Written by American singer, songwriter, musician, artist, and former model Grace Barnett Wing, White Rabbit is a two minutes and 31 seconds long Psychedelic rock masterpiece.
Part of the 1967 album titled Surrealistic Pillow; the American rock band based in San Francisco, California named Jefferson Airplane performed the song.
The song had good success with fans and critics worldwide. It managed to reach the eighth position on the Billboard Hot 100 musical chart.
This means that it was Jefferson Airplane’s second single, which managed to break the top ten.
According to Rolling Stone, White Rabbit is ranked the 478th song in their 500 Greatest Songs of All Time list. The song was also included in The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.
The song was initially written in 1965-1966 by Grace Slick while she was still part of the San Francisco rock band that existed from 1965 to 1966.
The free White Rabbit piano sheets are a pure expression of the Psychedelic rock musical genres and one of the best rock songs in history.
Worldwide, the song and also very good success. It was ranked the first on the Canada RPM Top Singles chart, sixth on the U.S. Cash Box Top 100, and third on the Netherlands’ Dutch Top 40 chart.
Each band’s member contribution is as follows:
- Grace Slick – vocals
- Jorma Kaukonen – lead guitar
- Paul Kantner – rhythm guitar
- Jack Casady – bass
- Spencer Dryden – drums
Throughout the years, the free White Rabbit piano sheet music had many, many covers by artists from all around the world like well-known artists like George Benson, the Damned, Emiliana Torini, or Pink.
White Rabbit was also mentioned in the A Head in the Polls Futurama episode from 1999 where Richard Nixon sings a similar version of the song.
The song was produced by Rick Jarrard and published under the umbrella of the RCA Victor record label. The single’s B-side is Plastic Fantastic Lover.
The song was released on June 24, 1967, one year after it was written by Grace Slick as a 7-inch single format.
Looking into the lyrics of the song, we have information that it was supposed to be an alarm sign for the parents who read their children stories such as Alice in Wonderland or Through the Looking Glass, where you can find out that people or children could change size after taking some kind of pills or drinking special liquids.
Those parents should learn from this and stop reading or giving examples like this and then wondering why later on, their children become drug addicts.
The song is about following your curiosity, the White Rabbit is your curiosity itself and it became one of the first songs regarding drug references.
If you are interested in the composition of the song, you can find, of course, vocals, lead and rhythm guitar, bass, and drums.
The song also appears at important events, movies, commercials like nowadays, in the 2020 TV commercial for Celebrity Cruises.