Jefferson Starship was first formed back in 1970 and is an American classic rock band that’s known for its electric pop and rock ballads. The band is an off-shoot from Jefferson Airplane, a psychedelic San Francisco group known for its iconic performance... ... read more
Jefferson Starship was first formed back in 1970 and is an American classic rock band that’s known for its electric pop and rock ballads. The band is an off-shoot from Jefferson Airplane, a psychedelic San Francisco group known for its iconic performance at Woodstock and hit songs “Somebody to Love” and “White Rabbit”. Jefferson Starship first achieved its own recognition in the early 70s with the release of Blows Against the Empire which featured famous collaborators like David Crosby and Graham Nash and members of the Grateful Dead.
The band has been through countless changes and band member mix-ups from original founder Paul Kanter to vocalist Grace Slick to singer Mickey Thomas. Today, the band has reformed and consists of Paul Kanter, Mark Aguilar, Chris Smith, Donny Baldwin, Cathy Richardson, and David Freiberg. A competing group under the name Starship, which the band was called for a brief period in the 80s and 90s, is led by front man Mickey Thomas as well as Stephanie Calvert, Jeff Tamelier, Jeff Adams, Darrell Verdusco, and Phil Bennett.
Jefferson Starship has had multiple gold and platinum albums including Blows Against the Empire, Dragon Fly (1974), Red Octopus (1975), Spitfire (1976), Earth (1978), Freedom at Point Zero (1979), Modern Times (1981), Winds of Change (1982), Nuclear Furniture (1984), Knee Deep in the Hoopla (1985), and No Protection (1987).
Jefferson Starship’s hit songs include “We Built This City”, “Sara”, “No Way Out”, “Jane”, “Find Your Way Back”, and many others.
The band’s most recent album Jefferson’s Tree of Liberty came out in 2008 and Jefferson Starship performances carry on in arenas around the world. Jefferson Starship tickets still sell out quickly, so it’s wise to buy tickets early when they’re on tour.