Somebody to Love‪?‬

A Rock-and-Roll Memoir

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Publisher Description

A candid autobiography of the great rock diva of Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship, revealing her wild life at the forefront of the Sixties and Seventies counterculture.

She has been called rock and roll's original female outlaw, as famous for her bad behavior as for her haunting singing voice. In her 25-year career as a musician, Grace Slick charted dozens of hits and sold millions of albums. From "White Rabbit" and "Somebody to Love" to "Sarah" and "Miracles", the songs she performed became the anthems of a generation.

Whether describing her antics at the White House with Abbie Hoffman or the unforgettable experience that was Woodstock, Slick's recollections have the same rich imagery found in her lyrics. In this provocative narrative, readers will discover the many sides of Grace Slick: as artistic pioneer; she records songs with Jerry Garcia and David Crosby; as practitioner of freedom and rebellion; she sleeps with Jim Morrison and gets arrested for DUI on three separate occasions (without actually being in a car); and as a loving mother to actress China Kantner, she tries to balance casual friendship with parental wisdom.

Slick offers a revealing self-portrait of the complex woman behind the rock-outlaw image, and delivers a behind-the-scenes, no-holds-barred view of the people and spirit that defined a quarter-century of American pop culture. Wildly funny, candid, and evocative, Somebody to Love?tells what it was really like during, and after, the Summer of Love-and how one remarkable woman survived it all to remain today as vibrant and rebellious as ever.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2008
December 14
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
384
Pages
PUBLISHER
Grand Central Publishing
SELLER
Hachette Digital, Inc.
SIZE
2.7
MB

Customer Reviews

M_Lubo ,

Original, Authentic and Refreshing

The insight into the amazing evolution and changes of Airplane to Starship is wonderfully chronicled. The later portions of the book dealing with aging and inter peace are inspiring. A wonderful piece of work Grace. Thank you.

Section 60 ,

Somebody To Love

Grace is a true artist who possesses musical talent and an easygoing humorous viewpoint on all things she sees. Good bio!

Upkudo ,

Interesting read

I became a fan during the red octopus tour. I was cramming for finals at univ of Miami when my brother called and said” no studying tonight, we’re going to see the starship “
Honestly I had only heard white rabbit and somebody to love and was not expecting much. Ten rows back center stage... I got into Gracie immediately when someone sent her a love note paper plane.. she took and read it,,looked at the audience and said “ subtle as a fart”
I cracked up and the the music....blew me away..so I was anxious to read about her...I only gave this book three stars because I would have loved to have seen more time spent on the musical creativity process then on who did what drug and who screwed ( and screwed over) who..
In any event it is still an enjoyable window into a true icon

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