Known In The '70s For: Being the lead singer of Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship, and Starship

The name Grace Slick brings to mind seminal '60s psychedelic hits like "White Rabbit" and "Somebody to Love" or, if you want to be a dick, you can associate her with "We Built This City." But Slick, as the face and voice of Jefferson Starship (formed in 1974, after Jefferson Airplane crashed) was a sarcastic, in-your-face, sometimes out-of-control rock star.

As Jefferson Starship moved away from psychedelia and toward arena rock, Slick's howling vocals and aggressive stage presence remained one of the few traces of the former band. Slick, battling alcoholism (a lifelong struggle for her), was becoming erratic as the decade wore on. In June 1978, she went too far in Germany, taunting the audience about World War II, and was out of the band the following day.