Sunday, February 28, 2010

CARLOS SANTANA FAMILY TREE

This family tree is the work of Bruno Ceriotti. Help in putting this together has been provided by Carlos Santana, Don Wehr, Rory Butcher, and Steve LaRosa, to whom I'm most grateful. A gold star for some info goes to Karim Brichi, webmaster of terrific 'Santanamigos' website.


CARLOS SANTANA (1957 - 1963)
Every Sunday morning he goes to a Tijuana's church to play the 'Ave Maria' on violin


LOS CARDINALES (LATE 50s)
1) Carlos Santana violin
2) Jose Santana violin (he was Carlos's father)
3) ? double-bass
4) ?
violin
5) ? violin
6) ? violin
7) ? violin or acoustic guitar
8) ? violin or acoustic guitar
9) ? violin or acoustic guitar
10) ? violin or acoustic guitar



UNNAMED TRIO #1 (LATE 50s)
1) Carlos Santana violin
2) ? acoustic guitar
3) ? acoustic guitar


UNNAMED TRIO #2 (LATE 1950s)
1) Carlos Santana acoustic guitar
2) ? harmonica
3) ? congas


JAVIER BATIZ AND LOS T.J.'s (1961)
1) Carlos 'El Apache' Santana bass
2) Javier Batiz
vocals, guitar
3) ? guitar
4) ? guitar
5) ? drums
6) Brachi sax


THE STRANGERS (1961)
1) Carlos 'El Apache' Santana first plays bass and then guitar
2) Antonio 'El Bolas' Vargas drums
3) Manuel Delgadillo guitar
4) Jorge Burgos guitar
5) 'Bibi' guitar


EL CONVOY CLUB'S UNNAMED HOUSE BAND (1961 - SUMMER 1962)
1) Carlos Santana guitar
2) ???????? + other unknowns


UNNAMED BAND #3 (SEPT 1962 - OCT 30, 1962)
1) Carlos Santana vocals, guitar
2) Sergio 'Gus' Rodriguez bass, vocals
3) Danny Haro drums

4) Albert 'Al' Rodriguez guitar


EL CONVOY CLUB'S UNNAMED HOUSE BAND (OCT 31, 1962 - AUG 2?, 1963)
1) Carlos Santana
2) ????????? + other unknowns



UNNAMED TRIO #3 (AUG 2?, 1963 - LATE 1965)
1) Carlos Santana
2) Gus Rodriguez
3) Danny Haro

+
4) Joyce Dunn vocals (she sang with them only for a few weeks in late 1964)


THE DYNAMICS (SEPT 1964 - 1965)
1) Carlos Santana
2) Gus Rodriguez
3) Danny Haro
4) Richard Bean sax
5) Andy Vargas sax


UNNAMED DUO (1965)
1) Carlos Santana guitar
2) ? harmonica


UNNAMED BAND (LATE 1965 - JUN 1966) / (DEC 1966 - JAN 1967) / SANTANA BLUES BAND #1 (JAN 1967 - FEB 1967)
1) Carlos Santana
2) Gus Rodriguez
3) Danny Haro
4) Michael Carabello percussion


TED MARTIN AND THE ACCENTS (196? - 196?)
1) Ted Martin drums
2) Carlos Santana guitar
3) Don Wehr drums (he played with them for only one gig as "guest")
4) ????????? + other unknowns


UNNAMED TRIO #4 (JUN 1966)

1) Carlos Santana lead guitar
2) Rod Harper drums
3) Steve LaRosa vocals, bass


UNNAMED BAND (JUN 1966 - JUL 1966) / THE MOCKER MANOR BLUES BAND (JUL 1966 - DEC ?, 1966)
1) Carlos Santana lead guitar
2) Steve LaRosa bass, vocals
3) Rod Harper drums
4) Anthony 'Tony' Lenzini rhythm guitar
+
5) Sahib Malik vocals, harmonica (few days from late September to early October)
6) Rory Butcher vocals, tambourine (two weeks from early to mid October)


SANTANA BLUES BAND (FEB 1967 - JUN 1968)


SANTANA (JUN 1968 - PRESENT)


CARLOS SANTANA/BUDDY MILES BAND (JAN 1, 1972)
1) Carlos Santana vocals, lead guitar, percussion
2) Buddy Miles vocals, drums
3) Hadley Caliman
sax, flute
4) Michael Carabello percussion
5) Gregg Errico
drums
6) Thomas 'Coke' Escovedo percussion
7) Luis Gasca trumpet
8) Robert 'Bob' Hogins organ
9) Ron Johnson bass
10) James 'Mingo' Lewis percussion
11) Victor Pantoja percussion
12) Neal Schon rhythm guitar


