Marty Balin Background information Birth name Martyn Jerel Buchwald Born January 30, 1942 Origin Cincinnati, Ohio Genres Psychedelic rock, Folk rock, Pop rock, Acid rock Occupations Musician, Singer-songwriter Instruments Vocals, Guitar Years active 1965—present Labels Challenge, EMI, GWE Associated acts Jefferson Airplane, KBC Band, Jefferson Starship
In 1962, Martyn renamed himself Marty Balin and began recording with Challenge Records, releasing the singles "Nobody But You" and "I Specialize in Love". By 1963-64, Balin was leading a folk music quartet called The Town Criers, with fellow band members Larry Vargo, Jan Ellickson and Bill Collins.
Balin was the founder and one of the lead vocalists for Jefferson Airplane from 1965 to 1971.
In 1971, he departed Jefferson Airplane and produced an album for the group Grootna before joining them and recording vocals for the album Bodacious DF. In 1974, Paul Kantner asked Marty to write a song for his new Airplane offshoot group, Jefferson Starship and together they wrote "Caroline" which appeared on the album Dragon Fly. Marty joined Jefferson Starship permanently in 1975, and contributed to several hit songs (including "Miracles" (#12), "With Your Love" (#3), "Count on Me" (#8), and "Runaway" (#12). In 1978, Balin left the group.
In 1979, he produced a rock opera entitled "Rock Justice," about a rock-star who was put in jail for failing to produce a hit for the record company based on his experiences with the lawsuits fought for years with former Airplane manager Matthew Katz. The cast recording was produced by Balin but did not feature him in performance.
Balin continued with EMI as a solo artist and in 1981, he released his first solo album, Balin, featuring two Top 40 hits, "Hearts" (#8) and "Atlanta Lady" (#27). This was followed in 1983 by a second solo album, Lucky, along with a Japanese-only EP produced by EMI called There's No Shoulder. Lucky did not match the performance of Balin on the Billboard charts, and Balin's contract with EMI ended.
Balin continued recording solo albums in the years following the reunion and reunited with Kantner in the latest incarnation of Jefferson Starship.
Balin had intended to record lead vocals for two tracks for Jefferson Starship's album, Jefferson's Tree of Liberty. However, his art touring schedule conflicted with studio sessions and instead the track "Maybe for You" from the German release of Windows of Heaven was included.
On July 2, 2007, music publishing firm Bicycle Music, Inc. announced that it acquired an interest in songs written or performed by Balin, including hits from his days with Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship.
- Solo albums
- Balin (1981) (includes the single, "Hearts")
- Lucky (1983)
- There's No Shoulder EP (1983) (Japan only)
- Better Generation (1991)
- Freedom Flight (1997)
- Marty Balin Greatest Hits (1999) (All New Recordings)
- Marty Balin 2003 (2003)
- Nashville Sessions (2008)
- Nothin' 2 Lose (2009)
- Time For Every Season (2009)
- Compilation albums
- Balince (1990)
- Wish I Were (1995) (German - Beverly Records/AMMC International)
- The Aviator - Lost Treasures (2005)
- with Jefferson Airplane
- Jefferson Airplane Takes Off (1966)
- Surrealistic Pillow (1967)
- After Bathing at Baxter's (1967)
- Crown of Creation (1968)
- Bless Its Pointed Little Head (1969)
- Volunteers (1969)
- Early Flight (1974)
- Jefferson Airplane (1989)
- with Bodacious DF
- Bodacious DF (1973)
- with Jefferson Starship
- Dragon Fly (1974)
- Red Octopus (1975)
- Spitfire (1976)
- Earth (1978)
- Deep Space / Virgin Sky (1995)
- Windows of Heaven (1999)
- Across the Sea of Suns (2001)
- Jefferson's Tree of Liberty (2008)
- with KBC Band
- KBC Band (1986)
- ^ Interview: Marty Balin, wordjourneys.com
- ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Tamarakin, Jeff (2003). Got a Revolution: The Turbulent Flight of Jefferson Airplane. Simon and Schuster. ISBN 0671034030.
- ^ Columbia 31033
- ^ APL1-0206
- ^ Billboard Magazine Charts
- ^ EMI America SWAK-17036
- ^ (2008) Album notes for Jefferson's Tree of Liberty by Jefferson Starship [CD booklet]. The Lab Records (3020617382).
- ^ New Jefferson Starship Album Of Formative Folk Treasures: Jefferson's Tree Of Liberty, top40-charts.com
- ^ Catalog of Bicycle Music
- ^ 2010 events at thedeadrockstarsclub.com; accessed November 2010
- Official website
- Balin at the Jefferson Airplane official website
- Allmusic: Marty Balin
- Tamarkin, Jeff. Jefferson Airplane biography, Got a Revolution.com
- Fenton, Craig. Jefferson Airplane Flight Manual, Take Me To A Circus Tent.net
- Interview with Balin
Cover albums EPs Compilations Related Articles Jefferson Airplane Studio albums Live albums Historical live albums Authorized bootlegsLive at the Monterey Festival · At Golden Gate Park · Last Flight · At the Family Dog Ballroom Compilations Singles"It's No Secret" · "Come Up the Years" · "Bringing Me Down" · "My Best Friend" · "Somebody to Love" · "White Rabbit" · "The Ballad of You & Me & Pooneil" · "Watch Her Ride" · "Greasy Heart" · "Crown of Creation" · "Plastic Fantastic Lover (live)" · "Volunteers" · "Mexico" · "Pretty as You Feel" · "Long John Silver" · "Twilight Double Leader" · "Summer of Love" · "Planes" · "True Love" Selected songs Filmography Related articles Jefferson Starship / StarshipPaul Kantner · David Freiberg · Slick Aguilar · Chris Smith · Donny Baldwin · Cathy Richardson
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