Category: grace slick

Grace Slick and Janis Joplin, by Jim Marshall,…

Grace Slick and Janis Joplin, by Jim Marshall, via guitarplayer

Grace Slick and Janis Joplin, “The Kiss,” by J…

Grace Slick and Janis Joplin, “The Kiss,” by Jim Marshall.

Rock Lady T-ShirtsFrom the February, 1976 issu…

Rock Lady T-Shirts

From the February, 1976 issue of CREEM Magazine

takealittlepieceoftheirhearts: My color edit o…

takealittlepieceoftheirhearts:

My color edit of Grace Slick and Janis Joplin, 1967, photo originally by Jim Marshall

Grace Slick, her mother Virginia Wing, and her…

Grace Slick, her mother Virginia Wing, and her daughter China, 1971, by John Olson for Life Magazine

soundsof71: Grace Barnett Wing I first poste…

soundsof71:

Grace Barnett Wing

I first posted this amazing photo in 2014, and since then, I’ve seen it mislabeled every which way, including being attributed to Woodstock (uhm, no), or Jefferson Airplane (no). What can I say? I was feeling poetic at the time, and since I  was feeling like this picture got to the heart of something uniquely GRACE, I went with her birth name for my caption, rather than my typical detail-oriented approach.

So here’s the rest of the story: this is Grace Slick with Jefferson STARSHIP, performing a free show on May 30 1975, in Marx Meadows (not Speedway Meadows or Hellman Meadows or Lindley Meadows, all of which I’ve also seen; details here) at Golden Gate Park. This was just before the release of Red Octopus less than two weeks later, by far the best album of any Jefferson-anything incarnation, and to this day, the best-selling as well.

I do still feel like this is the most GRACE of photos of her, so I was delighted to see it pop up her on her official Twitter feed last year, with this classically Grace quote: “I mean, brassieres and stuff, if you don’t want to wear one, just take it off.”

I still don’t know who took this amazing photo, though, so if anyone knows,  ping me, and I’ll add that as well.

Grace Slick, San Francisco January 1968, by Ba…

Grace Slick, San Francisco January 1968, by Baron Wolman, via forestdweller

absolute-most: Grace Slick of Jefferson Airpla…

absolute-most:

Grace Slick of Jefferson Airplane performing in Copenhagen (c. 1968)

August 28, 1968 at Falconer Salen, by Jan Persson

Jefferson Starship

Jefferson Starship

From the October, 1979 issue of GROOVES Magazine

Grace Slick, Jefferson Airplane. 

Grace Slick, Jefferson Airplane. 

“You want to find out, jump in. When you get older, it’s not what you did that you regret, it’s what you didn’t do. I didn’t screw Jimi Hendrix and Peter O’Toole when they were young and kind of fabulous. I didn’t learn to ride a horse. I didn’t go to the Middle East. That I should have done. I should have gotten drunk one night – I always had my passport with me in case I felt like going somewhere.” 

Photo source here, quote source here