CARLOS SANTANA/JOHN McLAUGHLIN BAND (AUG 1973 - SEPT 1973)
1) Carlos Santana vocals, lead guitar, percussion
2) 'Mahavishnu' John McLaughlin
guitar, piano
3) Billy Cobham drums
4) Armando Peraza percussion
5) Douglas 'Doug' Rauch bass, guitar
6) Larry 'Khalid Yasin' Young organ



CARLOS SANTANA/JOHN McLAUGHLIN/ALICE COLTRANE BAND (MAR 14, 1974)
1) Carlos Santana vocals, lead guitar, percussion
2) Jules Broussard
flute, sax
3) Alice Coltrane keyboards, harp
4) Tom Coster
voce, keyboards
5) 'Mahavishnu' John McLaughlin guitar
6) Armando Peraza vocals, percussion
7) Michael Shrieve drums
8) Reggie Workman bass


CARLOS SANTANA (1974)


CARLOS SANTANA & JOHN McLAUGHLIN (MAR 8, 1975)

BIG BROTHER & THE HOLDING COMPANY FAMILY TREE


BLUE YARD HILL (JUL 1965 - SEPT 1965)
1) Peter Albin vocals, bass, guitar
2) Sam Andrew lead guitar
3) David 'Dave' Eskesen vocals, rhythm guitar, lead guitar
4) Chuck Jones drums
5) Paul Ferrez/Ferraz (aka Paul Beck) vocals, harp



BIG BROTHER AND THE HOLDING COMPANY #1 (SEPT 1965 - OCT 1965)
1) Peter Albin
2) Sam Andrew
3) Dave Eskesen
4) Chuck Jones
5) Rodney 'Rod' Albin vocals



BIG BROTHER AND THE HOLDING COMPANY #2 (OCT 1965 - NOV 1965)
1) Peter Albin
2) Sam Andrew
3) Dave Eskesen
4) Chuck Jones



BIG BROTHER AND THE HOLDING COMPANY #3 (NOV 1965 - FEB 2?, 1966)
1) Peter Albin
2) Sam Andrew
3) Chuck Jones
4) James 'Jim' Gurley guitar

+
5) Donald 'Don' Buchla synthesizer (play with them only on January 22, 1966)


BIG BROTHER AND THE HOLDING COMPANY #4 (FEB 2?, 1966 - MAR ?, 1966)
1) Peter Albin
2) Sam Andrew
3) Jim Gurley
4) Fritz Kasten drums



BIG BROTHER AND THE HOLDING COMPANY #5 (MAR ?, 1966)
1) Peter Albin
2) Sam Andrew
3) Jim Gurley
4) Norman 'Norm' Mayell drums



BIG BROTHER AND THE HOLDING COMPANY #6 (MAR ?, 1966 - JUN 5, 1966)
1) Peter Albin
2) Sam Andrew
3) Jim Gurley
4) David 'Baby Dave' Getz drums

+
5) Edward 'Ed' Bogas violin (play with them only at the Avalon Ballroom)
6) Dave McClean unknown instrument (play with them only at The Matrix)


BIG BROTHER AND THE HOLDING COMPANY #7 (JUN 6, 1966 - DEC 1, 1968)
1) Peter Albin
2) Sam Andrew
3) Jim Gurley
4) David Getz
5) Janis Joplin lead vocals, tamburine, maracas



BIG BROTHER AND THE HOLDING COMPANY #8 (DEC 1968 - MAR ?, 1969)
1) Peter Albin now moved to guitar
2) David Getz
3) David 'Dave' Nelson vocals, guitar
4) David 'Dave' Torbert vocals, bass



BIG BROTHER AND THE HOLDING COMPANY #9 (JUL 2?, 1969 - JAN or FEB 1970)
1) Peter Albin
2) Sam Andrew
3) Jim Gurley
4) David Getz



BIG BROTHER AND THE HOLDING COMPANY #10 (JAN or FEB 1970 - SUMMER 1970)
1) Peter Albin
2) Sam Andrew
3) Jim Gurley
4) David Getz
5) Nick 'The Greek' Gravenites lead vocals
6) David 'Schalloroma' Schallock vocals, guitar

+
7) Michael 'Mike' Finnegan vocals, organ (occasional member)

8) Janis Joplin lead vocals, tamburine (return to sing live with them only on April 4 & 12, and May 21)


BIG BROTHER AND THE HOLDING COMPANY #11 (SUMMER 1970 - JUN 2?, 1971)
1) Peter Albin
2) Sam Andrdew
3) Jim Gurley
4) David Getz
5) Nick Gravenites
6) David Schallock
7) Mike Finnegan
8) Kathi McDonald lead vocals


