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Gravenites-Cipollina Band

Pre QMS Line-Up: late 1964 to mid 1965

  • Dino Valenti - guitar, vocals (would have been the original guitarist, but was arrested on a drug charge and jailed for 18 months)
  • Jim Murray - vocals, harp, guitar
  • John Cipollina - guitar
  • Skip Spence - guitar, vocals
  • David Freiberg - bass, vocals
  • Casey Sonoban - drums

Original QMS Line-Up: mid 1965 to October 1967 (went by the names Cosmic Crystal Set & Vulcan in late 1965)

  • Jim Murray - vocals, harp, guitar
  • John Cipollina - guitar
  • Gary Duncan - guitar, vocals
  • David Freiberg - bass, vocals
  • Greg Elmore - drums

1965

September 1?, 1965 The Matrix, San Francisco, CA (Not a show but an afternoon rehearsal by the unnamed band's new line-up)

November ?, 1965 The Matrix, San Francisco, CA

December 24, 1965 The Committee's House, Muir Beach, Marin County, CA ("Christmas Private Party". QMS debut at a private party)

1966

January 15, 1966 Muir Beach Lodge, Muir Beach, Marin County, CA (QMS public debut. At this show they meet Ambrose Hollingsworth, who helps them buy equipment)

January 17, 1966 The Matrix, San Francisco, CA ("Open Auditions")

February 4-6, 1966 Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA (Bill Graham's first commercial Fillmore shows, with Jefferson Airplane & Mystery Trend)

February 12, 1966 Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA ("Rock For Peace - Benefit for Democratic congressional candidates and the Viet Nam Study Group", with The Great Society, Wildflower, Mystery Trend, Our Lost Souls & Big Brother And The Holding Company)

February 18, 1966 Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA (supporting Sopwith Camel, with The Charlatans)

​​February 25, 1966 Longshoremen's Hall, San Francisco, CA ('Blow Your Mind Dance For Delano - Benefits Go To Delano Farm Workers Council For Justice', with Sopwith Camel, John Handy, Earth Mother & Final Solution, Melveton Butler "Congo drummer" & Family Tree)

February 26, 1966 Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA ("King Kong Memorial Dance", supporting The Great Society, The Grass Roots & Big Brother And The Holding Company)

March 4-5, 1966 Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA (with Jefferson Airplane)

March 11-12, 1966 Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA ("The Great Blondin", 2 Day Dance Benefit For Filmaker Robert Nelson, with (11th) The Great Society & Gentlemen’s Band & (12th) Mystery Trend, Family Tree & Third Rail)

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

March 25-27, 1966 Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA (supporting Paul Butterfield Blues Band)

April 1-2, 1966 University of California Harmon Gym, Berkeley, CA (Delano Grape Strikers Benefit, supporting Jefferson Airplane. Both JA & QMS cancelled and were replaced by The Great Society & Big Brother and The Holding Company)

April 1, 1966 Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA (Supporting Jefferson Airplane)

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

April 7, 1966 Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA (with Poets Andrei Voznesensky & Lawrence Ferlinghetti)

April 8, 1966 California Hall, San Francisco, CA (supporting Jefferson Airplane)

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

April 9, 1966 Longshoremen‘s Hall, San Francisco, CA (evening show)

April 10, 1966 Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA (with The Hedds & The New Brothers)

April 15, 1966 USF Gym, San Francisco, CA

April 22-23, 1966 Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA (supporting Grass Roots, with Family Tree)

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

April 30, 1966 Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA (supported by Lightnin' Hopkins & The Jaywalkers)

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

May 6, 1966 UC Berkeley Wurster Hall Architecture Building, Berkeley, CA ("Beaux Arts Ball - University of California Arts Festival", with The John Handy Quintet, Latin All-Stars, Bethlehem Exit)

May 13-14, 1966 Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, CA (supporting The Blues Project & The Sons Of Adam)

May 20-21, 1966 Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA (supported by Final Solution)

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

May 30, 1966 Winterland, San Francisco, CA

June 3-4, 1966 Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA (supported by The Grateful Dead & The Mothers)

June 10-11, 1966 Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, CA (with The Grateful Dead & The New Tweedy Brothers)

June 17-18, 1966 Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA (supporting The Wailers)

June 24-25, 1966 Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, CA (supporting Big Brother & The Holding Company)

July 1, 1966 Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA (supported by Big Brother & The Holding Company & Jaywalkers)

July 2-3, 1966 Monterey County Fairgrounds, Monterey, CA (with Big Brother & The Holding Company & The Gladstones)

July 8-9, 1966 Santa Venetia National Guard Armory, Marin County, CA ('Rock n' Roll Happening' supporting The Grateful Dead, who had replaced Sopwith Camel)

July 10, 1966 Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA (Giant Delano Strike Benefit)

July 16, 1966 Longshoremen‘s Hall, San Francisco, CA

July 22-23, 1966 Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA (supporting Association & Along Comes Mary)

July 28-30, 1966 Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, CA (supporting Bo Diddley)

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

August 9-11, 1966 Matrix Club, San Francisco, CA (with Little Walter)

August 11, 1966 Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA (unconfirmed)

August 16, 1966 The Mod Hatter, Town & Country Village, Mill Valley, CA (with The Only Alternative And His Other Possibilities)

August 17, 1966 Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA ("Mod Hatter Fashion Show", supporting Jefferson Airplane & Mimi Farina)

August 19-20, 1966 Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA (supporting Young Rascals)

August 26, 1966 Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA (supported by The Great Society. QMS replaced 13th Floor Elevators who were contractually blocked from performing)

August 26-28, 1966 Ides Hall, Pescadero, CA ("Tour Del Mar Bicycle Race and Folk-Rock Festival", with Grateful Dead & Collosal Pomegranate)

September 2-3, 1966 I.E.S. Hall, San Jose, CA (with The Fugitives & Hilton Trolley)

September 3, 1966 Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, CA

September 4, 1966 Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA (supporting The Grateful Dead, with Country Joe & the Fish)

September 9-10, 1966 Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, CA (with Great Society)

September 10, 1966 Union Square, San Francisco, CA (Afternoon show, with Robert Baker)

September 13-16, 1966 The Jabberwock, Berkeley, CA

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

September ??, 1966 San Jose, CA (unconfirmed)

September ??, 1966 Chicago, IL (aborted)

September 30-October 1, 1966 Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, CA (supporting 13th Floor Elevators)

October 1, 1966 Santa Venetia Armory, San Rafael, CA (with The Styx & The Chains)

October 8, 1966 Outdoor Theater, Mt. Tamalpais, CA (Afternoon show, supporting Bola Sete (who filled in for Joan Baez and Mimì Farina) & The Grateful Dead, with MC's Ed Keating & Don Duncan)

