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Please enjoy the many Quicksilver memories in our guestbook!

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- Brett
- Thursday, July 18, 2003
I stand corrected, I was looking at pix of Quicksilver Gold and thought Joli was a different guy. Actually Joli looks just like his handsome father and in the MP3's I think his voice is awesome as well. My mistake, Thank you Joli, keep up the good work and watch out for That Elaine chick she's the one that tried to get me to hate you. Anyone who tries to restore such wonderous music deseves a lot of credit. Mario Cippolina rocks. Long lives Quicksilver Gold, nobody deserves to wear the Valenti name except joli.

Joe Valenti(real name is Alex Jureno)
Love, Alex

Joe Valenti <Joe Valenti>
Oxnard , Ca. USA - Monday, June 30, 2003 at 14:24:13 (EDT)
That Joli would have the balls to call him self "Valenti" and look like he does on stage is an insult to Dino's memory. To hear him sing Dino's songs off-key is an assault to his memory. All I can say is the gene pool got polluted and depleted. Get a job!
Joe Valenti
Oxnard, CA - Saturday, June 28, 2003 at 12:24:32 (EDT)
quicksilver messenger service what a band. love their music expecially HAPPY TRAILS thanks to my friend Mark who turn me on to them. happy trails, william
william stamps <>
b'ham, ala jefferson - Wednesday, June 25, 2003 at 14:14:48 (EDT)
trés bon site
- Wednesday, June 25, 2003 at 09:34:06 (EDT)
I have been a qms fan since 1968 and I enjoy listening to their music just as much today as I did back then. Does anyone know where I can buy memoriblia from qms?
Gary Isaac <>
swoyersville, pa u.s.a. - Tuesday, June 24, 2003 at 15:13:57 (EDT)
Kevin - you're right about the content lately. The moderator of the guestbook goes through and deletes periodically the spam and non-QMS related matter, of which we've seen MORE than enough. People in their search for the almighty dollar infiltrate these areas for their own greed and not the interest of the actual subject. Trust me, there are many of us who are as commited to QMS now as we were 30 years ago!

Peace, Judy

Judy <qkslvrgal>
- Friday, June 06, 2003 at 11:55:35 (EDT)
Yeah, yeah, nice site, great site, oooh la la...........who the frick is writin all this crap the last 5 months, couple months missin maybe? Does anyone remember Quicksilver anymore? Gypsy Lights, Gold and Silver, Dino's Song, Fresh Air, Cowboy On The Run, or Duncan and Cippolina in guitar frenzies, Dino and his flock, Frieberg and his fro ya' know? Hopkins with his chopkins, Say no more Elmore?........... noooooo you folks just like the site. There must be only one person writing all this bu--shit. Quicksilver! I remember. Do you?

Kev' Baton Rouge LA.

Kevin <>
Baton Rouge, LA. The South - Friday, June 06, 2003 at 02:45:39 (EDT)
Just a word to acknowledge John's passing, 14 years ago May 29th. Keep on rocking John!
Judy <>
Carson City, NV - Thursday, June 05, 2003 at 23:19:50 (EDT)
Thanks to the "Classic Rock Page" I found this site.
I have fond memories of seeing QMS live at the ICE PALACE in Las Vegas Nv. years ago. My brother said there were some other nights in San Francisco but hallucinations get in the way!

Mike Phelps <>
Sulphur, Ok. USA - Sunday, May 18, 2003 at 17:26:25 (EDT)
made me think of this poem.. hope this is ok...

from Gitanjali
by Rabindranath Tagore
Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high;
Where knowledge is free;
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by narrow domestic walls;
Where words come out from the depth of truth;
Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection:
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way into the dreary desert sand of dead habit;
Where the mind is lead forward by thee into ever-widening thought and action—
Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake.


S. Ashley <>
Helmville, TX USA - Monday, May 12, 2003 at 23:07:32 (EDT)
I was listening to QMS the night of April 24, 2003 when "Pride of Man" started it was if I heard it for the first time. I found your web page that confirmed the lyrics for me (thanks for such a good web-site). Please check the lyrics for yourself (just click the link to the Quicksilver Messenger Service under Discography). It is amazing that a song written in 1968 about biblical times can so strangely be applied to the evening news of today. "Babylon is laid to waste, Egypt's buried in her shame,/ The mighty men are all beaten down, their kings are fallen in the ways,/ Oh God, Pride of Man, broken in the dust again./ Turn around, go back down, back the way you came, /Terror is on every side, lo our leaders are dismayed.
For theose who place their faith in fire, their faith in fire shall be repayed". Just needed to share.