BIG BROTHER AND THE HOLDING COMPANY #12 (JUN 2?, 1971 - DEC 1972)
1) Peter Albin
2) Sam Andrew
3) David Getz
4) Ted Ashford piano
5) Michael 'Mike' Pendergrass lead guitar
6) Kathi McDonald


BIG BROTHER AND THE HOLDING COMPANY #13 (OCT 1, 1978)
1) Peter Albin
2) Sam Andrew
3) Jim Gurley
4) David Getz
5) Nick 'The Greek' Gravenites
6) Kathi McDonald


BIG BROTHER AND THE HOLDING COMPANY #14 (JUL 1987 - 1996)
1) Peter Albin
2) Sam Andrew
3) Jim Gurley
4) David Getz
5) Michel Bastian lead vocals


BIG BROTHER AND THE HOLDING COMPANY #15 (1996 - MAY 1997)
1) Peter Albin
2) Sam Andrew
3) Jim Gurley
4) David Getz
5) Lisa Battle lead vocals


BIG BROTHER AND THE HOLDING COMPANY  #16 (MAY 1997 - AUG 1998)
1) Peter Albin
2) Sam Andrew
3) David Getz
4) Lisa Battle
5) Tom Finch guitar


BIG BROTHER AND THE HOLDING COMPANY #17 (AUG 1998 - 2000)
1) Peter Albin
2) Sam Andrew
3) David Getz
4) Tom Finch


BIG BROTHER AND THE HOLDING COMPANY #18 (2000 - 200?)
1) Peter Albin
2) Sam Andrew
3) David Getz
4) Tom Finch
5) Lisa Mills lead vocals

Saturday, February 27, 2010

JANIS JOPLIN FAMILY TREE - SHOWS LIST



FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH YOUTH CHOIR (195? - 195?)
1) Janis Lyn Joplin (aka Pearl) soprano lead vocals
2) ???????? + other unknown singers


1950s: First Christian Church, 620 Woodworth Boulevard, Porth Arthur, TX


WOODROW WILSON JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL'S GLEE CLUB (SEPT 1954 - JUN 1957)
1) Janis Joplin soprano lead vocals
2) ???????? + other unknown singers


December ?, 195?: unknown venue, Port Arthur, TX "Christmas Pageant"
Janis first public singing opportunity outside of church.


JANIS JOPLIN (DEC 31, 1959)


December 31, 1959: Sage, Port Arthur, TX "New Year's Eve Party"


UNNAMED FOLK BLUES DUO #1 (SUMMER 1961)
1) Janis Joplin vocals
2) Steve 'Lemon' Mann acoustic guitar


Summer 1961: Doug Weston's Troubadour Club, Sunset Strip, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA "Hootenanny Night"

Summer 1961: Gas House, Venice Beach, Los Angeles, CA "Hootenanny Night"
 
 
JANIS JOPLIN (DEC 31, 1961 - JULY 1962)


December 31, 1961: The Halfway Coffee House Club, Beaumont, TX "New Year's Eve Party"

January 1962: The Purple Onion, Houston, TX (several shows)


THE WALLER CREEK BOYS PLUS ONE (JUL 1962 - JAN 22, 1963)
1) Janis Joplin vocals, autoharp, acoustic guitar
2) Kirk Lanier 'Lannie' 'Lanny' Wiggins vocals, banjo, acoustic guitar
3) Rayward Powell St John vocals, harp, acoustic guitar


July 1962 - January 1963: Threadgill's, North Lamar Boulevard, Austin, TX
The trio played there as house band every Wednesday (and sometimes on Saturday too) for seven months. Threadgill's was an old yellow gas station converted in a bar by Kenneth 'Ken' Threadgill and his wife Mildred, years before. Then the groups that were performing there (including ours) were not paid in money but rather in a couple of 'Lone Star' beers.

July 1962 - January 1963: Union Building, University of Texas campus, Austin, TX
The trio perform at the weekly 'Folk Sing' held every Wednesday evening in the UT Student Union and organized by Stephanie Chernikowski. 

unknown date 1962: Zilker Park, Austin, TX "Talent Contest"
The trio participating in a local talent contest and eventually win one of the prizes to be won and that is ten bucks.


JANIS JOPLIN (JAN 23, 1963 - 1965)


January 27, 1963: The Fox And The Hound, 1339 Upper Grant Avenue, North Beach, San Francisco, CA "Sunday Night Hootenanny"
After only four days after his arrival in San Francisco from Austin, Janis debuted as solo folk-blues singer (playing a borrowed acoustic guitar) in this local coffeehouse. The owner, Lee Fraley, had the habit of paying their artists with barely two or three bucks (which is fair enough just to buy a beer or a cigarettes) plus a free hamburger courtesy of the house. Janis obviously wanted to earn more than that and then at the end of the evening she went into the audience passing the hat (all the money she could put together she then spend it on beers).

