Thursday, February 25, 2010

QUICKSILVER MESSENGER SERVICE FAMILY TREE - SHOWS LIST (PART 1 OF 2)

This story is the work of Bruno Ceriotti. Help in putting this together has been provided by Marc Skobac, Dale Ockerman, Mike Somavilla, Gerard Daily, Greg Vick, Steve Lyman, David Roberts, Joe Jupille, Michael Parrish, David Dann, Kenny Webber, Hewitt Jackson, Tom Maloney, Will Jackson, Tom Shyman, Rit, and Larry, to whom I'm most grateful.


UNNAMED NEVER REHEARSAL BAND (JUL or AUG 1965 (one day only))
1) John Holland Mallett III (aka John Cipollina) lead guitar
2) Chester William 'Chet' Powers Jr. (aka Dino Valenti) vocals, rhythm acoustic guitar
3) James Rigney 'Jimmy' Murray bass
+
two or three unknown chicks tamburine


UNNAMED REHEARSAL BAND #1 (AUG or SEPT 1965)
1) John Cipollina vocals, lead guitar
2) David Freiberg bass
3) Jimmy Murray vocals, harp


UNNAMED REHEARSAL BAND #2 (SEPT 1?, 1965 (one day only))
1) John Cipollina vocals, lead guitar
2) Alexander Lee Spence Jr. (aka Skip Spence) vocals, rhythm acoustic guitar
3) David Freiberg bass
4) Jimmy Murray vocals, harp
5) Casey Sonnabend congas, percussion


September 1?, 1965: The Matrix, 3138 Fillmore Street, Marina District, San Francisco, CA
This was not a show but only an afternoon rehearsal by the unnamed band's new line-up.


UNNAMED REHEARSAL BAND #3 (OCT 16, 1965 - NOV 1965)
1) John Cipollina vocals, lead guitar, rhythm guitar, hawaiian steel guitar, slide guitar, organ, 6-string bass
2) Jimmy Murray vocals, harp, rhythm guitar
3) Gregory 'Greg' Elmore drums, percussion
4) Eugene Duncan Jr. (aka Gary Duncan) lead vocals, tamburine, rhythm guitar


UNNAMED LIVE BAND (NOV 1965)
1) John Cipollina
2) Jimmy Murray
3) Greg Elmore
4) Gary Duncan 
5) David Freiberg vocals, bass, viola


November ?-?, 1965: The Matrix, 3138 Fillmore Street, Marina District, San Francisco, CA (three shows)


COSMIC CRYSTAL SET (NOV 1965)
1) John Cipollina
2) Jimmy Murray
3) Greg Elmore
4) Gary Duncan
5) David Freiberg


VULCAN (NOV 1965)
1) John Cipollina
2) Jimmy Murray
3) Greg Elmore
4) Gary Duncan
5) David Freiberg


November ?, 1965: The Matrix, 3138 Fillmore Street, Marina District, San Francisco, CA


QUICKSILVER MESSENGER SERVICE #1 (NOV 1965 - AUG 1967)
1) John Cipollina
2) Jimmy Murray
3) Greg Elmore
4) Gary Duncan
5) David Freiberg
+
6) Adam Fourman piano (sat-in as guest at a few early QMS shows in 1966)
7) Dino Valenti vocals (sat-in as guest at several QMS shows from 1966 to 1968)


December 24, 1965: The Committee's house, Muir Beach, Marin County, CA "Christmas Private Party"
Quicksilver Messenger Service's private debut.

January 15, 1966: Muir Beach Lodge, Muir Beach, Marin County, CA
Quicksilver Messenger Service's public debut. At this show they meet their initial patron Ambrose Hollingsworth, who helps them buy equipment.

January 17, 1966: The Matrix, 3138 Fillmore Street, Marina District, San Francisco, CA "Open Auditions"

February 4-6, 1966: Fillmore Auditorium, 1805 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA with Jefferson Airplane, Mystery Trend and others "Sights and Sounds of The Trips Festival"
QMS and Mystery Trend is not listed on the poster.

February 12, 1966: Fillmore Auditorium, 1805 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA with The Great Society, Wildflower, Our Lost Souls, Big Brother And The Holding Company, Mystery Trend (not confirmed) "Rock For Peace - Benefit for Democratic congressional candidates and the Viet Nam Study Group"

February 18, 1966: Fillmore Auditorium, 1805 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA with Sopwith Camel, The Amazing Charlatans "All Dance"

February 25, 1966: Longshoremen's Hall, 400 North Point, Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA with John Handy, Earth Mother & Final Solution, Melveton Butler "Congo drummer" and other big names (aka Family Tree, Quicksilver Messenger Service) "Blow Your Mind - Dance For Delano - Benefits Go To Delano Farm Workers Council For Justice"
The band was only billed as "other big names" on the poster.

February 26, 1966: Fillmore Auditorium, 1805 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA with The Grass Roots, The Great Society, Big Brother And The Holding Company "King Kong Memorial Dance"

March 4-5, 1966: Fillmore Auditorium, 1805 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA with Jefferson Airplane

March 11-12, 1966: Fillmore Auditorium, 1805 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA with The Great Society (11), Gentlemen’s Band (11), Mystery Trend (12), Family Tree (12), Third Rail (12), "The Great Blondin 2-day Dance Benefit"
A benefit for Canyon, CA filmmaker Robert Nelson whose film "The Great Blondino" was released in 1967.

March 19-20, 1966: Fillmore Auditorium, 1805 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA with Family Tree (19), Gentlemen’s Band (19), The Great Society (20), The Skins (20) "Batman Dance And Film Festival"

March 25-27, 1966: Fillmore Auditorium, 1805 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA with Butterfield Blues Band

April 1, 1966: Fillmore Auditorium, 1805 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA with Jefferson Airplane

April 2, 1966: Geary Temple, 1859 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA with Big Brother And The Holding Company, Our Mothers Children, PH Phactor Jug Band "The Sacred Cow Benefit" (evening show)

April 8, 1966: California Hall, 625 Polk Street At Turk, San Francisco, CA with Jefferson Airplane

April 9, 1966: USF Gym, San Francisco, CA (afternoon show)

April 9, 1966: Longshoremen‘s Hall, 400 North Point, Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco, CA (evening show)

April 10, 1966: Fillmore Auditorium, 1805 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA with The Hedds, The New Brothers (afternoon show)

April 22, 1966: Fillmore Auditorium, 1805 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA with Grass Roots, Family Tree

April 23, 1966: Muir Beach Lodge, Muir Beach, Marin County, CA with The Charlatans (afternoon show)

April 23,1966: Fillmore Auditorium, 1805 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA with Grass Roots, Family Tree (evening show)

April 29-30, 1966: Fillmore Auditorium, 1805 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA with Jefferson Airplane, Lightnin’ Hopkins

May 5, 1966: University of California Medical Center Auditorium (probably), University of California, San Francisco, CA "University of California Arts Festival"

May 6, 1966: Wurster Hall, Architecture Building, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA with The John Handy Quintet, Latin All-Stars, Bethlehem Exit "Beaux Arts Ball"

May 13-14, 1966: Avalon Ballroom, Sutter Street At Van Ness, San Francisco, CA with Sons Of Adam, Blues Project "The Laugh Cure"

May 20, 1966: Fillmore Auditorium, 1805 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA with The Final Solution, Lost And Found (uncredited)

May 21, 1966: Muir Beach Lodge, Muir Beach, Marin County, CA with Big Brother and the Holding Company, Charlatans, Wildflower, Carpetbaggers, Billy Moses and the Blues Band, Erector Set (afternoon beach party show)

May 21, 1966: Fillmore Auditorium, 1805 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA with The Final Solution (evening show)

June 3-4, 1966: Fillmore Auditorium, 1805 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA with The Mothers, Grateful Dead "A Stone Facade"

June 10-11, 1966: Avalon Ballroom, Sutter Street At Van Ness, San Francisco, CA with Grateful Dead, The New Tweedy Brothers "The Quick And The Dead"

June 17-18, 1966: Fillmore Auditorium, 1805 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA with The Wailers

June 24-25, 1966: Avalon Ballroom, Sutter Street At Van Ness, San Francisco, CA with Big Brother And The Holding Company, The GIB "Zig Zag"

July 1, 1966: Fillmore Auditorium, 1805 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA with Big Brother And The Holding Company, The Jaywalkers

July 2-3, 1966: Dance Hall, Monterey County Fairgrounds, Monterey, CA with Big Brother And The Holding Company, Gladstones "Karma Productions & Brotherhood Of The Spirit presents"

July 8-9, 1966: Santa Venetia Armory, San Rafael, CA with The Grateful Dead
An extant flyer has Sopwith "Camel" (in quotes) co-headlining instead of The Dead.