Cincinnati, Ohio - Friday, April 25, 2003 at 09:53:54 (EDT)
nice to find the site,i still listen to and enjoy the music(what i can find over here anyway),would love to have some on cd instead of my wore out old tapes-greetings to you all from Aotearoha
Lee Homan <>
New Zealand - Wednesday, April 23, 2003 at 17:18:16 (EDT)
Dino was a one hit wonder.. Fresh Air,What about me, same song,sounded a little like Johnny Rivers to me.I think Gary Duncan was the soul and spirit behind QMS.John had a unique style,best thing he ever did was The Fool,but he peaked early,but during those days it was truly magic.Gary carried on the magic and became a great songwriter,singer,and one of the best guitar players today.As far as Joli goes,I think he should make a career on his own music,not his Dad's.I love QMS,but would rather heard Duncan or Freiberg doing a few old tunes but would love to hear new stuff by either of the great artists.I am waiting for Duncan to put more of what he did on Shape Shifter out.He is the one to carry the Quicksilver sound.Dont care to hear any QMS music without Duncan or Freiberg,the rest is kinda like the fake Fleetwood Mac,that came out years ago.
Dan <>
TX - Sunday, April 20, 2003 at 20:04:10 (EDT)
GREAT! Really great I was looking for a site like this for a very long time. Go on!
aquarium fish poisson
- Sunday, April 20, 2003 at 17:24:36 (EDT)
I want to apologize for the "web rage" and especially to the people whose names were dragged into a very personal vendetta. It was never my intention for it to happen. I was minding my own business and a dialogue was opened by another party and one thing led to another. I clearly do not want any dialogue with that person. Okay? There are a lot of innocent people here that definitely don't need any of this. So, let's move on. Shall we?

Oh, and I didn't write that F___ you J. thing. Very funny.

- Saturday, April 19, 2003 at 18:29:06 (EDT)
I want to apologize for the "web rage" and especially to the people whose names were dragged into a very personal vendetta. It was never my intention for it to happen. I was minding my own business and a dialogue was opened by another party and one thing led to another. I clearly do not want any dialogue with that person. Okay? There are a lot of innocent people here that definitely don't need any of this. So, let's move on. Shall we?
- Saturday, April 19, 2003 at 18:27:55 (EDT)
F___ you Joli.
- Saturday, April 19, 2003 at 16:25:25 (EDT)
You know everything don't you..........As for Sterling, I never had proof he is related and I still wanted to do something for him anyway,

- Saturday, April 19, 2003 at 15:46:27 (EDT)
You said Joli made attacks on a bro's mom? It sound to me she attacked an estranged estate from what you say. So to give you the benifit of the doubt I read the whole book, you were ruder, and you said Joli's dad said he was an asshole? hard to believe a man would say that about his own kid, and you did say his mother got cheated on while he was being born. True or not that's tight to try and make a kid feel like he was'nt wanted by his father, you need some therapy for asituation that does'nt seem to be any of your business, or you just have to much time on your hands Lady. you are not looking good in this picture. Dino sucked anyway and I never heard a nice thing about him.
Kevin Q.M.S. 4ever
Long live John and Gary

Kevin Q.M.S.Fan <Maybe later>
N.Y., N.Y. U.S.of A. - Saturday, April 19, 2003 at 15:43:42 (EDT)
Elaine, I made no personal attacks towards you, asked you to call me directly, told you the (court papers to prove it) truth, and yet you still make personal attacks on my mother and I. No, really, are you an idiot? My mother never said a bad word about any of you and for your info they were married from 1958 and never divorced, but you would know that because you know everything. They broke up because judy brunke (sp) (idiot dumb blonde by most peoples opinion0 came into Dad's life, and yes I am aware of the truth Cuz' my mother never lied about what really happened.
She also never said a bad word about Dad while I was growing up. I was just happy to see him when he came by, and she was gracious to him every time, even lending him money when she had none, but you would know that too I guess. As you DID NOT know he stayed in touch and floated in and out of our lives in L.A. until he went to prison, but you probably know that too. You know everything don't you..........As for Sterling, I never had proof he is related and I still wanted to do something for him anyway,
I do have proof of that! Someday when he is old enough and ready enough he will hopefully come to me, and my family will be here with waiting arms. Now are'nt you glad you made all your pitiful attacks on my mother, my family and me who, contrary to popular belief, deserves to have an attachment to my birthright! I guess when your folks die or died you did not accept what they left. Hmmm? I was left with a bunch of raging greedy assholes, not short of a Garcia estate! I look forward to meeting Sterling, yet if it comes with Y'all attached it won't be easy for us, I assure you.....

Last of My words anyway,

Stick to what you know Elaine.....nothing

- Saturday, April 19, 2003 at 15:37:22 (EDT)
Take a chill pill Lady, Quicksilver rocks! Especially the stuff without Dino's nasally crap. Your just making a fool of yourself. I read the guys post, he said he always liked you. Q.M.S. rocks especially the song "Gold and Silver", loved "Cobra" too. If they are brothers let them hash it out. None of us care or care to know. I liked you better before you went crazy.

