Grace Barnett Wing
June 1, 2004
October 13, 2011
Claim to fame:
One of the foremost rock queens of the 1960s & 1970s first headed her own group the Great Society before Paul Kantner urged her to replace girl-singer Signe Anderson in his up-n-coming rock group Jefferson Airplane With her trademark long, black hair, violet eyes, psychedelic clothing and vocals "like an electric guitar" Grace burned her mark on rock history with her hit songs Somebody to Love and White Rabbit.
Despite her flagrantly wild lifestyle Grace managed to ride the "Jefferson Airplane" and the Starship through the 1980s.
Where are they now?
Following her much-earned sobriety Grace reunited with "Jefferson Airplane" for a 1989 album & tour. But aging and health issues caused Grace to retire from performing and focus her attentions on artistry and animal rights.
Now a white-haired matron in her 60s Grace lives a quiet life in Malibu. "I don't like old people on the rock-n-roll stage...Me included!" Grace told VH1 in a 1998 interview.