July 10, 1966: Fillmore Auditorium, 1805 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA with San Andreas Fault Finders "United Farm Workers’ Benefit or El Teatro Campesino Benefit"

July 16, 1966: Longshoremen‘s Hall, 400 North Point, Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco, CA

July 22-23, 1966: Fillmore Auditorium, 1805 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA with The Association (22-23), The Grass Roots (22), The Sopwith Camel (23)

July 28-30, 1966: Avalon Ballroom, Sutter Street At Van Ness, San Francisco, CA with Bo Diddley

August 7, 1966: Fillmore Auditorium, 1805 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA with Grateful Dead, Big Brother And The Holding Company, Grass Roots, Sunshine, The Committee, S.F. Mime Troupe, The Jook Savages, PH Factor, Si Perkoff Jazz Quintet "Third-Annual South-of-Market And North Beach Children’s Adventure Day Camp Benefit"

August 9-11, 1966: The Matrix, 3138 Fillmore Street, Marina District, San Francisco, CA with Little Walter

August 11, 1966: Fillmore Auditorium, 1805 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA (unconfirmed; maybe a benefits)

August 17, 1966: Fillmore Auditorium, 1805 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA with Mimì Farina, Jefferson Airplane, The Only Alternatives And His Other Possibilities "Possibility 'Psychedelic Fashion Show' presented by The Mod Hatter in Mill Valley"

August 19-20, 1966: Fillmore Auditorium, 1805 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA with The Young Rascals

August 26, 1966: Fillmore Auditorium, 1805 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA with The Great Society, Sopwith Camel
QMS filling in for the 13th Floor Elevators who were contractually blocked from performing.

August 26-28, 1966: IDES Hall, Pescadero, California, CA with Grateful Dead, Collosal Pomegranate "Tour Del Mar Bicycle Race and Folk-Rock Festival"

September 2-3, 1966: IES Hall, San Jose, CA with The Fugitives, Hilton Trolley "New Wave Promotions"

September 4, 1966: Fillmore Auditorium, 1805 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA with Grateful Dead, Country Joe And The Fish

September 9-10, 1966: Avalon Ballroom, Sutter Street At Van Ness, San Francisco, CA with The Great Society

September 10, 1966: Union Square, downtown San Francisco, CA with Robert Baker (afternoon show)

September 13-16, 1966: The Jabberwock, 2901 Telegraph Avenue at Russell Street, Berkeley, CA

September 17, 1966: Pauley Ballroom, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA with Loading Zone

September ??, 1966: venue unknown, San Jose, CA (unconfirmed)

September ??, 1966: venue unknown, Chicago, IL (aborted)

September 30 - October 1, 1966: Avalon Ballroom, Sutter Street At Van Ness, San Francisco, CA with 13th Floor Elevators

October 8, 1966: Mt. Tamalpais Outdoor Theater, Mt. Tamalpais, Marin County, CA with Grateful Dead, Bola Sete (filled in for Joan Baez and Mimì Farina), Ed Keating (MC), Don Duncan (MC) "1st Congressional District Write In Committee for Phil Drath and.... Peace" (afternoon show)

October 8, 1966: Greek Theatre, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA with The Only Alternatives And His Other Possibilities with Mimì Farina, Circus Maximus "Total Experience" (evening show)
This show was originally scheduled at the Pauley Balloom but finally was moved to the Greek Theatre exactly.

October ??, 1966: venue unknown, San Jose, CA (unconfirmed)

October 14, 1966 (?): Youth Center (maybe Corte Madera Rec Center), Corte Madera, Marin County, CA  

October 15, 1966: Panhandle Park, Oak Street at Masonic Avenue, near Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA with Grateful Dead, Country Joe And The Fish"Artist’s Liberation free concert"

October 25-27, 1966: The Jabberwock, 2901 Telegraph Avenue at Russell Street, Berkeley, CA

October 28, 1966: Avalon Ballroom, Sutter Street At Van Ness, San Francisco, CA with Sons Of Champlin, Blackburn And Snow

October 29, 1966: Avalon Ballroom, Sutter Street At Van Ness, San Francisco, CA with Sons Of Champlin, Blackburn And Snow

October 31, 1966: California Hall, 625 Polk Street, San Francisco, CA with Mimì Farina (cancelled), Grateful Dead "Halloween Night Costume Ball - Bob McKendrick Presents Dance Of Death"

November 4-5, 1966: Fillmore Auditorium, 1805 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA with Muddy Waters, Andrew Staples

November 6, 1966: Fillmore Auditorium, 1805 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA with Jefferson Airplane, Muddy Waters, Andrew Staples, Daemon Lover "The Associated Students of San Francisco State Coming Home present an “Edwardian Ball“ (afternoon show)

November 13, 1966: Avalon Ballroom, Sutter Street At Van Ness, San Francisco, CA with Grateful Dead, Big Brother & The Holding Company "A Zenefit - Zen Mountain Center Benefit"

November 15-17, 1966: The Matrix, 3138 Fillmore Street, Marina District, San Francisco, CA with Mercury Children

November 18-19, 1966: Avalon Ballroom, Sutter Street At Van Ness, San Francisco, CA with Daily Flash, Country Joe And The Fish

November 20, 1966: Fillmore Auditorium, 1805 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA with The James Cotton Blues Band, The Grateful Dead, Johnny Talbot & De Thangs, Jon Hendricks (MC), John Hardy (MC) "Benefit for the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee"

November 20, 1966: Avalon Ballroom, Sutter Street At Van Ness, San Francisco, CA with Big Brother And The Holding Company, Country Joe And The Fish

November 26, 1966: Avalon Ballroom, Sutter Street At Van Ness, San Francisco, CA with Big Brother And The Holding Company, Country Joe And The Fish

November 27, 1966: Fillmore Auditorium, 1805 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA with Grateful Dead, The Wildflower
Afternoon private party held by Bill Graham for celebrate the ‘Thanksgiving Day’. This party is originally scheduled for day 23 but was postponed four days after exactly.

November 27, 1966: Telegraph Hill Co-operative Middle School, 555 Chestnut Street at Mason, San Francisco , CA with Country Joe And The Fish, Serpent Power, Sunshine "Benefit for the Telegraph Hill Co-operative Nusary" (evening show)

December 16-17, 1966: Winterland, Post Street At Steiner Street, San Francisco, CA with Big Brother And The Holding Company, Loving Impulse, Congress Of Wonders, Buddha from Muir Beach (MC) "The Xmas Show"

December 18, 1966: Shrine Exposition Hall, Los Angeles, CA with Big Brother And The Holding Company, Loving Impulse, Congress Of Wonders, Family Tree, Buddha from Muir Beach (MC) (possibily cancelled)

December 27, 1966: Avalon Ballroom, Sutter Street At Van Ness, San Francisco, CA with Big Brother And The Holding Company "A Lick Wilmerdang Benefit"
Lick Wilmerdang was a local private school.

December 28, 1966: Governor‘s Hall, Fairgrounds, Sacramento, CA with Grateful Dead "Beaux Arts Ball"

December 30, 1966: Fillmore Auditorium, 1805 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA with Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead

December 31, 1966: Fillmore Auditorium, 1805 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA with Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead "New Year’s Bash"
Tonight show end with a jam sessions by members of both three bands on the bill plus guest members of Big Brother And The Holding Company.

January 1, 1967: Winterland, Post Street At Steiner Street, San Francisco, CA "Giant Freak Out"

January 6-7, 1967: Avalon Ballroom, Sutter Street At Van Ness, San Francisco, CA with The Steve Miller Blues Band, Other Half

January 14, 1967: Polo Fields, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA with Grateful Dead (featuring Charles Lloyd), Big Brother And The Holding Company, Jefferson Airplane, Sir Douglas Quintet, Loading Zone, Allen Ginsberg, Gary Snider, Timothy Leary, New Age (featuring Country Joe McDonald) "Gathering Of The Tribes - The First Human Be-In"
While the band performed their first song “Pride Of Man” someone cut off the electricity!!!.

January 20, 1967: Maple Hall, San Pablo, CA with Ophelia’s Death

January 26-27, 1967: Eagles Auditorium, Seattle, Washington

January 27-28, 1967: Avalon Ballroom, Sutter Street At Van Ness, San Francisco, CA with Grateful Dead

February 3-4, 1967: Fillmore Auditorium, 1805 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA with Jefferson Airplane, Dino Valenti
Recording of QMS from these shows exist and Dino Valenti guests with the band on a few numbers each night of them. 