Kevin QMS fan <Afraid to now>
N.Y., N.Y. Not Iraq - Saturday, April 19, 2003 at 15:22:23 (EDT)
Maybe you think it is nobel for somebody to talk about the mother of his brother and their family in such a horrible way, and other people in Dino's life, just to cover up his own evil deeds, and deny his brother HIS birthright. Well, that is beyond me.
- Saturday, April 19, 2003 at 15:08:40 (EDT)
Since you brought it up, I have nothing to be ashamed of. J. should have known better than to address me. Period. He is an opportunistic creep and I don't want him in my life. What about all the vicious things he said about all the people BY NAME in his post? All of it lies, too!
- Saturday, April 19, 2003 at 15:03:34 (EDT)
Talk about whiny? Elaine you should be ashamed of yourself. Michael is right, you should do this OFFLINE! I knew Dino better than you and he loved Joli with all of his heart. You did say some mean things, even though I think everyone is entitled to thier opinion, you should refrain. I know Joli as well, he is an excellent father to his children, and in my opinion a nicer guy than his father ever was. Ask anyone. I also believe he is a better singer and father than HIS father ever was. Dino used to tell me that himself. Gary told me once that Joli was a better singer than his father as well. Really you should do this offline, both of you. God Bless, Ronnie
Ronnie U.
Marin, ca. U.S.A. - Saturday, April 19, 2003 at 14:48:36 (EDT)
Woke up this morning
Thinkin' about you
Night creepin'
It's so lonely
Without you
Tried to think about
Some other situation
My mind starts sinking,baby
My poor heart is breakin'
Making me cry, baby
That's not the thing to do
I'd rather be lonely....

- Saturday, April 19, 2003 at 14:20:23 (EDT)
Personal attacks:

1)(although Dad did often, like when he sent you home early because he could'nt stand you or your hermaphrodite dog, you remember, and he did'nt like Donna or her mother),
Response: Dino never “met” my dog. Which “sent me home early” incident in the 36 years I knew your dad are you referring to? And Dino called your brother’s grandmother “MOM”! I never heard him say a bad thing about her or your brother's mother.

2)They broke up because judy brunke (sp)(gorgeous talented idiot dumb blonde by Mom's and others opinions) came into Dad's life,
Response: I never mentioned anyone by name. The person referred to was an art graduate from the U. of Honolulu and traveled throughout Europe after college with a guitar strapped to her back before meeting Dino in the Village. Dino was crazy about her, and she was not dumb…just gorgeous, sophisticated, and too much for him to handle!

3) As for Sterling, I never had proof he is related and I still wanted to do something for him anyway.
Response: Again, I never mentioned names. It would be quite easy to prove he is related as anyone knows. Actually, one look at him or to hear his quick, rather clipped speech so much like his dad’s would be enough. And the laugh!

4) I spent fifteen years singing those song with him. Even in front of you!
Response: I never heard you. Must be somebody else.

5) I was left with a bunch of raging greedy female assholes, not short of a Garcia estate!
Response: Who are you referring to? I never asked for anything from him or you. I sent you $100 for flowers for you dad’s funeral. Who are you calling greedy female assholes??? Your friends or your relatives???

6) Stick to what you know Elaine.....nothing
Response: I met Dino when I was 16 and have enough material to write a book. I knew Dino’ s vulnerability as he understood mine. That’s why we remained friends in spite of our ups and downs. I know a whole lot.

I haven’t spoken to Joli in seven years. His last e-mail that long ago said something to the effect that he would f____ me. Well, maybe one of Dino’s other girlfriends would do that, I don’t know. But I sure wouldn’t. I have too much love and respect for the artist and the man, may he rest in peace. He was quite a cat!

I tried to tell you
I tried...everything I could try to tell you

- Saturday, April 19, 2003 at 13:34:36 (EDT)
I have kept my distance from Joli. He has sent me e-mails and replied to my posts in spite of the fact that I want nothing to do with him. If you notice, all I did was ask him how his little brother was, after which he blew his entire load, naming names, telling lies and accusing me of attacking his family, which I never did. I will be happy to stop if in the future he maintains a healthy distance from me, stops e-mailing me, and does not address me on this page. Yes, I can be vicious when provoked. If you read the posts, you will see who provoked whom.

Regards to all who love the music. Long may it live.

- Saturday, April 19, 2003 at 12:50:36 (EDT)
I don't know Joli, have seen Elaine posts from time to time, But I agree it would be to cool for making up. i am somewhat shock at Elaine attacks. Although Joli (F/M)? asks if she is an idiot, his seems to be defending attackon mother and himself only, Elaine yours is viciuos, very bad.
And you start this after he agreeswith you on political view
when I read back. I love John Cippolina and dont'care your fight. I hope you two find Peace. Elaine, chill out we love your posts. Joli was being attacked by you. You two should make up. Dino Valenti had a great voice on my cd's. I love the song What About Me. The hermaphrodite dog thing was funny though. kiss and make up.

