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Quicksilver Messenger Service

About

Quicksilver Messenger Service is an American psychedelic rock band formed in 1965 in San Francisco. The band achieved wide popularity in the San Francisco Bay Area and, through their recordings, with psychedelic rock enthusiasts around the globe, and several of their albums ranked in the Top 30 of the Billboard Pop charts. They were part of the new wave of album-oriented bands, achieving renown and popularity despite a lack of success with their singles (only one, "Fresh Air" charted, reaching number 49 in 1970). Though not as commercially successful as contemporaries Jefferson Airplane and the Grateful Dead, Quicksilver was integral to the beginnings of their genre. With their jazz and classical influences and a strong folk background, the band attempted to create an individual, innovative sound. Music historian Colin Larkin wrote: "Of all the bands that came out of the San Francisco area during the late '60s, Quicksilver typified most of the style, attitude and sound of that era."Member Dino Valenti drew heavily on musical influences he picked up during the folk revival of his formative musical years. The style he developed from these sources is evident in Quicksilver Messenger Service's swing rhythms and twanging guitar sounds. After many years, the band has attempted to reform despite the deaths of several members. In 2009, original members Gary Duncan and David Freiberg toured as the Quicksilver Messenger Service, using various backing musicians.

Discs

Live Across America 1967-1977

August 5, 2016

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Stony Brook College, New York 1970 (Live)

July 10, 2015

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Fillmore Auditorium - February 5, 1967 (Live)

May 26, 2015

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Live in San Jose - September 1966

March 31, 2015

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HAWAII1970

April 1, 2014

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Reunion

January 6, 2014

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Live at the Winterland Ballroom - December 1, 1973

November 19, 2013

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Live at the Old Mill Tavern - March 29, 1970

August 27, 2013

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Live at the Fillmore June 7, 1968

April 9, 2013

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Fillmore Auditorium - November 5, 1966

January 1, 2013

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Live At the Winterland Ballroom - December 1, 1973

November 1, 2011

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Live At the Old Mill Tavern

November 1, 2011

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Live At the Fillmore - November 5, 1966

November 1, 2011

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Live At the Fillmore - February 4, 1967

November 1, 2011

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Live At Winterland 1970

November 1, 2011

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Live At The Summer Of Love

October 17, 2011

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Live At The Filmore Auditorium, San Francisco, 6th Febuary 1967

September 26, 2011

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Live at the Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, 28th October 1966

September 26, 2011

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Live at the Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, 9th September 1966

September 26, 2011

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Live at the Filmore Auditorium, San Francisco, 4th February 1967

September 26, 2011

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Live at the Carousel Ballroom, San Francisco, 4th April 1968

September 26, 2011

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Anthology Box 1966-1970

September 13, 2011

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Live At The Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, 28th October 1966

September 2, 2011

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Studio Outtakes 1967-1969

September 1, 2011

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Live 1968-1970

September 1, 2011

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Live 1966-1967

September 1, 2011

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Live At The Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, 9th September 1966

June 1, 2011

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Fresh Air - Greatest Hits

February 4, 2011

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Snake Language

January 31, 2011

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Six String Voodoo

January 31, 2011

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Quicksilver 07

January 31, 2011

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Live At The Carousel Ballroom, San Francisco, 4th April 1968

September 30, 2010

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Castles in the Sand

January 1, 2009

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At the Kabuki Theatre

January 1, 2007

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Classic Masters

January 1, 2007

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Peace By Piece

January 1, 2005

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Solid Silver

September 28, 1975

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Comin' Thru

April 1, 1972

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Quicksilver

September 28, 1971

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What About Me

December 1, 1970

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Just For Love

September 28, 1970

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Shady Grove

September 28, 1969

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Happy Trails

January 1, 1969

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Quicksilver Messenger Service

January 1, 1968

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