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Marty Balin Biography, Wiki, Death and Cause, Wife (Susan Joy Balin), Children, Net Worth, Jefferson Airplane, Career

Marty Balin (Co-founder of Jefferson Airplane) dies on Thursday, 27th September 2018 in Tampa, Florida

Marty Balin Biography, Wiki

Marty Balin Bio

Marty Balin (Martyn Jerel Buchwald) was born on 30 January 1942 and died on 27th September 2018. She was an American singer, songwriter, and musician best known as the co-founder and one of the lead singers of Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship.

Marty Balin Background information

Birth name Martyn Jerel Buchwald
Marty Balin Birthday He was born 30 January 1942 in Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
Marty Balin Died He died on 27 September 2018(aged 76)
Marty Balin Wife Karen Deal (m. 1989–2010), Susan Joy Balin
Marty Balin Children
  • Delaney Buchwald – Daughter
  • Jennifer Buchwald – Daughter
Marty Balin Music Groups Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship, Hot Tuna (1969 – 1970), KBC Band (1985 – 1987)
Marty Balin Net Worth His Net Worth was $20 million as at the time of his death
Genres Psychedelic rock, folk rock, pop rock, soft rock, acid rock
Occupation(s) Musician, singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, guitar, keyboards
Years active 1962–2018
Labels Challenge, EMI, GWE
Associated acts Jefferson Airplane, KBC Band, Jefferson Starship

Marty Balin Early life

Balin was born Martyn Jerel Buchwald in Cincinnati, Ohio. Her parents were 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.

Marty Balin Personal Life

Balin had also enjoyed painting all his life. He painted many of the most influential musicians of the last half of the 20th century. Marty Balin’s Atelier is located at 130 King Fine Art in Saint Augustine, Florida, Balin’s permanent signature collection gallery.

Balin was married to Karen Deal who died on 19th November 2010, The couple had married on 1989. Karen was a musician from Tampa, Florida and a member of bands such as Johnny Charrow Review.

Balin later married Susan Joy Balin, formerly Susan Joy Finkelstein. The couple resided in Florida and San Francisco. Together they had Balin’s daughters Jennifer Edwards (born 1963) and Delaney Balin, and Susan’s daughters Rebekah Geier and Moriah Geier.

Marty Balin with her Wife Susan Joy Balin
Marty Balin with her Wife Susan Joy Balin

Marty Balin Medical Condition, Death and Cause

While on tour in March 2016, Balin was taken to Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital in New York City after complaining of chest pains. After undergoing open-heart surgery, he was transferred to an intensive-care unit to spend time recovering. In a subsequent lawsuit, Balin alleged that neglect and inadequate care facilities on the hospital’s behalf had resulted in a paralyzed vocal cord, loss of his left thumb and half of his tongue, bedsores and kidney damage.

Balin died on Thursday, 27th September 2018 in Tampa, Florida, on the way to the hospital, spokesman Ryan Romenesko said. The cause of death was not immediately available.

Marty Balin Career

  • In 1962, Buchwald changed his name to Marty Balin, and began recording with Challenge Records, releasing the singles “Nobody But You” and “I Specialize in Love.” By 1964, Balin was leading a folk music quartet called The Town Criers.
  • Balin was the primary founder of Jefferson Airplane, which he “launched” from a restaurant-turned-club he called the Matrix, and also one of its lead vocalists from 1965 to 1971.
  • In December 1969, Balin was knocked unconscious by Hell’s Angels while performing during the infamous Altamont Free Concert, as seen in the 1970 documentary film Gimme Shelter.
  • In April 1971, he formally departed Jefferson Airplane after breaking off all communication with his bandmates following the completion of their autumn 1970 American tour.
  • Balin remained active in the San Francisco Bay Area rock scene, managing and producing an album for the Berkeley, California-based sextet Grootna before briefly joining funk-inflected hard rock ensemble Bodacious DF as lead vocalist on their eponymous 1973 debut.
  • In 1974 Kantner asked Balin to write a song for his new Airplane offshoot group, Jefferson Starship. Together they wrote the early power ballad “Caroline,” which appeared on the album Dragon Fly with Balin as the guest lead vocalist.
  • In 1975 Balin became a permanent member of Jefferson Starship. He rejoined the team he had helped to establish. Over the next three years, he contributed to and sang lead on four Top 20 hits, including “Miracles” (No. 3, a Balin original), “With Your Love” (No. 12, a collaboration between Balin, former Jefferson Airplane drummer Joey Covington and former Grootna lead guitarist Vic Smith), a cover of Jesse Barish’s “Count on Me” (No. 8), and N.Q. Dewey’s “Runaway” (No. 12). Nevertheless, Balin’s relationship with the band was then beleaguered by different interpersonal problems, including Slick’s longstanding alcoholism and his reticence toward live performances. He abruptly left the group in October 1978 shortly after Slick’s departure from the band.
  • In 1979, Balin produced a rock opera entitled Rock Justice, about a rock star who was put in jail for failing to deliver a hit for his record company, based on his experiences with the lawsuits fought for years with former Jefferson Airplane manager Matthew Katz. Balin produced the cast recording, but it did not feature him in performance.
  • Balin continued with EMI as a solo artist, and in 1981, he released his first solo album, Balin, featuring two Jesse Barish songs that became top-40 hits, “Hearts” (number eight) and “Atlanta Lady (Something About Your Love)” (number 27). This was followed in 1983 by a second solo album, Lucky, along with a Japanese-only EP produced by EMI called There’s No Shoulder. Balin’s contract with EMI ended shortly after.
  • In 1985, he teamed with Paul Kantner and Jack Casady to form the KBC Band. After the breakup of the KBC band, a 1989 reunion album and tour with Jefferson Airplane followed.
  • Balin continued recording solo albums in the years following the reunion and reunited with Kantner in the latest incarnation of Jefferson Starship.
  • Balin had intended to record lead vocals for two tracks for Jefferson Starship’s album, Jefferson’s Tree of Liberty. However, his art touring schedule conflicted with studio sessions, and instead, the track “Maybe for You,” from the German release of Windows of Heaven, was included.
  • On July 2, 2007, the music publishing firm Bicycle Music Inc. announced that it had acquired an interest in songs written or performed by Balin, including hits from his days with Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship.

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