Pedrag Kovacovich
Stockholm, Sweden - Saturday, April 19, 2003 at 12:24:48 (EDT)
Most visitors to this website prefer to remember QMS' positive
contributions to the world. Both of you need to get back to
adding positive memories to this site. Elaine always seems to
have uplifting thoughts and memories of the old days that are
appreciated by followers. Joli is carrying on in the Bay
keeping our memories alive. You two need to kiss and makeup


Michael McFlarney
Milwaukee, WI USA - Saturday, April 19, 2003 at 10:25:11 (EDT)
I just want to say that the music will never be forgotten. It's good that surviving members keep the band name going and make new music but for me it's all about the memories and the music at the time. I have the first seven QMS albums and the 1968 Dino V solo and they are treasures within my collection. Thanks for the site.
Adrian Figgess
ALTRINCHAM, UK - Saturday, April 19, 2003 at 05:50:39 (EDT)
Whiney little punk that you are, YOU are the one that knows nothing! But then, Dino said YOU are an asshole. You are an opportunistic parasite. Actually, Dino never MET my hermaphrodite dog, because I acquired the dog AFTER I came back to New York to get MY inheritance and help my own SISTER. YOU don't know the facts, mister. You are a jerk and may be a MINOR celebrity in the Bay Area, which sure isn't hard since everybody's so stoned they don't know the difference, ANYWAY. And NO, I do NOT have your phone number, nor do I WANT it because you are such a VICIOUS little Scorpio creep that the only thing I would HONOR you with is stepping on you! SQUISH!! Bye-Bye you jerk!

PS--take me off your fucking distribution list. I don't like you.

- Friday, April 18, 2003 at 20:01:13 (EDT)
Elaine, I made no personal attacks towards you, asked you to call me directly, told you the (court papers to prove it) truth, and yet you still make personal attacks on my mother and I. No, really, are you an idiot? I always liked you, and your contributions to anything on internet sites relating to Dad were greatly appreciated and admired. My mother never said a bad word about any of you (although Dad did often, like when he sent you home early because he could'nt stand you or your hermaphrodite dog, you remember, and he did'nt like Donna or her mother), and for your info, Mom and Dad were married from 1958 and never divorced, but you would know that because you know everything. They broke up because judy brunke (sp)(gorgeous talented idiot dumb blonde by Mom's and others opinions) came into Dad's life, and yes I am fully aware of the truth Cuz' my mother never lied about what really happened. Wonder about Donna to Sterling though?

Although my mother never said a bad word about Dad (and there was room) while I was growing up, I was just happy to see him when he came by, and she was gracious to him every time, even lending him money when she had none, but you would know that too I guess, you know everything. As you DID NOT know he stayed in touch and floated in and out of our lives in L.A. until he went to prison, but you probably know that too. You know everything don't you..........As for Sterling, I never had proof he is related and I still wanted to do something for him anyway. I do have proof of that! Someday when he is old enough and ready enough he will hopefully come to me, call me, play music with me and my kids, (who are talents as well), we will be here with waiting arms. If Donna will allow it.

Now are'nt you glad you made all of your pitiful attacks on my mother, my family and me. And contrary to popular belief, I deserves to have a right to my birthright, dumbass! I spent fifteen years singing those song with him. Even in front of you! I guess when your folks die or died (Respectfully I don't know) you did not accept what they left. Hmmm? I was left with a bunch of raging greedy female assholes, not short of a Garcia estate!

I look forward to meeting Sterling, yet if it comes with Y'all attached it won't be easy for us, I assure you. My mother encouraged a relationship for Dad and myself by writing him sweet letters and communicating with him, and Grandma'. Donna wanted nothing to do with Dad and even said so to too many people ie. Ron Umile, Marcellus, and Kay.

Peace out "4ever" to you Elaine, you just know everything!

P.S. Caroline and Kay and I are united, and sorry this ever happened. Real family always comes around to the truth! Ain't real family grand.

