Grace Slick
American musician, writer and painter
Grace Slick
Grace Slick is an American singer, songwriter, and former model, well 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, for nearly three decades, from the mid-1960s to the mid-1990s. Slick was an important figure in the 1960s psychedelic rock movement, and is known for her witty lyrics and powerful contralto vocals.
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Here’s What Grace Slick Thinks of Pink’s Version of ‘White Rabbit’
Wall Street Journal - 9 months
The pop star covered the Jefferson Airplane classic for "Alice Through the Looking Glass."
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Not Dead Yet
Huffington Post - about 1 year
At a recent gathering of Country legends and such in Nashville, I found myself sitting in a semicircle of old friends, like the Gatlin Brothers, Exile, Eddy Raven, the Bellamy Brothers, and that perennial favorite band, "Many Others." Old stories and memories were in abundance, and laughter literally filled the backstage dressings rooms of the Wildhorse Saloon. We had gathered there for a Vanderbilt Children's Hospital benefit during CMA FEST. Most of us had toured together through the years, and we knew each other very well. Toward the end of the evening, J.P. Pennington of Exile looked at me and said, "Man, look around, will ya. Why do you suppose we are all still singing?" My answer. "Because we aren't dead!" Everyone laughed. But in fact, right after I said that Mickey Gilley went on, and it took several guys to help him get to the stage. Mickey is now 79 years old and a bit frail. However, as soon as the band started to play, he NAILED The Girls All Get Prettier at ...
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Music's Fantastic 15 of 2015: Here's Wishing These Top Performers a Very Best Fest
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Put yourself in the mind of a music festival organizer. It might get somewhat cozy in there, considering how much wheeling and dealing goes on in that noggin year-round. Planning for the next year's event must begin as soon as this year's ends. Admittedly, I don't have the qualifications for that line of work, but we do share a passion for music. And while I prefer on my own time to listen and write about a fairly wide range of genres, including the various sub-genres of rock, pop, folk, Americana (whatever that is) and the blues, assembling this list of 15 favorite acts of 2015 gives me the chance to compile my own festival lineup -- in my brain at least. This personal collection is based on my own subjective guidelines, beginning with one essential requirement -- these folks must talk a good game as well as play one. So any musician I interviewed for an article that already has appeared online or in print this calendar year was in the running. (Sorry Kendrick Lamar and Taylor ...
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Remembering Judee Sill: A Mystic Walked Among Us
Huffington Post - over 1 year
A selfish motivation is the genesis lurking behind the creation of this post. Simply put, this writer feels oddly compelled to add to the emerging canon of articles and documentaries about the late singer/songwriter Judee Sill. Sometimes a story idea will haunt the writer until it is completed. Sill described herself as a "genderless angel." The patina of years has me convinced that Judee Sill, if not an angel, was truly a mystic walking in our midst, and we all overlooked that fact. Certainly the music business did. She wrote as if she were not part of this earthly plane; inhabiting exploding star clusters while riding ten crested cardinals and enchanted sky machines. Who could write like that if they were not exquisitely aware of something beyond, something extraordinary, and something worth the telling? For Sill, it was November of 1979 and not T.S. Eliot's April that was the cruelest month. She passed at the age of 35 of a drug overdose. This fascination with Judee Sill be ...
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The Top Ten Reasons You Should Work for Free -- Unless You Are Wil Wheaton
Huffington Post - over 1 year
I recently ran across a blog written by Wil Wheaton titled, "You can't pay your rent with "the unique platform and reach our site provides." In it and on his Twitter account he took shots at the Huffington Post for having an editor reach out to him for permission to repost another blog he had written, "Seven things I did to reboot my life." He was indignant that they weren't going to offer him compensation for the piece and was quite vocal about it. As a blogger for the Huffington Post myself, I was torn. On one hand, I absolutely believe passionately that artists should be compensated for their work. However, there was something about his post that bothered me. For starters, this was a blog; not a published journalism piece. It was a blog that he felt passionately enough about to post for free on his own site and then, by his own admission, submitted to Medium; again with no anticipation of compensation. And while I didn't research it myself, I'm guessing he also posted it to h ...
