Grace Slick

Grace Slick, in many ways, was crowned poster girl for drug abuse in the 1960’s. She penned the anthem of the decade, “White Rabbit” which is certainly loosely based on the C.S. Lewis account, Alice’s adventures in wonderland, with heavy substance abuse overtones. The tune was responsible for catapulting Jefferson Airplane and Grace Slick to fame. She indeed experimented by using illegal drugs in her adolescence but her substance of preference was generally drinking. Grace rammed her vehicle right into a wall close to the Golden Gate Bridge in 1971 doing 80 miles per hour though under the influence. She attributes various arrests to being inebriated. At an alternative point, Slick intended to slip LSD into the drink of then President Nixon at a White House affair. Slick spent time inside rehab in 1978 for alcohol dependency.

Cleaned up in the 1980s, Slick continued to follow a music career but practically never equalled the prosperity of her time with Jefferson Airplane or Jefferson Starship, the group’s later moniker. By the 1990s, Slick had quit rock music in the past and converted her focus to visual arts. In an conversation with CNN Entertainment, she alludes to herself as a nonpracticing alcoholic – a person who doesn’t drink but remains an alcoholic.

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