s dead at 76. It was the second loss of a major player in the group as guitarist Paul Kantner died in early 2016.
Balin left the group after the death of Janis Joplin, fearful of the Rock lifestyle. He would reunite with some of the members of the group to form the mid 1970s pop group, Jefferson Starship. The group was a smashing success with hits like "Miracles".
He would leave the group for good in 2008