Grace Slick

An iconic figure in the rock scene of the late 1960s, Grace Slick was a singer and songwriter for the San Francisco band Jefferson Airplane, as well as its offshoot groups Jefferson Starship and Starship. Slick's ... Read more »
Born: 10/30/1939 in Evanston, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Actor (17)

Turn Ben Stein On 1999 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Rock 'n Roll Moments 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Narrator

Rock 'n Roll Moments 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

A Century of Women 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Rock & Roll 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

A Century of Women 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Alice in Wonderland 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The American Music Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Ring 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The Doors 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Bruce Willis: The Return of Bruno 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The Legendary Ladies 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Gimme Shelter 1970 (Movie)

Jefferson Airplane Band Member (Actor)

Monterey Pop 1968 (Movie)

Jefferson Airplane Band Member (Actor)

Jackie's Back! (TV Show)

Actor
Music (16)

Pawn Sacrifice 2015 (Movie)

("White Rabbit") (Song)

Sucker Punch 2011 (Movie)

("White Rabbit") (Song)

Brooklyn's Finest 2010 (Movie)

("White Rabbit") (Song)

Resident Evil: Extinction 2007 (Movie)

("White Rabbit") (Song)

Stoned 2006 (Movie)

("White Rabbit") (Song)

Ram Dass: Fierce Grace 2002 (Movie)

(Song Performer)

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas 1998 (Movie)

("White Rabbit") (Song)

The Crow: City of Angels 1996 (Movie)

("Knock Me Out") (Song Performer)

Flashback 1990 (Movie)

("White Rabbit") (Song)

The Best of Cinemax Sessions 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Rude Awakening 1989 (Movie)

("Somebody to Love") (Song)

'68 1988 (Movie)

("Somebody to Love") (Song)

Platoon 1986 (Movie)

("White Rabbit") (Song)

Purple Haze 1983 (Movie)

("White Rabbit") (Song)

Coming Home 1978 (Movie)

("White Rabbit") (Song)

Biography

An iconic figure in the rock scene of the late 1960s, Grace Slick was a singer and songwriter for the San Francisco band Jefferson Airplane, as well as its offshoot groups Jefferson Starship and Starship. Slick's striking visual presence, powerful voice and predilection for politically pointed, often controversial statements - she once donned blackface for a performance on national television, and schemed to dose Richard Nixon's tea with LSD - minted her as a bona fide star in the largely male-dominated world of rock-n-roll. Though she recorded four well-regarded solo albums between 1970 and 1984, Slick largely collaborated with members of Airplane throughout her four-decade career, including several albums with the band's guitarist Paul Kantner, with whom she had a daughter, future MTV VJ China Kantner. She also participated in the more radio-friendly Starship, which recorded the wildly successful if often pilloried "We Built This City" in 1986. After a lifetime of experiences, including several highly publicized run-ins with the law and stints in rehabilitation for alcoholism, Slick retired from performing in 1988 to begin a second career as an artist. Her impact upon rock music was immeasurable; Slick, alongside her friend and contemporary Janis Joplin, proved that women could equal and at times surpass men as rock musicians, which in turn paved the way for such performers as Patti Smith, Stevie Nicks, Deborah Harry and a generation of female-led rock bands.

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