Marty Balin was the lead male vocalist and founder of Jefferson Airplane. Marty’s very distinctive, soulful voice became one of the hallmarks of the Airplane’s sound, and he composed many of the band’s most memorable songs, including Volunteers, It’s No Secret, Comin' Back to Me and Today.

Happy Birthday Marty Balin Marty Balin (born Martyn Jerel Buchwald; January 30, 1942) is an American musician. He is best known as the founder and one of the lead singers of the psychedelic rock band Jefferson Airplane and its spin-off Jefferson Starship. Balin’s distinctive voice and style are heard on memorable recordings including the Billboard top chart hits “Miracles,” “Hearts,” “Atlanta Lady,” “Count On Me” and “Runaway” and album, radio, film and television soundtrack classics such as…

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