Live: Jefferson Starship

Jefferson Starship touched down at the Belly Up July 10, with the Tilt's Jesse Malley and Jeff Irwin opening.

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Jefferson Starship touched down at Solana Beach's Belly Up on July 10.
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The Tilt's Jeff Irwin and Jesse Malley helped open the show.
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Look at that marquee! The Belly Up always has great shows.
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Jefferson Starship formed in the early '70s by several members of the psychedelic rock group Jefferson Airplane.
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Guitarist Paul Kantner (pictured, left) is one of the co-founders of the group.
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Singer Cathy Richardson (pictured, left) became the band's vocalist in 2008.
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Guitarist Jude Gold (pictured, right) joined the band in 2012 and has also played with Eddie Money, 2 Live Crew, and more.
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The band's sophomore album, 1975's "Red Octopus," contained the hit ballad, "Miracles."
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That album reached multiple-platinum status and number one in the Billboard charts.
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Kantner (pictured) is credited with discovering guitarist Craig Chaquico, a popular smooth jazz artist.
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The group's 1976 album, "Spitfire," also went platinum and contained the hit "With Your Love."
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Grace Slick, the original vocalist for the band, left the group in 1978.
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The Tilt's Jesse Malley and Jeff Irwin played as an acoustic duo before Starship took the stage.
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The local country/blues band is always impressive.
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DJ Chris Cote spun records in-between sets.
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