February 5, 1967: Fillmore Auditorium, 1805 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA with Jefferson Airplane, Dino Valenti, Country Joe And The Fish, New Delhi River Band (not on the poster), Loading Zone "Delano Strike Benefit" (afternoon show)
Recording of QMS from this show exist and Dino Valenti guests with the band on a few numbers that afternoon. 

February 10, 1967: Veteran’s Hall, Merced, CA
Meanwhile that night Gary Duncan’s daughter Heather born.

February 11, 1967: Continental Ballroom, Santa Clara, CA with Blue House Basement, Cyrkle

February 14, 1967: Fillmore Auditorium, 1805 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA with Dino (Valenti), Blue Cheer, The Human Being, Bill Boone, W.M. Flatly, Ambrose, Don Lewis, Chip Crosby, Mother Kali, Invisible 3rd "St. Valentine’s Day Flatly Dance"

February 17-18, 1967: Avalon Ballroom, Sutter Street At Van Ness, San Francisco, CA with Big Brother And The Holding Company, Oxford Circle "Second Annual Tribal Stomp"

March 4, 1967: Pauley Ballroom, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA with The New Age, Light Show by Reginald "Dance Concert ‘Exotica’ "

March 10-11, 1967: Avalon Ballroom, Sutter Street At Van Ness, San Francisco, CA with The Steve Miller Blues Band, Daily Flash

March 12, 1967: Fillmore Auditorium, 1805 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA with Big Brother And The Holding Company, Steve Miller Blues Band, Country Joe And The Fish "Sunflower-Phoneix Dance Benefit for Aid to Vietnam and Mississippi"

March 17, 1967: Civic Auditorium, San Jose, CA with Buffalo Springfield, Elgin Marble, Mourning Reign "Louis Kruk Presents"

March 19, 1967: The Matrix, 3138 Fillmore Street, Marina District, San Francisco, CA

March 21, 1967: Santa Venetia Armory, San Rafael, CA with Freedom Highway "Ralph and Al Pepe Present......Includes a Battle of The Bands with The Knaves, Micheals Way and Emergency Broadcasting System"

March 22-23, 1967: Avalon Ballroom, Sutter Street At Van Ness, San Francisco, CA with John Lee Hooker, Miller Blues Band

March 24-25, 1967: The Barn, Scott’s Valley, Santa Cruz, CA

March 25, 1967: Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church Street, Santa Cruz, CA with Sparrow, Blue Cheer

March 26, 1967: Avalon Ballroom, Sutter Street At Van Ness, San Francisco, CA with The Grateful Dead, Eric Burdon and The Animals plus possibly The Charlatans, Robert Baker, Johnny Hammond and His Screaming Nighthawks

March 31, 1967: Longshoremen‘s Hall, 400 North Point, Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco, CA with The Wildflower, Retinal Circus, Cosmic-Concrete, The San Francisco Mime Troupe "Baldwin & Berner present Fluxfest"

April 1, 1967: Maple Hall, San Pablo, CA

April 7, 1967: Fillmore Auditorium, 1805 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA with Sandy Bull, Chambers Brothers

April 8, 1967: 'The Maze…….Liverpool U.S.A.', KPIX TV Show, San Francisco, CA with Grateful Dead, The Wildflower (recording date) (morning show)
The band lip-synch songs ‘Pride Of Man’ and ‘Walkin’ Blues‘. The show was broadcasted on May 16, 1967.

April 8, 1967: Mt. Tamalpais Outdoor Theater, Mt. Tamalpais, Mill Valley, Marin County, CA with Big Brother And The Holding Company, Sparrow, Charlatans (afternoon show)

April 8-9, 1967: Fillmore Auditorium, 1805 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA with Sandy Bull (8-9), Chambers Brothers (8-9), Mad River (9) (evening shows)

April 9, 1967: Longshoremen‘s Hall, 400 North Point, Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco, CA with Gratedul Dead, Country Joe And The Fish, Big Brother And The Holding Company, Sopwith Camel "Week of The Angry Arts West Spring Mobilization to End the War in Vietnam / Benefit Dance" (afternoon show)

April 12, 1967: Fillmore Auditorium, 1805 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA with Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead, Moby Grape, Andrew Staples, Loading Zone "Busted - San Francisco Mime Troupe Benefit"

April 15, 1967: Kezar Stadium, Lincoln Way at 39th Avenue, San Francisco, CA with Country Joe And The Fish, Judy Collins, Steve Miller Blues Band, Big Brother And The Holding Company, Julian Bond, Eldridge Cleaver, Morris Evenson, Rabbi Abraham Feinberg, David Harris, and Mrs. Martin Luther King, Robert Vaughn (of "Man From Uncle" fame) and Robert Scheer (syndicated columnist) "Mobilization to End the War in Vietnam" (afternoon show)

April 15, 1967: USF Gym, San Francisco, CA
The poster points towards 1967, but there are not enough clues (like the day of the week) to be certain. It is remotely possible it is 1966, which appears on some lists, but I find 1967 more convincing.

April 16, 1967: Fairfax Pavilion, Fairfax, CA

April 19, 1967: Longshoremen‘s Hall, 400 North Point, Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco, CA

April 21-22, 1967: Avalon Ballroom, Sutter Street At Van Ness, San Francisco, CA with Johny Hammond And His Screaming Nighthawks, Charles Lloyd

April 28, 1967: Napa High School, Napa, CA (afternoon show)

April 28, 1967: The Door club, Reno, NV (evening show)

May 2-4, 1967: The Matrix, 3138 Fillmore Street, Marina District, San Francisco, CA with Congress Of Wonders

May 12, 1967 (date is approximate): Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, CA

May 16, 1967: 'The Maze…….Liverpool U.S.A.', KPIX TV Show (broadcast date)

May 19-21, 1967: Avalon Ballroom, Sutter Street At Van Ness, San Francisco, CA with Country Joe And The Fish

May 23-25, 1967: The Matrix, 3138 Fillmore Street, Marina District, San Francisco, CA with All Night Apothecary (25)

May 30, 1967: Winterland, Post Street At Steiner Street, San Francisco, CA with Grateful Dead, Big Brother And The Holding Company, Jefferson Airplane, The Charlatans "HALO - Benefit for Haight Ashbury Legal Organization"
Parts were broadcast on KMPX, probably after the fact.

June 3, 1967: California Hall, 625 Polk Street At Turk, San Francisco, CA with Big Brother And The Holding Company "Ramlala presents"

June 6-8, 1967: Both/And, 350 Divisadero Street, Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco, CA

June 7, 1967: Panhandle Park, Oak Street at Masonic Avenue, near Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA "open free afternoon concert"

June 16, 1967: Elwood P. Cubberley High School, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA with Freedom Highway "Graduation Dance for the Class of ‘67"

June 17, 1967: Athletic Field, Monterey Peninsula College, Monterey, CA with Grateful Dead, Eric Burdon And The Animals, Jimi Hendrix, Jefferson Airplane
Morning jam sessions organized a few hours earlier their performance at the below pop festival.

June 17, 1967: Horse Show Arena, Monterey County Fairgrounds, Monterey, CA with Canned Heat, Big Brother And The Holding Company, Country Joe And The Fish, Al Kooper, The Butterfield Blues Band, Electric Flag, Steve Miller Blues Band, Moby Grape, Hugh Masekela, The Byrds, Laura Nyro, Jefferson Airplane, Booker T. & The M.G.’s, Otis Redding "Monterey International Pop Festival"
The band was filmed playing the song “Dino’s Song”.

June 18, 1967: Athletic Field, Monterey Peninsula College, Monterey, CA with Grateful Dead, Eric Burdon And The Animals, Jimi Hendrix, Jefferson Airplane
Another morning jam sessions organized during the above pop festival.

June 21, 1967: Speedway Meadows, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA with Big Brother And The Holding Company, Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead, Mad River "Summer Solstice Celebration Festival"
The Diggers styled this a "Do-In" as opposed to a Be-In.

June 27, 1967 Avalon Ballroom, Sutter Street At Van Ness, San Francisco, CA with Big Brother And The Holding Company "Benefit for Lick Wilmerdang School"

June 28, 1967: Western Front, 865 O’Farrell Street at Polk Street, San Francisco, CA with Big Brother And The Holding Company, Charlatans, Tom and Lee (last minute addiction, not in the poster)
Announced but it is possible that QMS did not play.

