Slick, (Wing) Grace(1939– ) rock singer, songwriter; born in Chicago, Ill. She was a fashion model before singing with the group, the Great Society, in 1965. In 1966 she joined Jefferson Airplane, the first popular San Francisco rock band. After releasing such successful albums as Surrealistic Pillow (1967) and Volunteers (1969) the Airplane disbanded and in 1974 she formed Jefferson Starship which released the best-selling album Red Octopus (1975), as well as later albums.
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