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DISCOGRAPHY – Just some more of the albums Craig also appears on:

  • Release date: 1975-06-13
  • Paul Kantner & Grace Slick Baron Von Tollbooth & The Chrome Nun (1973) Lead Guitar with Jerry Garcia
  • Jack Traylor & Steelwind Child of Nature (1973) Lead Guitar and Rhythm Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals, Arranger, SongwriterJefferson Starship, Dragonfly
  • Grace Slick Manhole (1974)  Lead Guitar with The London Symphony
  • Jefferson Starship Dragon Fly (1974)  Lead and Rhythm Guitars, Co-Producer, Songwriter, Arranger, Vocals 
  • Jefferson Starship Red Octopus (1975) Lead and Rhythm Guitars, Co-Producer, Songwriter, Arranger, Vocals
  • Jefferson Starship Spitfire (1976) Lead and Rhythm Guitars, Co-Producer, Songwriter, Arranger, VocalsJefferson Starship, Red Octopus
  • Commander Cody Rock ‘n Roll Again (1977) Lead Guitar
  • Jefferson Starship Earth (1978) Lead and Rhythm Guitars, Co-Producer, Songwriter, Arranger, Vocals
  • Jefferson Starship Freedom at Point Zero (1979) Lead and Rhythm Guitars, Co-Producer, Songwriter, Arranger, Vocals
  • Jefferson Starship Gold (1979) Lead and Rhythm Guitars, Co-Producer, Songwriter, Arranger, Vocals
  • Jefferson Starship Modern Times (1981) Lead and Rhythm Guitars, Co-Producer,
    Songwriter,  Keyboards, Arranger, Vocals
  • Mickey Thomas Alive Alone (1981) Lead GuitarJANE-Jefferson-StarshipJefferson-Starship-Freedom-at-Point-Zero-Grace1
  • Jefferson Starship Winds of Change (1982) Lead and Rhythm Guitars, Co-Producer, Songwriter, Arranger, Vocals
  • Jefferson Starship Definitive Concert DVD (1983) Lead and Rhythm Guitars, Co-Producer, Songwriter, Arranger, Vocal
  • Paul Kantner Planet Earth R’n’R Orchestra (1983) Lead Guitar
  • Jefferson Starship Nuclear Furniture (1984) Lead and Rhythm Guitars, Co-Producer, Songwriter, Arranger, VocalsJefferson Starship front
  • Gregg Rolie Gregg Rolie (1985) Lead and Rhythm Guitar with Carlos Santana
  • Starship Knee Deep in the Hoopla (1985) Lead and Rhythm Guitars, Co-Producer, Songwriter, Arranger, Vocals
  • Starship No Protection (1987) Lead and Rhythm Guitars, Co-Producer, Songwriter, Arranger, Vocals
  • Starship Love Among The Cannibals (1989) Lead and Rhythm Guitars, Co-Producer, Songwriter, Arranger, Vocals Starship, Knee Deep in the Hoopla
  • Starship Starship’s Greatest Hits (Ten Years and Change 1979-1991) (1991) Lead and Rhythm Guitars, Co-Producer, Songwriter, Arranger, Vocals

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  • 3rd Force 3rd Force (1994) Guitar
  • 3rd Force Force of Nature (1995) GuitarStarship line-up then there were four
  • Various Artists Evolution: 1986-1996 (1996) Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric), Arranger, Producer, Engineer, Composer, Mixing
  • 3rd Force Vital Force (1997) Guitar
  • Cusco Apurimac III: Nature / Spirit / Pride (1997) Lead guitar
  • Various Artists Absolute New Age (1997) Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric), Arranger, Producer, Engineer, Composer, MixingElvin-Starship-1
  • Various Artists Billboard Top Album Rock Hits 1981 (1997) Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric), Arranger, Producer, Engineer, Composer, Mixing
  • Russ Freeman & Craig From the Redwoods to the Rockies (1998) Arranger, Multi-Instruments, Producer, Engineer,  Composer, Mixing
  • Various Artists New Visions: The New Acoustics (1998) Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric), Arranger, Producer, Engineer, Composer, Mixingfake starship lineup poster 2014
  • Various Artists Midnight Groove: Art of Smooth Jazz (1998) Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric), Arranger, Producer, Engineer, Composer, Mixing
  • Tom Scott New Found Freedom  (2002) Guitar
  • COCKTAIL MOVIE Cocktail Soundtrack (1988) Lead Guitar on ‘Wild Again’
  • MANNEQUIN MOVIE Mannequin Soundtrack (1987) Lead Guitar on ‘Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now
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Harley-Davidson Cycles: Road Songs (2004) Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric), Arranger, Producer, Engineer, Composer, Mixing, with Jefferson Starship on Ride The Tiger and as Craig Chaquico on Sacred Ground