October 8, 1966 UC Berkeley Greek Theatre, Berkeley, CA (Evening show, with The Only Alternatives And His Other Possibilities with Mimì Farina, Circus Maximus. The show was originally scheduled for the Pauley Balloom but was moved to the Greek Theatre)

October ??, 1966 San Jose, CA (unconfirmed)

October 14, 1966 (?) Youth Center, Corte Madera, CA (maybe at Corte Madera Rec Center)

October 16, 1966 Panhandle Park, San Francisco, CA ('3rd Artists Liberation Front Free Fair'. The two-day event lasted from 10:00am to 10:00pm. (15th) The Mocker Manor Blues Band appeared & (16th) Quicksilver Messenger Service, Country Joe and The Fish, The Grateful Dead and The Wildflower)

October 22, 1966 Winterland, San Francisco, CA (With Big Brother and the Holding Company & Grateful Dead)

October 25-27, 1966 Jabberwock, Berkeley, CA

October 28-29, 1966 Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, CA (supported by Blackburn & Snow & Sons Of Champlin)

October 31, 1966 California Hall, San Francisco, CA (with Grateful Dead & Mimi Farina)

November 4-6, 1966 Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA (suported by Muddy Waters, Andrew Staples. The 6th is an "Edwardian Ball" with Jefferson Airplane, Muddy Waters, Andrew Staples & Daemon Lover)

November 13, 1966 Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, CA ("A Zenefit - Zen Mountain Center Benefit" with Grateful Dead & Big Brother & The Holding Company)

November 15-17, 1966 Matrix, San Francisco, CA (with Mercury Children)

November 18-19, 1966 Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, CA (With Daily Flash & Country Joe and the Fish)

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

November 20, 1966 Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, CA (with Big Brother And The Holding Company & Country Joe And The Fish)

November 25-26, 1966 Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, CA (supported by Big Brother & The Holding Company & Country Joe & The Fish)

November 27, 1966 Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA (with Grateful Dead & The Wildflower. Private afternoon party held by Bill Graham to celebrate ‘Thanksgiving Day’. This party was originally scheduled for the 23rd but was postponed)

November 27, 1966 Telegraph Hill Center, Berkeley, CA (Evening show. "Benefit for the Telegraph Hill Co-operative Nursery", supported by Country Joe And The Fish, Serpent Power, Sunshine, Garry Goodrow & (MC) Larry Hankin)

December 16, 1966 Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA

December 16-17, 1966 Winterland, San Francisco, CA (supported by Big Brother & The Holding Company, Loving Impulse, Congress Of Wonders & (MC) Buddha from Muir Beach

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

December 27, 1966 Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, CA (Benefit for the Lick Wilmerding School (an early alternative private school), with Big Brother & the Holding Company & Universal Parking Lot)

December 28, 1966 Governors Hall, Sacramento, CA ("Beaux Arts Ball", supporting the Grateful Dead)

December 30-31, 1966 Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA (supporting Jefferson Airplane, & the Grateful Dead. The show on the 31st ended with a jam sessions by members of all three bands on the bill plus guest members of Big Brother And The Holding Company)

1967

January 1, 1967 Winterland, San Francisco, CA ("Giant Freak Out")

January 6-7, 1967 Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, CA (supported by The Miller Blues Band & The Other Half)

January 14, 1967 Golden Gate Park Polo Fields, San Francisco, CA ("Gathering Of The Tribes" Human Be-In, Afternoon show 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)

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

January 26-27, 1967 Eagles Auditorium, Seattle, WA

January 27-28, 1967 Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, CA (supporting the Grateful Dead)

February 3-5, 1967 Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA (supporting Jefferson Airplane. The 5th is a "Delano Strike Benefit")

February 10, 1967 Veteran’s Hall, Merced, CA

February 11, 1967 Continental Ballroom, Santa Clara, CA (supporting The Cyrkle, with Blue House Basement)

February 14, 1967 Fillmore Auditorium, 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)

February 17-18, 1967 Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, CA (Second Annual Tribal Stomp, celebrating the first anniversary of the Family Dog, at the Avalon Ballroom. with Big Brother And The Holding Company & Oxford Circle)

March 4, 1967 Pauley Ballroom, Berkeley, CA (with The New Age)

March 10-11, 1967 Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, CA (supported by The Steve Miller Blues Band & Daily Flash)

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

March 17, 1967 Civic Auditorium, San Jose, CA (with Buffalo Springfield & Elgin Marble, Mourning Reign)

March 19, 1967 The Matrix, San Francisco, CA

March 21, 1967 Santa Venetia Armory, San Rafael, CA (supported by Freedom Highway & a Battle of The Bands with The Knaves, Micheals Way & Emergency Broadcasting System)

March 22-23, 1967 Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, CA (suported by John Lee Hooker & Steve Miller Blues Band)

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

March 25, 1967 Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, Santa Cruz, CA (supported by Sparrow & Blue Cheer)

March 26, 1967 Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, CA (supporting The Grateful Dead)

March 31, 1967 Longshoremen's Hall, San Francisco, CA (Fluxfest 1967, with The Wildflower, Retinal Circus & Cosmic-Concrete)

April 1, 1967 Maple Hall, San Pablo, CA

April 7-9, 1967 Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA (supporting Chambers Brothers, with Sandy Bull & Chambers Brothers)

April 8, 1967 KPIX TV Show, San Francisco, CA (US TV "The Maze…….Liverpool U.S.A., lip syncing to "Pride Of Man" & "Walkin’ Blues". With Grateful Dead & The Wildflower. The show was broadcast on May 16, 1967)

April 8, 1967 Mt. Tamalpias Outdoor Theater, Mt Tamalpias, CA(with Big Brother And The Holding Company, Sparrow & Charlatans)

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

April 12, 1967 Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA (Afternoon show, "Busted" Benefit for San Francisco Mime Troupe, with Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead, Moby Grape, Andrew Staples & Loading Zone)

April 15, 1967 Kezar Stadium, San Francisco, CA ("Mobilization to End the War in Vietnam" (afternoon show), 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 Mrs. Martin Luther King, (actor) Robert Vaughn & (syndicated columnist) Robert Scheer)

April 16, 1967 Fairfax Pavilion, Fairfax, CA

April 19, 1967 Longshoremen's Hall, San Francisco, CA

April 21-22, 1967 Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, CA (supported by 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, San Francisco, CA (supported by Congress Of Wonders)

May 12, 1967 Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa, CA (approximate date)

May 19-21, 1967 Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, CA (supported by Country Joe & The Fish)

May 23-25, 1967 The Matrix, San Francisco, CA (with All Night Apothecary on 25th)

May 30, 1967 Winterland, San Francisco, CA (HALO: Haight-Ashbury Legal Organization benefit, with Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead, Big Brother and The Holding Company & Charlatans. Not all bands played. In Tom Donahue’s introduction to Quicksilver, he says “all three bands will play twice.”)

