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apr 29th
Z's School of Hard Rocks - Lesson 9 - Grace Slick
AND NOW FOR TODAY’S LESSON FROM Z’S SCHOOL OF HARD ROCKS.
WE COULD ALMOST CALL THE PERSON IN TODAY’S LESSON A LOCAL GIRL. GRACE BARNETT WING WAS BORN ON OCTOBER 30 1939 IN EVANSTON ILLINOIS. SHE WAS OF NORWEGIAN AND SWEDISH DESCENT. IN FACT, HER ANCESTORS CAN BE TRACED BACK TO THE MAYFLOWER. HER FATHER WAS AN INVESTMENT BANKER. SHE WENT TO A PRIVATE ALL-GIRLS SCHOOL IN CALIFORNIA, ATTENDED FINCH COLLEGE IN NEW YORK AS WELL AS THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI. SHE MADE QUITE A BIT OF MONEY AS A MODEL SO WHEN SHE AND HER HUSBAND FORMED A BAND, ‘THE GREAT SOCIETY’, IT WAS JUST FOR FUN.
LATER ANOTHER LOCAL BAND – JEFFERSON AIRPLANE - THAT HAD LOST THEIR LEAD SINGER ASKED GRACE TO JOIN THEM. GRACE EVEN BROUGHT WITH HER TWO SONGS SHE WROTE AS A MEMBER OF THE GREAT SOCIETY – ‘SOMEBODY TO LOVE’ AND ‘WHITE RABBIT’ WHICH SHE SAID SHE WROTE IN ONE HOUR. THE AIRPLANE VERSION OF WHITE RABBIT WAS DIFFERENT THAN THE GREAT SOCIETY’S VERSION.  GRACE WAS A MUSICIAN ON THE GREAT SOCIETY’S VERSION – SHE PLAYED OBOE.
AND A FOOTNOTE – IN 1969 DURING THE DICK CAVETT SHOW, GRACE SLICK BECAME THE FIRST PERSON TO SAY “M-F” ON LIVE TELEVISION.
AND AS WE WRAP UP TODAY’S LESSON, REMEMBER, “IF YOU GO CHASIN’ RABBITS AND YOU KNOW YOU’RE GOING TO FALL, TELL ‘EM A HOOKAH SMOKIN’ CATERPILLAR GAVE YOU THE CALL. GO ASK ALICE WHEN SHE’S TEN FEET TALL.”
AND THAT CLASS IS THIS WEEK’S LESSON FROM Z’S SCHOOL OF HARD ROCKS.