Bobby Fleet

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About Bobby Fleet

Bobby Fleet, originated by actor Henry Slate, is the bandleader of "Bobby Fleet and His Band with a Beat".

Bobby and his band come through Mayberry from time to time. Andy seems to be a fan of his music. Bobby took on Jim Lindsey as his guitar player in the 1960 episode The Guitar Player.

Bobby Fleet visits again in The Guitar Player Returns. This visit is only 7 months and 28 episodes later and the 31st episode of season 1 of TAGS (Oct 17, 1960 – May 16, 1961) and when “Bobby Fleet” appears, he’s a different man. No longer is Henry Slate playing the character but instead Fleet is played by Herb Ellis.


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