Personalities | Moby Grape | Sixties | Rock

(Vocal/instrumental group, 1966–73)

The Grape, featuring singing guitarists Skip Spence, Jerry Miller and Peter Lewis, plus Bob Mosley (bass) and Don Stevenson (drums) were leading exponents of the psychedelic sounds wafting from California. Heavily over-publicized – as exemplified by the issue of six singles simultaneously – they sneaked into the US Hot 100 in 1967 with ‘Omaha’, and a 1968 LP, Wow! reached the Top 20 – just. Further headway was patchy, though Spence, once drummer with Jefferson Airplane, achieved cult celebrity via a 1969 solo album, Oar.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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