April 5-6, 1963: Top of the Tangent, 117 University Avenue (On the Circle), Palo Alto, CA with The Westport Singers 
Janis was mis-pelled as 'Janice Joplin' on a local newspaper ad. 

May 18, 1963: Monterey County Fairgrounds, Monterey, CA "Annual Monterey Folk Festival"
Apparently Janis won three singing contests during the Saturday afternoon event of the festival that was listed as 'Folk Talent Show & Sing'. 

Fall 1963: 'Midnight Special', KPFA-FM Radio Show, Berkeley, CA
This radio show was conducted by deejay Gert Cherito and broadcasted live every Saturday night.

1963 - 1964: Maud's, North Beach, San Francisco, CA
A gay bar frequented regularly by Janis and his (at the time) girlfriend Jae Whitaker. The two loved to go there because you could not only dance but also because there was a juke-box on which they loved so much singing over to earn some free beers from the owner of the bar, because he appreciated their impromptu performance.

1963 - 1965: Coffee And Confusion, 1339 Grant Avenue, North Beach, San Francisco, CA "Sundays Nights Hootenannys"
This is the old 'The Fox And The Hound' that change the name because owner Lee Fraley sold the venue to new owner Sylvia Fennel and the latter decided to change its name exactly. The new owner too, had the habit of paying their artists with barely two or three bucks (which is fair enough just to buy a beer or a cigarettes) plus a free hamburger courtesy of the house. Janis obviously wanted to earn more than that and then at the end of the evening she went into the audience passing the hat (all the money she could put together she then spend it on beers).

1963 - 1965: The Coffee Gallery, 1353 Grant Avenue, North Beach, San Francisco, CA

May 25, 1964: Gerde's Folk City, New York City, NY with Jerry Silverman

Spring - Summer 1964: Slugs' Saloon, 242 East 3 Street, New York City, NY

December 13, 1964: The Coffee Gallery, 1353 Grant Avenue, North Beach, San Francisco, CA with Harriet Carter, Eddie Mitchell, David and Tina Meltzer, Don Garrett, Lew Welch, Philip Whalen, Ron Loewinsohn, Hugh Romney, Gary Goorow, John Brent, MC Peter Edler


UNNAMED FOLK BLUES TRIO #1 (EARLY/SPRING 1963)
1) Janis Joplin vocals
2) Jorma 'Jerry' Kaukonen acoustic guitar
3) Richmond Stephen Talbott (aka Steve Talbot) harp


1963: The Offstage Folk Music Theater, 970 S. 1st Street, San Jose, CA


UNNAMED FOLK BLUES TRIO #2 (EARLY/SPRING 1963)
1) Janis Joplin vocals
2) Jorma 'Jerry' Kaukonen acoustic guitar
3) Billy Roberts acoustic guitar


1963: The Coffeehouse, North Beach, San Francisco, CA


ROGER PERKINS, LARRY HANKS, JANIS JOPLIN (1963)
1) Janis Joplin vocals
2) Roger Perkins vocals, acustic guitar
3) Larry Hanks vocals, acoustic guitar


May 23, 1963: Main Auditorium, San Francisco State College, San Francisco, CA with Sam Hinton, Hedy West, Mike Seeger, Dr. Neil Snortum, The Wildwood Boys, Bill Roberts, Conrad Knipfel, Skip Henderson and Ale Ekstrem, Ellen Faust, Nathan Zakheim "The 2nd Annual Folk Music Festival"
Roger Perkins, Larry Hanks, Janet Joplin (sic) was scheduled but finally not appeared.

1963: The Coffee Gallery, 1353 Grant Avenue, North Beach, San Francisco, CA

1963: Coffee And Confusion, 1339 Grant Avenue, North Beach, San Francisco, CA "Sunday Night Hootenanny"
Supposedly tonight Peter Albin and James Gurley saw for the first time their future bandmate Janis Joplin.

1963: 'Midnight Special', KPFA-FM Radio Show, Berkeley, CA
The trio perform: 'Black Mountain Blues' and 'Columbus Stockade', at this radio show conducted by deejay Gert Cherito and broadcasted live every Saturday night. The tape of this performance circulated with the wrongly date of "January 18, 1963".


