Grace Slick

American musician, writer and painter

Grace Slick (born Grace Barnett Wing; October 30, 1939) is an American singer-songwriter from Evanston, Illinois. She was the lead singer of Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship and Starship.

Grace Slick
Slick circa 1967
Slick circa 1967
Background information
Birth nameGrace Barnett Wing
Also known asGracie, The Acid Queen, The Chrome Nun
Born (1939-10-30) October 30, 1939 (age 83)
Highland Park, Illinois, U.S.
GenresPsychedelic rock, acid rock, hard rock, blues rock, pop
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, visual artist
InstrumentsVocals, keyboards
Years active1964–1990 (music), 1998–present (visual arts)
WebsiteGrace Slick paintings
Grace Slick in 2008

She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996 as a member of Jefferson Airplane.[1]


  1. Hinckley, David (19 January 1996). "This is Dedicated to the Women We Love..." New York Daily News. Retrieved 24 July 2016.