2003. Jefferson Starship “Platinum Gold Collection”.

2003. Jef­fer­son Star­ship “Plat­inum Gold Col­lec­tion”. As usu­al, David Freiberg and I would share bass & key­board duties on all songs. I wrote the music for four of the songs in this col­lec­tion; “Stranger” lyrics by Jean­nette Sears, “Play On Love” lyrics by Grace Slick, “Save Your Love” lyrics by Jean­nette Sears, “Hot Water” lyrics by […]

1999. “The Best Of Grace Slick”.

1999. “The Best Of Grace Slick”. I wrote two of the songs with Grace on this com­pi­la­tion album. “Hyper­drive” and “Bet­ter Lying Down”. I wrote the music and Grace the lyrics. I also played on a few of the oth­er tracks on the CD. Grace had an amaz­ing stage pres­ence when we played togeth­er in Jef­fer­son Starship; […]

1989. Robert Hunter “Tiger Rose”.

1989. Robert Hunter “Tiger Rose”. Bob re-releas­es his 1975 “Tiger Rose” on CD. I played Piano, Tack Piano, Clar­inet, Bass, and Ham­mond B3. Jer­ry Gar­cia played on and pro­duced the album. Record­ed at Mick­ey Hart’s Ranch in Novato.

1978. Rolling Stone Magazine Cover. Jefferson Starship. May 18th.

1978. Rolling Stone Mag­a­zine Cov­er. Jef­fer­son Star­ship. May 18th. 1978. Pho­tog­ra­ph­er Annie Lei­bovitz. My knees hurt…these things take a while to set up. — with Jef­fer­son Star­ship, John Bar­ba­ta, Mar­ty Balin, Pete Sears, David Freiberg, Craig Chaquiço, Grace Slick and Paul Kantner.

July 1976. Jefferson Starship. Central Park, New York City.

July 1976. Jef­fer­son Star­ship. Cen­tral Park, New York City. Shot of Grace Slick and me with Jef­fer­son Star­ship, Cen­tral Park, New York City. 100,000 peo­ple showed up to see the band. I’m play­ing my old Fend­er 63 Jazz bass, which I had ear­li­er used with “The Long John Baldry Blues Band”, “Cop­per­head”, “Sears, Schon, Erri­co”, and […]

1976. Jefferson Starship “Spitfire”. R.C.A. Records.

  “Hot Water”. Lyrics by Grace Slick. Music by Pete Sears.   “Dance With The Drag­on”. The whole band got writ­ing cred­it for this song.   “St. Charles”.  Pro­mo. Sort of an ear­ly music video, shot and edit­ed on film. Writ­ten by Paul Kant­ner and Craig Chaquico. We used live footage shot on tour in the 1970’s. I’d […]

1975. “Red Octopus” Jefferson Starship. R.C.A. Records.

1975. Jef­fer­son Star­ship. Air­plane Man­sion. 2400 Ful­ton Street, San Fran­cis­co. This pho­to was one tak­en for the album’s back cov­er (we end­ed up using a slight­ly dif­fer­ent shot where I’m sit­ting in front nurs­ing a bot­tle of Dos Equis). It was tak­en by the great pho­tog­ra­ph­er Jim Mar­shall who per­son­al­ly gave me per­mis­sion to use […]

1975. Quicksilver Messenger Service. “Solid Silver”. Capitol Records.

1975. Quick­sil­ver Mes­sen­ger Ser­vice. “Sol­id Sil­ver”. Capi­tol Records. I made a guest piano appear­ance on three tracks for this Quick­sil­ver album. It was good to play with my old friend and Cop­per­head band-mate John Cipol­li­na again. David Freiberg and I were mem­bers of Jef­fer­son Star­ship at the time. Anoth­er old friend, Nicky Hop­kins, also played […]

1975. Robert Hunter “Tiger Rose”. Rykodisc Records.

Wild Bill”. Pete Sears played Tack Piano & Clavinet on this track.     1975. Robert Hunter “Tiger Rose”. Rykodisc Records. I played Bass, Piano, Tack Piano, Clavinet, and Organ on this won­der­ful Hunter album pro­duced by Jer­ry Gar­cia, who also played on it. My Jef­fer­son Star­ship band-mate David Freiberg also played on the album. I particularly […]

1973. Manhole. Grace Slick. Pete Sears piano on “Better Lying Down”, Bass on “Epic No. 38”.

  1973. “Man­hole” solo record by Grace Slick. Record­ed ear­ly in the year at Wal­ly Hei­der Stu­dios in San Fran­cis­co. I was down­stairs co-pro­­duc­ing “Insane Asy­lum” for Kathy McDon­ald when David Freiberg invit­ed me upstairs to meet with Grace and Paul. I record­ed a twelve bar blues piano impro­vi­sa­tion and Grace and I wrote “Bet­ter […]