Related Information for Marty Balin Name: Marty Balin (Martyn Jerel Buchwald)Born: Jan 30, 1943, Cincinnati, OH Parents: Joe and ? Buchwald. Spouse: Long-term relationship with Janet Trine (1965-67?)Long-term relationship with Trish RobbinsKaren Deal (198?-Present) Biography:Founder of Jefferson Airplane, Marty has had an on-off relationship with the band over the years. Absent from the line-up between 1970 and 1974, 1978 and 1985, 1987-88, and 1989-92, he is known as the "love song" writer of the band. His distin.. read more