June 29-30, 1967: Avalon Ballroom, Sutter Street At Van Ness, San Francisco, CA with Mt. Rushmore, Emerald Tablet (evening shows)

June or July 1967: unknown dark and smoky nightclub, San Francisco, CA
The band was filmed play songs ‘Babe I’m Gonna Leave You’ and ‘Codine’ for the underground color film ‘Revolution’ produced by United Artists and release in theatres on March 1968 by Lopert Pictures Corporation.

Summer 1967: Napa Town and County Fairgrounds, 575 Third Street, Napa, CA (uncertain)

July 1-2, 1967: Mt. Tamalpais Outdoor Theater, Mt. Tamalpais, Mill Valley, Marin County, CA with Blue Cheer (1), Sandy Bull (1-2), Congress of Wonders (1-2), The Charlatans (1-2), The Wildflower (1-2), Ace Of Cups (1-2), Freedom Highway (1-2), Melvin Q Watchpocket (1-2), Lamp Of Chidlhood (1-2), Eric Burdon & The Animals (1 or 2), Big Brother And The Holding Company (2), Country Joe And The Fish (2), Miller Blues Band (2) "Festival of The Growing Things - Barefoot Dancing on the Grass" (afternoon shows)
QMS was scheduled to play only for day 1 but bassist Mary Gannon of Ace of Cups remember the band play on day 2 too.

July 3, 1967: Civic Exhibition Hall, Pasadena, CAJuly 4, 1967: Avalon Ballroom, Sutter Street At Van Ness, San Francisco, CA with Phoenix, Siegel Schwall Band

July 7-9, 1967: Fillmore Auditorium, 1805 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA with Bo Diddley, Big Joe Williams

July 14-15, 1967 Continental Ballroom, Santa Clara, CA with Big Brother And The Holding Company, Freedom Highway, Heather ’n’ Stone "Grand Opening"

July 21, 1967: Straight Theater, 1702 Haight Street at Cole, San Francisco, CA with Mount Rushmore, Salvation Army Banned, Mother Earth, The Dossier, Lights by Reginald "Live Theater – Straight Theater Company"

July 22, 1967: Convention Hall, San Diego, CA with Big Brother And The Holding Company

July 28-29, 1967: Kings Beach Bowl, Lake Tahoe, CA

August 1-3, 1967: The Matrix, 3138 Fillmore Street, Marina District, San Francisco, CA with Congress Of Wonders, Lights By Gum

August 4-5, 1967: Continental Ballroom, 1600 Martin Street, Santa Clara, CA with Ace Of Cups, Congress Of Wonders, James Cotton Blues Band

August 5, 1967: unknown venue, San Jose, CA (unconfirmed)


QUICKSILVER MESSENGER SERVICE #2 (AUG 1967 - DEC 31, 1968)
1) John Cipollina
2) David Freiberg
3) Greg Elmore
4) Gary Duncan
+
5) Dino Valenti


August 17-20, 1967: Avalon Ballroom, Sutter Street At Van Ness, San Francisco, CA with Other Half

September 1-3, 1967: The Matrix, 3138 Fillmore Street, Marina District, San Francisco, CA with Congress Of Wonders

September 14, 1967 Santa Rosa Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa, CA

September 15-17, 1967: Family Dog, 1601 West Evans Street, Denver, CO with The Charlatans, The Superband

September ??, 1967 unknown venue, San Jose, CA (unconfirmed)

September 30, 1967: Earl Warren Showgrounds, Santa Barbara, CA with Clear Light, The Van Morrison Group, Blue Cheer

October 5-7, 1967: Fillmore Auditorium, 1805 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA with Mad River, Grass Roots

October 8, 1967: Family Park, Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, 1st Street & 344 Tully Road, San Jose, CA with Big Brother And The Holding Company, Mother Earth, Mad River, Freedom Highway, Ace Of Cups, [Country Joe and the Fish were scheduled but cancelled as Joe had temporarily left the band] "Dr. Sunday’s Medicine Show - Haight Ashbury Medical Clinical Benefit" (evening show)

October 10-11, 1967: New Orleans House, 1505 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA with Congress of Wonders

October 22, 1967: Winterland, Post Street At Steiner Street, San Francisco, CA with Grateful Dead, Big Brother And The Holding Company "Marijuana Defense Benefit"

October 27-29, 1967: Avalon Ballroom, Sutter Street At Van Ness, San Francisco, CA with Sons Of Champlin, Taj Mahal & The Blue Flames

October 31, 1967: Winterland, Post Street At Steiner Street, San Francisco, CA with Grateful Dead, Big Brother And The Holding Company "Trip Or Freak"

November 13, 1967: Avalon Ballroom, Sutter Street At Van Ness, San Francisco, CA with Big Brother And The Holding Company, Grateful Dead (unconfirmed) "Avalon Zenefit For The Zen Mountain Center"

November 14, 1967: Straight Theater, 1702 Haight Street at Cole, San Francisco, CA with John Fahey

November 17, 1967: Straight Theater, 1702 Haight Street at Cole, San Francisco, CA with John Fahey, Indian Headband

November 18, 1967: Straight Theater, 1702 Haight Street at Cole, San Francisco, CA with John Fahey, Indian Headband, Emperor Jones, Jack De Govia "Live Theater – Straight Theater Company"

November 24-25, 1967: Concord Coliseum, 1825 Salvio Street, Concord, CA with Martha's Laundry (24), Zackfield Underground Railroad (25)

December 15-17, 1967: Avalon Ballroom, Sutter Street At Van Ness, San Francisco, CA with The Charlatans, Congress Of Wonders

December 19, 1967: Shrine Exposition Hall, Los Angeles, CA with Big Brother And The Holding Company

December 29-31, 1967: Winterland, Post Street At Steiner Street, San Francisco, CA with Chuck Berry (29-30), Big Brother And The Holding Company (29-31), Jefferson Airplane (31), Freedom Highway (31), Lights by Headlights (29-31)
Dino Valenti sat-in with the band at least for the final jam on New Year's Eve with also members from Big Brother and The Holding Company and Jefferson Airplane. 

January 12-14, 1968: Avalon Ballroom, Sutter Street At Van Ness, San Francisco, CA with Kaleidoscope, Charlie Musselwhite

January 17, 1968: Carousel Ballroom, Market Street At Van Ness, San Francisco, CA with Grateful Dead

January 20, 1968: Eureka Municipal Auditorium, Eureka, CA with Grateful Dead

January 26-27, 1968: Eagles Auditorium, Seattle, WA with Grateful Dead

January 29, 1968: PSC College Central Ballroom, Portland State College, Portland, OR with Grateful Dead, PH Phactor Jug Band

January 30, 1968: EMU Ballroom, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR with Grateful Dead, PH Phactor Jug Band

February 2-3, 1968: Crystal Ballroom, 1332 West Burnside at N.W. 14th Avenue, Portland, OR with Grateful Dead, PH Phactor Jug Band

February 4, 1968: Gym, South Oregon College, Ashland, OR with Grateful Dead

February 13, 1968: The Matrix, 3138 Fillmore Street, Marina District, San Francisco, CA

February 16, 1968: Balconades Ballroom, 181 W, San Jose, CA with Phoenix, Mad River, Freedom Highway

February 21, 1968: Avalon Ballroom, Sutter Street At Van Ness, San Francisco, CA with Charlatans, Congress of Wonders, Mother Earth, Curley Cooke

February 23-24, 1968: Avalon Ballroom, Sutter Street At Van Ness, San Francisco, CA with Buddy Guy, Son House

March 1-2, 1968: Crystal Ballroom, 1332 West Burnside at N.W. 14th Avenue, Portland, OR with Nazzare Blues Band

March 8-9, 1968: Cheetah, 1 Navy Street, Venice Beach, Los Angeles, CA with Steppen Wulf (sic), Kaleidoscope

March 19-23, 1968: The Golden Bear, Huntington Beach, CA

March 24, 1968: The Kaleidoscope, 6230 Sunset Boulevard, Sunset Strip, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA with Buffalo Springfield, Jefferson Airplane, Tiny Tim, H.P. Lovecraft, Steppenwolf, Firesign Theatre, Clear Light, Peanut Butter Conspiracy, Sweetwater, Genesis "Benefit for Radio Strike fund for KMPX and KPPC djs" (afternoon show)

March 24, 1968 The Golden Bear, Huntington Beach, CA (evening show)

March 29-30, 1968: Shrine Exposition Hall, Los Angeles, CA with Traffic, Crumbs "Dance Concert" 

April 4, 1968: Fillmore Auditorium, 1805 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA with Eric Burdon & The Animals, Sons Of Champlin

