Thursday, October 30, 2008

"A startling presence, both vocally and Oscar Wilde in drag who combined insight and sarcasm that was sometimes light, sometimes dark. "

Grace Slick was born Grace Barnett Wing on October 30, 1939 in Evanston, Illinois to Ivan W. Wing and his wife Virginia Barnett (a direct descendant of Mayflower passengers).

Grace was, is, and forever shall be the goddess of sixties rock- side by side with Janis Joplin- though in a league all their own, these women were THE pioneers in a male-dominated world and their work and actions were/are no less significant than the 1st female firefighters, astronauts, etc.

Grace Slick was a member of; The Great Society, Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship and Starship.

After retirement from the music business, Slick began drawing and painting.

While critics have alternately 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.


Ida said...

I've always loved her stance on abortion: "It's none of the governments business who comes to, in, on, or from my body"

Jimmy said...

She also was smoking hot, great post!