Grace Slick

Grace Slick, in many ways, was crowned the poster girl for drug use in the 1960’s. She composed the anthem of the decade, “White Rabbit” which is certainly loosely primarily based on the C.S. Lewis narrative, Alice’s adventures in wonderland, with heavy substance abuse overtones. The song appeared to be responsible for catapulting Jefferson Airplane and Grace Slick to fame. She undoubtedly experimented with illegal substances in her adolescence although her drug of preference has been usually alcohol consumption. Grace rammed her automobile right into a wall nearby the Golden Gate Bridge in 1971 doing 80 mph though under the influence. She attributes quite a few arrests to being inebriated. At another stage, Slick prepared to slip LSD into the beverage of then President Nixon at a White House affair. Slick stayed inside therapy in 1978 for alcohol dependency.

Cleaned up in the 1980s, Slick continued to practice a music career but by no means equaled the prosperity of her time with Jefferson Airplane or Jefferson Starship, the group’s later handle. By the 1990s, Slick had left rock music in the past and directed her concentration to visual arts. In an conversation with CNN Entertainment, she makes reference to herself as a nonpracticing alcoholic – someone who doesn’t drink but is still an alcoholic.




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