THE DICK OXTOT JAZZ BAND (1963)
1) Janis Joplin vocals
2) Richard Agee 'Dick' 'The Gray Fox' Oxtot vocals, banjo, tuba, bass, fiddle, cornet
3) John Moore tuba
4) Bob Mielke trombone
5) Bill Napier clarinet
6) Bill Erickson piano
7) Don Marchant drums


1963: The Coffee Gallery, 1353 Grant Avenue, North Beach, San Francisco, CA


UNNAMED FOLK BLUES DUO #2 (FALL 1963 - 1965)
1) Janis Joplin vocals
2) Jorma 'Jerry' Kaukonen acoustic guitar


1963 - 1964: The Coffee Gallery, 1353 Grant Avenue, North Beach, San Francisco, CA

1963: Coffee And Confusion, 1339 Grant Avenue, North Beach, San Francisco, CA "Sunday Night Hootenanny"

1964: The Coffee Gallery, 1353 Grant Avenue, North Beach, San Francisco, CA "C.O.R.E. (Congress On Racial Equality) Benefit"


UNNAMED FOLK BLUES TRIO #3 (1963 - 1964)
1) Janis Joplin vocals
2) Jorma 'Jerry' Kaukonen acoustic guitar
3) Steve 'Lemon' Mann acoustic guitar


1963 or 1964: The Offstage Folk Music Theater, 970 S. 1st Street, San Jose, CA


UNNAMED FOLK BLUES DUO #1 (1963 or 1964)
1) Janis Joplin vocals
2) Steve 'Lemon' Mann acoustic guitar


THE DICK OXTOT JAZZ BAND (WINTER or SPRING 1965)
1) Janis Joplin
2) Dick Oxtot
3) John Moore
4) Bob Mielke
5) Bill Napier
6) Bill Erickson
7) Don Marchant


JANIS JOPLIN (1965 - JUN 5, 1966)


Fall 1965: The Eleventh Door, Austin, TX

November 1965: Halfway House Coffee Club, Beaumont, TX

March 5-6, 1966: The Eleventh Door, Austin, TX

March 13, 1966: The Austin Methodist Student Center, Austin, TX with St. John And The Conqueroo, 13th Floor Elevators "Teodar Jackson Benefit"
Janis sings only three songs: 'Going To Brownsville', 'I Ain't Got To Worry' and 'Codeine'.

March 27, 1966: unknown venue, Santa Fe, NM

May 5, 1966: Union Auditorium, unknown city, TX with St. John And The Conqueroo and others "An Evening Of Barrelhouse And Blues Festival"


BIG BROTHER AND THE HOLDING COMPANY #7 (JUN 6, 1966 - DEC 1, 1968)
1) Peter Albin vocals, bass, guitar
2) Sam Andrew guitar
3) James 'Jim' Gurley guitar
4) David 'Baby Dave' Getz drums
5) Janis Joplin lead vocals, tamburine, maracas


JANIS JOPLIN AND HER KOZMIC BLUES BAND #1 (aka THE BAND FROM BEYOND #1) (DEC 18, 1968 - JAN 1969)
1) Janis Joplin lead vocals, maracas
2) Sam Andrew vocals, guitar
3) Brad Campbell (aka Keith Cherry) bass
4) Bill King organ
5) Marcus Doubleday trumpet
6) Terry Clements tenor sax
7) Roy Markowitz drums, tamburine


JANIS JOPLIN AND HER KOZMIC BLUES BAND #2 (aka THE BAND FROM BEYOND #2, aka MAIN SQUEEZE #1) (JAN 1969 - FEB 14, 1969)
1) Janis Joplin
2) Sam Andrew
3) Terry Clements
4) Roy Markowitz
5) Brad Campbell 
6) Richard Kermode organ
7) Terry Hensley trumpet


JANIS JOPLIN AND HER KOZMIC BLUES BAND #3 (aka MAIN SQUEEZE #2, aka SOUTHERN COMFORT) (FEB 15, 1969 - MAY 1969)
1) Janis Joplin
2) Sam Andrew
3) Terry Clements
4) Brad Campbell
5) Richard Kermode
6) Roy Markowitz
7) Terry Hensley
8) Cornelius 'Snooky' Flowers baritone sax, tambourine, guiro, claves


JANIS JOPLIN AND HER KOZMIC BLUES BAND #4 (MAY 1969 - JUN 19, 1969)
1) Janis Joplin
2) Sam Andrew
3) Brad Campbell
4) Richard Kermode
5) Terry Clements
6) Terry Hensley
7) Cornelius 'Snooky' Flowers
8) Maury Baker drums


JANIS JOPLIN AND HER KOZMIC BLUES BAND #5 (JUN 20, 1969 - JUL 18, 1969)
1) Janis Joplin
2) Sam Andrew
3) Brad Campbell
4) Richard Kermode
5) Terry Clements
6) Cornelius 'Snooky' Flowers
7) Luis Gasca trumpet
8) Lonnie Castille drums


