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International Women's Day: Grace Slick/Jefferson Airplane

Originally Aired: March 8, 2019

International Women’s Day: Grace Slick/Jefferson Airplane

Along with Janis Joplin, Grace Slick influenced a generation who then also influenced a generation. She is considered one of the earliest Rock n’ Roll “divas”. Originally starting in a band called “The Great Society,” Slick leapt at the request to join Jefferson Airplane, saying the group was run more professionally. Ever provocative and outspoken, Slick didn't shy away from commenting on political issues and standing up for her beliefs. At 46, she became the oldest female vocalist on a chart topping single with “We Built This City”, only to break her own record the next year with “Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now”. She ultimately held onto the title for 12 years.