The Tumble Story of Grace Slick, Soloist of Psychedelic Rock Legend Jefferson Airplane

Violet Field inEntertainmentMay 14, 2020 4 min read14 views

Let's meet the amazing voice Grace Slick that marked the 1960s and 1970s.

Slick was born in a Chicago suburb in 1939.


Grace Slick, whose real name is Grace Barnett Wing, travels to many cities with her family. In the mid-1950s, he settled in San Francisco, where his latest music will also take shape.

When the calendars show 1961, Grace marries ex-neighbor Jerry Slick.


When the calendars show 1961, Grace marries ex-neighbor Jerry Slick. Grace has been modeling for three years after this date. In 1964, he entered the recording studio for the first time to make music for Jerry's new short film.

Rock in the style of Elvis Presley, which was very popular in those years, did not attract his attention.


On the other hand, he was impressed by the Rolling Stones. But what really impressed him was the Jefferson Airplane group. Even so, after watching Jefferson Airplane, he will decide to actively engage in music.

Grace establishes The Great Society with her husband Jerry and Jerry's brother Darby.


Sally Go Round The Roses - Great Society (Grace Slick)

 Grace establishes The Great Society with her husband Jerry and Jerry's brother Darby. Here he creates iconic songs such as Somebody to Love and White Rabbit.

Grace begins to think of her own future, as they can get very few records with The Great Society.


With Jefferson Airplane's current vocalist leaving the band in the summer of 1966, the band proposes to Grace Slick to join them, and he agrees immediately. With Grace's departure from the group, The Great Society breaks up and her marriage to Jerry Slick goes into disdain.

In 1967, their new album "Surrealistic Pillow" suddenly made them one of the most famous bands.


Jefferson Airplane - White Rabbit 

In this album, Grace Slick had the opportunity to reproduce the songs "White Rabbit" and "Somebody To Love" that she had previously sung. During this period, Grace Slick, who was with the band's guitarist Paul Kantner, had a daughter named China Wing Kantner in 1971.

Jefferson Airplane changes its name and continues on its way under the name Jefferson Starship.


With the departure of Jack Casady and Jorma Kaukonen from the group, the group changed their name to Jefferson Airplane and proceeded under the name Jefferson Starship. During this period, he released albums both with the group and alone.

With the remaining members leaving the group, only Grace Slick from the original Jefferson Airplane group remained.


Despite this, they continue to be at the top of the album with the albums they made in the 80s. Grace Slick is detained for different reasons during this period. Despite the band's success, he is not happy with the music created.

After leaving the Starship group, Jefferson releases an album with the original members of the Airplane.


The band reunited many years later and gives many concerts. He then explains his retirement by stating that rock & rollers are ridiculous and must retire after the age of 50.

It did not fit in the molds of the 50s.


In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, he talks about the fact that everything is planned with short-haired housewives of the 50s, from uninspiring America to the world of a rock band he will never look back.

 We are grateful to Grace Slick, who turned 80 in the past October, to instill a new musical culture to people from all over the world.