JANIS JOPLIN AND HER KOZMIC BLUES BAND #6 (JUL 19, 1969 - DEC 19, 1969)
1) Janis Joplin
2) Brad Campbell
3) Richard Kermode
4) Terry Clements
5) Cornelius 'Snooky' Flowers
6) Lonnie Castille
7) John Till guitar
8) David Woodward trumpet


JANIS JOPLIN with THE BUTTERFIELD BLUES BAND #12 (MAR 28, 1970)
1) Janis Joplin lead vocals
2) Paul Butterfield harp
3) Gene Dinwiddie alto sax, tenor sax, sopran sax
4) Dave Sanborn tenor sax
5) Phil Wilson drums
6) Rod Hicks bass
7) Steve Madaio trumpet
8) Howard 'Buzzy' Feiten guitar, organ, french horn
9) Ted Harris keyboards


JANIS JOPLIN with BIG BROTHER AND THE HOLDING COMPANY #10 (APR 4, 1970 / APR 12, 1970 / MAY 21, 1970)
1) Janis Joplin lead vocals, maracas (as guest vocalist)
2) Nick 'The Greek' Gravenites lead vocals
3) Peter Albin vocals, guitar
4) James 'Jim' Gurley bass
5) Sam Andrew vocals, guitar
6) David 'Baby Dave' Getz drums
7) Mike Finnegan vocals, organ (occasional member)
8) David 'Shalloroma' Shallock vocals, guitar


JANIS JOPLIN AND THE FULL TILT BOOGIE BAND (MAY ?, 1970 - OCT 4, 1970)
1) Janis Joplin lead vocals
2) John Till guitar
3) Brad Campbell bass
4) Ken Pearson organ
5) Richard Bell piano
6) Clark Pierson drums

JEFFERSON AIRPLANE FAMILY TREE


UNNAMED REHEARSAL BAND #1 (SPRING 1965 - JUN 1965)
1) Marty Balin vocals, tamburine, rhythm guitar, harmonica
2) Paul Kantner vocals, rhythm guitar, piano
3) Signe Toly vocals
4) Jerry Peloquin drums
5) Bob Harvey double-bass
6) ? lead guitar


UNNAMED REHEARSAL BAND #2 (JUN 1965 - AUG 10 or 11, 1965) / JEFFERSON AIRPLANE #1 (AUG 11 or 12, 1965 - SEPT 1?, 1965)
1) Marty Balin
2) Paul Kantner
3) Signe Toly
4) Jerry Peloquin
5) Bob Harvey
6) Jorma Kaukonen vocals, lead guitar
+
7) Larry Davis congas (sat-in at some shows at The Matrix)


JEFFERSON AIRPLANE #2 (SEPT 1?, 1965 - SEPT 1?, 1965 (one day and a half))
1) Marty Balin
2) Paul Kantner
3) Signe Toly
4) Bob Harvey
5) Jorma Kaukonen
6) Barry Lewis drums


JEFFERSON AIRPLANE #3 (SEPT 1?, 1965 - OCT 2?, 1965)
1) Marty Balin
2) Paul Kantner
3) Signe Toly Anderson
4) Bob Harvey now moved to electric bass
5) Jorma Kaukonen
6) Alexander Lee 'Skip' Spence Jr. drums


JEFFERSON AIRPLANE #4 (OCT 2?, 1965 - JUN 4, 1966)
1) Marty Balin
2) Paul Kantner
3) Signe Toly Anderson
4) Jorma Kaukonen
5) Skip Spence
6) Jack Casady bass


JEFFERSON AIRPLANE #5 (JUN 5, 1966 - OCT 15, 1966)
1) Marty Balin
2) Paul Kantner
3) Signe Toly Anderson
4) Jorma Kaukonen
5) Jack Casady
6) Spencer Dryden drums


JEFFERSON AIRPLANE #6 (OCT 16, 1966 - JAN 17, 1970)
1) Marty Balin
2) Paul Kantner
3) Jorma Kaukonen
4) Jack Casady
5) Spencer Dryden
6) Grace Slick vocals, piano, organ, percussion, tamburine


JEFFERSON AIRPLANE #7 (JAN 18, 1970 - OCT 4, 1970)
1) Marty Balin
2) Paul Kantner
3) Jorma Kaukonen
4) Jack Casady
5) Grace Slick
6) Joey Covington vocals, drums, percussion


JEFFERSON AIRPLANE #8 (OCT 5, 1970 - APR 1971)
1) Marty Balin
2) Paul Kantner
3) Jorma Kaukonen
4) Jack Casady
5) Grace Slick
6) Joey Covington
7) 'Papa John' Creach violin