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Falling Down the Rabbit Hole: The Hole in Amy Schumer's SNL Monologue
Huffington Post - over 1 year
The very popular Amy Schumer has finally hosted Saturday Night Live and I must admit, I may be too old to appreciate her. She's a phenomenon for sure, but I'm not on board with her kind of feminism. I'm not asking her to be a role model, but she brought the topic up in her opening monologue. Sexually independent women were always my heroines. Georgie O'Keefe for one. Grace Slick for another. Her voice rocked the rock world when almost no women were singing from as sexual a place as she was and she once pulled her dress up during a rock concert showing everyone she wasn't into wearing panties. I loved and still love the elegant folk poet, Joni Mitchell, who sang about her many love affairs and told us she'd seen some "hot hot blazes come down this smoking ash". It was a brilliant poetic metaphor for hot sex without using the word "cunt" or other giving up other graphic details better left to the imagination, if you have one. Later on, Lily Tomlin became a sensation, and movies like P ...
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'The Haight: Love, Rock and Revolution'
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
Jim Marshall's success as a photographer can be attributed to his insistence on one non-negotiable term from his subjects: Access to everything. "He'd rather not be paid and not eat than not have total access," says Amelia Davis, his former assistant. The Charlatans perform in the Golden Gate Park , 1967 A number of his heretofore unseen photos are about to be published in a new book from Insight Editions, called The Haight: Love, Rock, and Revolution. It includes more than 300 color and black-and-white photographs that he shot in and around Haight-Ashbury from 1965 to 1968. Marshall shot anti-war protests, civil rights marches -- and musicians. He'd gotten his start in North Beach, taking photos of the Beat poets from City Lights and jazz musicians like John Coltrane and Miles Davis. When the counter-culture moved into Haight-Ashbury, he was with them. Brian Jones and Jimi Hendrix backstage. All images from the Monterey Pop Festival, 1967 There, he was shooting ...
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Hot 'Effing' Tuna Takes the Beacon Theater By Storm
Huffington Post - about 2 years
It's often been said, "There's nothing like a Grateful Dead concert." While that's certainly true, there is also nothing like a Hot Tuna concert. Unlike Dead Heads, Tuna Fans tend to be more rowdy and aggressive, less "Peace and Love, man" and more likely to scream out "Hot Fuckin Tuna" to regularly startle everybody. The most recent Beacon Theater' Hot Tuna' concert on December 13, 2014 was exemplary in every way. And, it was the Beacon Theater that always makes it a grand Tuna affair. When Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady play together, whether it's an acoustic show or righteously electric, Hot Tuna fans show up in force. And they're generally not playing hackey sack or selling bean sprout wraps in the parking lot. Much more likely to find them in close-by bars drinking beer and talking about "Come Back Baby" from the Capitol Theater in Passaic, New Jersey on 11/20/76. While rowdier, Hot Tuna fans love their Jack & Jorma and each other. When Jack & Jo ...
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GRETA TALK: Grace Slick – A Colorful Life From Vinyl to Canvas
Fox News - about 2 years
Her voice is unmistakable. And her singing helped define the generation of psychedelic “sex, drugs, and rock & roll.” But Grace Slick has moved on to a whole new medium. In this episode of Greta Talk, Slick talks about her current art – the art of painting. And her work there is just as unique as it was back when she was singing with The Jefferson Airplane and The Jefferson Starship. On canvas, as she was on vinyl back in the day, Grace Slick is bold, colorful – and quite frank. Join me as I talk with this iconic rock star of the ’60’s about fame, Woodstock, and living in the 21st century – on this session of Greta Talk. The post GRETA TALK: Grace Slick – A Colorful Life From Vinyl to Canvas appeared first on Gretawire.
