See Pete Sears at the Surrealistic Summer Solstice Jam Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at the San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park! FREE concert followed by an epic light show on the Conservatory!
Tag Archive: David Freiberg
2006. Paul Kantner’s 65th Birthday Roast & Concert. DVD. I popped down to the “Sweetwater” and sat in on a few tunes. — with Jefferson Starship, Paul Kantner and David Freiberg.
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 […]
2000. Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship, Starship, “Love Songs”. I wrote “Play On Love” with Grace Slick, and “Save Your Love”, and “Be My Lady” with Jeannette Sears. — with Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship.
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; […]
“Starship” Greatest Hits Ten Years And Change. Compilation CD included “Stranger” written by me & Jeannette Sears. Greatest Hits (Ten Years and Change 1979–1991)
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.
Pete Sears and David Freiberg with Jefferson Starship, 1979
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. 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 […]
“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. 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. 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 […]
“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” 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 […]