1994 – Papa John Creach, the 76-year-old… Read more

1994 – Papa John Creach, the 76-year-old…

1994 – Papa John Creach, the 76-year-old violinist with Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna, dies of heart failure. Name: John Henry Creach Born: May 28, 1917, Beaver Falls, PA Died: Feb 22, 1994, Midway Hospital, Los Angeles, CA. (Pneumonia following heart attack) Siblings: 4 Sisters, 5 Brothers. Spouse: Gretchen, (1964 or 1966 – 1994) Children: […]

1944 – Session pianist Nicky Hopkins is born… Read more

1944 – Session pianist Nicky Hopkins is born…

1944 – Session pianist Nicky Hopkins is born in London. He played with just about everybody, making valuable contributions to the Beatles’ White Album, Jefferson Airplane’s Volunteers, and more than a dozen Rolling Stones albums, including Beggars Banquet and Let It Bleed. Nicky Hopkins (born Nicholas Christian Hopkins (February 24, 1944 in Harlesden, North London, […]

1942 – Marty Balin  is born in Cincinnati on this day in Rock… Read more

1942 – Marty Balin is born in Cincinnati on this day in Rock…

  1942 – Marty Balin  is born in Cincinnati on this day in Rock.  Marty (born Martyn Jerel Buchwald, January 30, 1942) was a member of Jefferson Airplane/Starship. He formed the band during the 1960’s as part of the psychadelic rock movement coming out of Haight Ashbury. DiscographySolo albums Balin (1981) (includes the single, “Hearts”) Lucky (1983) There’s […]