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Grace Barnett Wing

Grace Barnett Wing

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  • Name Grace Barnett Wing 
    Born 30 Oct 1939  Highland Park, Lake, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Census 1940 
    1940 Wing.
    1940 Wing.
    1940 US census, Highland Park, Lake, Illinois, enumeration district 49-22, Family Number 146, Wing.
    Occupation 1965 
    Singer, song writer. 
    The Great Society.
    The Great Society.
    In 1965 with others, Grace and her husband Jerry, as drummer formed "The Great Society".
    Jefferson Airplane.
    Jefferson Airplane.
    In 1966 the lead singer of "Jefferson Airplane" quit. Grace was asked to take her place. She accepted because she found the band to be far more professional than her current band.
    Jefferson Starship.
    Jefferson Starship.
    In 1970 Airplane broke up. Grace along with a couple other members formed "Jefferson Starship". Grace also released three solo albums while part of this group.
    Starship.
    Starship.
    In 1985 the band broke up. Grace formed "Starship". It lasted until 1989 when Grace decided to retire.
    Grace Slick Painting.
    Grace Slick Painting.
    In an interview on VH1 Grace said; "All rock-and-rollers over the age of 50 look stupid and should retire." She has lived by that only appearing on stage for a few special occasions since she retired. Much of her time since then has been taken up by painting. The subjects are typically animals, Alice in Wonderland or, other rock musicians like this one she did of Pete Townsend of the Who.
    Jefferson Airplane_ American Bandstand.
    Jefferson Airplane_ American Bandstand.
    Jefferson Airplane_ American Bandstand. Runtime 3 minutes 19 seconds.
    Biographical Information 1996 
    In 1996 Jefferson Airplane was inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame. Grace was unable tp attend due to medical issues. 
    Jefferson Airplane 1996.
    Jefferson Airplane 1996.
    Jefferson Airplane at their induction into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame.
    Siblings
    1. Chris Wing,   b. 1949
     
    Person ID I56406  Nagel
    Last Modified 22 Dec 2020 

    Father Ivan Wilford Wing,   b. 25 Jan 1907, Seattle, King, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 1987, San Mateo County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Virginia Barnett,   b. 21 Sep 1909, Lewiston, Nez Perce, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1983, Santa Clara County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 9 Jan 1935  Inglewood, Los Angeles, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Wing-Barnett Marriage.
    Wing-Barnett Marriage.
    Wing-Barnett Marriage.
    Family ID F16517  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Gerald Slick,   b. 8 Oct 1939,   d. 20 Mar 2020  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 1961 
    Divorced 1971 
    Last Modified 22 Dec 2020 
    Family ID F16518  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Paul Kantner,   b. 17 Mar 1941, San Francisco, San Francisco, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 2016, San Francisco, San Francisco, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 1969 
    • Grace and Paul were never married.
    Divorced 1975 
    Children 
     1. China Wing Kantner,   b. 25 Jan 1971, San Francisco, San Francisco, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    Last Modified 22 Dec 2020 
    Family ID F16519  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Skip Johnson 
    Married 1976 
    Grace Slick & Skip Johnson.
    Grace Slick & Skip Johnson.
    Grace Slick & Skip Johnson at their wedding.
    Divorced 1994 
    Last Modified 22 Dec 2020 
    Family ID F16520  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart