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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 happens to be loosely primarily based on the C.S. Lewis account, Alice in Wonderland, with heavy drug overtones. The tune ended up being responsible for catapulting Jefferson Airplane and Grace Slick to stardom. She often experimented by way of drugs in her youth although her drug of choice has been always alcohol. Grace rammed her car into a wall close to the Golden Gate Bridge in 1971 doing 80 miles per hour whilst under the influence. She credits a number of arrests to being inebriated. At an alternative stage, Slick planned to slip LSD into the drink of then President Nixon at a White House event. Slick stayed within treatment in 1978 for dependency on alcohol.

Cleaned up in the 1980s, Slick continued to pursue a music career but in no way equaled the prosperity of her time with Jefferson Airplane or Jefferson Starship, the group’s later moniker. By the 1990s, Slick had eventually left rock music in the past and changed her emphasis to visual arts. In an conversation with CNN Entertainment, she alludes to herself as a nonpracticing alcoholic – somebody who doesn’t drink but continues to be an alcoholic.




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