Grace Slick Net Worth 2020, Biography, Education, Career and Awards.
Grace Slick Net Worth 2020 – As one of the first female rock stars in a world dominated by male singers, singer Grace Slick helped redefine the role of women in modern American music. The versatile lady is a talented singer and songwriter, and as well as a skilled painter.
Slick was born on October 30, 1939, to Ivan Wilford Wing and Virginia Wing, who were not married to each other.
Slick’s growing up days was spread across different cities due to her father’s work as an investment banker but she finally found a home in San Francisco in the 50s.
During her childhood, she also spent a lot of time with her younger brother, learning to play the piano and the guitar.
Having completed her formal education, Grace Slick moved back to San Francisco where she married Jerry Slick.
She was married to cinematographer Jerry Slick from 1961 to 1971. She developed a relationship with guitarist Paul Kantner and had a daughter with him while still married to Slick.
Her second marriage was to lighting designer Skip Johnson which lasted from 1976 to 1994.
She has had a longstanding problem with alcoholism and smoking. She was so addicted to alcohol that sometimes her shows had to be canceled; she also has the dubious history of abusing people under the influence.
An art lover, she took up drawing and painting after her retirement from music. She has made color renditions of musicians like Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, and Jerry Garcia.
As the daughter of a rich man, she attended a private school, Castilleja High School in Palo Alto, although before she did, she attended Palo Alto High School. She left for New York City in 1957 to attend Finch College and after graduation, she attended the University of Miami in Coral Gables.
Along with her husband, brother-in-law and some friends, she formed the music group ‘The Great Society’ that was active during 1965-66. The band became a popular psychedelic act in the Bay Area.
In 1966, she was asked by the band Jefferson Airplane to join them as a singer, she obliged. She also took two compositions from The Great Society with her to the new band: ‘White Rabbit’ and ‘Somebody to Love’.
The band released their first album after Grace’s inclusion in 1967. The album titled ‘Surrealistic Pillow’ is considered to be one of the early works of psychedelic music and counterculture era. It was a huge success.
The success of the previous album motivated the band to bring out their next album the very same year. ‘After Bathing at Baxter’s’ was a watershed album and had a heavier rock feel.
In 1968, the album ‘Crown of Creation’ was released. It peaked at No.6 on the album charts and was certified gold. It featured the tracks ‘Lather’ and ‘Share a Little Joke’.
During the early 1970s, Jefferson Airplane was in the process of disbanding. Several members of the group, including Grace formed the new group, Jefferson Starship.
The new band released the album ‘Dragon-Fly’ in 1974. It performed well and was accredited gold. One of the tracks from the album, ‘Hyperdrive’ was used in the opening ceremonies of the 1976 World Science Fiction Convention.
The band’s 1975 album ‘Red Octopus’ spawned the single ‘Miracle’ which was a super hit. The single hit No.3 on the Billboard chart which was the highest-charting single the band had ever had till that point.
By the mid 1970s, she had also embarked on a solo career. Her debut solo album ‘Manhole’ was out in 1974 followed by ‘Dreams’ in 1980. Her solo albums were recorded without any help from her previous band members.
Her final solo album, ‘Software’ was out in 1984. It had the tracks ‘Call it Right Call it Wrong’ and ‘Me and Me’. By this time she had rejoined the band Jefferson Starship.
All the original members of Jefferson Airplane reunited to record one final album, the self-titled ‘Jefferson Airplane’ in 1989.
The album was produced by Ron Nevison who had produced several of the band’s previous albums. Grace retired from music shortly afterward.
She was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rock Female Vocalist for her solo album ‘Dreams’ in 1981. In 1996, she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Jefferson Airplane.
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