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With or Without Jefferson Airplane, Jorma Kaukonen Keeps Flying
Huffington Post - about 2 years
Jorma Kaukonen was halfway through a 45-minute phone interview last week when the subject of a Jefferson Airplane reunion finally came up. The former lead guitarist of the band that not only helped define the psychedelic '60s but also its brand of freewheeling rock is, at the age of 74, still a busy man. He was looking ahead to two weeks of teaching guitar at his Fur Peace Ranch On the Road at Dana Point, Calif., before starting a tour to promote his precious new solo record, Ain't In No Hurry (Red House Records), a smooth blend of blues, folk, traditional and original tunes that releases February 17. Call it coincidence, serendipity or the primal forces of nature at work, but the gentle soul with the magic fingerpicking hands that work as well as his mind was discussing plans to commemorate Jefferson Airplane's 50th anniversary when he was interrupted by the trill ringtone on his nearby cellphone. "Oh, it's Jack Casady," Kaukonen merrily announced. "I'll call him later." ...
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With a Little Help From an American Horror Storyteller, Mary Fahl Raises Her Voice to a Supernatural Level
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Mary Fahl didn't need to become a vampire to achieve pop culture immortality. Famed author Anne Rice gave it to the enduring singer-songwriter by sinking her teeth into one memorable passage in her latest novel, The Wolves of Midwinter: The radio was playing an old dreamy melodic song from the nineties. He knew that song, knew that slow hypnotic beat and that deep female voice. "Take Me As I Am" -- that was it. Mary Fahl with the October Project. He'd danced to that song with his high school girlfriend, Charlotte. It had been an old song by then. This was too palpable, too real. -- Anne Rice, Chapter 6, page 52, The Wolves of Midwinter That deep female voice from the 1990s that may have haunted Reuben Golding still belongs to Fahl, and it's as mesmerizing as ever on Love and Gravity, which will be released February 11. Finding a fan as formidable as Rice not only was kismet, but also gave a rejuvenated Fahl the opportunity to add on the album's glorious opening cut, "Exiles (The ...
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Grace Slick's art doesn't have to speak for itself
San Francisco Chronicle - about 3 years
Much to our disappointment, Grace Slick won't appear at the Emerald Cup in Sonoma County. [...] she is sending her artwork to the annual cannabis festival, which features music from Rebelution, Big Brother and the Holding Co. and her old band mates in Jefferson Starship. The powerhouse singer, whose voice gave flight to Jefferson Airplane's era-defining hits such as "Somebody to Love" and "White Rabbit," retired from performing in 1989. [...] Slick, 74, has found a second career painting old friends and white rabbits. Do you still talk regularly? Do you miss being able to express yourself onstage? A lot of your paintings refer to "Alice in Wonderland." If you use acrylic, you just wash the brushes in the sink. Were you really as dangerous as everyone thought? If you don't have legs, you can roll out on your wheelchair. Aidin Vaziri is The San Francisco Chronicle's pop music critic.
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'Classic Rock Stars At Home With Their Parents' LIFE Photo Series Is As Awkwardly Awesome As You'd Imagine
Huffington Post - over 3 years
What do Elton John, Grace Slick, Eric Clapton, Frank Zappa and David Crosby have in common? They were all photographed, at home with their parents (though in Clapton's case, grandmother), for the September 24, 1971 issue of LIFE Magazine. In these images, we get a rare glimpse at the people who probably once told these icons that they should pick a more profitable line of work. But, what are we holding you up for? Check out the images below and see for yourself -- and for more photos of classic rock stars at home with their parents, visit LIFE.com. Grace Slick, pictured with her daughter, China, and mother, Virginia Wing Slick revealed to the Wall Street Journal that, growing up, "I wanted to express myself in a way that slammed people up against the wall." Frank Zappa, with his dad Francis, and mother, Rosemarie...and a cat. John Olson, the photographer for this series, had been warned that Zappa might be difficult, but the reality was the star was "very professional." Also, l ...
