Mark Abrahamian

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Mark H. Abrahamian (February 23, 1966 - September 2, 2012), was the lead guitarist for Starship. He had joined the band in 2001.[1]


He was born on February 23, 1966 in San Francisco, California. He learned to play guitar at age 9.[2] Upon hearing Van Halen's 'Eruption' in the seventh grade, the budding musician, in his own words, went to his home and did not leave (his) room until the ninth grade. Abrahamian joined Starship in 2001. Starship's history goes back to the 1960s with Jefferson Airplane and in 1980s Jefferson Starship. He died of a heart attack backstage after a concert in Norfolk, Nebraska. He was 46.[1] Abrahamian had been playing with Starship since 2000.


  1. ^ a b "Starship Guitarist Mark Abrahamian Dies". Billboard magazine. September 4, 2012. Retrieved 2012-09-04. Mark Abrahamian, the lead guitarist for the rock group Starship, died of a heart attack after a concert in Norfolk, Neb., his road manager said. He was 46. Road manager Scott Harrison said Abrahamian collapsed after a performance Sunday night. ... Cite has empty unknown parameter: |coauthors= (help)
  2. ^ "Mark Abrahamian". Archived from the original on September 6, 2012. Retrieved 2012-09-04. Born February 23, 1966, Mark Abrahamian was taught to play guitar at the age of 9 after being prompted by his mother to "pick something to do this summer".