"The Chrome Nun". Born Grace Barnett Wing in Illinois in 1939, Grace Slick is considered one of the best female voices in rock history. Fronting Jefferson Airplane, The Great Society and Jefferson Starship as well her own solo work. Slick began performing in 1964 with her husband Jerry Slick. She joined Jefferson Airplane when another member left to have a family. After the album Surrealistic Pillow, Jefferson Airplane became one of the most popular bands in the US.