I liked his voice and his real name (Martyn Jerel Buchwald) was a better name than "Marty Balin." He was the original leader of the band and that article left out that he had a hit single, "Hearts," as a solo artist.
Sheesh, who all's even still left from JA? Give 'em a couple of years and they'll have as many deaths as Lynyrd Skynyrd or the Allman Brothers. Grace Slick is like 80.