Starship is the successor band to Jefferson Airplane, later Jefferson Starship. Jefferson Airplane was formed in 1965 and was one of the cornerstone acts of the San Francisco psychedelic rock scene. They were the first such group to receive a recording contract and the first to appear on network television. Throughout the late sixties, the group was one of the best selling concert performers in the world.
The group has evolved with the times, changing their sound and their lineup through several incarnations. The second major incarnation was a reformation under the name Jefferson Starship. In the eighties, the group reformed once again to form the current incarnation as Starship, with a more hard rock sound. The group continues to have success, with several hit records, including "We Built This City and Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now.