June 2, 1967 Freeborn Hall, UC Davis, Davis, CA (with Loading Zone)

June 3, 1967 California Hall, San Francisco, CA (supporting Big Brother & The Holding Company)

June 6-8, 1967 Both/And Club, San Francisco, CA

June 7, 1967 Panhandle Park, San Francisco, CA ("open free afternoon concert")

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

June 17, 1967 Athletic Field, Monterey Peninsula College, Monterey, CA (with Grateful Dead, Eric Burdon And The Animals, Jimi Hendrix, Jefferson Airplane. Morning jam session organised a few hours before their performance at the Monterey festival)

June 17, 1967: Horse Show Arena, Monterey County Fairgrounds, Monterey, CA ("Monterey International Pop Festival", 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)

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 session organised during the Monterey festival)

June 21, 1967 Speedway Meadows, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA ("Summer Solstice Celebration Festival", with Big Brother And The Holding Company, Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead & Mad River)

June 27, 1967 Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, CA ("Benefit for Lick Wilmerdang School" with Big Brother And The Holding Company)

June 28, 1967 Western Front, San Francisco, CA (with Big Brother And The Holding Company, Charlatans & Tom and Lee (last minute addiction, Announced but it is possible that QMS did not play)

June 29-30, 1967 Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, CA (supported by Mt. Rushmore & Emerald Tablet)

June or July 1967 unknown nightclub, San Francisco, CA (The band was filmed playing the songs "Babe I’m Gonna Leave You" & "Codine" for the underground color film "Revolution", produced by United Artists and released in theatres in March 1968 by Lopert Pictures Corporation)

Summer 1967 Napa Town and County Fairgrounds, Napa, CA (uncertain)

July 1, 1967 Mt. Tamalpais Outdoor Theater, Mt. Tamalpais, CA ("Festival of The Growing Things - Barefoot Dancing on the Grass", with Steve Miller Blues Band, Blue Cheer, Sandy Bull, Hugh Masekela, Congress of Wonders, The Charlatans, Ace Of Cups, Wildflower & Mt. Rushmore)

July 3, 1967 Civic Exhibition Hall, Pasadena, CA

July 4, 1967 Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, CA (with Phoenix & Siegel Schwall Band)

July 7-9, 1967 Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA (supporting Bo Diddley & Big Joe Williams) July 10, 1967 Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, CA (supported by Ace Of Cups)

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

July 21, 1967 Straight Theater, San Francisco, CA (Straight Theater Opening Weekend, with Mount Rushmore, Salvation Army Banned, Mother Earth & The Dossier)

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, San Francisco, CA (with Congress Of Wonders)

August 4-5, 1967 Continental Ballroom, Santa Clara, CA (with Ace Of Cups, Congress Of Wonders & James Cotton Blues Band)

August 5, 1967 San Jose, CA (unconfirmed)

August 17-20, 1967 Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, CA (Supported by Other Half & (20th) Melvin Q)

September 1-3, 1967 The Matrix, San Francisco, CA (with Congress Of Wonders)

September 4, 1967 Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA

September 14, 1967 Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA

September 15-16, 1967 Family Dog, Denver, CO (supported by The Charlatans & The Superband)

September 30, 1967 Earl Warren Showgrounds, Santa Barbara, CA (supported by Van Morison, Blue Cheer & Clear Light)

October 5-7, 1967 Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA (supported by Grass Roots & Mad River)

October 8, 1967 Santa Clara County Fairgrounds Family Park, San Jose, CA ("Dr. Sunday’s Medicine Show - Haight Ashbury Medical Clinical Benefit", with Big Brother & The Holding Company, Freedom Highway, Mother Earth, Ace of Cups, Congress of Wonders & Mad River)

October 10-11, 1967 New Orleans House, Berkeley, CA (with Congress of Wonders)

October 22, 1967 Winterland, San Francisco, CA ("Marijuana Defense Benefit", with Grateful Dead, Big Brother And The Holding Company)

October 24-25 1967 New Orleans House, Berkeley, CA (with Congress of Wonders. QMS replaced The Steve Miller Blues Band)

October 27-29, 1967 Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, CA (supported by Sons Of Champlin & Taj Mahal)

October 31, 1967 Winterland, San Francisco, CA ("Trip or Freak" Halloween Show with Grateful Dead & Big Brother & The Holding Company)

Line-Up: October 1967 to January 1969

  • John Cipollina - guitar
  • Gary Duncan - guitar, vocals
  • David Freiberg - bass, vocals
  • Greg Elmore - drum

November 14, 1967 Straight Theater, San Francisco, CA (with John Fahey)

November 17-18, 1967 Straight Theater, San Francisco, CA (with John Fahey, Indian Headband, Emperor Jones, (18th) Jack De Govia)

November 24-25, 1967 Concord Coliseum, Concord, CA (supported by Martha's Laundry on 24th & Zackfield Underground Railroad on 25th)

December 2, 1967 Sahara Hotel, Lake Tahoe, CA

December 15-17, 1967 Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, CA (supported by Charlatans & Congress Of Wonders)

December 18-19, 1967 Shrine Exposition Hall, Los Angeles, CA (with Big Brother And The Holding Company)

December 29-31, 1967 Winterland, San Francisco, CA (Dino Valenti sat-in with the band on New Year's Eve with members of Big Brother and The Holding Company & Jefferson Airplane for a final jam)

1968

January 12-14, 1968 Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, CA (supported by Kaleidoscope & Charley Musselwhite)

January 17, 1968 Carousel Ballroom, San Francisco, CA (with Grateful Dead)

January 20, 1968 Municipal Auditorium, Eureka, CA (supporting The Grateful Dead)

January 22, 1968 Eagles Auditorium, Seattle, WA

January 26-27, 1968 Eagles Auditorium, Seattle, WA (supporting The Grateful Dead)

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

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

February 2-3, 1968 Crystal Ballroom, Portland, OR (supporting The Grateful Dead, with PH Phactor Jug Band)

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

February 13, 1968 The Matrix, San Francisco, CA

February 16, 1968 Balconades Ballroom, San Jose, CA (supported by Phoenix, Mad River & Freedom Highway)

Februay 18, 1968 Washington High School, Fremont, CA ("Benefit for a South Korean orphan")

