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Quicksilver Messenger Service
« on: June 24, 2016, 11:09:55 AM »
Quicksilver Messenger Service (sometimes credited as simply Quicksilver) is an American psychedelic rock band formed in 1965 in San Francisco. They were most famous for their biggest hit, the single "Fresh Air" (from the album Just for Love), which reached #49 in 1970.

Quicksilver Messenger Service gained wide popularity in the San Francisco Bay Area and through their recordings, with psychedelic rock enthusiasts around the globe, and several of their albums ranked in the Top 30 of the Billboard Pop charts. Though not as commercially successful as contemporaries Jefferson Airplane and The Grateful Dead, Quicksilver was integral to the beginnings of their genre. With their jazz and classical influences and a strong folk background, the band attempted to create an individual, innovative sound. Member Dino Valenti drew heavily on musical influences he picked up during the folk revival of his formative musical years. The style he developed from these sources is evident in Quicksilver Messenger Service's swing rhythms and twanging guitar sounds.

After many years, the band has attempted to reform despite the deaths of several members. Recently, original members Gary Duncan and David Freiberg have been touring as the Quicksilver Messenger Service, using various backing musicians.

Members:
Current members
Gary Duncan guitar, vocals (1965-1969, 1969-1979, 2006-present)
David Freiberg bass, guitar, vocals (1965-1971, 1975, 2006-present)

Former members
John Cipollina guitar (1965-1971, 1975; died 1989)
Greg Elmore drums (1965-1979)
Jim Murray guitar, vocals (1965-1967; died 2013)
Nicky Hopkins keyboards (1969-1971; died 1994)
Dino Valenti guitar, vocals (1969-1979; died 1994)
Mark Naftalin keyboards (1971-1972)
Mark Ryan bass (1971-1972)
Harold Aceves drums (1972-1975)
Chuck Steaks keyboards (1972-1975)
Roger Stanton bass (1972-1974)
Bob Flurie bass (1974-1975)
Michael Lewis keyboards (1975-1979)
Skip Olsen bass (1975-1979)

Only got to see this band Twice Both shows were great.
They had some interesting songs some good songs and a couple of great songs.
Here are my favorites with the last one being my alltime favorite from this band.

What About Me   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBvjXhUSUpU

Mona  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rc3BsFZDERk

Pride of Man  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0dxXkMYeVs

Dino's Song  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhTf8gqRp1Y

Who do You Love   Live 12/1/1973 Winterland Ballroom    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olnbwZxjcbI

(My Favorite) Fresh Air  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUHlxBZMiqw

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Re: Quicksilver Messenger Service
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2016, 08:05:44 PM »
What About Me and Fresh Air are great, they are my two favorites from Quicksilver. 
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Re: Quicksilver Messenger Service
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2016, 03:42:42 PM »

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Re: Quicksilver Messenger Service
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2016, 03:25:55 AM »
What About Me & Fresh Air are my two favorites. They could rock out a little bit too when they wanted.
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Re: Quicksilver Messenger Service
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2016, 07:48:37 PM »
The Truth       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIq-ZWXCL70&list=PL4p2na681b_lh2V9uM_uAl5sl2lp-Dg8i&index=26

Gold and Silver      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhraiPTORhI&list=PL4p2na681b_lh2V9uM_uAl5sl2lp-Dg8i&index=28

Edward,The Mad Shirt Grinder    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsfZTsB6VIw&index=29&list=PL4p2na681b_lh2V9uM_uAl5sl2lp-Dg8i

Gone Again        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSqBXH7386I&list=PL4p2na681b_lh2V9uM_uAl5sl2lp-Dg8i&index=30

Shady Grove        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_s-qCMJ-Ycc&index=40&list=PL4p2na681b_lh2V9uM_uAl5sl2lp-Dg8i

Maiden of the Cancer Moon      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bO1EozsUR_o&list=PL4p2na681b_lh2V9uM_uAl5sl2lp-Dg8i&index=46

Calvary      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABtOAcRWF1w&list=PL4p2na681b_lh2V9uM_uAl5sl2lp-Dg8i&index=49

