Marty Balin

Rock Singer

Marty Balin was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States on January 30th, 1942 and is the Rock Singer. At the age of 76, Marty Balin biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 30, 1942
United States
Place of Birth
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Death Date
Sep 27, 2018 (age 76)
Zodiac Sign
$20 Million
Guitarist, Singer-songwriter
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Marty Balin Life

Martyn Jellyn Jebelbuchwald (born January 30, 1942 – September 27, 2018) was an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist best known as the founder and one of Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship's leading singers and songwriters.

Early life

Balin was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and the son of Catherine Eugenia "Jean" (née Talbot) and Joseph Buchwald. His paternal grandparents immigrated from Eastern Europe. His father was Jewish and his mother was Episcopalian. Buchwald attended Washington High School in San Francisco, California. Balin was diagnosed with autism as an infant.

Personal life

Balin loved painting all his life. Many of the twentieth century's most influential musicians were painted by him. Marty Balin's Atelier was on view in Saint Augustine, Florida, Balin's permanent signature collection gallery.

Balin and his partner, Susan Joy Balin, formerly Susan Joy Finkelstein, lived in Florida and San Francisco. Jennifer Edwards and Delaney Balin were Balin and Finkelstein's daughters. Rebekah Geier and Moriah Geier were Susan's other children.

Jennifer was born in the year of her 1963 marriage to Victoria Martin. In 1989, Balin married Karen Deal, Delaney's mother. Karen died in 2010.

Balin was admitted to Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital in New York City in March 2016 after complaining of chest pains. After open-heart surgery, he was moved to an intensive-care unit to spend time recovering. Balin argued that inadequate care facilities on the hospital's part resulted in a paralyzed vocal cord, loss of his left thumb, and half of his tongue, bedsores, and kidney damage.


Marty Balin Career


Buchwald changed his name to Marty Balin in 1962 and began to record with Challenge Records, including singles "Nobody But You" and "I Specialize in Love." Balin was a founder of The Town Criers, a folk music group formed in 1964.

Balin, the primary founder of Jefferson Airplane, was the primary promoter of the unit, which he "launched" from a restaurant-turned-club, and was also one of the country's top singers and songwriters from 1965 to 1971. Balin appeared as co-lead vocalist alongside Grace Slick in the company's 1966-1971 iteration. Balin's songwriting output diminished after Surrealistic Pillow (1967), as Slick, rhythm guitarist/singer Paul Kantner, and lead guitarist Jorma Kaukonen grew as songwriters, a process complicated by personality clashes. His most popular songwriting contributions were often imbued with a romantic, pop-oriented lilt, which was atypical of the band's nefarious forays into psychedelic rock. "Comin' Back to Me" (a folk rock ballad later covered by Ritchie Havens and Rickie Lee Jones) and "Today" (a Kantner-led project that was later covered by Tom Scott) were two of Balin's most popular songs, as well as Kantner's 1969 top-100 hit "Volunteers." Although uncharacteristic of his career, Surrealistic Pillow's "3/5 of a Mile in ten seconds" and "Plastic Fantastic Lover" were two of the Airplane's live set during the late 1960s.

Balin appeared with Jefferson Airplane at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967 and at the Woodstock Festival in 1969.

Balin was knocked unconscious by members of the Hells Angels motorcycle club while performing at the legendary Altamont Free Concert in 1969, as seen in the 1970 documentary film Gimme Shelter. Following the conclusion of their fall 1970 American tour, he officially left Jefferson Airplane in April 1971, effectively ending all contact with his bandmates. In a 1993 interview with Jeff Tamarkin of Relix, he elaborated on his decision.

Balin remained active in the San Francisco Bay Area rock scene, directing and releasing an album for the Berkeley-based sextet Grootna until briefly joining funk-inflected hard rock band Bodacious DF as the lead vocalist on their eponymous 1973 debut album. Kantner asked Balin to write a song for his new Airplane offshoot group, Jefferson Starship, in the ensuing year. They co-wrote "Caroline," a early power ballad that appeared on the album Dragon Fly with Balin as the guest lead vocalist.

Balin joined the Jefferson Starship in 1975, becoming a permanent member and sang lead on four top-ranked hits, including "Miracles" (No. ). "With Your Love," a Balin original, 3). Balin, former Jefferson Airplane drummer Joey Covington, and former Grootna/Bodacious lead guitarist Vic Smith, Jesse Barish's "Count on Me" (No. 2). (No. 8), and N. Q. Dewey's "Runaway" (No. 1) (12). Balin's live performances were marred by personal difficulties and his own reluctance. He abruptly left the band in October 1978, just after Slick's departure from the band.

Balin's Rock Justice, a rock star who was banned from serving a hit for his band, based on his dealings with the lawsuits, fought for years with former Jefferson Airplane boss Matthew Katz. Balin produced the cast recording, but it did not feature him in appearance.

Balin's debut as a solo artist in 1981, as well as two Jesse Barish songs that became top-40 hits, "Hearts" (#8) and "Something About Your Love" (#27). Lucky was their second solo album in 1983, as well as a EMI-only EP titled There's No Shoulder. Balin's deal with EMI came shortly after.

In 1985, he formed the KBC Band with former Jefferson Airplane members Paul Kantner and Jack Casady. A 1989 reunion album and tour with Jefferson Airplane followed after the KBC band's breakup.

Balin continued to perform solo albums in the years after the split, and reunited with Kantner in the newest iteration of Jefferson Starship.

Balin's Plan was to record lead vocals for two songs from Jefferson Starship's Jefferson's Tree of Liberty. However, his art touring schedule clashed with recording sessions, and the track "Maybe for You" from the German release of Windows of Heaven was instead included.

Bicycle Music, Inc., a music-publishing company, announced on July 2, 2007, that it had acquired an interest in Balin's books or performances, as well as hits from his days with Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship.