Starship (band)

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Grace Slick

Grace [Slick
In March 1985, Kantner settled out of court and signed an agreement that neither party would use the names "Jefferson" or "Airplane" unless all members of Jefferson Airplane Inc. (Bill Thompson, Paul Kantner, Grace Slick, Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady) agreed.
She performed with The Great Society, Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship and Starship.

Mickey Thomas (singer)

Mickey ThomasJohn Michael "Mickey" Thomas
The next album was finished with the five remaining members, consisting of Slick, co-lead singer Mickey Thomas, guitarist Craig Chaquiço, bassist Pete Sears, and drummer Donny Baldwin.
John Michael "Mickey" Thomas (born December 3, 1949) is an American rock singer, best known as one of the lead vocalists of Jefferson Starship and Starship.

Pete Sears

Jeannette SearsPeter Sears
The next album was finished with the five remaining members, consisting of Slick, co-lead singer Mickey Thomas, guitarist Craig Chaquiço, bassist Pete Sears, and drummer Donny Baldwin. By the time the sessions for No Protection began, bassist Pete Sears had left the band.
Sears was with Jefferson Starship (1974 to 1984) and its offspring Starship (1985 to 1987).

Bill Thompson (manager)

Bill Thompson
In March 1985, Kantner settled out of court and signed an agreement that neither party would use the names "Jefferson" or "Airplane" unless all members of Jefferson Airplane Inc. (Bill Thompson, Paul Kantner, Grace Slick, Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady) agreed.
William Carl Thompson (June 22, 1944 - January 13, 2015) was an American talent manager, most notable for managing the bands Hot Tuna, Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship, and Starship, as well as the careers of their individual performers such as Grace Slick.

Knee Deep in the Hoopla

The next album, Knee Deep in the Hoopla was released in September 1985 and scored two number-one hits.
Knee Deep in the Hoopla is the debut studio album by American AOR band Starship, the succeeding musical project to Jefferson Starship.

Donny Baldwin

The next album was finished with the five remaining members, consisting of Slick, co-lead singer Mickey Thomas, guitarist Craig Chaquiço, bassist Pete Sears, and drummer Donny Baldwin.
Donny Baldwin is an American drummer best known as a member of Jefferson Starship and its continuation Starship.

Nuclear Furniture

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He became frustrated with the sessions because all the keyboard work in the studio was being done by Peter Wolf (who had played on the sessions for Nuclear Furniture and briefly joined the band on the road for the follow-up tour) and that was the instrument Freiberg was supposed to be playing.
It was the last album released by the band until 1998's Windows of Heaven, and was also the final album by the band before the departure of leader Paul Kantner and the formation of the offshoot band Starship.

We Built This City

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The first was "We Built This City", written by Bernie Taupin, Martin Page, Dennis Lambert, and Peter Wolf and was engineered by Grammy-winning producer Bill Bottrell and arranged by Bottrell and Jasun Martz; the second was "Sara".
"We Built This City" is a 1985 song written by Bernie Taupin, Martin Page, Dennis Lambert and Peter Wolf, and originally recorded by US rock group Starship and released as their debut single on their album Knee Deep in the Hoopla.

Jefferson Starship

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Initially a continuation of Jefferson Starship, it underwent a change in musical direction, the subsequent loss of personnel, and a lawsuit settlement that led to a name change. In June 1984, Paul Kantner, the last remaining founding member of Jefferson Airplane, left Jefferson Starship.
The remaining members renamed themselves Starship, and continued to tour and record music.

Sara (Starship song)

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The first was "We Built This City", written by Bernie Taupin, Martin Page, Dennis Lambert, and Peter Wolf and was engineered by Grammy-winning producer Bill Bottrell and arranged by Bottrell and Jasun Martz; the second was "Sara".
"Sara" is a song recorded by the American rock band Starship which reached number-one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart on March 15, 1986.

Peter Wolf (producer)

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He became frustrated with the sessions because all the keyboard work in the studio was being done by Peter Wolf (who had played on the sessions for Nuclear Furniture and briefly joined the band on the road for the follow-up tour) and that was the instrument Freiberg was supposed to be playing. The first was "We Built This City", written by Bernie Taupin, Martin Page, Dennis Lambert, and Peter Wolf and was engineered by Grammy-winning producer Bill Bottrell and arranged by Bottrell and Jasun Martz; the second was "Sara".

David Freiberg

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David Freiberg stayed with the band after the lawsuit and attended the first studio sessions for the next album.
He remained with this group for nearly eleven years, departing shortly after the formation of Starship in early 1985 due to creative differences over the selection and recording of "We Built This City" with Grace Slick (who, according to longtime manager Bill Thompson, considered Freiberg to be "dead weight") and the atypically outsized role of producer Peter Wolf; during this period, Wolf had effectively superseded Freiberg as the band's principal keyboardist in the studio and select live performances.

Jasun Martz

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The first was "We Built This City", written by Bernie Taupin, Martin Page, Dennis Lambert, and Peter Wolf and was engineered by Grammy-winning producer Bill Bottrell and arranged by Bottrell and Jasun Martz; the second was "Sara".
He has recorded with Michael Jackson, toured with Frank Zappa and helped arrange one of rock music's best selling hits: "We Built this City" by Starship.

No Protection (Starship album)

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By the time the sessions for No Protection began, bassist Pete Sears had left the band.
No Protection is the second album by Starship, released in 1987.

Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now

In early 1987, "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now", recorded while Sears was still with the band, was featured in the film Mannequin and hit No.
"Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now" is a song co-written by Albert Hammond and Diane Warren, recorded by the American rock band Starship in 1986.

Paul Kantner

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In June 1984, Paul Kantner, the last remaining founding member of Jefferson Airplane, left Jefferson Starship.
Kantner settled in March 1985, and the group name was reduced to Starship.

Bill Bottrell

The first was "We Built This City", written by Bernie Taupin, Martin Page, Dennis Lambert, and Peter Wolf and was engineered by Grammy-winning producer Bill Bottrell and arranged by Bottrell and Jasun Martz; the second was "Sara".
The 1980s were spent freelance engineering between Europe and Los Angeles, with clients including: The Jacksons, ELO, Michael Jackson, Madonna, George Harrison, Starship and Tom Petty.

Red Octopus

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The band had not had a number-one hit record since previous incarnation Jefferson Starship released Red Octopus in 1975.In 1986, the group recorded "Cut You Down to Size" for the film Youngblood.
The single "Miracles" was the highest-charting single any permutation of the band had until Starship's "We Built This City" a decade later, ultimately peaking at #3 on the Billboard singles chart; the album itself reached #1 four non-consecutive weeks during 1975 on the Billboard 200.

Martin Page

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The first was "We Built This City", written by Bernie Taupin, Martin Page, Dennis Lambert, and Peter Wolf and was engineered by Grammy-winning producer Bill Bottrell and arranged by Bottrell and Jasun Martz; the second was "Sara".
Page and Taupin wrote Starship's 1985 hit single "We Built This City" and Heart's 1986 hit song "These Dreams".

Mannequin (1987 film)

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In early 1987, "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now", recorded while Sears was still with the band, was featured in the film Mannequin and hit No.
Mannequin received a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Original Song for its main title song, "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now" by Starship.

Love Among the Cannibals

With Thomas the sole lead singer, the revamped lineup released Love Among the Cannibals in August 1989 and went on another tour to support the album; recruiting backing singers Christina Marie Saxton and Melisa Kary to fill the gap left by Slick's departure.
Love Among the Cannibals is the third album released in 1989 by rock band Starship.

Jefferson Airplane

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In June 1984, Paul Kantner, the last remaining founding member of Jefferson Airplane, left Jefferson Starship.
After the acrimonious events that resulted in Jefferson Starship's 1984 evolution into Starship, Kantner reunited with Balin (who joined Jefferson Starship in January 1975 following a guest appearance on Dragon Fly before leaving once more in 1978) and Jack Casady in 1985 to form the KBC Band.

Greatest Hits (Ten Years and Change 1979–1991)

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In May 1991, RCA assembled a compilation album, Greatest Hits (Ten Years and Change 1979-1991).
Greatest Hits (Ten Years and Change 1979–1991) is a compilation album released in 1991 when Starship ended its recording contract with RCA Records.

Bernie Taupin

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The first was "We Built This City", written by Bernie Taupin, Martin Page, Dennis Lambert, and Peter Wolf and was engineered by Grammy-winning producer Bill Bottrell and arranged by Bottrell and Jasun Martz; the second was "Sara".
In addition to writing for Elton John, Taupin has also written lyrics for use by other composers, with notable successes including "We Built This City", which was recorded by Starship, and "These Dreams," recorded by Heart (both of which were collaborations with English composer/musician Martin Page).

Loveless Fascination

A new Starship album, Loveless Fascination, produced by Jeff Pilson of Foreigner, was released on September 17, 2013.
Loveless Fascination is the fourth album by Starship.