But as Jefferson Airplane was ascending, Anderson gave birth to her first child and realized that life on the road with a newborn wouldn’t work so she decided to part ways with the band.
She helped the group search for her replacement, Grace Slick. Anderson returned to Portland and sang in bands in Oregon over the years.
As a child, Slick idolized such performers as actress Betty Grable.
She also admired characters from children's stories— Around the age of 3, Slick moved to Los Angeles, California, with her family for her father's work.
Surviving founding members of Jefferson Airplane paid tribute to Signe Anderson, the band’s original female vocalist, after news came that she had died Thursday at age 74, the same day that former bandmate Paul Kantner passed away.