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After Airplane and Starship, Martin Balin found his 'Hearts' in San Francisco



As Jefferson Starship turned into Starship in the '80s, the voice of the group changed too. While Mickey Thomas became the '80s voice and face of Starship, let's not forget the '70s voice of the same band - Marty Balin with his '80s classic Hearts.

Marty Balin is the writer/singer of Jefferson Starship's best selling singles in the '70s with smashes like Miracles, With Your Love and Count On Me. In the late '70s he quit the band and in 1981 scored two Top 40 hits with the soft rock Hearts and Atlanta Lady. Hearts was a hit making it to No. 8 on the singles charts and still gets some random play on the radio.

A San Francisco native, the video for Hearts takes place at Alcatraz prison as Balin bides his prison time dreaming about his true love before some questionable wardrobe changes leads to some steamy scenes for Balin and his Alcatraz lady.

[Last modified: Monday, January 18, 2016 10:27am]


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