Last of My words on this site ever anyway,

Stick to what you know Elaine.....nothing

ca. - Friday, April 18, 2003 at 18:53:20 (EDT)
Elaine, I made no personal attacks towards you, asked you to call me directly, told you the (court papers to prove it) truth, and yet you still make personal attacks on my mother and I. No, really, are you an idiot? My mother never said a bad word about any of you and for your info they were married from 1958 and never divorced, but you would know that because you know everything. They broke up because judy brunke (sp) (idiot dumb blonde by most peoples opinion0 came into Dad's life, and yes I am aware of the truth Cuz' my mother never lied about what really happened.
She also never said a bad word about Dad while I was growing up. I was just happy to see him when he came by, and she was gracious to him every time, even lending him money when she had none, but you would know that too I guess. As you DID NOT know he stayed in touch and floated in and out of our lives in L.A. until he went to prison, but you probably know that too. You know everything don't you..........As for Sterling, I never had proof he is related and I still wanted to do something for him anyway,
I do have proof of that! Someday when he is old enough and ready enough he will hopefully come to me, and my family will be here with waiting arms. Now are'nt you glad you made all your pitiful attacks on my mother, my family and me who, contrary to popular belief, deserves to have an attachment to my birthright! I guess when your folks die or died you did not accept what they left. Hmmm? I was left with a bunch of raging greedy assholes, not short of a Garcia estate! I look forward to meeting Sterling, yet if it comes with Y'all attached it won't be easy for us, I assure you.....

Last of My words anyway,

Stick to what you know Elaine.....nothing

ca. - Friday, April 18, 2003 at 18:07:34 (EDT)
PPS--The only one being short changed is your little brother, your flesh and blood. As far as anything else, you are beginning to believe your own lies.
- Friday, April 18, 2003 at 15:41:15 (EDT)
AND--your father was already deeply in love with a female folksinger in the Village by the time you were born, as I am sure you are aware.
- Friday, April 18, 2003 at 14:15:01 (EDT)
PS--Your brother's mother was with Dino at least 5 times as long as your mom was.
NYC, - Friday, April 18, 2003 at 14:12:48 (EDT)
Your brother's mother did what she thought was best for her son. And if she wanted nothing to do with Dino (which I very much doubt) it may have been because it finallly dawned on her that there was no future in the situation. She chose to have his child, though, which says a lot. She has also done a magnificent job of raising him, giving him a classic education with no help from you or the estate. He is a good-looking young man, and I think he has a wonderful future on his own, without piggy-backing on his father's name and fame.
- Friday, April 18, 2003 at 14:06:40 (EDT)
P.S. I hope Sterling becomes a great performer. I'd play with him anytime. I am sure his mother would let him come over and jam. Or maybe she would just use these letters to start a new case against my family ie (The Christmas card I sent to Sterling that was used in court). You struck a nerve Elaine, the only ones being short changed here are Sterling, my kids and myself.
Ca. - Friday, April 18, 2003 at 12:19:38 (EDT)
His "wonderful mom" should have accepted my offer for half the estate in mediation, instead of her, Caroline, and all her attornies especially Noel Lawrence, among many other women turning it down stating that they wanted 100% of the estate and that I was'nt entitled to any of it because I had been adopted by another man who married my Wonderful Mom. Who was married to Dino (The only woman he ever married). They turned it down because they were sure the judge would award them the whole estate and leave me and my three kids with nothing. Greed will get you every time. You should stick to what you know Elaine. I personally would still like to meet Sterling anyway, and am not the one who cut the ties. I am sure we would get along fine without all of you women in our way. You can chalk that up to his "wonderful mom" who wanted nothing to do with Dino when he was alive yet wanted all he stood for when he was gone. I hope this answers your question since you decided to bring it up on an open forum instead of having the guts to call me and ask me directly. You have my number, whats up with that?

Joli <Joli>
Ca. - Friday, April 18, 2003 at 12:05:07 (EDT)
How's your little brother doing, Joli? I hear he's quite a talented young man. But then, he's been going to the best of schools, thanks to his wonderful mom. Perhaps someday he'll be a performer like his dad, Dino.
- Friday, April 18, 2003 at 09:07:20 (EDT)
So true Elaine. Haliberton owned in part by yours truly Dick Cheney got the contract to rebuild oil wells, pumps, fields, derricks, and any and all oil ports. It's always been about the oil man.

People who kill people who kill people to show people that killing people is wrong, man what a concept huh?


Ca. - Friday, April 18, 2003 at 01:12:56 (EDT)
War is an obcene way of solving political turmoil and getting rid of our "enemies." If anyone thinks that the problems in the Middle East will be resolved and that there will be an end to terrorism, they are wrong. It will only help the corporate cronies of Cheney/Rumsfeld/Bush who stand to profit in the rebuilding of Iraq and in managing its oil fields. We still haven't found Bin-Laden or Saddam, have we?
- Wednesday, April 16, 2003 at 09:45:54 (EDT)
This site is excellent, and the band is truly enigmatic and I owe so much to them for every
time I hear their music and experience what we call a wide range of euphoric
rushes of the energy contained in the music. Thank you Gary, thank you Dave. When I am old
and gray, I will continue to listen to psychedelic music for it is truly
the only music so honest that it cuts straight to the visionary soul. I have a site listed here, my Psychedelic Rock Page,
feel free to dig it, cause I know you wil.
Peace and Love, Jordan

Jordan <>
Whitehorse, YT Canada - Friday, April 11, 2003 at 16:00:35 (EDT)
Been listening to QMS for years, the best music lives forever.
Chris Brown <>
Wakefield, UK - Friday, April 11, 2003 at 15:36:59 (EDT)
"Rebel" is hardly a joke.
On a lighter note...
HAPPY Springtime to all!!

