Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Grace Slick, Jefferson Airplane Diva, Recalls SF’s Summer Of Love

Grace Slick Art ExhibitionSAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — Grace Slick was the queen of rock. She and the Jefferson Airplane’s “White Rabbit” – the anthem of the acid rock era. That’s a notion Slick says “sounds weird.”
“Weird” to the now 73-year-old Grace Slick because it still surprises her how big the song became. Her inspiration for “White Rabbit” was “Alice in Wonderland” and composer Maurice Ravel’s “Bolero” which is a Spanish march.
“It isn’t even rock ‘n’ roll,” she says. “And when RCA made a single out of it I thought that’s just amazing. And the thing sold and I thought ‘wow’ there’s a lot more screwballs than I thought there were.”

http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2013/05/19/grace-slick-jefferson-airplane/

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