Frontwoman of Jefferson Aircraft and Jefferson Starship who also sang the iconic monitor “White colored Rabbit.” She released solo albums, including her 1980 launch, Dreams. She break up her college profession between Finch University in NY and the University or college of Miami. Her 1st group was known as The Great Culture. She’s been known as The Acidity Queen due to her psychedelic lyrics and her allusions towards the novel Go Request Alice, a publication that discusses medication addiction. She wedded Jerry Slick on August 26, 1961; after their divorce in 1971, she remarried Miss Johnson on November 29, 1976. She experienced a daughter called China with Jefferson Aircraft guitarist Paul Kantner, whom she dated from 1969 to 1975. She was bandmates with Marty Balin in Jefferson Aircraft.
Full Name Grace Slick
Date Of Birth October 30, 1939
Place Of Birth Highland Park, IL
Height 1.7 m
Profession Pop Singer
Education Castilleja School, Finch College, University of Miami, Palo Alto High School
She gave birth to her daughter China Kantner on January 25, 1971 in San Francisco. Contrary to popular belief, Slick never seriously intended to name her "God" or "god" with a lower-case g, she said this jokingly to a religious delivery room nurse as she was filling out the birth certificate.
Her middle name, Barnett, was also her mother's maiden name.
Has a younger brother named Chris, born September 1949.
Listens to music from the 1960s and 1970s, classic jazz and Spanish music.
Wrote in her book that she wakes up at 4:30 every morning.
Has been writing songs, stories, poems and free verse since childhood.
Has an affinity for all things Eastern and Spanish. Since she loves Spanish things so much, she feels she must have spent many lives in Spain, or in Southern California while it was under Spanish rule.
The character Frankie Hart in American Pop (1981) was based partially on her and partially on her good friend Janis Joplin.
Her song with Jefferson Starship, "We Built This City" was #1 on VH1 and Blender magazine's "50 Most Awesomely Bad Songs...Ever".
Ranked #20 on VH1's 100 Greatest Women of Rock N Roll
She once revealed that she, along with Yippie leader Abbie Hoffman, once tried to attend a White House tea for graduates of Finch College, where Tricia Nixon once attended. While at the tea, Slick intended to sneak up next to President Richard Nixon and spike his tea with LSD. The secret service recognized them and escorted them off the grounds before the attempt could be made.
Looks like we don't have salary information. Sorry!
[on the Altamont Free Concert] The vibes were bad. Something was very peculiar, not particularly bad, just peculiar. It was that kind of hazy, abrasive and unsure day. I had expected the loving vibes of Woodstock but that wasn't coming at me. This was a whole different thing.
[on the Monterey Pop Festival] It was the first time many of the bands have met and saw each other perform, so we were all really marveling at each other. It was just one good group of people after another. And different kinds of music -- from Jimi Hendrix to Ravi Shankar, The Mamas and the Papas to The Who. They had a backstage area where there was food being served 24 hours a day, so everybody was wandering around meeting each other. I was just amazing.
She's more even - [daughter China Kantner] - I think it jumps generations. You get a screwball in one, and then the next one is straight, then you get a screwball. My grandmother was goofy, my mother was straight.
But we all do sort of the same thing and that's rearrange what you thought was real, and they remind you of the beauty of very simple things. You forget, because you're so busy going from A to Z, that there's 24 letters in between.
I was appalled that the San Francisco ethic didn't mushroom and envelope the whole world into this loving community of acid freaks. I was very naive.
You can do jazz, classical, blues, opera, country until you're 50, but rap and rock-and-roll are really a way for young people to get that anger out. It's silly to perform a song that has no relevance to the present to express feelings that you no longer have.
I don't miss anything about the 1960s, not really. I did it. It's like asking, "Do you miss the fourth grade?". I loved the fourth grade when I was in it, but I don't want to do it again.
[late 1960s] We are the people that our parents warned us about.
Prancing around on stage is not the entire purpose of my life.
[August 16, 1969, upon walking out on stage at Woodstock] Alright friends, you have seen the heavy groups, now you will see morning maniac music. Believe me, yeah. It's a new dawn. Good morning, people!