Balin founded Jefferson Airplane in 1965. The band was especially known for great performances during festivals such as Woodstock and the Monterey Pop Festival. The best known hits of the band are White Rabbit and Somebody to love.
In 1971 he left Balin the band in 1972, stopped. In 1975, joined Balin at a relaunch of a number of band members: Jefferson Starship. This band has Balin more commercial success than with his first band. This was When he was the only singer. Miracles is one of the most famous songs of the second band.
In 1996, it was Balin included in the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame. In 2016 he was with Jefferson Airplane a Grammy for everything the group had accomplished.