The Jefferson Airplane changed in 1966 when original singer Signe Anderson was replaced by former Great Society vocalist Grace Slick. She would combine with Marty Balin to provide the group with a vocal sound which would fuel one of the greatest rock bands of all time.
The Great Society had recorded two albums for the Columbia Label which would be released after Slick’s departure. What Slick did do however was bring two of the songs along with her. “Somebody To Love” and “White Rabbit” would not only become singature songs of The Jefferson Airplane but of the psychedelic era.
“Somebody To Love” would become the bands first chart hit reaching number five on The American charts in May of 1967. It featured a driving rock sound with Slicks powerful vocal on top. It would enable the group to have a commercial break through and Slick to become a symbol of the era.
Today Grace Slick is one of the legendary rock ‘n’ roll figures and this song is where it all started.