Grace Slick

Grace Slick, in lots of ways, was crowned the poster girl for drug use in the 1960’s. She penned the anthem of the decade, “White Rabbit” which is certainly loosely based mostly on the C.S. Lewis tale, Alice in Wonderland, with heavy drug overtones. The tune seemed to be responsible for catapulting Jefferson Airplane and Grace Slick to popularity. She unquestionably experimented with illegal substances in her earlier days although her substance usually chosen has been often alcohol consumption. Grace crashed her automobile right into a wall near the Golden Gate Bridge in 1971 doing 80 miles per hour though under the influence. She credits quite a few arrests to being inebriated. At a different stage, Slick planned to slip LSD into the drink of then President Nixon at a White House affair. Slick spent time inside therapy in 1978 for addiction to alcohol.

Cleaned up in the 1980s, Slick continued to pursue a music career but never matched the achievements of her time with Jefferson Airplane or Jefferson Starship, the group’s later moniker. By the 1990s, Slick had quit rock n roll in the past and turned her emphasis to visual arts. In an conversation with CNN Entertainment, she refers to herself as a nonpracticing alcoholic – a person that doesn’t drink but continues to be an alcoholic.

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