February 21, 1968 Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, CA (with Charlatans, Congress of Wonders, Mother Earth & Curley Cooke)

February 23-25, 1968 Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, CA (with Buddy Guy & Son House)

March 1-2, 1968 Crystal Ballroom, Portland, OR (with Nazzare Blues Band)

March 8-9, 1968 Cheetah, Los Angeles, CA (with SteppenWolf & Kaleidoscope)

March 19-24, 1968 Golden Bear, Huntington Beach, CA

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

March 29-30, 1968 Shrine Exposition Hall, Los Angeles, CA (supported by Traffic & Crumbs)

April 4, 1968 Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA (supporting Eric Burdon & The Animals, With Sons Of Champlin)

April 5-6, 1968 Winterland, San Francisco, CA (supporting Eric Burdon & The Animals, With Sons Of Champlin)

April 6-7, 1968 The Ark Parking Lot, Sausalito, CA ("A Benefit", with Dino Valenti, Ace of Cups, Clover, Freedom Highway, Phoneix, Boogie, Pacific Flash, Morning Glory, Smoke, Gail Garnett And The Gentle Rain, and many others)

April 12-13, 1968 Shrine Exposition Hall, Los Angeles, CA (supporting Electric Flag, with Charley Musselwhite)

April 14, 1968 Palace Of Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA (Cancelled. "Easter Benefit Rock Dance Concert sponsored by The Haight-Ashbury Medical Clinic", with Big Brother and The Holding Company, Initial Shock)

April 14, 1968 Carousel Ballroom, San Francisco, CA ("Haight-Ashbury Clinic Benefit", with Big Brother And The Holding Company, Initial Shock & Gospal Singers)

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

April 19-21, 1968 Kaleidoscope, Los Angeles, CA (supported by Kaleidoscope & Flamin' Groovies)

April 26-28, 1968 Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, CA (supported by Charlatans & It's A Beautiful Day)

May 3-4, 1968 Merchandise Mart, Old State Fairgrounds, Sacramento, CA ("2nd Annual Simultaneous Avalanche Merchandise Mart", with (3rd only) Moby Grape, (4th only) Buffalo Springfield, Troggs, Pyewacket, HP Lovecraft) & Mojo)

May 5, 1968 College of Marin Gymnasium, Kentfield, CA (with The Sons Of Champlin & Clover)

May 10-12, 1968 Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, CA (supported by Ace Of Cups & Flamin Groovies)

May 17-19, 1968 The Cheetah, Los Angeles, CA (supported by Albert King & Dirty Blues Band)

May 17, 1968 Freeborn Hall, University of Calififornia at Davis, Sacramento, CA (QMS Cancelled, with Big Brother And The Holding Company, Blue Cheer, Oxford Circle, Andrew Staples, New Breed, The Loyal Opposition)

May 19, 1968 The Blue Law, Torrance, CA ("Blue Law Survival Benefit" (afternoon show), 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)

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

May 30-June 1, 1968 Three Image, Miami, FL

June 7-8, 1968 Fillmore East, New York City, NY (supporting Electric Flag)

June 13-15, 1968 The Boston Tea Party, Boston, MA (Supported by Hallucinations)

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

June 21-23, 1968 Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA (supported by Sly & The Family Stone)

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

June 28-29, 1968 Sound Factory, Sacramento, CA (with Youngbloods, H. P. Lovecraft & Wake Forest)

July 5-6, 1968 Hippodrome, San Diego, CA (supported by Velvet Underground)

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

July 9, 1968 Bold Knight, Sunnyvale, CA (2 shows with Freedom Highway & Bogus Thunder. QMS played as a trio without Gary Duncan)

July 10, 1968 Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, CA ("Benefit for American Indian Well-Baby Clinic", with Ace of Cups & American Indian Dancers)

July 13, 1968 Bold Knight, 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, San Francisco, CA (supported by Howlin’ Wolf & Dan Hicks And His Hot Licks)

July 28, 1968 Frost Amphitheatre, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA (With Chambers Brothers, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Santana Blues Band, Country Weather, Sons of Champlin, Beggar's Opera (filled in for Morning Glory), Gypsum Heaps. 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, Costa Mesa, CA ("First Annual Newport Pop Festival", 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)

August 9-10, 1968 Sound Factory, Sacramento, CA (supported by Ace of Cups & Congress of Wonders)

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

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

August 16, 1968 Selland Arena, Fresno, CA (supporting The Who)

August 17, 1968 Diablo Stadium, Tempe, AZ (with The Who)

August 23-25, 1968 Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA (supported by Spooky Tooth & Cold Blood)

August 31, 1968 Palace Of Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA ("Palace Of Fine Arts Festival - An Annual Benefit For The Haight Ashbury Free Medical Clinic & The Atheneum Arts" (afternoon show), with The Lamb, Ace Of Cups, Linn County, The Mike Bloomfield Jam Band (filling in for H.P. Lovecraft), Festival Jam Band)

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 3, 1968 Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, CA

September 7, 1968 Valley Music Hall, Salt Lake City, UT (with Leaves Of Grass)

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

September 14, 1968 Santa Rosa Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa, CA (supported by H. P. Lovecraft)

September 20-21, 1968 The Bank, Torrence, CA (supported by Sons Of Champlin & (20th) Love Exchange & (21st) Ace Of Cups)

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, Phoenix)

September 29, 1968 El Camino Park, Palo Alto, CA (Cancelled. "Free You Be-In", with Freedom Highway, Phoenix & Frumious Banderstanch. QMS (along with Youngbloods, Ace of Cups, Cold Blood & Flamin' Groovies) cancelled and were replaced by The Steve Miller Band with Carlos Santana as guest)

October 4-6, 1968 Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, CA (supported by Black Pearl & Ace of Cups)

October 11, 1968 Chico Teen Center, Armory Building, Silver Dollar Fairgrounds, Chico, CA (supported by Ace of Cups & Cranberry Frost)

October 1968 St. Louis, MO

October 1968 Kansas City, MO

October 1968 Seattle, WA

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

October 2?, 1968 Milwaukee, WI (with SRC, Plain Brown Wrapper and other local bands)

October 25-26, 1968 Kinetic Playground, Chicago, IL (with SRC)

October 29, 1968 Grande Ballroom, Detroit, MI (Cancelled. Supported by The Frost)

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 (Supported by Grateful Dead & Linn County)

November 21, 1968 Boys Gym, Los Altos High School, Los Altos, CA (with Santana)

November 28-30, 1968 Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, CA (supported by Sons Of Champlin & Initial Shock)

