Starship Jefferson Starship, Star Ship, Starship 2002, Starship 2003, スターシップSuccessor of Jefferson Starship. Following Jefferson Starship founder Paul Kantner's departure, a 1984 legal settlement prohibited the use of the Jefferson Starship name unless all original members agreed to it. The remaining members shortened the name to "Starship," and, fronted by vocalist Grace Slick, the band reached its popular peak with the 1985 album "Knee Deep in the Hoopla." The album generated two #1 hits: "We Built This City" and "Sara". In 1987, "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now" also reached #1. The following year, Slick left to join the reformed Jefferson Airplane. In 1990, after the "Cannibals" tour, final remaining original member Craig Chaquico left the band.
Jefferson Starship Jefferson, Starship, The Jefferson Starship, ジェファーソン・スターシップ, ジェファソン・スターシップUS band formed in 1974 following the break up of Jefferson Airplane. While Jack Casady and Jorma Kaukonen continued their Airplane side-project Hot Tuna, the majority of the band, Paul Kantner, Grace Slick, David Freiberg, John Barbata and Papa John Creach formed Jefferson Starship. The band name had been used four years earlier for the all-star band - including David Crosby, Graham Nash and Grateful Dead members Jerry Garcia, Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart - backing Kantner on his solo-album "Blows Against the Empire", credited to Paul Kantner and Jefferson Starship, but it wasn't until 1974 a real band was bearing the name. From 1974 and on the band has undergone almost endless line-up changes finally leaving the band without any of its original members. Grace Slick was let off in 1978 reportedly due to alcoholic misbehaving but rejoined the band in 1981. Band leader Paul Kantner left the group in 1984 and a settlement prohibiting the use of the band name unless all original members were in the band forced the band to change its name to just Starship.