April 5-6, 1968: Winterland, Post Street At Steiner Street, San Francisco, CA with Sons Of Champlin, Eric Burdon & The Animals, Lights by Headlights 

April 6-7, 1968: The Ark, Gate 6, Sausalito, CA with Dino Valenti, Ace of Cups, Clover, Freedom Highway, Phoneix, Boogie, Pacific Flash, Morning Glory, Smoke, Gail Garnett And The Gentle Rain and others

April 12-13, 1968: Shrine Exposition Hall, Los Angeles, CA

April 14, 1968: Palace Of Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA with Big Brother and The Holding Company, Initial Shock (cancelled)

April 14, 1968: Carousel Ballroom, Market Street At Van Ness, San Francisco, CA with Big Brother And The Holding Company, Initial Shock, Gospal Singers "Haight-Ashbury Clinic Benefit"

April 19-20, 1968: Shrine Exposition Hall, Los Angeles, CA

April 19-21, 1968: The Kaleidoscope, 6230 Sunset Boulevard, Sunset Strip, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA with Kaleidoscope, Flamin' Groovies

April 26-28, 1968: Avalon Ballroom, Sutter Street At Van Ness, San Francisco, CA with Charlatans, It’s A Beautiful Day

May 3, 1968: Merchandise Mart, Old State Fairgrounds, Sacramento, CA with Moby Grape, Troggs, Pyewacket, HP Lovecraft, Mojo "2nd Annual Simultaneous Avalanche Merchandise Mart"

May 10-12, 1968: Avalon Ballroom, Sutter Street At Van Ness, San Francisco, CA with Ace of Cups, Flamin’ Groovies "Concert Dance"

May 17, 1968: Freeborn Hall, University of Calififornia at Davis, Sacramento, CA with Big Brother And The Holding Company, Blue Cheer, Oxford Circle, Andrew Staples, New Breed, The Loyal Opposition
QMS was scheduled but finally they didn’t appear because they were in Los Angeles at the time…..see below.

May 17-19, 1968: The Blue Law, 19840 South Hamilton Avenue, Torrance, CA with Strawberry Alarm Clock, P, G & E, Sweetwater, Love Exchange, Hour Glass, Things To Come, Albert King, Spirit, Genesis, Touch, Mothers Of Invention, H.P. Lovecraft, Triangle, East Side Kids, Copper Leaf, Fair Befall "Blue Laws Survival Benefit" (afternoon shows)

May 17-19, 1968: The Cheetah, Los Angeles, CA (evening shows)

May 19, 1968: The Blue Law, 19840 South Hamilton Avenue, Torrance, CA with Mothers Of Invention, Iron Butterfly, LA Smog and Refinery "Rock For McCarthy" (evening show)

May 30-31 and June 1, 1968: Thee Image, Miami, FL

June 7-8, 1968: Fillmore East, New York City, NY with Electric Flag, Steppenwolf

June 13-15, 1968: Boston Tea Party, 53 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA with The Hallucinations "The American Revolution"

June ??, 1968: St. Elizabeth High School, Oakland, CA with Ace of Cups

June 21-23, 1968: Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA with Sly & The Family Stone (evening shows)

June 23, 1968: Speedway Meadows, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco,CA with Ace of Cups "A free Summer Solstice Festival" (afternoon show)

June 25-30, 1968: New Generation Club, New York City, NY

July 5-6, 1968: Hippodrome, San Diego, CA with Velvet Underground

July 7, 1968: Greek Theatre, Lower Sproul Plaza, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA with Howlin' Wolf, It's A Beautiful Day "Berkeley Folk Music Festival"

July 9, 1968: Bold Knight, 769 North Matilda, Sunnyvale, CA with Freedom Highway, Bogus Thunder
According to an eyewitness, Gary Duncan was not present. QMS played two complete sets without him, as a trio.

July 10, 1968: Avalon Ballroom, Sutter Street At Van Ness, San Francisco, CA with Ace of Cups, American Indian Dancers "Benefit for American Indian Well-Baby Clinic"

July 13, 1968: Bold Knight, 76 North Matilda, Sunnyvale, CA with Freedom Highway, Congress of Wonders

July 19-20, 1968: Kings Beach Bowl, Lake Tahoe, CA with Sanpaku, The Working Class

July 26-28, 1968: Avalon Ballroom, Sutter Street At Van Ness, San Francisco, CA with Howlin’ Wolf, Dan Hicks And His Hot Licks

July 28, 1968: Frost Amphitheatre, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA with Creedence Clearwater Revival, Sons of Champlin, Chambers Brothers, Santana Blues Band, Beggar's Opera (filled in for Morning Glory), Gypsum Heaps "The Flick presents Come! Summer Rock Concert! at Stanford" (afternoon show)
Even though the Chambers Bros were the headliners, QMS ended up coming on last because their drummer was late.

August 4, 1968: Orange County Fairgrounds, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA with Grateful Dead, Eric Burdon And The Animals (possible day 3), Jefferson Airplane, Iron Butterfly, The Byrds, Things To Come, Illinois Speed Press, Blue Cheer "First Annual Newport Pop Festival"

August 9-10, 1968: Sound Factory, Sacramento, CA with Ace of Cups, Congress of Wonders

August 11, 1968: private beach, Greyhound Rock County Park, Davenport, north Santa Cruz County, CA with West, Phoenix, Charlie Musslewhite Blues Band, The Youngbloods, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Flamin’ Groovies "West Coast Watermelon Feed and Love-In"

August 14, 1968: Santa Rosa Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa, CA

August 16, 1968: Selland Arena, Fresno, CA with The Who

August 17, 1968: Diablo Stadium, Tempe, AZ with The Who

August 23-25, 1968: Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA with Spooky Tooth, Cold Blood

August 31, 1968: Palace Of Fine Arts, 3601 Lyon Street, Marina District, San Francisco, CA with The Lamb, Ace Of Cups, Linn County, The Mike Bloomfield Jam Band (filling in for H.P. Lovecraft), Festival Jam Band, Light Shows by The Ibis, Holy See, Jerry Abrams Head Lights "Palace Of Fine Arts Festival - An Annual Benefit For The Haight Ashbury Free Medical Clinic & The Atheneum Arts" (afternoon show)

September 1, 1968: Los Angeles Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CA with H.P. Lovecraft, Steppenwolf, Sons Of Champlin, Black Pearl, West, Fraternity of Man, Buddy Miles Express, Three Dog Night

September 8, 1968: University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

September 14, 1968: Santa Rosa Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa, CA

September 20-21, 1968: The Bank, 19840 South Hamilton Avenue, Torrance, CA with Sons Of Champlin (20-21), Love Exchange (20), Ace of Cups (21), Love (21)

September 22, 1968: Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar, CA with Ace Of Cups, Buddy Miles Express Formerly: The Electric Flag, Taj Mahal, Grateful Dead, Sons Of Champlin, Mother Earth, Curly Cooke's Hurdy-Gurdy Band, The Youngbloods, Phoneix, The Steve Miller Band (not confirmed) and others

September 29, 1968: El Camino Park, 100 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA with Freedom Highway, Phoenix, The Steve Miller Band, Frumious Banderstanch "Free You Be-In"
QMS was announced on the concert poster but finally don't appeared.

October 4-6, 1968: Avalon Ballroom, Sutter Street At Van Ness, San Francisco, CA with Ace of Cups, Black Pearl

October 11, 1968: Chico Teen Center, Armory Building, Silver Dollar Fairgrounds, Chico, CA with Ace of Cups, Cranberry Frost

October ??, 1968: unknown venue, St. Louis, MO

October ??, 1968: unknown venue, Kansas City, KS

October ??, 1968: unknown venue, Seattle, WA

October 25-26, 1968 Kinetic Playground, 4812 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL with SRC

October 2?, 1968: University of Wisconsin campus, 1357 University Avenue, Madison, WI with SRC "indoor show"

October 2?, 1968: unknown venue, Milwaukee, WI with SRC, Plain Brown Wrapper and other local bands "indoor show"

October 29, 1968: Grande Ballroom, Detroit, MI with The Frost
Poster exists but the show was finally cancelled.