December 1, 1968 Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, CA ("Family Dog Benefit", with Big Brother and The Holding Company)

December 6, 1968 Merced County Fairgrounds, Merced, CA (with Ace Of Cups & Crystal Syphon)

December 20-21, 1968 The Bank, Torrance, CA

December 31, 1968 Winterland, San Francisco, CA (with Grateful Dead, It's A Beautiful Day & Santana)

1969

April 24, 1969 Auditorium Theater, Chicago, IL ("Cosmic Joy-Scout Super-Jam - A Benefit Concert For The Phoenix Academy". 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. 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, with Nick Gravenites as guest vocalist)

June or July ??, 1969 Monterey, CA (Billed as “The Quick And Nick” this gig again featuring Nick Gravenites as guest vocalist)

July 8, 1969 Family Dog At The Great Highway, San Francisco, CA ("Benefit for the Wild West Festival Organizer". Their sound and mixing engineer Dan Healy played with the band tonight)

July 18-19, 1969 Resurrection Theatre, Seaside, CA (with Ace of Cups. Supposedly this was Nick Gravenites's last and Nicky Hopkins's first gig with the band)

Line-Up: July 1969 to December 1969

  • John Cipollina - guitar
  • Nicky Hopkins - piano
  • David Freiberg - bass, vocals
  • Greg Elmore - drums

August 1-3, 1969 Headhunters Amusement Park, San Francisco, CA (with Phananganang & Indian Puddin’ Pipe)

August 22, 1969 Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA ("Benefit for the Wild West Festival Organizer", supported by The Youngbloods, Ace Of Cups, Womb, The Fourth Way & The Committee. Quicksilver made the public debut of their new lineup, with pianist Nicky Hopkins effectively in place of Gary Duncan)

August 23, 1969 Family Dog On The Great Highway, San Francisco, CA ("Benefit for the Wild West Festival Organizer", supported by Sons Of Champlin, Jimmy Witherspoon, Anonymous Artists of America & Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen)

August 30, 1969 Seattle Pop Festival

September 6, 1969 Hyde Park, London, ENG (cancelled free concert, with Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane & Joni Mitchell)

December 22, 1969 Napa Valley Sports Camp, Brown's Valley, CA (with The Grateful Dead, Rejoice, The People, Loading Zone)

Line-Up: December 1969 to June 1970

  • John Cipollina - guitar
  • Gary Duncan - guitar, vocals
  • Dino Valenti - guitar, vocals
  • Nicky Hopkins - piano
  • David Freiberg - bass, vocals
  • Greg Elmore - drums

December 31, 1969 Winterland, San Francisco, CA (with Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna & Sons Of Champlin. Duncan and Valenti join QMS)

1970

January 23-24, 1970 Fillmore East, New York City, NY (supported by Country Joe & The Fish & Eric Mercury)

February 6-7, 1970 Family Dog At The Great Highway, San Francisco, CA (with Freedom Highway & Mike Seeger)

February 13, 1970 Community Concourse, San Diego, CA (with Albert King)

February 14, 1970 Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento, CA (supported by Eric Burdon and War & Bo Diddley)

February 20, 1970 Panther Hall, Fort Worth, TX (supported by Grateful Dead)

February 21, 1970 Convention Center Arena, San Antonio, TX (supported by Grateful Dead, It's A Beautiful Day & John Mayall with Duster Bennett)

February 22, 1970 Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, TX (supported by Grateful Dead, It's A Beautiful Day & John Mayall with Duster Bennett)

February 23, 1970 Winterland, San Francisco, CA (Benefit for Grateful Dead, with Jefferson Airplane, Santana, It's a Beautiful Day & Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks)

March 5, 1970 SUNY, Stonybrook, NY

March 21, 1970 Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA (with Ten Years After, Eric Mercury, Smith & Birthrite)

March 29, 1970 The Old Mill Tavern, Mill Valley, CA (with Mike Bloomfield & Friends. James Cotton guested with QSM on harmonica on two songs, "Blues Jam #1" & "Blues Jam #2")

April 3-4, 1970 Fillmore East, New York City, NY (supported by Van Morrison & Brinsley Schwarz)

April 5, 1970 SUNY Gym, Stony Brook, NY

April 9-11, 1970 The Boston Tea Party, Boston, MA (supported by Sugar Creek & Roxy)

April 15, 1970 Winterland, San Francisco, CA (with Grateful Dead & Jefferson Airplane)

April 17, 1970 Contra Costa Fairgrounds, Antioch, CA (supported by AB Skhy & Beggar's Opera)

April 24-25, 1970 Family Dog At The Great Highway, San Francisco, CA (supported by Osceola & Robert Savage Group)

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

June 7, 1970 Diamond Head Crater, Oahu, HI

June 12-13, 1970 Blaisdell Arena, Honolulu, HI (cancelled, with The Grateful Dead, New Riders Of The Purple Sage)

June 12-13, 1970 Red Vest Inn, Oahu, HI (with The Grateful Dead, New Riders Of The Purple Sage)

Line-Up: June 1970 to October 5, 1970

  • John Cipollina - guitar
  • Gary Duncan - guitar, vocals
  • Dino Valenti - guitar, vocals
  • David Freiberg - bass, vocals
  • Greg Elmore - drums

June 18-22, 1970 Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA (supported by Don Ellis & Rockwell)

June 28, 1970 Taft Theatre, Cincinnati, OH (with Mushroom Jones)

July 9-12, 1970 Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA (supported by Mott The Hoople & Silver Metre)

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

August 2, 1970 San Diego State College Aztec Bowl, San Diego, CA ("Sunrise Concert II", with Leon Russell, Blodwyn Pig & Fritz)

August 7, 1970 San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego, CA (with Leon Russell)

August 8, 1970 Matrix Jam

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

August 15, 1970 Freedom Palace, Kansas City, KS

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

August 21-22, 1970 Family Dog At The 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 6, 1970 Continental Showcase, Houston, TX

September 7, 1970 State Fair Music Hall, Dallas, TX

September 17-20, 1970 Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA (supported by Buddy Miles & Robert Savage Group)

October 4-5, 1970 Winterland, San Francisco CA (With Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead, Hot Tuna, New Riders of the Purple Sage. Both Mark Naftalin & Martin Fierro guested with QSM. John Cipolina's Last Official Gig until 1975)

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)

Line-Up: October 6, 1970 to July 1971

  • Gary Duncan - guitar, vocals
  • Dino Valenti - guitar, vocals
  • David Freiberg - bass, vocals
  • Mark Naftalin - keyboards
  • Greg Elmore - drums

October 21, 1970 Matrix, San Francisco, CA (with Santana)