DC <>
hq, dc dointimeintheusa - Tuesday, April 08, 2003 at 12:43:19 (EDT)
in reference to the "pro-war"sentiments expressed by mr. are right.i am a self-professed hippy and i find myself at odds with idealised passifism in these trying times.although,i must say,mr.chetter seems a little more than overzelious about our presence in iraq,especially when directing our ears to a revolutionary war anthem adapted by quicksilver.i mean,that was done as a joke,wasnt it?
steven kerns <>
detroit, michigan usa - Monday, April 07, 2003 at 12:10:59 (EDT)
Thank you for the chance to write in your Guestbook. This is a great website, how very interesting.I was hoping for more photos of how the band looks now versus how they looked then.Impressed deeply how the people still continue to love the band and the band's music.Didn't even know QMS had sung some of the songs quoted here. Mistakingly credited Buffalo Springfield for them.Certainly some of the most beautiful of the San Fransico vibrations and hippee anthems.
Terry H <>
Ashland, VA USA - Sunday, March 30, 2003 at 05:01:49 (EST)
I'm 46 - a fan since '73. I own all the Capitol releases plus "Last Days of The Fillmore (HOT SET.) Yes, John was great (God rest his Soul), but Gary's always been one of my favotite guitarists. His solo in "Who Do You Love" is the most inspiring guitar playing to ever come out of the S.F. music scene on a recording, and the rest of his recorded playing is fantastic as well. Keep on keeping on, Gary.
Evan Erickson <>
Roseburg, or us - Monday, March 24, 2003 at 23:04:49 (EST)
I'am a fan QMS from 1967 ...

joan <>
Barcelona , Spain - Saturday, March 22, 2003 at 13:11:37 (EST)
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Reed Kinney <>
Mount Vernon, OH USA - Thursday, March 20, 2003 at 19:52:45 (EST)
I love those cowboys
I love their gold
I love my uncle
God rest his soul
He was a good man
Taught me all I know
He taught me so good
I grabbed the gold
And left him lyin'
There by the
Side o' the road

"Me and My Uncle" by John Phillips

NYC, - Wednesday, March 19, 2003 at 16:11:32 (EST)
A big "hallo" from south Germany
DSL Tarife
- Wednesday, March 19, 2003 at 07:21:12 (EST)
For anyone who is interested...Dino has TWO sons, not one. Different mothers...but the mother of the younger son probably spent at least five times as many years with Dino. The younger son is a senior in highschool with a strong bent toward music. He gets no help from Dino's estate whatsoever due to a very nasty court battle that his mother lost. So, come on, children smile on your brother, everybody get together try to love one another right NOW!!
Sophia Sunshine
- Tuesday, March 18, 2003 at 12:28:45 (EST)

Sweet sweet love, babe
All that anybody needs...

So remember,
In this crazy world
If you ever need someone
You can call on me
You can call on me
Call on me...

Call on me, babe
Call on me, babe

Call on me...


NYC, - Tuesday, March 18, 2003 at 10:13:29 (EST)
Make that:

Stir the dusty caverns
In the cold heart of time...

NYC, - Tuesday, March 18, 2003 at 10:09:11 (EST)
Thanks, Judy, but I forgot a few lines:

In this fading twilight
After all have left your side
One last shadow lingers by
The edge of time...

One last sweet
"I love you..."
To echo through
The ages
Stir the dusty shadows
Of the cold
Heart of time...

And there was no beginning...

(Now I feel better!)

NYC, - Tuesday, March 18, 2003 at 09:47:06 (EST)
Very nice, Elaine -- a beautiful song.
Judy <>
Carson City, NV - Monday, March 17, 2003 at 21:16:35 (EST)
In this fading twilight
After all have left your side
One last shadow lingers by
The edge of time...

And there was no beginning
And nobody knows who's winning
But it's in the final inning
And I believe the score is tied
But it make no difference anyway
Cause I ain't got...
No place to hide...
And no one to run to...

I need someone to hold my hand
Someone to understand
Someone I can talk to
Every night

She don't have to have
a lot to say...
Just a little girl
Who wants to go my way
Someone who just
Wants to do me right

Talkin' 'bout
Sweet sweet love, babe
Sweet, sweet love, babe

Call on me...
Call on me...
Call on me...

Call on me...

How's that????

