Bob Harvey (musician)

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Bob Harvey (born 1933) is an American bassist, best known as the original bassist of Jefferson Airplane.

With Jefferson Airplane[edit]

Harvey joined Jefferson Airplane in 1965 playing acoustic bass. In October 1965, the band felt he was not up to par, and was replaced by Jack Casady.

Other projects[edit]

He co-founded the bluegrass group the Slippery Rock String Band. He was in Holy Mackerel, with Paul Williams who recorded the song "Wildflowers," and in San Francisco Blue with Brian Fowler.[1] They changed their name to Georgia Blue.[2]


Harvey grew up in San Francisco and today lives in Georgia.[citation needed] He is married to Charlene Harvey[citation needed] and was previously married to Elizabeth Atwood.[citation needed] He has three children.