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Slick Aguilar

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Slick Aguilar
Aguilar performing with Jefferson Starship in 2010
Aguilar performing with Jefferson Starship in 2010
Background information
Birth nameMark Aguilar
Born1954 (age 69–70)
Fort Campbell, Kentucky, U.S.
Years active1970s–present
Formerly ofKBC Band

Mark "Slick" Aguilar (born 1954) is an American guitarist.[1] He has worked with a number of notable musicians but is probably best known as a member of Jefferson Starship.[2] From 1974 to 1980 he was an in house guitar player for TK studios in N. Miami. He recorded with KC & the Sunshine Band, Bobby Caldwell, Latimore, George & Gwen McCrae, Clarence Reid, Timmy Thomas and Betty Wright. He played guitar with KC & the Sunshine Band and Wayne Cochran during the late 1970s before moving to the West Coast. It was there that he recorded with, Buddy Miles' band and in 1982-84 he toured with David Crosby. In 1984 Slick joined Marty Balin's band which led to him being hired to play lead guitar in the KBC Band.

When Paul Kantner reformed Jefferson Starship in 1992 he hired Slick as the band's lead guitarist, a position that lead to musical director that he held until 2012. He also sometimes performed with Marty Balin as a duo.

In 2016 Slick formed the Airplane Family including Joli Valenti (son of Dino Valenti, Quick Silver Gold), Michael Falzarano (Hot Tuna, New Riders of the Purple Sage), Prairie Prince (co-founder of the Tubes, Todd Rundgren, Jefferson Starship), Peter Kaukonen (Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship, Hot Tuna), Darby Slick (The Great Society, Composer of Somebody to Love), Darby Gould Venegas (Jefferson Starship). As of 2022 his son Mark Aguilar has joined The Airplane Family as well as separate projects the two of them collaborate on. Also formed in 2016 the Live/Dead69 Band with the original keyboard player from the Grateful Dead in 1967-70 Tom Constanten, Mark Karan (Rat Dog, Dave Mason, Furthur, Phil and Friends), Robin Sylvester (Rat Dog, Marty Balin Band), Prairie Prince or Joe Chirco (Zen Tricksters).


with PAX band (Perú)

  • May god and your will land you and your soul miles away from evil (Sono Radio 1972)

with KBC Band

with Jefferson Starship


  1. ^ McLaughlin, Karlin (2018-07-20). "Interview with Mark 'Slick' Aguilar of Live Dead & Riders '69 as the Days Between Near'". dcmusicreview.com. Retrieved 2020-01-09.
  2. ^ "JEFFERSON STARSHIP'S SLICK AGUILAR RECEIVES LIVER TRANSPLANT'". ultimateclassicrock.com. 2013-08-02. Retrieved 2020-01-09.
  3. ^ "Slick Aguilar on Discogs". discogs.com. Retrieved 2020-01-09.

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