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RIP Marty Balin
« on: September 29, 2018, 03:33:49 AM »
Marty Balin, a co-founder of the legendary rock band Jefferson Airplane whose soulful tenor contributed to the band’s distinctive sound, has died at the age of 76, his representative said on Friday.

The guitarist and singer, who co-founded the psychedelic group in San Francisco in 1965, died on Thursday, with his wife, Susan Joy Balin, by his side, spokesman Ryan Romenesko said in a statement. The cause of death was not announced.

Jefferson Starship, the splinter band that Balin also played in for a number of years, paid tribute to their former bandmate on its official Facebook site.

“With heavy hearts, we learn today of the passing of Marty Balin. He was a true talent and inspiration to many. We send his family and friends our deepest condolences,” the group said.

As you all know the Airplane beat the Beatles by a year by playing on a rooftop ...

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Re: RIP Marty Balin
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2018, 06:13:59 AM »
Damn, RIP  :cry:
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Re: RIP Marty Balin
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Re: RIP Marty Balin
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2018, 04:05:17 PM »
RIP :cry:
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Re: RIP Marty Balin
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2018, 09:12:43 PM »
Saw this news last night and put on Surrealistic Pillow.
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Re: RIP Marty Balin
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2018, 10:05:28 PM »
To paraphrase someone on another site

He had soul
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