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CRAIG IS THE ONLY ORIGINAL FOUNDING MEMBER, LEAD GUITARIST AND SONGWRITER ON EVERY JEFFERSON STARSHIP AND STARSHIP HIT ALBUM:
  • Dragonfly   (1974)Craig Chaquico Discography
  • RED OCTOPUS   (1975)
  • Spitfire   (1976)
  • Earth   (1978)
  • FREEDOM AT POINT ZERO   (1979)
  • Modern Times   (1981)
  • Winds Of Change   (1982)
  • Nuclear Furniture   (1984)
  • KNEE DEEP IN THE HOOPLA   (1985)
  •  No Protection   (1987)
  • Love Among The Cannibals   (1989)

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BESIDES BEING THE LEAD GUITARIST ON EVERY SONG, CRAIG’S OWN SONGWRITING CREDITS INCLUDE:

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  • All Night Long Song Hits cover '80s IMG_1014-2
  • BLACK WIDOW
  • CAN’T FIND LOVE
  • Cut You Down to Size
  • Dance With The Dragon
  • Fast Buck FreddieCraigChaquicoRedOctopusLabel1
  • FIND YOUR WAY BACK
  • Free
  • Girls Like You
  • I’ll Be There
  • JANE
  • Just The Same StarWars Holiday Special
  • Keep On Dreamin’
  • LAYIN’ IT ON THE LINE
  • LIGHT THE SKY ON FIRE
  • Love Too Good
  • Mary
  • Ozymandias
  • Private Room
  • ROCK MUSIC Jefferson Starship Greatest HiysaaGOLD
  • Shining In The Moonlight
  • Skateboard 
  • ST. CHARLES 
  • SWEETER THAN HONEY
  • That’s For Sure
  • There Will Be Love
  • All above songs written or co-written by Craig Chaquico Lunatunes Publishing (BMI)

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 SAMMY HAGAR- MARCHING TO MARS

  • SONGWRITING with Sammy Hagar: 
  • Who Has The Right 

 

CRAIG CHAQUICO & RUSS FREEMAN-FROM THE REDWOODS TO THE ROCKIES

SONGWRITING with Russ Freeman (…of The Rippingtons):

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  • From The Redwoods To The Rockies
  • Riders Of The Ancient Winds
  • Seattle Child
  • Sweetwater
  • Tribal Runner
  • The Maiden And The Warrior
  • Samba Del Luna
  • Fallen Heroes
  • From The Redwoods To The Rockies (Acoustic Reprise)
  • All above songs written or co-written by Craig Chaquico – Wolf Mountain (BMI) and Russ Freeman

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In 1990 Craig embarked on his own Acoustic Highway and #1, million selling, Grammy nominated, Smooth Jazz, Contemporary Instrumental, New Age, acoustic guitar, blues guitar, electric guitar musical treks. Greetings and salutations to all, with great respect and much gratitude. I am honored. From the accordion to Accoladia; to explore strange new worlds; to seek out new life and new chordalizations;  to boldly go where no band has…”

” ‘It’s No Secret’  that Craig is the only one original founding member, lead guitarist and hit songwriter who actually played on all the original Jefferson Starship and Starship hits, songs, tours, MTV videos and albums from 1974 until Starship officially disbanded after Craig left in 1990.” – Ron Santos KSAN / on-air radio personality / TV & radio voice-over talent / professional broadcaster

mickey thomasMickey Thomas was left without a band and songwriter when Craig (the final musician and original founding member to leave) left. So a few years later Mickey formed a brand new bandMickey Thomas Starship1 called ‘Starship: Featuring Mickey Thomas’ with people who were never actually in Starship or Jefferson Starship, but who still play and re-record exciting versions of the original ’70s-’80s hits as Starship: Featuring Mickey Thomas rather than the Mickey Thomas Band. Beware fake Starship Greatest Hits compilations.

Paul Kantner and David Freiberg have had similar stellar versions of a new ‘Jefferson Starship’ in a magnificently successful Lagrangian orbit. Both touring bands still Jefferson Starship Notplay and re-record some of the original bands’ hit songs from the ’70s and ’80s amazingly true to form.

Jefferson Starship ORIGINAL CDSCraig and John Barbata are the only ones who haven’t performed with any of the ever-evolving bands currently using the legendary names, but Craig must be flattered beyond belief that they are all still playing and re-recording all of his hit songs, arrangements and signature guitar parts. ‘Hey, that’s OK with me,  I am too,’ says Craig who is flattered and has continued to record #1 records and headline his own Live shows using his own name since 1990 when the original Starship band officially ended.

“Even though they are all still alive and kicking, except for Papa John (RIP), the original multi-platinum Jefferson Starship line-up  (Pete Sears, David Freiberg, Paul Kantner, Marty Balin, Grace Slick, Craig Chaquico and John Barbata) hasn’t performed together since 1978. – Anonymous San Francisco Bay Area Musical Sophisticate

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