Starship - Did You Know?

Starship - Did You Know?April 16, 2019

Music facts, music trivia, interesting stories and much more. Introducing the "Did You Know" page about American rock band, Starship.




Starship is an American rock band known for their 1985 hit song "We Built This City," which was also the first single released under the name Starship.

The band formed as Jefferson Airplane, releasing their first album in 1966. After going through some personnel changes during the early 1970s, they began recording as Jefferson Starship.

When Paul Kantner left the band in 1984, legal entanglements led to the band dropping the "Jefferson" from the band name and moving forward with Grace Slick as the only original member.

When the song "We Built This City" topped the U.S. chart, Grace Slick was the oldest woman to sing the lead vocal (shared with Mickey Thomas) on a No.1 single.

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