Legal name: Grace Barnett Wing
Grace Barnett Slick (born October 30, 1939) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, artist, and former model, widely known in rock and roll history for her role in San Francisco's burgeoning psychedelic music scene in the mid-1960s.
Her career spanned all or parts of four decades, most notably with the bands Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship, and Starship. She started with The Great Society and also had stints as a solo performer. Slick provided the lead vocals on a number of signature songs of such bands including the "flower power era-psychedelic rock" Airplane themes "Somebody to Love" and "White Rabbit". Two decades later, Slick became (at 47) the oldest female vocalist to reach the number one position on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, this time with the Starship signature new wave/pop-influenced songs "We Built This City" and "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now".