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Goddess of New Wave: A Conversation With Berlin's Terri Nunn
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Photo by Matt Beard It was in the midst of glam metal and punk rock in late 1970s Los Angeles that Terri Nunn, the queen of New Wave, emerged as the lead vocalist of Berlin. Nunn mesmerized with tantalizing appeal, encompassing the alluring glam of David Bowie combined with the powerful confidence of Grace Slick. Synthesizers and electronic beats drove hits including "The Metro," "Sex (I'm A...)," and "No More Words," making Berlin cultural innovators of electronic dance music. Berlin recently released their seventh studio album, Animal, and while many artists have created long-lasting careers by changing their style incessantly, Nunn has maintained a distinct core sound while continuing to exude a strong and intriguing appeal. I recently spoke with Nunn about the US Festival, Grace Slick, childhood in a record shop, and the creation of Animal. It was great seeing you last week at the Grammy Museum for the event surrounding Animal's release. It was also great to have Steve Woz ...
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Ladies First
The Portland Mercury - over 3 years
Heart keeps on beating. by Aris Wales I PURCHASED Dreamboat Annie while record shopping with my dad. I had already heard and loved the album, and although I had seen it in bargain bins before, for some reason I decided to buy it with my father present. He was shocked at my excitement. "I never would've imagined you'd like Heart," he gently scoffed. What's not to like? When Heart emerged in the mid-'70s, the Wilson sisters were the first ladies in rock 'n' roll to really stick it to the boys. Yes, Grace Slick and Janis Joplin were influential in showing everyone women could storm the stage, but Ann and Nancy Wilson were the first to truly own the stage. With Nancy's delectable licks and Ann's sultry voice, Heart's musical prowess easily stood up against any crotch-gyrating rock 'n' roll dude. Of course, they did it knowing full well it wasn't gonna be an easy road. "No one took us seriously. Especially Nancy," says Ann. "There was ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Grace Slick
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2010
    Age 70
    In 2010, Slick co-wrote Edge of Madness with singer Michelle Mangione to raise money for remediation efforts following the BP Oil Spill.
    More Details Hide Details Grace also sang background vocals on the song and is clearly audible in the middle of the song singing, "On the edge of madness."
  • 2007
    Age 67
    In a 2007 interview, she repeated her belief that, "You can do jazz, classical, blues, opera, country until you're 150, but rap and rock and roll are really a way for young people to get that anger out," and, "It's silly to perform a song that has no relevance to the present or expresses feelings you no longer have."
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  • 2006
    Age 66
    The best-selling prints and originals are her various renditions of the white rabbit and the portraits of her colleagues in the music industry. In 2006, the popularity of her “Alice in Wonderland” works led to a partnership with Dark Horse Comics, Inc. that resulted in the release of stationery and journals with the “Wonderland” motif.
    More Details Hide Details While critics have variously panned and praised her work, Slick seems indifferent to the criticism. She views her visual artistry as just another extension of the artistic temperament that landed her in the music scene in the first place, as it allows her to continue to produce art in a way that does not require the physical demands of appearing on a stage nightly or traveling with a large group of people. Slick attends many of her art gallery shows across the United States, sometimes attending over 30 shows in a year. While she says she enjoys talking with the people who come to her art shows, she is not a fan of the traveling involved, particularly the flying. At most of her art shows, those who purchase a piece of her art get a photo with Slick, an opportunity to chat, and a personalized autograph on the back of the piece that has been purchased.
    Also in 2006, Slick gave a speech at the inauguration of the new Virgin America airline, which named their first aircraft Jefferson Airplane.
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    In 2006, Slick suffered from diverticulitis.
    More Details Hide Details After initial surgery, she had a relapse requiring further surgery and a tracheotomy. She was placed in an induced coma for two months and then had to learn to walk again.
  • 2001
    Age 61
    In a 2001 USA Today article, Slick said, "I'm in good health and people want to know what I do to be this way...
    More Details Hide Details I don't eat cheese, I don't eat duck—the point is I'm vegan." However, she admitted she's "not strict vegan, because I'm a hedonist pig. If I see a big chocolate cake that is made with eggs, I'll have it."
  • FIFTIES
  • 1996
    Age 56
    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.
    More Details Hide Details The song was also on the soundtrack to the film The Crow: City of Angels. Slick released her autobiography, Somebody to Love? A Rock and Roll Memoir, in 1998 and narrated an abridged version of the book as an audiobook. A biography, Grace Slick, The Biography, by Barbara Rowes, was released in 1980 and is currently out of print.
