History of Rock & Roll
Grace Slick in History of Rock & Roll
Grace Slick (1939- ) is a singer-songwriter and classically trained musician who helped launch the band Jefferson Airplane to commercial success with such hits as "Somebody To Love" and "White Rabbit." With Slick's good looks and dynamic stage presence, the band earned international exposure and, by 1967, had become one of the highest-paid rock groups in America.
Jefferson Airplane's first album featuring Grace Slick, entitled Surrealistic Pillow, hit the charts in 1967 and made the band a "Summer of Love" sensation. By the mid 1970s, however, Slick had left the band for another group, Jefferson Starship. She and Starship managed to rack up several Top Ten hits in the 1980s, most notably "Sara" and "We Built This City (On Rock 'N' Roll)."