Jefferson Starship is an American rock band from San Francisco, California that formed after the breakup of the group Jefferson Airplane in 1972.  Between 1974 and 1984, they released ten gold or platinum selling studio albums, and had nine top 40 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The band went through several major changes in personnel and genres through the years while retaining the same Jefferson Starship name. The band name was retired in 1985, but it was picked up again in the early 1990s by a revival of the group led by Paul Kantner, which has continued following his death in 2016.