NYC, - Monday, March 17, 2003 at 14:20:55 (EST)
Wonderful site! I have a question for all QMS fans who know the lyrics to Call on Me: It goes, "I know there was no beginning, And nobody knows who's winning, (something something), But it don't make no difference anyway...." If you know the correct words, feel free to e-mail me! Peace, M.S.
Meighan Schopenhauer <>
Reno, Nv USA - Sunday, March 16, 2003 at 23:10:06 (EST)
My all time favorite band!!! Wore the records out while overseas in the late 60's. Helped us keep home close at hand . My Bud's and I were all raised on farms and ranches, so we were all a little cowboy at heart anyway! That made my favorite album "Happy Trails" of course. We all sang along and all played some pretty mean Air Guitar... I'm awful sorry some of the boys are no longer with us!! I know if they were all still together, they would still be pumping out the tunes, new and old.So Who Do You Love? Quicksilver of course!!!
Rick Thrasher <>
Santa Paula, CA USA - Sunday, March 16, 2003 at 22:25:05 (EST)
Why won't Capitol Records remaster the entire Happy Trails CD? The 1991 Rhino compilation, as well as Capitol's recently released "Classic Masters" 24-bit remastered compilation CD only contain edits of "Who Do You Love."
USA - Saturday, March 15, 2003 at 20:35:27 (EST)
- Thursday, March 13, 2003 at 03:18:48 (EST)
i was listening/jamming to the quciksilver lp,"solid silver" today,an oft-recognized failure of an album....quicksilvers songs are funner to play than learn,the ones from "shady grove" on...i suppose the deadhead/psychedelic purchasers of music as well as the certified critics who favor this band at all favor the style from the first two,more essentially the second("trails)...i think each lp is a piece of art like most great 60s albums...what makes "solid"an important album is that it is not only recorded pristinely(much like the frist) but features a consistent parade of magnificant songs...forinstance the never noticed,"i heard you singing"which has frieberg presenting a stream-of-conscious lyric to yet another loopy yet memorable arrangement of chords which for all of my forte in music found hard to recgnize as anything i had ever heard before...the best cippolina song on a quicksilver lp is on here as well,"heebie jeebies"...valentis songs are all fantastic,presenting his gypsy folk songs with a funky (yes,almost pre-disco)beat behind it at times,although "cowboy on the run"(which i previuosly thought very corny)reveals itself as a nice dino ballad...may have been bushes speech...garys songs are the most happiest and funnest from the 60s 70s and have ultra clever arrangements with very vague lyrics....speaking of vague the directness of dinos "bitersweet love" may be the real dud on it because the music,to my very liberal ears,loses all focus last verse and his instrumental while wonderful to jam to is rather weak...the real killer on here which nobody ever mentions is dinos "flames"which melds their 70s boogie thing with inspired wah jamming where all take turns and shine for quite a while,,yes,fans of jamming will find a bit here...i sound like im promoting this album,but i must say that all things considered it may be as good as the first...anybody else agree with me?
darren from philly
- Friday, March 07, 2003 at 00:08:32 (EST)
i posted a message then scrolled down wow the whole Fillmore is filled up again. hot damn, thats cool, nothing fuckin changed, its all the same only a wee bit more mellow like a good old muscatel brewed in the mountains. actually some things did change over the years growers got really hip on producing hybrid smoke that would blow your ole ladies panties off. but anyway i copped a buzz readin everybodys posts. and it turns me on to know the Spirit that grabbed me and shook me and turned me inside out and outside in is still FREE and FREE i have found is the way for MAGIC to slip into your imagination and flow from your finger tips like it was supposed to be you, you know......!?
john <>
portland, or ours - Wednesday, March 05, 2003 at 23:09:49 (EST)
my mind grew with it all, i went my way, after all these years, you are still THERE, WHERE IT IS AS IT WAS. couldnt follow cause i came back to bay area after 2 years in AF. met Dan Johannes from Berkely and he guided me to the place in my mind where the magic flowed like the sparkling energy that the LOVE SPIRIT bestowed only to the gentle dreams of my catalyzed brain cells. I learned so much and my mind thoughts led me to believe that even Janice Joplin didnt cop out to the press about our secret place in space and time, that at the time even the feds wanted to find out more about................................i dont know what kind of music i place on my guitars nowadays mostly chords and scales, but every now and again i get hit by a memory that makes the water flow from my eyes like its tryin to put out a fire. and i been the same old fool for so many years. love to all in a special way.....................!
john d. masuo <>
portland , or ours - Wednesday, March 05, 2003 at 22:47:55 (EST)
Hiya! We wanted you to know: We'll never forget Quicksilver...really fantastic music! You guys supplied the super-gr8 background music to many, many wonderful memories of the late 60s & early 70s for my husband, my friends and I! Thanks so much for sharing your talent and unique sytle! I would love for everyone to check out my website sometime...I'm proud of my Quicksilver Messenger Service page :>)
Thanks again!

