Kantner, Kaukonen, Slick, and the band's manager, Bill Thompson. So, Kantner determined to call the revised unit Jefferson Starship.
Classic Hits Include: Somebody To love, White Rabbit, Jane, Find Your Way Back, Miracles, Fast Buck Freddy, Count On Me, Volunteers, & Wooden Ships.
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