Grace Slick

Grace Slick, in many ways, was crowned poster girl for drug abuse in the 1960’s. She wrote the anthem of the decade, “White Rabbit” which happens to be loosely primarily based on the C.S. Lewis story, Alice’s adventures in wonderland, with heavy illegal drug overtones. The song was responsible for catapulting Jefferson Airplane and Grace Slick to popularity. She undoubtedly experimented with illegal drugs in her earlier days but her substance usually chosen has been generally alcohol consumption. Grace rammed her automobile into a wall near the Golden Gate Bridge in 1971 doing 80 mph whilst under the influence. She attributes quite a few busts to being inebriated. At an alternative stage, Slick intended to slip LSD into the drink of then President Nixon at a White House event. Slick spent time inside rehab in 1978 for addiction to alcohol.

Cleaned up in the 1980s, Slick continued to practice a music career but practically never matched the achievements her time with Jefferson Airplane or Jefferson Starship, the group’s later name. By the 1990s, Slick had eventually left rock and roll in the past and converted her focus to visual arts. In an conversation with CNN Entertainment, she refers to herself as a nonpracticing alcoholic – somebody that doesn’t drink but is still an alcoholic.

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