Guest Post By: Michael S. Laufer Ph.D.
How many of the members of Big Brother and The Holding Company can you think of? But you know Janis Joplin. Can you name any of the boys in Jefferson Airplane? But everyone knows Grace Slick. Nina Simone had a band, but nobody ever talks about “Nina and her band”. The truth is, in addition to being amazing singers and songwriters, all of these icons of music had amazing bands with which they collaborated.
Now, I like to imagine historical fictions. And one thing I imagine, is that after a party, one drug and booze filled night the three aforementioned ladies had a lesbian tryst. They probably didn’t, but if they had, the love-child-that-never-was would have been the woman who now fronts the reggae band Ila Mawana.