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Grace Slick

Musician + Writer and Painter
Female
Born Oct 30, 1939
Age 76
Hometown Evanston, Illinois
Height 5' 7" (170 cm)
Nationality American
Alma Mater Finch College, Ne...
High School Palo Alto Senior ...
Other Names Wing, Grace Barnett

Grace Slick is an American singer, songwriter, and former model, best known as one of the lead singers of the rock groups The Great Society, Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship, and Starship, as well as for her work as a solo artist from the mid-1960s to the mid-1990s.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1939 Birth Born on October 30, 1939.
1949 9 Years Old In 1949 her brother Chris was born. … Read More

TEENAGE

1957 17 Years Old Wing attended Palo Alto Senior High School before switching to Castilleja High School, a private all-girls school in Palo Alto. Following graduation, she attended Finch College in New York City from 1957 to 1958, and the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida, from 1958 to 1959.

TWENTIES

1961 21 Years Old 1 More Event
On August 26, 1961, Wing married Gerald "Jerry" Slick, an aspiring filmmaker, and after the couple briefly moved away from San Francisco, Grace Slick worked as a model at an I. … Read More
1965 25 Years Old 1 More Event
In August 1965, Slick read an article in the San Francisco Chronicle pertaining to the newly-formed Jefferson Airplane. … Read More
1968 28 Years Old …  In 1968, Slick performed "Crown of Creation" on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour in blackface and ended the performance with a Black Panther fist.
1969 29 Years Old 1 More Event
In an appearance on a 1969 episode of the Dick Cavett Show, she became the first person to say "motherfucker" on live television during a performance of "We Can Be Together" by Jefferson Airplane. … Read More

FORTIES

1981 41 Years Old …  She was nominated for a Grammy award in 1981 as Best Rock Female Vocalist for her solo album Dreams. … Read More
1988 48 Years Old 1 More Event
…  She left the group again in 1988, shortly after the release of No Protection. … Read More

FIFTIES

1994 54 Years Old The singer was also reportedly arrested in 1994 for assault with a deadly weapon after pointing an unloaded gun at a police officer. … Read More
1996 56 Years Old …  She has generally refrained from engaging in the music business, although she did perform on "Knock Me Out", a track from In Flight, the 1996 solo debut from former 4 Non Blondes singer, and friend of daughter China, Linda Perry. … Read More
1998 58 Years Old During a 1998 interview with VH1 on a Behind the Music documentary featuring Jefferson Airplane, Slick, who was never shy about the idea of getting old, stated that the main reason she retired from the music business was that "all rock-and-rollers over the age of 50 look stupid and should retire". … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

2000 - 2001 2 More Events
2006 66 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2006, Slick suffered from diverticulitis. … Read More
2008 68 Years Old In 2008, Slick contributed vocals to the hidden track (actually a previously unreleased 1970 outtake featuring Slick, Paul Kantner and Jack Traylor) of the latest Jefferson Starship release, Jefferson's Tree of Liberty.
2010 70 Years Old In 2010, Slick co-wrote "Edge of Madness" with singer Michelle Mangione to raise money for remediation efforts following the BP Oil Spill.
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