JEFFERSON AIRPLANE #9 (APR 1971 - APR 1972)
1) Paul Kantner
2) Jorma Kaukonen
3) Jack Casady
4) Grace Slick
5) Joey Covington
6) 'Papa John' Creach


JEFFERSON AIRPLANE #10 (APR 1972 - AUG 1972)
1) Paul Kantner
2) Grace Slick
3) Jorma Kaukonen
4) Jack Casady
5) 'Papa John' Creach
6) Johny 'Goatee' Barbata drums


JEFFERSON AIRPLANE #11 (AUG 1972 - SEPT 22, 1972)
1) Grace Slick
2) Paul Kantner
3) Johny Barbata
4) Jack Casady
5) Jorma Kaukonen
6) 'Papa John' Creach
7) David Freiberg vocals, bass, organ, percussion


JEFFERSON AIRPLANE #12 (AUG 1989 - OCT 1989)
1) Paul Kantner
2) Grace Slick
3) Jorma Kaukonen
4) Jack Casady
5) Marty Balin

THE GREAT SOCIETY FAMILY TREE - SHOWS LIST

This story is the work of Bruno Ceriotti. Help in putting this together has been provided by Jerry Slick, Joe Jupille, The Daily Californian, San Francisco Chronicle, and Rob Branigin, to whom I'm most grateful.


UNNAMED REHEARSAL BAND (1965)
1) Grace Slick vocals, guitar
2) Darby Slick guitar
3) Jerry Slick drums
4) Jean 'Jeannie' Piersol vocals


THE GREAT SOCIETY #1 (AUG 1965 - MAR 16, 1966)
1) Darby Slick vocals, lead guitar
2) Jerry Slick drums
3) Grace Slick lead vocals, guitar, bass, tamburine, organ, flute, drums
4) Michael David Miner vocals, bass, rhythm guitar
5) Bard Dupont bass


October 15, 1965: The Coffee Gallery, 1353 Grant Avenue, North Beach, San Francisco, CA
The Great Society's first gig. On the concert poster they were billed as 'The Great! Society' (the idea of the exclamation point after the word 'The Great' was by Bard Dupont’s girlfriend Michele Sevryn).

October 16, 1965: Longshoremen‘s Hall, 400 North Point, Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco, CA with The Charlatans, Jefferson Airplane, The Marbles, DJ Russ 'The Moose' Syracuse, Notes From The Underground "A Tribute To Dr. Strange"

November 2 - November or December, 1965: Mother's, 430 Broadway, North Beach, San Francisco, CA with Dino Valente (sic)
Mother's was a strip-club recently opened by famous local DJ Tom 'Big Daddy' Donahue. The Great Society played there six nights a week for some weeks or so, after signing a recording contract with Donahue's 'North Beach Records'. Light shows by Don Lewis, Neal Rose, Rodney Richmond, Chris Roberts and others.

December 10, 1965: Fillmore Auditorium, 1805 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA with Jefferson Airplane, The Mystery Trend, The John Handy Quintet, Sam Thomas And The Gentlemen's Band and "many others friends" (aka The Warlocks, The Vipers, Jeanne Brechan) "Benefit For San Francisco Mime Troupe - Appeal Party II, for Continued Artistic Freedom in the Parks"

December 13, 1965: The Committee, 622 Broadway, San Francisco, CA with Eartha Kitt, Freddie Red with Phillie Joe Jones, Gale Garnett, The VIP's

The band was advertised as 'The Great! Society'.

January 14, 1966: Fillmore Auditorium, 1805 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA with Grateful Dead 'formerly The Warlocks', The Mystery Trend, Sam Thomas And The Gentlemen's Band and "many others friends" "Benefit For San Francisco Mime Troupe - Appeal Party III, Dance-Concert"
KQED-TV filmed at least part of the Mime Troupe Benefit, certainly a brief performance by The Great Society.

January 21-22, 1966: The Matrix, 3138 Fillmore Street, Marina District, San Francisco, CA

January 23, 1966: Gate Theater, Sausalito, CA with Mystery Trend

February 1, 1966: Fillmore Auditorium, 1805 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA with Grateful Dead, Loading Zone "Tuesday Afternoon Audition"

February 11, 1966: Fillmore Auditorium, 1805 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA with The Charlatans, Mystery Trend, The Skins, Family Tree

February 12, 1966: Fillmore Auditorium, 1805 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA with Big Brother And The Holding Company, Mystery Trend (cancelled), The Grateful Dead (cancelled), Quicksilver Messenger Service, Wildflower, Our Lost Souls (cancelled) "Rock For Peace - Benefit for Democratic congressional candidates and the Viet Nam Study Group"

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

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

March 15-16, 1966: The Matrix, 3138 Fillmore Street, Marina District, San Francisco, CA


