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 […]
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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.
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 […]
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 […]