Losing Hand      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ipxKUCZANI&list=PL4p2na681b_lh2V9uM_uAl5sl2lp-Dg8i&index=57

Long Haired Lady      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMryvSrrzsc&index=73&list=PL4p2na681b_lh2V9uM_uAl5sl2lp-Dg8i

Just For Love       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98RpwP3ErcA&list=PL4p2na681b_lh2V9uM_uAl5sl2lp-Dg8i&index=78

I Hear You Knockin'     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4yaXTr15mM&list=PL4p2na681b_lh2V9uM_uAl5sl2lp-Dg8i&index=79

Heebie Jeebies      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R97kACe-AKs&index=91&list=PL4p2na681b_lh2V9uM_uAl5sl2lp-Dg8i

Your Time Will Come   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gto5oW8tqc4&index=122&list=PL4p2na681b_lh2V9uM_uAl5sl2lp-Dg8i



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Re: Quicksilver Messenger Service
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2016, 08:30:48 PM »
Nick Gravenites -- John Cipollina Band - Born In Chicago   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYLvhdrky64


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Re: Quicksilver Messenger Service
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2016, 09:55:01 PM »
Great stuff. Especially ...
The Truth, Gold and Silver, Maiden of the Cancer Moon, Calvary, Longhaired Lady and Just for Love. And great footage of Losing Hand. don't think I ever heard any of those, I just have a double artist best of QMS, with Canned Heat on the flip side. So all that is on there is fresh Air, Pride of Man, What ya Gonna do about Me and maybe one or two other slow tracks.

  I'm gonna have to pick up a good Quicksilver Anthology, liked them guys, great band. Glad we got to see them that one time.
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Re: Quicksilver Messenger Service
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2016, 01:33:20 PM »
John Cippolina feat. Billy Roberts Live At Club 10-Hey Joe   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7K5ZF0cxlU8

Man with John Cippolina-Codeine     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqLJ0bB6eX4
 
Man with John Cippolina- MANY ARE CALLED, BUT FEW GET UP . 1975   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWbYgm8MMBQ

The Dinosaurs perform at the 20th Summer Of Love Anniversary. The Dinosaurs were John Cipollina, Barry Melton, Spencer Dryden, Peter Albin and Merl Saunders.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGRTOlYPQOk

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Re: Quicksilver Messenger Service
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2016, 08:52:07 PM »
Cipollina Kaukonen Santana Casady Hopkins Valenti 8-4-1970  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixDlqt7W0EI

Who Do You Love - Cobra - Mona (1980) Cipollina-Graventies Band  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siv9Nh0W1xc

Quicksilver Messenger Service - Fresh Air - 12/28/1975 - Winterland    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNE0CKK71TI

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Re: Quicksilver Messenger Service
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2016, 01:35:26 AM »
These guys are pretty cool, wasn't very familiar with them. Some good stuff.

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Re: Quicksilver Messenger Service
« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2017, 08:39:37 PM »
Dino Valenti - Children of the Sun      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxkqpNiwIu0

Dino Valenti - Let's Get Together     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8xpHGR7EI4

DINO VALENTE ~ New wind blowing      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWG1MrKbPyQ

Dino Valente - Time -1968       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQEDtLDbU5Q&list=RDwWG1MrKbPyQ&index=4

Quicksilver Messenger Service - Freeway Flyer      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCDEPxzqSr0&index=7&list=RDwWG1MrKbPyQ

Dino Valenti 9-22-86 Part 1        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypkHIPB9pz4

Dino Valenti 9-22-86 Part2       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHgWO3puBi8

DINO VALENTI - One Thosand Miles An Hour    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMKiD0rrW4c

Fresh Air - Quicksilver Messenger Service - Haight Street Fair - June 12, 2016
Joli Valenti with David Frieberg and co performing "Fresh Air," at the 2016 Haight Street Fair      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dg89CPKLgt8

QUICKSILVER MESSENGER SERVICE - Fresh Air ( Live )      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mhe--n-cOpI

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Re: Quicksilver Messenger Service
« Reply #11 on: July 05, 2019, 07:53:12 PM »
Gary Duncan died 6/29/2019