  • 1995
    Age 55
    Despite her retirement, Slick has appeared twice with Kantner's revamped version of Jefferson Starship; the first came in 1995 when the band played at Los Angeles's House of Blues, as documented on the live album Deep Space/Virgin Sky.
    More Details Hide Details The second was for a post-9/11 gig in late 2001, during which she came on the stage initially covered in black from head to toe in a makeshift burqa. She then removed the burqa to reveal a covering bearing an American flag and the words "Fuck Fear". Her statement to fans on the outfit was: "The outfit is not about Islam, it's about repression; this flag is not about politics, it's about liberty." After retiring from music, Slick began painting and drawing. She has done many renditions of her fellow 1960s musicians, such as Janis Joplin, Jerry Garcia, and others. In 2000, she began displaying and selling her artwork. She attends many of her art shows across the United States.
  • 1994
    Age 54
    The singer was also reportedly arrested in 1994 for assault with a deadly weapon after pointing an unloaded gun at a police officer.
    More Details Hide Details She alleged that the officer had come onto her property without explanation. After retiring, and after a house fire, divorce, and breakup, Slick began drawing and painting animals, mainly to amuse herself and because doing so made her happy during a difficult period in her life. Soon thereafter, she was approached about writing her memoir, which ultimately became Somebody to Love? A Rock-and-Roll Memoir. Her agent saw her artwork and asked her to do some portraits of some of her various contemporaries from the rock-and-roll genre to be included in the autobiography. Hesitant at first (because she thought “it was way too cute. Rock-n-Roll draws Rock-n-Roll”), she eventually agreed because she found she enjoyed it, and color renditions of Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, and Jerry Garcia appeared in the completed autobiography. An “Alice in Wonderland”-themed painting and various other sketches are scattered throughout the book. Her paintings of Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady were used for the cover art of the album The Best of Hot Tuna. Though Slick has been drawing and painting since she was a child, she admits to not being able to multitask, so did not do much of it while she was focusing on her musical career. A notable exception is the cover art of her first solo album, Manhole, which she signed "Child Type Odd Art by Grace."
  • FORTIES
  • 1989
    Age 49
    In 1989, Slick and her former Jefferson Airplane band members reformed the group, released a reunion album, and made a successful tour.
    More Details Hide Details Following the Jefferson Airplane reunion, Slick retired from the music business. 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, said that the main reason she retired from the music business was, "All rock-and-rollers over the age of 50 look stupid and should retire."
  • 1988
    Age 48
    She left the group again in 1988, shortly after the release of No Protection.
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  • 1981
    Age 41
    She was nominated for a Grammy award in 1981 as Best Rock Female Vocalist for her solo album Dreams.
    More Details Hide Details She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996 as a member of Jefferson Airplane. In 1993, she narrated the Stephen King short story "You Know They Got a Hell of a Band" on his Nightmares & Dreamscapes audiobook. She was ranked number 20 on VH1's 100 Greatest Women of Rock N Roll in 1999. with Paul Kantner guest appearances
  • TWENTIES
  • 1969
    Age 29
    China's father is the former Jefferson Airplane guitarist Paul Kantner, with whom Slick had a relationship from 1969 to 1975.
    More Details Hide Details During her hospital stay after China's birth, Slick joked to one of the attending nurses that she intended to name the child "god" with a lowercase g, as she "wished for the child to be humble." The nurse took Slick seriously, and her report of the incident caused a minor stir, as well as the creation of a rock-and-roll urban legend. Slick publicly has acknowledged her alcoholism, discussed her rehabilitation experiences, and commented on her use of LSD, marijuana, and other substances in her autobiography, various interviews, and several celebrity addiction and recovery books, including The Courage to Change by Dennis Wholey and The Harder They Fall by Gary Stromberg and Jane Merrill. During Jefferson Starship's 1978 European tour, Slick's alcoholism became a problem for the band. The group had to cancel the first night in Germany because she was too intoxicated to perform, causing the audience to riot. Slick performed the next night with the band, but was so inebriated she could not sing properly. She also attacked the audience, mocking Germany for losing World War II, and groping both female audience members and band mates. The next day, she left the group. That same year, Slick was dragged off a San Francisco game show for abusing the contestants. She was admitted to a detoxification facility at least twice, once during the 1970s at Duffy's in Napa Valley, and once in the 1990s with daughter China.
