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ISBN: 0446607835
Author: Andrea Cagan,Grace Slick
Language: English
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (December 1, 1999)
Category: Music
Subcategory: Art
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by. Grace Slick (Author). This book, co-written with her good friend Andrea Cagan, is an autobiography that will delight not only her fans but also those who grew up during the 1960s and can boast bragging rights to having heard Grace and her contemporaries live in concert. While she admits unashamedly to living the drugs & sex life of the classic rock 'n' roller, she actually doesn't come off as "depraved" in the normally understood sense.

Grace Slick I read Grace Slick's book when it first came out. I learned a bit about her and Jim Morrison andĀ . Having recently read Bruce Springsteen's memoir Born to Run. and in the mood for more musical reflections I picked up Grace Slick's 1997 autobiography. I learned a bit about her and Jim Morrison and Janis Joplin. I learned a bit about the person as opposed to the star. As a teenager in the psychedelic era Jefferson Airplane's albums were among the first American bands I bought. Before that I was all English invasion - Beatles, Stones, Animals, Who et. Surrealistic Pillow, Jefferson Airplane's second album was my first and it was something completely different to my young ears. Monday, October 31, 2016 4:05 PM.

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

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.

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. Format Paperback 368 pages.

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Grace Slick looks back on a lifetime of sex, drugs and rock & roll in Somebody to Love?, a wisecracking memoir featuring cameosĀ . Somebody to Love? : A Rock-and-Roll Memoir. by Andrea Cagan and Grace Slick.

Somebody to Love? : A Rock-and-Roll Memoir.

Andrea Cagan is an American writer, biographer and ghostwriter. She has brought a dozen books to the bestseller lists, including three New York Times bestsellers and one Los Angeles Times bestseller. Cagan appeared in the 1970 anti-Vietnam War film Captain Milkshake, which saw a revival in 2003.

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A Rock-and-Roll Memoir. New York: Warner Books, 1998. Slight bump to top protruding edge of rear cover. Slick was lead singer in the famous 60s rock-and-roll band, Jefferson Airplane ISBN: 0500016933 (Rock Musicians). Very Good+ in Fine DJ. B&W Photographs. Other Products from hartmannbooks (View All). A Twentieth Century Lady: The Story Of Katharine Sinclair Minor. 2 people like this topic.

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.

Comments:

Mr_TrOlOlO
Grace Slick was never comfortable as a solo artist. By her own admission, she thrived more in group efforts.

Still, her frequent solo lines in her numerous recordings were enough to generate an enormous fandom of which I am happy to be a member.

This book, co-written with her good friend Andrea Cagan, is an autobiography that will delight not only her fans but also those who grew up during the 1960s and can boast bragging rights to having heard Grace and her contemporaries live in concert.

While she admits unashamedly to living the drugs & sex life of the classic rock 'n' roller, she actually doesn't come off as "depraved" in the normally understood sense. She was passionate about her causes (she initially wanted to devote half this book to her causes until Cagan gently convinced her otherwise), her daughter, and her art. She had the courage to retire rather than emulate other rockers who insisted on continuing past their prime.

Many people look back disapprovingly on the excesses of the '60s. But in many ways, Grace Slick was a very positive image. Unlike Janice Joplin (a friend), Grace didn't die young, and continued to live an active, vibrant life after leaving the concert stage.

A highly entertaining book by a rock icon that gives an insider's look into the San Francisco rock scene of the '60s.

Highly recommended.
Vushura
She "touched" on a lot of things, not too deeply, but one must keep it in the perspective of GS having a hugely filled social life by a very young age. She couldn't dive into every detail. I was amazed that, at one point during her career, she was determined to and did become a mother. I got the impression the child's early years may not have been ideal as her mother chased her future husband around the world, but it seems as though this young lady is very accomplished. I didn't dig the political digressions (I didn't pay for them), but they were fortunately a relatively small part of the book. I really respect this woman, having learned from the book that she has tremendous inner strength and is probably one of the few in her genre who didn't become enslaved by hard narcotics.

The book is very well written. Would recommend to anyone who is curious about her background and escapades.
Gashakar
Second time I have read this. I just get a kick out of Grace, she is such a free spirit and just the right touch of nutty (Grace, I love you!). Interesting memoir, it might be more suited to us boomers who lived through that wonderful period in time when the music and culture were changing so much. Lots of great stories, and you really get to know Grace. Probably will read again at some point!
Siatanni
This book is not so much about the music as it is about the scene, both the sixties scene and Grace Slick's personal part in it. A very gratifying read both for those who were into it and for those who wish they had been. It unfolds like a sort of hippie porn, taking you along on a nostalgic roller coaster ride through the free-loving, tripped out, flower-bedecked Summer of Love and into the more serious and commercialized world that most of us hippies sold out to in the seventies and beyond.
Xellerlu
To quote Paul Kantner during a live performance in, I think 1988,
"This is Grace Slick, the mother of my child, the devil incarnate."
Overall, this book tells us why Grace Slick, whose talent would have been enough for world domination, wasn't a bigger star. She wasn't focused on being a big star. She started singing because it looked like more fun and better money than modeling and she clearly never knew how good she was. She was focused on whatever she was going to do next but stardom was a minor issue to her, quite unimportant.
She didn't let the boys push her into the role of "girl backup singer" but that wasn't an urge for stardom; it was her natural tendency to resist being told what to do. Her predecessor with the Airplane, Signe Anderson, didn't resist and you can rarely hear her voice on "Takes off," the only album she did with the group. Grace would not be pushed to the back of the stage. However, she never seemed to want the group to become "Grace Slick and the Jefferson Airplane," although that may be something that Martry Balin feared. Her backup singing and her recorder on one song, made Balin's vocals almost the equal of her own. A favor he didn't return.
The book also tells us a great deal, although without many details, about her love/sex life. I didn't mind that but I didn't need it. I have _imagined_ a sex life with her (with me) for forty-six years. It is quite enough.
What I wanted her to talk about was the music and she doesn't really get into that much. I wondered how she dared play bass on one song in many live performances, in a band where Jack Cassidy usually played that instrument. I wanted to hear about that aforementioned recorder work, I think it was the only time she played the instrument on a record.
Some of the same lack of drive, drive to do one thing, let her play several instruments well, without being a virtuoso on any one.
Gold Crown
This was a very interesting book. I did enjoy it was very informative. Even though I grew up in the late 60's early 70's it is nice to see how things where from another perspective. Growing up in the Midwest we did not have the same lifestyle. I Love Grace and her whole outlook on life she is very straight forward and does not hold anything back. She tells you the way it is. Wish I could have met her back then.
Iarim
Grace Slick reveals a lot in this book about both her personal and professional life that the average fan wouldn't have a clue about. There's a lot of ground she covers here, like where she was born and the details about her birth certificate, her hair color when she was a child, how she joined Jefferson Airplane, and the affairs she had with Rock N' Roll celebrities, like Jim Morrison, as well as members of the group she fronted, and so much more. Whether you are a 60's music fan who might be interested in taking a journey back to that era, or just someone who wants to know more about Grace slick not only as an entertainer, but also as a talented still-life artist, then this is the book to get. A funny and entertaining read.

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