Grace Slick

Grace Slick, in many ways, became the poster girl for drug abuse in the 1960’s. She composed the anthem of the decade, “White Rabbit” which happens to be loosely primarily based on the C.S. Lewis tale, Alice’s adventures in wonderland, with heavy illegal drug overtones. The record ended up being responsible for catapulting Jefferson Airplane and Grace Slick to recognition. She admittedly experimented using narcotics in her youth although her drug of choice was usually alcohol consumption. Grace crashed her vehicle right into a wall near the Golden Gate Bridge in 1971 doing 80 mph whilst under the influence. She attributes several arrests to being drunk. At another stage, Slick prepared to slip LSD into the drink of then President Nixon at a White House occasion. Slick spent time within therapy in 1978 for alcohol dependency.

Cleaned up in the 1980s, Slick continued to pursue a music career but in no way equalled the success of her time with Jefferson Airplane or Jefferson Starship, the group’s later name. By the 1990s, Slick had left rock n roll in the past and converted her emphasis to visual arts. In an interview with CNN Entertainment, she makes reference to herself as a nonpracticing alcoholic – someone that doesn’t drink but is still an alcoholic.

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