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09/27/2018 - Marty Balin (Jefferson Airplane)


Marty Balin of the rock band Jefferson Airplane is dead

In the 1960s he enjoyed great success with his rock band Jefferson Airplane. Marty Balin, one of the co-founders, has now died.

They played at the legendary Woodstock Festival, captivated fans with psychedelic songs like "White Rabbit" and "Somebody to Love" and shaped the musical tastes of an entire generation. The band Jefferson Airplane was founded in 1965 in San Francisco - among others by Marty Balin, who was on stage as a guitarist and singer. Now the musician has died at the age of 76.

The press spokesman for Marty Balin told the US magazine "Rolling Stone" that the 76-year-old fell asleep on September 27th. He left the exact cause of his death uncommented. His colleagues also spoke up on social media.

"We lost a true legend. Marty Balin helped start a revolution that still lives today," writes the Jefferson Airplane team on the official Twitter page. "We will miss him very much - our condolences go out to his family, friends and music fans around the world."

Marty Balin had undergone open heart surgery in 2016, which he later filed for against the hospital. Accordingly, he is said to have suffered countless injuries from the treatment. Among other things, a paralyzed vocal cord, kidney damage and the loss of his left thumb and half of his tongue. The musician also accused him of lying sore in the clinic.

Marty Balin leaves his wife Susan and two daughters from previous relationships with the Jefferson Airplane co-founder.


Source: T-online