December 6, 1970 Sonoma State College, Sonoma, CA

December 6, 1970 US TV Show "Fanfare" with Jefferson Airplane (broadcast date)

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')

1971

February 12, 1971 Seattle Center Arena, Seattle, WA (supported by Country Weather & Mineral Water)

February 14, 1971 PNE Coliseum, Vancouver, BC (supported by Love & Amethyst)

February 19, 1971 Swing Auditorium, San Bernardino, CA (Supported by Fleetwood Mac, Mike Bloomfield & Friends & The Robert Savage Group)

February 21, 1971 San Diego State University Petersen Gym, San Diego, CA (supporting Quicksilver Messenger Service, with Robert Savage)

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

March 5-6, 1971 Fillmore East, New York City, NY (supported by Eric Burdon & War)

March 12, 1971 Bushnell Auditorium, Hartford, CT (supported by Brewer & Shipley)

March 15, 1971 Lowes Place, Washington DC (supported by Brewer & Shipley)

March 19, 1971 Cincinnati Music Hall, Cincinnati, OH (supported by Brewer & Shipley)

March 20, 1971 Ella Music Hall, Memphis, TN (supported by Brewer & Shipley)

March 21, 1971 Atlanta Sports Arena, Atlanta, GA (supported by Brewer & Shipley)

April 2, 1971 Kiel Auditorium, St. Louis, MO (supported by Brewer & Shipley)

April 3, 1971 Memorial Hall, Kansas City, KS (supported by Brewer & Shipley)

April 4, 1971 Civic Center, Oklahoma City, OK (supported by Brewer & Shipley)

April 6, 1971 Oriental Theater, Milwaukee, WI (supported by Brewer & Shipley)

April 8, 1971 McAlister Fieldhouse, Minneapolis, MN (supported by Brewer & Shipley)

April 9, 1971 Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, IL (supported by Brewer and Shipley)

April 10, 1971 Masonic Temple, Detroit, MI (supported by Brewer and Shipley)

April 11, 1971 Pepperland, San Rafael, CA (with Hot Tuna & Lizard)

May 21, 1971 Brooks Hall, Civic Center, San Francisco, CA ("The World on cue Arts & Industry", with Eric Burdon, John Lee Hooker, and 40 other acts)

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 Allman Brothers Band & ZZ Top & Chase

June 6, 1971 Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, TX (with Allman Brothers Band & ZZ Top. Joey Covington guested with QSM)

June 10, 1971 Municipal Auditorium, San Antonio, TX (with Allman Brothers Band & ZZ Top)

June 11-12, 1971 Pirate's World, Dania, FL (supported by Alex Taylor)

June 25, 1971 Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, San Jose, CA (with Redeye)

Line-Up: Approx. July 1971 to September 1971

  • Gary Duncan - guitar, vocals
  • Dino Valenti - guitar, vocals
  • Mark Naftalin - piano
  • David Freiberg - bass, vocals (jailed for marijuana possession)
  • Greg Elmore - drums

July 3, 1971 Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA (supported by Hot Tuna & Yogi Phlegm. Filmed as part of Fillmore: Last Days)

July 9, 1971 Arizona State Coliseum, Phoenix, AZ (with Cactus)

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

July 24, 1971 Selland Arena, Fresno, CA (supported by Paul Buterfield & Jo Jo Gunne)

July or August 1971 unknown venue, South Lake Tahoe, CA

August 2, 1971 New Monk, Berkeley, CA (with Mike Flanagan)

August 12-15, 1971 Whisky A Go Go, Los Angeles, CA

August 21-22, 1971 Earth, Pacific Beach, San Diego, CA

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

September 3, 1971 Pershing Auditorium, Lincoln, NE (supported by Sugarloaf & Ballin' Jack)

September 4, 1971 Henry Levitt Arena, Wichita, KS (supported by Sugarloaf & Ballin' Jack)

September 17, 1971 Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, BC (supported by Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band & Velvet Underground)

September 18, 1971 Jasper Place Arena, Edmonton, AB (supported by Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band & Velvet Underground)

September 18, 1971 'San Francisco Rock', WTVS Channel 56 TV Show, Detroit, MI with Jefferson Airplane (broadcast date)

September 19, 1971 Foothills Arena, Calgary, AB (supported by Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band & Velvet Underground)

September 23, 1971 Carnegie Hall, New York City, NY (supported by Fanny)

September 25, 1971 Onondaga County War Memorial, Syracuse, NY (with James Cotton Blues Band & Exuma)

October 1-2, 1971 Earth, San Diego, CA (2 shows each night 8.00 & 11.00, supported by Birtha)

October 30, 1971 Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, MI (with Catfish)

November 5-6, 1971 Eastown Theatre, Detroit, MI (with Detroit Featuring Mitch Ryder)

November 24, 1971 Marin Civic Center Auditorium, San Rafael, CA ("A Cold Turkey Rock Party", with Big Brother & The Holding Company, Clover & Yogi Phlegm)

December 11, 1971 Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, IL

December ? 1971 Veterans Memorial Coliseum, San Francisco, CA

December 31, 1971 Friends and Relations Hall, Playland Amusement Park, San Francisco, CA ('Quicksilver Presents Second Annual New Years Eve Costume Ball', supported by Big Brother and The Holding Company, Stoneground & Sopwith Camel. John Cipollina showed up and played first with Big Brother, and then the encore with Quicksilver)

1972

Line-Up: January 1972 to May 1972

  • Gary Duncan - guitar, vocals
  • Dino Valenti - guitar, vocals
  • Chuck Steaks - piano
  • Mark Ryan - bass
  • Greg Elmore - drums

January 21, 1972 Palace Theatre, Waterbury, CT

January 21, 1972 Lowes, Jersey City, NJ

January 22, 1972 Ritz Theatre, Staten Island, NY

January 24, 1972 Municipal Auditorium, Atlanta, GA (supported by Malo)

January 28, 1972 Warehouse, New Orleans, LA (supported by Malo)

January 29, 1972 Curtis Hixon Hall, Tampa, FL (with Country Joe McDonald)

February 11-12, 1972 Winterland, San Francisco, CA (with Taj Mahal, Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen)

March ?, 1972 Jewish Community Center, San Francisco, CA

April 28, 1972 London School of Economics, London, ENG (supported by Plainsong, Houseshakers, Victor Brox Blues Train, Keith Christmas, Diz Dizely & Midnight Fun)

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

May 5, 1972 Sunshine In, Ashbury Park, NJ (supported by Pure Prairie League)

May 6, 1972 Farleigh Dickenson University, Madison, NJ (Free concert, supported by Bull Angus (who replaced Pure Prairie League) & Roadapple)

