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Name: Marty Balin (Martyn Jerel Buchwald)
Born: Jan 30, 1943, Cincinnati, OH
Parents: Joe and ? Buchwald.
Spouse: Long-term relationship with Janet Trine (1965-67?)
Long-term relationship with Trish Robbins
Karen Deal (198?-Present)

Founder of Jefferson Airplane, Marty has had an on-off relationship with the band over the years. Absent from the line-up between 1970 and 1974, 1978 and 1985, 1987-88, and 1989-92, he is known as the “love song” writer of the band. His distinctive voice and “fire and ice” relationships with both Paul Kantner and Grace Slick are, to many, what have made the band what it is now. When not recording or touring with JS-TNG, he can often be found touring with his own bands, Wolfpack and The Wild Band.

Marty Balin - Member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame , Founder of Jefferson Airplane and later joining Jefferson Starship to write and perform the chart-topping single “Miracles” is hard hard guy to peg down. Marty is always on the move. His sense of humor, his deeply emotional songs, his enthusiasm for social responsibility has charmed audiences all over the world.

Poet, Artist and Songwriter, Marty’s dedication to “helping make the world a better place” is what brings folks together to watch this great performer. As we build this site I think that you will find that there is a lot more to Marty Balin than you might think.
Soon you will get the chance to check out Marty’s new music and some of his missing treasures. We are also going to give you a chance to voice your own questions to Marty and his various Band Mates so that he can discuss what’s on your mind.



from the album Balin

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  • gweedomurray

    I like Marty though I am not a "romantic" kinda guy. I think what made his J.A. group great was the contrasting styles of the players; much like the Beatles, Lennon & McCartney in particular.

    29 Nov 2014 Reply
  • carla_chuler

    he was pretty HOT [2]

    11 Apr 2011 Reply
  • dardar227

    Love all of his vocals from Jefferson Airplane/Starship to his great solo work. Marty really knows his songs!

    6 Sep 2010 Reply
  • sojamjolk

    he was pretty HOT

    27 Jun 2010 Reply
  • ashleyrobb

    marty is fine as wine

    29 May 2010 Reply
  • northstar1299

    Can't believe the lack of listeners and shouts to one of the most compellingly romantic voices in rock 'n' roll. Wish there were more of his tracks on here.

    4 Jan 2010 Reply
  • gilgamesh1975

    corazones un temazo de aquellos que dan ganas de abrazar una hermosa chica

    16 Sep 2008 Reply

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