The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #164959 Message #3953623
Posted By: keberoxu
29-Sep-18 - 12:56 PM
Thread Name: Obit: Marty Balin (1942-2018) - Jefferson Airplane
Subject: RE: Obit: Marty Balin (1942-2018) - Jefferson Airplane
I grew up listening to Surrealistic Pillow,
and I was partial to
Marty Balin's ballad, Today.
He and Grace Slick were always at loggerheads in that group.
I guess Kantner in many ways was the linchpin,
since he and Balin went back such a long way together,
and at the same time,
Kantner and Slick raised a daughter together.
Nobody has mentioned Skip Spence, have they?
Marty felt personally accountable for Skip Spence,
he confessed in an interview.
It ended badly for Spence. An acid casualty, wasn't he?