Personalities | Jefferson Starship | Seventies | Rock

(Vocal group, 1970–84)

The successor band to Jefferson Airplane whose official debut was 1974’s Dragonfly although the name had been used by singer/guitarist Paul Kantner on Blows Against The Empire (1970). Former Airplane vocalist Grace Slick joined the new band along with David Freiberg (bass), John Barbata (drums), Pete Sears (keyboards) and Craig Chaquico (guitar). Ex-Airplane singer Marty Balin signed up for 1975’s Red Octopus, Jefferson Starship’s biggest success. The band evolved into the commercially successful Starship in 1984.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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