Grace Slick Joined Jefferson Airplane Today in 1966

October 15, 2017

Grace Barnett Slick 

singer-songwriter, musician, artist, and former model

quit the local San Francisco band The Great Society

to join Jefferson Airplane on October 15th of 1966

Jefferson Airplane's singer Signe Toly Anderson 

left the band to raise her child

Jack Casady then asked Grace Slick to join them

Slick stated that she joined the Airplane

because it was run in a professional manner

unlike the Great Society

 

With Grace Slick on board

the Jefferson Airplane began recording new music

and they turned in a more psychedelic direction

from their former folk-rock style

 

Surrealistic Pillow included new recordings

White Rabbit and Somebody to Love became top 10 singles

In an appearance on a 1969 episode of the Dick Cavett Show

Grace Slick became the first person to say "motherfucker"

on television during a performance of We Can Be Together

 

Jefferson Airplane

became one of the most popular bands in the country

Grace Slick earned herself a position

as one of the most prominent

female rock musicians of her time

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