October 29, 1968: Del Mar Fairgrounds, San Diego, CA

October 31, 1968: Grande Cleveland, Cleveland, OH with James Gang, The Case Of E.T. Hooley

November 1-2, 1968: Fillmore East, New York City, NY with Richie Havens, McCoys

November 7-10, 1968: Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA with Linn County, The Grateful Dead

November 28-30, 1968: Avalon Ballroom, Sutter Street At Van Ness, San Francisco, CA with Sons Of Champlin, Initial Shock

December 6, 1968: Merced County Fairgrounds, Merced, CA with Ace Of Cups, Crystal Syphon

December 31, 1968: Winterland, Post Street At Steiner Street, San Francisco, CA with Grateful Dead, Santana, It’s A Beautiful Day, Lights by Brotherhood of Light 


QUICKSILVER MESSENGER SERVICE #3 (JAN 1, 1969 - JUL 1969)
1) John Cipollina
2) David Freiberg
3) Greg Elmore
+
4) Nick 'The Greek' Gravenites lead vocals (occasional member)
5) Dan Healy bass, rhythm guitar (occasional member)


April 24, 1969: Auditorium Theater, Chicago, IL with Mike Bloomfield, Paul Butterfield, Nick Gravenites, James Cotton, Duck Dunn, Sam Lay, Buddy Miles, Otis Spann, Muddy Waters And Friends, The Ace Of Cups "Cosmic Joy-Scout Super-Jam  - A Benefit Concert For The Phoenix Academy"
The band was billed as 'Members of The Quicksilver Messenger Service' on the poster, but actually the full band (Cipollina, Freiberg and Elmore) played that day, also with famous Nick 'The Greek' Gravenites as guest vocalist.

June or July ??, 1969: unknown venue (maybe Monterey County Fairgrounds?), Monterey, CA
Billed as “The Quick And Nick” this gig featuring again Nick 'The Greek' Gravenites as guest vocalist.

July 8, 1969: Family Dog At The Great Highway, 660 Great Highway, San Francisco, CA "Benefit for the Wild West Festival Organizer"
Their sound and mixing engineer Dan Healy play rhythm guitar and/or bass with the band tonight.


QUICKSILVER MESSENGER SERVICE #4 (JUL 1969 - DEC 30, 1969)
1) John Cipollina
2) David Freiberg
3) Greg Elmore
4) Nicky Hopkins piano, organ, celeste, harpsicord
+
5) Nick 'The Greek' Gravenites
6) Dan Healy


July 18-19, 1969: Resurrection Theatre, Fremont and Broadway, Seaside, CA with Ace of Cups "Whahazza"
The band was billed as "Quicksilver Messenger Service with Nick 'The Greek' Gravenites" on the poster. Supposedly this was Nick Gravenites's last gigs with the band and Nicky Hopkins's first gigs with the band, because some people attended the shows cleary remember seen the englishman play with them on stage. Few years later the Resurrection Theatre was renamed Iron Triangle.

August 1-3, 1969: Headhunters Amusement Park, 345 Broadway, San Francisco, CA with Phananganang, Indian Puddin’ Pipe

August 22, 1969: Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA with Ace of Cups, Youngbloods, Womb, 4th Way, The Committee "Benefit for the Wild West Festival Organizer"
Some people in attendance cleary remember seen their sound and mixing engineer Dan Healy play bass with the band tonight.

August 23, 1969: Family Dog At The Great Highway, 660 Great Highway, San Francisco, CA with Sons Of Champlin, Jimmy Whiterspoon, Anonymous Artists of America, Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen "Benefit for the Wild West Festival Organizer"
Some people in attendance cleary remember seen their sound and mixing engineer Dan Healy play bass with the band tonight. After the gig the band went to the Fillmore West to see Jefferson Airplane show.

September 6, 1969: Hyde Park, London, UK with Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Joni Mitchell (uncertain) "Free Concert" (cancelled)

December 22, 1969: Napa Valley Sports Camp, Napa, CA with The Grateful Dead, Rejoice, The People, Loading Zone


QUICKSILVER MESSENGER SERVICE #5 (DEC 31, 1969 - JUN 1?, 1970)
1) John Cipollina
2) David Freiberg
3) Greg Elmore
4) Nicky Hopkins
5) Gary Duncan
6) Dino Valenti vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, congas, flute, percussion


December 31, 1969: Winterland, Post Street At Steiner Street, San Francisco, CA with Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna, Sons Of Champlin, Lights by Brotherhood of Light

January 23-24, 1970: Fillmore East, 105 2nd Avenue, New York City, NY with Country Joe And The Fish, Eric Mercury

February 6-7, 1970: Family Dog At The Great Highway, 660 Great Highway, San Francisco, CA with Freedom Highway, Mike Seeger

February 20, 1970: Panther Hall, Fort Worth, TX with The Grateful Dead

February 21, 1970: Convention Civic Center, San Antonio, TX with The Grateful Dead, It's A Beautiful Day, John Mayall with Duster Bennett, Rocksand

February 22, 1970: Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, TX with The Grateful Dead, It's A Beautiful Day, John Mayall with Duster Bennett

February 23, 1970: Austin Municipal Auditorium, Austin, TX with The Grateful Dead

February 23, 1970: Winterland, Post Street At Steiner Street, San Francisco, CA with Jefferson Airplane, It’s A Beautiful Day, Dan Hicks And His Hot Licks, Santana "A Benefit for The Grateful Dead"

March 5, 1970: SUNY, Stonybrook, NY

March 21, 1970: Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA

March 29, 1970: The Old Mill Tavern, Mill Valley, Marin County, CA with Mike Bloomfield & Friends "casual outdoor show"
Quicksilver's performance (with the great James Cotton as guest on harmonica in two songs, 'Blues Jam #1' and 'Blues Jam #2') was recorded and later released on the album: 'Live At The Old Mill Tavern March 29 1970' (2013). 

April 3-4, 1970: Fillmore East, New York City, NY with Van Morrison, Brinsley Schwartz

April 5, 1970: Gym, SUNY, Stony Brook, Long Island, NY

April 9-11, 1970: Boston Tea Party, 15 Landsdown Street, Boston, MA with Roxy, Sugar Creek

April 11, 1970: Pepperland, San Rafael, CA with Hot Tuna, Lizard

April 15, 1970: Winterland, Post Street at Steiner Street, San Francisco, CA with Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane

April 17, 1970: Contra Costa Fairgrounds, Antioch, OH with Beggar's Opera, A.B. Skhy, The Deadly Nightshade Lightshow, Corcorran Sound

April 24-25, 1970: Family Dog At The Great Highway, 660 Great Highway, San Francisco, CA with Osceola, Robert Savage Group

April 26, 1970: Fieldhouse, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

June 7, 1970: Diamond Head Crater, Oahu, Hawaii

June 12-13, 1970: Red Vest Inn, Oahu, Hawaii


QUICKSILVER MESSENGER SERVICE #6 (JUN 1?, 1970 - OCT 5, 1970)
1) John Cipollina
2) David Freiberg
3) Greg Elmore
4) Gary Duncan
5) Dino Valenti
+
6) Mark Naftalin piano, organ (only in studio sessions or maybe occasional play live with them
only in local gigs like Oct. 4-5, 1970 at the Winterland)
7) Martin Fierro sax (played with them only on Oct. 4-5, 1970 at the Winterland)


June 18-21, 1970: Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA with Don Ellis, Rockwell

June 28, 1970: Taft Theatre, Cincinnati, OH with Mushroom Jones

July 9-12, 1970: Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA with Mott The Hoople, Silver Metre

July 31, 1970: Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Phoenix, AZ with Big Brother and The Holding Company, Leon Russell, Ten Years After, Poco, Frijid Pink, Cactus, Polano "Festival of Rock"

August 9, 1970: Frost Amphitheater, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA with Robert Savage Group, Beggars' Opera (cancelled), A.B. Skhy (cancelled)

August 15, 1970: Freedom Palace, Kansas City, KS

August 2?, 1970: The Jacksonville Beach Pavilion, Jacksonville Beach, FL

August 21-22, 1970: Family Dog At The Great Highway, 660 Great Highway, San Francisco, CA with Backyard Mamas, Robert Savage Group

August 30, 1970: 'Calibration', TV Special Show, KQED Studios, San Francisco, CA with Grateful Dead
The show was recorded "live in the studio" and broadcasted on KQED-TV San Francisco with KQED-FM simulcast.

September 17-20, 1970: Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA with Buddy Miles, Robert Savage Group

October 4-5, 1970: Winterland, Post Street At Steiner Street, San Francisco, CA with The Grateful Dead, New Riders Of The Purple Sage, Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna "San Francisco Sound Meeting - Three Bands for Three Dollars"
Both shows were broadcast on October 20, 1970 (and rebroadcast on December 2, 1970) by KQED-TV San Francisco with a quadraphonic simulcast by KQED-FM San Francisco and KSAN-FM San Francisco.

1970: Lanai Theater Crockett, CA with Ace of Cups
Only three people attended the show and two of this are QMS’s manager Ron Polte and his brother Frank that work as head roadie for the band.


