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The founder of the Jefferson Airplane ~ Marty Balin
Marty was the one who started the San Francisco scene,” says Bill Thompson, Balin’s roommate back in the mid-’60s and former manager of both the Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship. “Back in those days Marty was quite the businessman” said Paul Kantner. “He was the leader of the band on that level. He was the one who pushed us to do all the business stuff, orchestrating, thinking ahead, looking for managers and club opportunities. He was very good at it and then he shied away from it. It became offensive to have to deal with it.” “In my formative rock days, Bill Graham was my manager, and you couldn’t have a better teacher.” – Marty Balin
Marty was the founder and featured vocalist for Jefferson Airplane from 1965 to 1971. He appeared with the group during their performances at Monterey Pop Festival in 1967, Woodstock, and the disastrous Altamont Speedway concert in 1969. Balin was knocked unconscious by a biker from the Hells Angels motorcycle club while he was trying to save a couple of fans from being beaten by the Hells Angels. (This event was captured on film in the Rolling Stones documentary Gimme Shelter).
“Miracles”-“Count on Me”-“Hearts”- are just some of Marty’s mega hits. Buy Marty’s new Album, “Blue Highway”!!! — www.martybalin.net
AND: The Great – Ohio State Rep. Courtney Combs
Will appear 1 st hour 9 PM ET ~ 6 PM PT
State Representative Courtney Combs is serving his fourth term in the Ohio House of Representatives, having been appointed in 2004. He represents the 54th House District, which includes the cities of Hamilton, Fairfield, and Ross Township in Butler County.
Prior to joining the Ohio House, Representative Combs served on Hamilton City Council and was a Butler County Commissioner from 1986 until his appointment to the Ohio House. He attended the Real Estate Institute at Miami University, is a licensed realtor, and is broker of Combs Group Realty.
Representative Combs remains active in his community through his involvement with the St. Peter in Chains Church, the Hamilton and Fairfield Chambers of Commerce, the Hamilton-Fairfield Heart Association, Hamilton, Fairfield and Oxford Board of Realtors, and Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana (OKI) Regional Council of Governments. He is a former president and executive committee member of the Ohio County Commissioners Association, which awarded him the Outstanding County Official Award in 2002. He has been honored with the Watchdog of the Treasury Award and the Children’s Hospital Association Legislative Award.
Representative Combs and his wife Carol Sue have been married for 40 years. They have five children and five grandchildren.