THE GREAT SOCIETY #2 (MAR 17, 1966 - JUN ?, 1966)
1) Darby Slick
2) Jerry Slick
3) Grace Slick
4) Michael David Miner
5) Peter Van Gelder bass, sopran sax, flute, sitar


March 17-19, 1966: The Matrix, 3138 Fillmore Street, Marina District, San Francisco, CA

March 20, 1966: Fillmore Auditorium, 1805 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA with Quicksilver Messenger Service, The Skins "Batman Dance And Film Festival"

April 1-2, 1966: Harmon Gymnasium, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA with Big Brother and The Holding Company, The Band (Monty Waters), Jefferson Airplane (cancelled), Quicksilver Messenger Service (cancelled), The Skins, The Exiles, Lights and Sounds by Don Buchla, Go-Go Girls provided by Dance USA as auditioned by Carol Doda "A Delano Grape Strike Benefit"
The Great Society, and Big Brother and The Holding Company fillied in for Jefferson Airplane and Quicksilver Messenger Service.

April 22-23, 1966: Avalon Ballroom, Sutter Street at Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA with The Blues Project

May 7, 1966: Harmon Gymnasium, University of California, Berkeley, CA with The Billy Moses Blues Bag, The Charlatans, The Grateful Dead, Russ 'The Moose' Syracuse (MC) "Dance/Concert - Peace Rock 3 - Berkeley Benefit Peace Candidates" (from 9:00pm to 1:00am)


THE GREAT SOCIETY #3 (JUN ?, 1966 - SEPT 10, 1966)
1) Darby Slick
2) Jerry Slick
3) Grace Slick
4) Peter Van Gelder


June 4-9, 1966: The Matrix, 3138 Fillmore Street, Marina District, San Francisco, CA with Solomon
These shows were recorded. 

June 10-11, 1966: Fillmore Auditorium, 1805 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA with Jefferson Airplane
The Heavenly Blues Band was also on the bill but dit not actually make the gig due to an illness in the band. The first show (June 10) was recorded and an excerpt can be found on the 'Wolfgang's Vault' website.   

June 21-26, 1966: The Matrix, 3138 Fillmore Street, Marina District, San Francisco, CA with Dan Hicks, Don Garrett
The shows were recorded and some tracks were later released posthumous on their album: 'Conspicuous Only In It’s Absence' (1968).

June 26, 1966: The Mod Hatter, Town & Country Village, Mill Valley, CA with KYA's Johnny Holiday (MC) "Teen Boss Bash to celebrate the Grand Opening"

June 28 - July 3, 1966: The Matrix, 3138 Fillmore Street, Marina District, San Francisco, CA with Dan Hicks
The shows were recorded and some tracks were later released posthumous on their album: 'Conspicuous Only In It’s Absence' (1968). The band cancelled their appearance on July 2 (because they had a gig at the Fillmore, see below) and the Final Solution filled in for them at last minute. 

July 2, 1966: Fillmore Auditorium, 1805 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA with The Charlatans, Sopwith Camel

July 19, 1966: California Hall, 625 Polk Street at Turk, San Francisco, CA with Baltimore Steampacket, Buddah (From Muir Beach) and others

July 22-23, 1966: Avalon Ballroom, Sutter Street at Van Ness, San Francisco, CA with Jefferson Airplane

July 28, 1966: California Hall, 625 Polk Street at Turk, San Francisco, CA with The Charlatans, Big Brother And The Holding Company "Bilbo's Birthday Party"
This show was originally planned for day 22.

August 5, 1966: Losers South, San Jose, CA with Jefferson Airplane
The Great Society filling in for the advertised Big Brother and The Holding Company.

August 8, 1966: The Matrix, 3138 Fillmore Street, Marina District, San Francisco, CA with Little Walter and His Band
The show was recorded. 

August 26, 1966: Fillmore Auditorium 1805 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA with Quicksilver Messenger Service (filled in for 13th Floor Elevators)

September 9-10, 1966: Avalon Ballroom, Sutter Street At Van Ness, San Francisco, CA with Quicksilver Messenger Service


THE GREAT SOCIETY #4 (SEPT 11, 1966)
1) Darby Slick
2) Jerry Slick
3) Grace Slick
4) Peter Van Gelder
5) Oscar Daniels vocals, rhythm guitar


September 11, 1966: Fillmore Auditorium, 1805 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA with Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead, John Hendricks Trio, Elvin Jones, Joe Henderson Quartet, Big Mama Thornton, Denny Zeitlin Trio, The Wildflower, Garry Goodrow (MC), Lights by Bill Ham "Both/And Jazz Club Benefit - Gigantic All-Night Jazz/Rock Dance Concert"