    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".
    More Details Hide Details After Jefferson Airplane ended, Slick formed Jefferson Starship with Kantner and other bandmates, and also began a string of solo albums with Manhole, followed by Dreams, Welcome to the Wrecking Ball, and Software. Manhole also featured keyboardist/bassist Pete Sears, who later joined the original Jefferson Starship in 1974. Sears and Slick penned several early Jefferson Starship songs together, including "Hyperdrive" and "Play On Love". Dreams, which was produced by Ron Frangipane and incorporated many of the ideas she encountered attending 12-step program meetings, is the most personal of her solo albums and was nominated for a Grammy Award. The song "Do It the Hard Way" from Dreams is one example of Slick's music at the time. Slick was nicknamed "The Chrome Nun" by David Crosby, who also used the nickname "Baron von Tollbooth" for Kantner. Their nicknames appear as the title of an album she made with bandmates Kantner and David Freiberg: Baron von Tollbooth & the Chrome Nun.
  • 1968
    Age 28
    In 1968, Slick performed "Crown of Creation" on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour in blackface and ended the performance with a Black Panther fist.
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  • 1965
    Age 25
    On October 15, 1965, the band made its debut performance at a venue known as the Coffee Gallery, and soon after Slick composed the psychedelic piece "White Rabbit".
    More Details Hide Details The song, which she is purported to have written in an hour, is a reflection on the hallucinatory effects of psychedelic drugs, when performed live, featured a speedier tempo, and was an instant favorite among the band's followers. Although Slick was an equal contributor to The Great Society's original material, Darby Slick pushed the band toward becoming a raga-influenced psychedelic act. By late 1965, they had become a popular attraction in the Bay Area. Between October and December 1965, The Great Society entered Golden Studios, and recorded several tracks under the supervision of Sylvester Stewart. One single emerged from the demos, the Darby Slick-penned "Someone to Love" on the locally-based Autumn Records label. Grace Slick supplied vocals, guitar, piano, and recorder. That autumn, Jefferson Airplane's singer Signe Toly Anderson left the band to raise her child, and Jack Casady asked Slick to join them. Slick stated that she joined the Airplane because it was run in a professional manner, unlike The Great Society. With Slick on board, the Airplane began recording new music, and they turned in a more psychedelic direction from their former folk-rock style. Surrealistic Pillow included new recordings of "White Rabbit" and "Somebody to Love", both of which became top 10 singles. Jefferson Airplane became one of the most popular bands in the country and earned Slick a position as one of the most prominent female rock musicians of her time.
    In August 1965, Slick read an article in the San Francisco Chronicle pertaining to the newly formed Jefferson Airplane.
    More Details Hide Details Despite being situated in the growing musical center of San Francisco, Slick only half-heartedly considered it for a profession until she watched the band live at The Matrix. As a result, Slick (vocals, guitar), accompanied by husband Jerry Slick (drums), Jerry's brother Darby Slick (lead guitar), and David Miner (bass guitar) formed a group called The Great Society, a play on the social reform program of the same name.
  • 1961
    Age 21
    Slick has been married twice—to Gerald "Jerry" Slick, a cinematographer, from 1961 to 1971, then to Skip Johnson, a Jefferson Starship lighting designer, from 1976 to 1994.
    More Details Hide Details She has one child—a daughter, China Wing Kantner (born January 25, 1971).
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Magnin department store for three years. Slick also started composing music, including a contribution to a short film by Jerry Slick.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1957
    Age 17
    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.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1949
    Age 9
    In 1949, her brother Chris was born.
    More Details Hide Details Her father, working in the investment banking sector for Weeden and Company, was transferred several times when she was a child, and in addition to the Chicago area, she lived in Los Angeles and San Francisco, before her family finally settled in Palo Alto, California, south of San Francisco, in the early 1950s.
  • 1939
    Born
    Born on October 30, 1939.
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