Rock Band Jefferson Airplane’s co-founder Marty Balin dies at 76

Marty Balin, yesterday took his last breath at the age 76-years. Mr. Balin is the co-founder of 1960’s California psychedelic Rock band named Jefferson Airplane.

His actual name is Martyn Jerel Buchwald, and used to play as a folk guitarist in San Francisco when had the concept and founded the rock band with guitarist Paul Kantner.

Jefferson Airplane released its first album in 1966. However, the album achieved breakthrough a year later in 1977 with “Surrealistic Pillow”, which went gold.

Balin as a tenor lyricist wrote several songs for their first album, which featured the singer Grace Slick. The group paved its reputation with an outstanding performance at the 1969 Woodstock festival.

Later, Balin left the band but re-joined in the 1970s in Kantner and Slick, which was then popular as Jefferson Starship and as per the Rolling Stone magazine, scored more hits than the original Airplane.

Then in the year 1978, Balin had chosen for a solo career.

After his death, his family did not detail the cause of his death. According to the report, Balin in 2016 underwent an open heart surgery. He later complained about New York Hospital, accused that he suffered enormous trouble.

by Banani Sarkar on September 29, 2018

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