Line-Up: May 1972 to May 1973

  • Gary Duncan - guitar, vocals
  • Dino Valenti - guitar, vocals
  • Chuck Steaks - piano
  • Roger Stanton - bass
  • Greg Elmore - drums
  • Harold Aceves - drums (formerly a roadie for the band)

June 28, 1972 Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY (supporting Billy Joel, Billy Preston & Dr. Hook)

July 2, 1972 Bosse Field, Evansville IN ("Freedom Festival and Ice Cream Social", 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)

July 4, 1972 Pine Knob Music Theatre, Clarkston, MI (supported by Dr. John The Night Tripper & Chip Stevens Blues Band, who filled in for Boonesfarm)

July 23, 1972 Henry Maier Festival Park, Milwaukee, WI (Summerfest, supporting The Doors, with Mahavishnu Orchestra)

July 28, 1972 Miami, FL

July 29, 1972 Tampa, FL

July 30, 1972 Orlando, FL

July 31, 1972 Pensacola, FL

August 2, 1972 Philadelphia, PA

August 4, 1972 Idora Park, Youngstown, OH (with Blue Oyster Cult & Wishbone Ash)

August 5, 1972 Pittsburgh, PA

August 9, 1972 Norfolk, VA

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

August 12, 1972 Ritz Theatre, Staten Island, NY (supported by Pure Food & Drug Act)

August 30, 1972 Jacksonville, FL

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

September 4, 1972 Lake Odessa Fairgrounds, Lansing, MI ("Crest One Rock & Roll", with The Amboy Dukes, Phlorescent Leech & Eddie, Bob Seger, Catfish, Teegarden & Van Winkle, Guardian Angel, Chip Stevens Blues Band, and more)

September 23, 1972 Home Park, Windsor, ENG ('Windsor Arts Festival', with Hawkwind, Arthur Brown, Pretty Things, Renaissance, Mahatma Kane Jeeves, Brewers Droop & Mottleigh. Quicksilver cancelled)

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

October 13, 1972 Academy of Music, New York City, NY (Billed as Farewell Performance supported by Wishbone Ash & Boz Scaggs)

October 15, 1972 The Mosque Theater, Richmond, VA (with Osibisa)

October 29, 1972 Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL

November 3, 1972 New Orleans, LA

November 4, 1972 Kansas City, MO

November 10, 1972 San Francisco, CA

November 11, 1972 San Francisco, CA

November 12, 1972 San Diego Stadium, San Diego, CA ("First Annual KGB Charity Ball", with J. Geils Band, Foghat, Jesse Colin Young, Dr. Hook and The Medicine Show & Boones Farm)

November 24, 1972 Charlotte, NC (cancelled)

November 24, 1972 The Warehouse, New Orleans, LA (supported by Boz Scaggs)

November 25, 1972 Park Center, Charlotte, NC (supported by Boz Scaggs)

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

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

December 22, 1972 San Francisco, CA

December 23, 1972 San Francisco, CA

1973

January 5, 1973 Detroit, MI

January 6, 1973 Erie, PA

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

January 21, 1973 Las Vegas, NV

January 22, 1973 Phoneix, AZ

January 26, 1973 Seattle, WA

January 27, 1973 Portland, OR

January 28, 1973 Spokane, WA

February 9, 1973 Des Moines, IA

February 10, 1973 Wichita, KS

February 11, 1973 Ford Auditorium, Detroit, MI (supported by Elephant's Memory)

February 12, 1973 Richmond, VA

February 14, 1973 Louisville, KY

February 15, 1973 Monroe, LA

February 18, 1973 Fresno, CA

February 23, 1973 Fresno, CA

February 25, 1973 Las Vegas, NV

March 2, 1973 Bangor, MN

March 3, 1973 Elmira, NY

March 4, 1973 Evanston, IL

March 10, 1973 Daytona Beach, FL

March 13, 1973 Vermilson, SD

March 14, 1973 Oklahoma City, OK

March 15, 1973 Trenton, NJ

March 16, 1973 Tower Theatre, Upper Darby, PA (with Grin & Vinegar Joe)

March 17, 1973 Alfred, NY

March 18, 1973 Buffalo, NY

March 21, 1973 Doylestown, PA

March 23, 1973 Rochester, NY

March 24, 1973 Rochester, NY

March 28, 1973 Atlanta, GA

March 29, 1973 Bridgewater, PA

March 30, 1973 Longhorn, PA

March 31, 1973 Academy of Music, New York City, NY (with Canned Heat)

April 4, 1973 Chicago, IL

April 5, 1973 Chicago, IL

April 8, 1973 San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego, CA (with Canned Heat)

April 12, 1973 Dallas, TX

April 13, 1973 Miami, FL

April 14, 1973 Convention Center, New Orleans, LA

April 18, 1973 Convention Center, Louisville, KY (supported by Wishbone Ash & Vinegar Joe)

April 19, 1973 Cleveland, OH (cancelled)

April 19, 1973 Kennesaw Junior College, Kennesaw, GA (supporting Lynyrd Skynyrd)

April 20, 1973 Memorial Stadium, Daytona Beach, FL (with Buddy Miles & Boot)

April 26, 1973 Pittsburgh, PA

April 27, 1973 Auburn, NY

April 28, 1973 Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT

April 29, 1973 Jersey City, NJ

April 30, 1973 Coliseum, Syracuse, NY

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

May 11, 1973 Rockland, NY

May 12, 1973 Concord, NH (cancelled)

May 12, 1973 MSU Auditorium, East Lansing, MI (Sunspark supported by Canned Heat & REO Speedwagon)

May 13, 1973 Commack Arena, Long Island, NY

Line-Up: May 1973 to February 1974

  • Gary Duncan - guitar, vocals
  • Dino Valenti - guitar, vocals
  • Chuck Steaks - piano
  • John Nicholas - bass
  • Greg Elmore - drums
  • Harold Aceves - drums

June 16, 1973 Syracuse, NY

June 18, 1973 Toronto, ON

June 21, 1973 Detroit, MI

June 22, 1973 Providence Civic Center, Providence, RI (with Andy Pratt & The James Montgomery Band)

June 23, 1973 Astoria, NY

June 24, 1973 York, PA

June 25, 1973 Merriweather Post Pavillion, Columbia, MD

June 27, 1973 Pine Knob Music Theatre, Clarkston, MI (supported by Electric Light Orchestra & Whole Oats)

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

July 6, 1973 Derks Field, Salt Lake City, UT ("Utah Jam" with Chuck Berry, and others)

