The Diana Mangano Page
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Lead Vocalist of Jefferson Starship
"Diana Mangano blew us away and shook the walls on 'Across the Board.'" - Dave Kraft
Just a few voices about Diana Mangano from the 2400Fulton Internet Mailing List.
Diana is an extremely talented singer who joined the Jefferson Starship in October 1993. First, she shared the female vocals with Darby Gould (who had been with the band since the reformation in 1992), but Diana took full responsibility when Darby left. And in what way she did (Darby is definitely not missed a single second)!
In september 1995 she recorded two tracks (with excellent result) for Henry Kaiser's Jerry Garcia tribute Eternity Blue: High Time and Brokedown Palace. To buy the record directly from CDNow, click here.
Diana is energetic and powerful (as Grace Slick once was), but yet very expressive and dramatic. The expressiveness of her voice adds a lot of new dimensions to Grace Slick classics like Across the Board, Lather and Darkly Smiling, which she in my opinion nowadays makes better live versions of than Grace herself ever did. And now we have not even started talking about the new stuff yet...
Diana got her talent from her grandparents: two grandmothers could really sing and her father's father was a jazz musician (since he was 11!). Born as the fourth of five children (the rest are boys), she grew up in a very rural spot in western New York and graduated from Fredonia State University.
When she is not on tour with Jefferson Starship she works at a church related facility to help single mothers and their babies. Most of these mothers are very poor, hooked on drugs, and have a history of abuse.
As her brother Chris puts it, Diana "is a great person, very sensitive and compassionate, our own Princess Diana without the paparazzi and $$."
The way Diana joined the band is a true American story. She gave Paul Kantner a tape where she sang Lather. Paul and the JS manager at the time, Michael Gaiman, gave it a listen in the car on way back to the hotel in Buffalo. She was hired the next day. And the rest is history...
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This page wouldn't have been what it is today without the help from Chris Mangano, Graham Lloyd and members of the 2400fulton internet mailing list. Thank you all!
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