QUICKSILVER MESSENGER SERVICE #7 (OCT 6, 1970 - JUL 2, 1971) 
1) David Freiberg
2) Greg Elmore
3) Gary Duncan
4) Dino Valenti
+
5) Mark Naftalin
6) John Cipollina (returned to play with them only on Dec. 31, 1970 at the Kabuki Theatre)


October 21, 1970: The Matrix, 3138 Fillmore Street, Marina District, San Francisco, CA with Santana

December 6, 1970: Sonoma State College, Sonoma, CA

December 31, 1970: Kabuki Theater, Los Angeles, CA with Country Joe And The Fish, Robert Savage "First Annual New Year’s Eve Costume Ball"
John Cipollina returned briefly to play with the group for this gig that was recorded and later released posthumously on their album: 'At The Kabuki Theatre' (February 27, 2007).

Sunday, February 14, 1971: P.N.E. (Pacific National Exhibition) Coliseum, 100 North Renfrew Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada with Love, Amethyst

February 19, 1971: Swing Auditorium, San Bernardino, CA

February 21, 1971: Peterson Gym, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA with Boz Scaggs, Robert Savage

February 27, 1971: Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, CA

March 5-6, 1971 Fillmore East, 105 2nd Avenue, New York City, NY with Eric Burdon & War

March 12, 1971: Bushnell Auditorium, Hartforfd, CT

March 15, 1971: Lowes Place, Washington D.C.

March 19, 1971: Cincinnati Music Hall, Cincinnati, OH

March 20, 1971: Ella Music Hall, Memphis, TN

March 21, 1971: Atlanta Sports Arena, Atlanta, GA

April 2, 1971: Kiel Auditorium, St. Louis, MO

April 3, 1971: Memorial Hall, Kansas City, KS

April 4, 1971: Civic Center, Oklahoma City, OK

April 6, 1971: Oriental Theater, Milwaukee, WI

April 8, 1971: unknown venue, Minneapolis, MN

April 9, 1971: Chicago Auditorium, Chicago, IL

April 10, 1971: Masonic Temple, Detroit, MI

April 11, 1971: Pepperland, 737 East Francisco Boulevard, San Rafael, CA with Hot Tuna, Lizard

May ??, 1971: Brooks Hall, San Francisco, CA

May 28, 1971: The Denver Coliseum, Denver, CO with James Gang, Kyle

May 29, 1971: Hollywood Palladium, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA

June 5, 1971: Warehouse, New Orleans, LA with ZZ Top, Chase, Allman Brothers Band

June 6, 1971: Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, TX with ZZ Top, Allman Brothers Band

June 10, 1971: Municipal Auditorium, San Antonio, TX wih Allman Brothers Band, ZZ Top

June 11-12, 1971: Pirate's World, Sheridan Street, Dania, FL with Alex Taylor


QUICKSILVER MESSENGER SERVICE #8 (JUL 3, 1971)
1) David Freiberg
2) Greg Elmore
3) Gary Duncan
4) Dino Valenti
5) Dale Ockerman piano, organ


July 3, 1971: Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA with Hot Tuna, Yogi Phlegm "Fillmore West - Last Days"


QUICKSILVER MESSENGER SERVICE #9 (JUL 4, 1971 - OCT 1971)
1) Greg Elmore
2) Gary Dunca
3) Dino Valenti
4) Dale Ockerman
5) Mark Ryan bass


July ?, 1971 Phoenix Coliseum, Phoenix, AZ

July ??, 1971: unknown venue, El Paso, TX with Cactus, Sugarloaf

July 24, 1971: Selland Arena, Fresno, CA

August 12-15, 1971: Whisky A Go Go, 8901 Sunset Boulevard at Clark, Sunset Strip, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA

August 27, 1971: Berkeley Community Theater, Berkeley, CA with Country Weather, Wayne The Harp (Formerly Aum)

September 17, 1971 Jasper Place Arena, Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, BC, Canada with Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band

September 18, 1971: Jasper Place Arena, Edmonton, AB, Canada with Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band

September 19, 1971: Foothills Arena, Calgary, AB, Canada with Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band

September 23, 1971: Carnagie Hall, New York City, NY


QUICKSILVER MESSENGER SERVICE #10 (OCT 1971 - MAY 1972)
1) Greg Elmore
2) Gary Duncan
3) Dino Valenti
4) Mark Ryan
5) Charles 'Charlie' Schoning (aka Chuck Steaks) piano, organ


November 6, 1971: Eastown Theatre, 8041 Harper Avenue, Detroit, MI (unconfirmed)

December ??, 1971: Veterans Memorial Coliseum, San Francisco, CA

December 31, 1971: Friends and Relations Hall, Great Highway, San Francisco, CA with Big Brother & The Holding Company, Sopwith Camel, Stoneground "Quicksilver Presents 2nd Annual New Years Eve Costume Ball"

January 21, 1972: Lowes, Jersey City, NJ

January 22, 1972: Ritz, Staten Island, NY

January 24, 1972: Atlanta Coliseum, Atlanta, GA

Jauary 28, 1972: Warehouse, New Orleans, LA with Malo

January 30, 1972: Curtis Hall, Tampa, FL with Big Brother & The Holding Company

February 11-12, 1972: Winterland, Post Street At Steiner Street, San Francisco, CA with Taj Mahal, Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen

May ?, 1972: Farleigh Dickenson University, Madison, NJ with Poco

May 4, 1972: University Hall, University Of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA with Poco

May 5, 1972: Sunshine In, Ashbury Park, NJ with Pure Prairie League


QUICKSILVER MESSENGER SERVICE #11 (MAY 1972 - NOV 30, 1973)
1) Greg Elmore
2) Gary Duncan
3) Dino Valenti
4) Chuck Steaks
5) Harold Aceves drums
6) Roger Stanton bass


July 2, 1972: Bosse Field, Evansville IN with Ike & Tina Turner Revue, Edgar Winter, Dr. John 'The Night Tripper', Cactus, Black Oak Arkansas, Spirit, Country Joe & The Fish, Howlin’ Wolf, John Lee Hooker, New Riders of the Purple Sage "Freedom Festival and Ice Cream Social"

July 23, 1972: Summerfest Amphiteather Main Stage, Milwaukee, WI

July 28, 1972: unknown venue, Miami, FL

July 29, 1972: unknown venue, Tampa, FL

July 30, 1972: unknown venue, Orlando, FL

July 31, 1972: unknown venue, Pensacola, FL

August 2, 1972: unknown venue, Philadelphia, PA

August 5, 1972: unknown venue, Pittsburgh, PA

August 9, 1972: unknown venue, Norfolk, VA

August 11, 1972: Wollman Skating Rink Theatre, Central Park, New York City, NY with Bull Angus "The Schaefer Music Festival In Central Park"

August 12, 1972: Ritz, Staten Island, NY

August 30, 1972: unknown venue, Jacksonville, FL

September 2, 1972: Brown County Arena, Green Bay, WI with REO Speedwagon

September 23, 1972: John Enless Ball Park, Fresno, CA with Poco, Stoneground, Commander Cody

October 13, 1972: Academy of Music, New York City, NY

October 15, 1972: The Mosque Theater, Richmond, VA with Osibisa

October 29, 1972: Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL

November 3, 1972: unknown venue, New Orleans, LA

November 4, 1972: unknown venue, Kansas City, KS

November 10, 1972: unknown venue, San Francisco, CA

November 11, 1972: unknown venue, San Francisco, CA

November 12, 1972: San Diego Stadium, San Diego, CA

November 24, 1972: unknown venue, Charlotte, NC (cancelled)

November 24, 1972: Marin County Civic Center Auditorium, Marin County, CA with Big Brother & The Holding Company, Clover, Yogi Phlegm "A Cold Turkey Rock Party"
Quicksilver Messenger Service cancelled.