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 1, 1973 Chestuee Charolais Farm, Benton, TN (Cancelled. The Midwest Monster Peace Jubilee and Music Festival with (1st) Quicksilver Messenger Service, Canned Heat, Black Oak Arkansas, Beck, Bogert & Appice, Roberta Flack, Deodato, Earl Scruggs, Chambers Brothers, Ballin' Jack, Freddie King, White Witch & (2nd) Edgar Winter Group, T. Rex, Spirit, Buddy Miles, Dr. John, Muddy Waters, Michael Quatro Jam Band, Joe Walsh & Barnstorm, Wolfgang, Dr. Hook & His Medicine Show, Iggy & The Stooges)

September 2, 1973 Chestuee Charolais Farm, Brainerd, MN (Donnybrooke Open Air Concert & Peoples Fair, with Quicksilver Messenger Service, Black Oak Arkansas, Baby, REO Speedwagon, Gypsy, David Bromberg & Roy Wood's Wizzard)

September 14, 1973 Columbia Music Hall, West Hartford, CT

September 16, 1973 Park Fairyland, Kansas City, MO (supported by Blue Oyster Cult, The Phlorescent Leech & Eddie, Flash & Brownsville Station)

September 21-22, 1973 Eastown Theatre, Detroit, MI (supported by White Witch Marcus)

September 23, 1973 Boogie Hill, Tiffin, OH (supported by Canned Heat, Brownsville Station, REO Speedwagon, Catfish Hodge, Ethos & Foundation II)

October 6, 1973 Cow Palace, San Francisco, CA (with Mike Bloomfield & Mark Naftalin & El Chicano)

October 18, 1973 Orpheum Theatre, Boston, MA (supported by Climax Blues Band)

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

October 21, 1973 Michigan Palace, Detroit, MI (supported by Climax Blues Band)

November ??, 1973 Memphis, TN (with Doobie Brothers)

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

November 30-December 1, 1973 Winterland, San Francisco, CA (supported by Sons Of Champlin, Copperhead & Shadowfax. The show on the 1st was filmed and later included in John Cipollina's DVD)

Line-Up: December 1, 1973 to January 1974

  • Gary Duncan - guitar, vocals
  • Dino Valenti - guitar, vocals
  • Robert 'Bob' Hogins - piano, organ
  • John Nicholas - bass
  • Greg Elmore - drums
  • Harold Aceves - drums (formerly a roadie for the band)

December 16, 1973 County College of Morris Gymnasium, Randolph, NJ (with Chambers Brothers)

December 23, 1973 Baltimore, MD

December 27, 1973 University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

December 28, 1973 Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL

December 29, 1973 Vancouver, BC

December 30, 1973 Portland, OR

December 31, 1973 Paramount Northwest, Seattle, WA

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

1974

January 18, 1974 Birmingham, AL

January 19, 1974 Jacksonville, FL

January 26, 1974 Ft Lauderdale, FL

January 30, 1974 Charlotte NC

February 7, 1974 Michigan Palace, Detroit, MI (supported by Country Joe & The Fish)

Line-Up: February 1974 to March 1975

  • Gary Duncan - vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards, percussion
  • Dino Valenti - guitar, vocals
  • Bob Hogan - keyboards
  • Bob Flurie - bass
  • Greg Elmore - drums, percussion
  • Harold Aceves - drums

May 4, 1974 Academy of Music, New York City, NY

May 26, 1974 Springfield Oaks County Park, Davisburg, MI (supporting James Gang, with Roy Buchannon & Strawbs)

June 21, 1974 Allen Park Civic Arena, Allen Park, MI (supported by Roger McGuinn & Mike Quattro)

June 29, 1974 Paramount Northwest, Seattle, WA (supporting Tower Of Power)

October 25-26, 1974 Tuesdays, San Diego, CA (supported by Jo Jo Gunne)

December 14, 1974 Capitol Theater, Passaic NJ

December 31, 1974 NFE Theater, New York City, NY (supporting Ike & Tina Turner, with Hidden Strength)

1975

In 1975, original members Greg Elmore, Gary Duncan, Dave Freiberg, John Cipollina, and Dino Valenti reunited for the album, "Solid Silver" featuring performances by Nicky Hopkins on a couple of tracks. By this time Freiberg was a member of Jefferson Starship.

Line-Up: March 1975 to 1979

  • Gary Duncan - vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards, percussion
  • Dino Valenti - guitar, vocals
  • Michael Lewis - keyboards
  • Skip Olsen - bass
  • Greg Elmore - drums, percussion

June 6-8, 1975 Starwood, Hollywood, CA

July 1, 1975 Memorial Coliseum, San Francisco, CA

August 16, 1975 Orange County Fairground Amphitheatre, Costa Mesa, CA (supported by Kokomo, Manna & Bradley, Buhler, Pratler)

October 25, 1975 Showcase Theater, Detroit, MI (supported by Frankie Miller Band & Salem Witchcraft)

November 7, 1975 Cal Poly Men's Gym, San Luis Obispo, CA (supported by Savoy Brown)

December 21-22, 1975 Armadillo World Headquarters, TX

December 28, 1975 Winterland, San Francisco, CA

1976

January 31, My Father's Place, Roslyn, NY

April 30-May 1, 1976 The Keystone, Berkeley, CA (with The Runaways)

July 30-31, 1976 My Father's Place, Roslyn, NY

September 7-9, 1976 Golden Bear, Huntington CA

September 17-19, 1976 Paradise Theater, Long Beach, CA

1977

August 10, 1977 The Other End, NY

??? 1977 Players Tavern, Westport, CT

1981

June 12, 1981 Uptown Theatre, Kansas City, MO

1983

Nicksilver

September 26, 1983 Toad's Place, New Haven, CT

September 28, 1983 Jonathan Swift's Pub, Cambridge, MA

John Cipollina died May 29, 1989

Line-Up: 2006 to 2008

  • Gary Duncan - vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards, percussion
  • David Freiberg - vocals, guitar, bass
  • Chris Smith - keyboards
  • John Ferenzik - bass
  • Prairie Prince - drums, percussion
  • Linda Imperial - vocals

July 15, 2007 DTE Energy Music Theater, Clarkston, MI (Summer of Love Anniversary, with Jefferson Starship & Big Brother & The Holding Company)

Line-Up: 2008 to 2009

  • Gary Duncan - vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards, percussion
  • David Freiberg - vocals, guitar, bass
  • Chris Smith - keyboards
  • John Ferenzik - bass
  • Donny Baldwin - drums, percussion
  • Linda Imperial - vocals
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