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 […]

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”, […]

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 […]

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 […]

1974. “Dragonfly” Jefferson Starship” R.C.A. Records.

    The YouTube video above is of the sec­ond song Grace Slick and I wrote. It’s called “Hyper­drive” and Grace wrote the lyrics, and I wrote and arranged all the music. It came out on “Drag­on­fly”, the first offi­cial Jef­fer­son Star­ship album as a band. The first song Grace and I wrote was “Bet­ter […]