November 24, 1972: Warehouse, New Orleans, LA with Boz Scaggs

December 2, 1972: San Diego Stadium, San Diego, CA

December 8-9, 1972: Winterland, San Francisco, CA (cancelled)

December 22, 1972: unknown venue, San Francisco, CA

December 23, 1972: unknown venue, San Francisco, CA

January 5, 1973: unknown venue, Detroit, MI

January 6, 1973: unknown venue, Erie, PA

January 19-20, 1973: Winterland, San Francisco, CA with Canned Heat, Eggs Over Easy

January 21, 1973: unknown venue, Las Vegas, Nevada

January 22, 1973: unknown venue, Phoneix, AZ

January 26, 1973: unknown venue, Seattle, WA

January 27, 1973: unknown venue, Portland, OR

January 28, 1973: unknown venue, Spokane, WA

February 9, 1973: unknown venue, Des Moines, IA

February 10, 1973: unknown venue, Wichita, KS

February 12, 1973: unknown venue, Richmond, VA

February 14, 1973: unknown venue, Louisville, KY

February 15, 1973: unknown venue, Monroe, LA

February 18, 1973: unknown venue, Fresno, CA

February 23, 1973: unknown venue, Fresno, CA

February 25, 1973: unknown venue, Las Vegas, NV

March 2, 1973: unknown venue, Bangor, MN

March 3, 1973: unknown venue, Elmira, NY

March 4, 1973: unknown venue, Evanston, IL

March 10, 1973: unknown venue, Daytona Beach, FL

March 13, 1973: unknown venue, Vermilson, SD

March 14, 1973: unknown venue, Oklahoma City, OK

March 15, 1973: unknown venue, Trenton, NJ

March 17, 1973: unknown venue, Alfred, NY

March 18, 1973: unknown venue, Buffalo, NY

March 21, 1973: unknown venue, Doylestown, PA

March 23, 1973: unknown venue, Rochester, NY

March 24, 1973: unknown venue, Rochester, NY

March 28, 1973: unknown venue, Atlanta, GA

March 29, 1973: unknown venue, Bridgewater, PA

March 30, 1973: unknown venue, Longhorn, PA

March 31, 1973: Academy of Music, New York City, NY

April 4, 1973: unknown venue, Chicago, IL

April 5, 1973: unknown venue, Chicago, IL

April 8, 1973: unknown venue, San Diego, CA

April 12, 1973: unknown venue, Dallas, TX

April 13, 1973: unknown venue, Miami, FL

April 14, 1973: Convention Center, New Orleans, LA

April 18, 1973: unknown venue, Louisville, KY

April 19, 1973: unknown venue, Cleveland, OH

April 20, 1973: unknown venue, Daytona Beach, FL

April 26, 1973: unknown venue, Pittsburgh, PA

April 27, 1973: unknown venue, Auburn, NY

April 28, 1973: Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT

April 29, 1973: unknown venue, Jersey City, NJ

April 30, 1973: Coliseum, Syracuse, NY

May 4-5, 1973: Kinetic Playground, Chicago, IL

May 11, 1973: unknown venue, Rockland, NY

May 12, 1973: unknown venue, Concord, NH

May 13, 1973: Commack Arena, Long Island, NY

June 16, 1973: unknown venue, Syracuse, NY

June 18, 1973: unknown venue, Toronto, ON, Canada

June 21, 1973: unknown venue, Detroit, MI

June 23, 1973: unknown venue, Astoria,NY

June 24, 1973: unknown venue, York, PA

June 25, 1973: unknown venue, Columbia, MD

June 27, 1973: Pine Knox Theater, Detroit, MI

June 29, 1973: Wollman Skating Rink, Central Park, New York City, NY "The Schaffer Music Festival in Central Park"

July 15, 1973: Long Beach Auditorium, Long Beach, CA with Peter Frampton, ZZ Top, Savoy Brown

August 25, 1973: Hollywood Palladium, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA

September 21-22, 1973: Eastown Theatre, Detroit, MI with White Witch, Markus
The band was scheduled on the concert poster only as 'Quicksilver'.

October 6, 1973: Cow Palace, San Francisco, CA

October 19, 1973: Academy of Music, New York City, NY

November ??, 1973: unknown venue, Memphis, TN with Doobie Brothers

November ??, 1973: Muther’s Music Emporium, Nashville, TN

November 30, 1973: Winterland, San Francisco, CA with Sons Of Champlin, Copperhead
 
 
QUICKSILVER MESSENGER SERVICE #12 (DEC 1, 1973)
1) Greg Elmore
2) Gary Duncan
3) Dino Valenti
4) Roger Stanton
5) Harold Aceves
6) John Cipollina vocals, lead guitar
7) David Freiberg piano, organ


December 1, 1973: Winterland, San Francisco, CA with Sons Of Champlin, Copperhead
The show was filmed and later included in a John Cipollina's DVD.


QUICKSILVER MESSENGER SERVICE #13 (DEC 2, 1973 - JAN 1974)
1) Greg Elmore
2) Gary Duncan
3) Dino Valenti
4) Harold Aceves
5) John Nicholas bass
6) Robert 'Bob' Hogins piano, organ


December 16, 1973: Gymnasium, County College of Morris, 214 Center Grove Road, Randolph, NJ with Chambers Brothers

December 23, 1973: unknown venue, Baltimore, MD

December 27, 1973: football stadium, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

December 28, 1973: Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL

December 29, 1973: unknown venue, Vancouver, BC, Canada

December 30, 1973: unknown venue, Portland, OR

December 31, 1973: unknown venue, Seattle, WA

December 1973 or January 1974: The Joint In The Woods, Parsippany, NJ


20 comments:

  1. This is fantastic work, Bruno. Its great to have it on the Web.

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  2. I think the unconfirmed Chicago shows were aborted after Big Brother's disastrous experience. Jefferson Airplane and Big Brother played a place called Mother Blues, a connection found through Ron Polte (QMS manager), and the Dead and QMS were supposed to follow.

    Once it went South with BB, the other SF bands didn't make the trip.

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  3. Great job Bruno - and Corry is correct about the Chicago shows. Here are a couple of additions as well:
    September 2-3, 1966 - IES Hall, San Jose, CA with The Fugitives and Hilton Trolley [this was a New Wave Promotions show with a John H Myers poster for].
    August 26, 1966 Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA with The Great Society and Sopwith Camel (filling in for the 13th Floor Elevators who were contractually blocked from performing). Country Joe and the Fish filled in for the Elevators on the 27th.
    October 8, 1966 This show was moved from the Pauley Ballroom to the Greek Theatre.

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  4. An addition: over at Dead.net, Alan Scheckter mentions an October 11, 1968 QMS gig in Chico. I suspect it was at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds, though I am not sure that's 100% clear from the information available. Ace of Cups also played. See his article in the Chico music scene at http://www.newsreview.com/chico/it-was-a-gas/content?oid=694453 for more.

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  5. Hey Bruno,
    From the depths of the internet comes confirmation of my memory of the show.
    http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/flyer-kings-beach-bowl-lake-tahoe-134277140
    QMS with The Working Class/Sanpaku opening, July 19 & 20, 1968. If only I could find a copy of this poster. Cheers!
    Hpaku

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  6. Thanks Hewitt! Added and give you teh credit for the help of course! Yeah, I hope you could find a copy of that poster! Cheers!

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  7. Good morning Bruno:
    Another concert date for your listing. I saw QMS at the Foothills Arena in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, on 19 September 1971, in a double bill with Captain Beefheart (who I believe had also appeared at the preceding QMS concerts in Vancouver and Edmonton). Quite a show for a kid just arrived from Scotland a few months earlier!
    Regards
    M.C.

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  8. Thanks MC! Added, and yes you're right about the preceding QMS shows in Canada.

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  9. Quicksilver with Osibisa opening,played at The Mosque in Richmond.Va Sunday October 15,1972. Promoted by the Viginia Commonwealth University Concert and Dance Committie.

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  10. The September 2, 1972 show in Green Bay Wisconsin was at the Brown County Arena. REO Speedwagon opened the show.

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    1. Thanks Tom! Added and give you the credit for the help!

      Cheers,
      Bruno

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  11. Bruno,

    Here's another Quicksilver show to add. 12/16/73. QMS, with the Chambers bros opening up. Morris County College qymnasium.Randolph NJ. My 18th birthday. The cops kept keeping us away from the stage, until after the acid took effect! lol, after that it was a free for all. We ended up on stage, drinking beers with the band, and giving shotguns to Dino..."All during the show"

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  12. Bruno,

    Here's another for you:
    5/28/1971 - The Denver Coliseum; Denver, CO
    Played along with the James Gang and Kyle

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  13. Thanks Will! Added the gig and give you the credit for the help!

    Cheers,
    Bruno

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  15. I saw a show at a club called The Joint In The Woods, in Parsipany, NJ with a band that had John Nicholas on bass. I don't remember the date of the show. According to your research he was only w/QMS from 12/3/73 to 1/74. I've been trying to find the date for this show for a long time. I also recorded this show, & it sounds pretty good. This was a popular club in the mid '70s with shows like Bob Seger, B Springsteen, Marc Bolan, Peter Frampton, & Cactus. Hope this helps. Larry

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    1. thanks Larry! Hope we'll find the exact date.....

      Cheers,
      Bruno

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