Vicki <>
Cullman, Alabama USA - Tuesday, March 04, 2003 at 02:58:49 (EST)
wow!!!! i'm an old Quickhead , and the first concert was a 12 hour concert with the dead, its a beautiful day, john mayall, and quicksilver @ san antonio hemisphere arena i think it was in 68, funny after all these years, still my favorite band.oh , i also remember the tix were 14$ and the lsd was pure and it cost me a 10 spot. ps i never found out how john passed, if you could , please send me an e-mail.thanx i love this site. from a lifelong quicksilver fan. respectfully, bob the bassist
bob stringer <>
las vegas, nv usa - Sunday, March 02, 2003 at 02:21:52 (EST)
- Friday, February 28, 2003 at 14:57:59 (EST)
God Bless, and find your way back to the garden....
Eat a peach....J.D.

J.D. Bailey Freese
New Freedom, PA USA - Wednesday, February 26, 2003 at 15:35:57 (EST)
Time has taught us that there was only one Quicksilver Messenger Service (with Dino and John perhaps defining two distinct time periods). I don't believe the forces at play within that unique period of time will ever be repeated nor can they be duplicated. While it may be a "guilty pleasure" for many to listen to a cover band replicate a band's hit tunes on occasion, the creation of new material and exploring a new direction is what it is really about. Gary Duncan seemed to want to do that. However, for better or worse, the name Quicksilver will always be linked to a certain period of time and a particular body of music. This website seems to pay tribute to that and is the reason so many people continue to visit and post here.
New York, - Tuesday, February 25, 2003 at 10:45:12 (EST)
RE: What would bukowski do ?
Why he would "have another drink".....

gondo <>
salt lake city, ut - Sunday, February 23, 2003 at 12:34:47 (EST)
This guymen dude is getting annoying, I have seen this
shit on the Dave Mason page, I think he goes around
to all the music sites to bother people with his
guymen 0000000 stay off 00000000 he is just not funny!!!!
It would be great If Gary Duncan picked up his AXE and started playing again, I guess there is not much reason to
have a quicksilver page if he is not on it.
Miss the music
gondo in SLC

gondo <>
salt lake city, ut USA lefties pls leave - Friday, February 21, 2003 at 23:28:06 (EST)
IGBOLAND, IMO NIGERIA - Friday, February 21, 2003 at 15:50:47 (EST)
have listened to your band since I was a kid and continue to enjoy your music to this day.
terri dorminy <>
cowlesville, ny usa - Thursday, February 20, 2003 at 19:51:27 (EST)
Need lyrics !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!HELP!!!!!!!!! What About Me!
Kiryk Drewinski <>
berlin, germany - Tuesday, February 18, 2003 at 23:17:41 (EST)
Great Site! The Bands music speaks for itself...awesome on many levels.
Scott Browning <>
- Monday, February 17, 2003 at 01:32:57 (EST)
Very good site you have here, and best greetings to all your visitors. You Are also --> WELCOME <-- To Visit My site as well and have BIG fun...
andre guard <>
megah kenala, kelantan Malaysia - Sunday, February 16, 2003 at 17:45:08 (EST)
Have always Loved the band and was born on Aug. 24 the same as two of them.
pauly spears <>
SF, CA Altered States of USA - Monday, February 10, 2003 at 17:04:40 (EST)
The site would be much greater if you spam junkies would keep the hell OUT. Hey Screamin' Dave and Boss -- MISS YA!
- Monday, February 10, 2003 at 12:14:19 (EST)
Great site about a great band. One of my favorites.

Everett Sandoval <>
Tucson, AZ USA - Saturday, February 08, 2003 at 19:34:57 (EST)
I'm Just A Cowboy on the Run!!
Dave Daniels
- Friday, January 31, 2003 at 17:00:18 (EST)
Great site. I've listened to Gold and Silver all day. I was 16 and that song has remained in my top 3 ever since I first heard it. Quicksilver was the West Coast sound to me back then.
ed moore <>
portland, me usa - Wednesday, January 22, 2003 at 22:02:00 (EST)
late 70's tour drummer says hey! how are ya Gary. Write me some time, and where can I get that T shirt with the Quicksilver logo on it? Since I played with you and Dino I think i can wear one! Peace, Chris
chris myers <>
fullerton, ca usa - Tuesday, January 21, 2003 at 04:04:09 (EST)
1969 at the wharehouse zz top, allman brothers, the headliners... Quicksilver! My first rock concert. I can't add any more comment!
Harold Johnson
New Orleans, La. U.S.A. - Sunday, January 19, 2003 at 02:22:50 (EST)
Man I miss that snakey Quicksilver guitar sound.Duncan when you gonna put more Voodoo in the vapors???I be ready.
Dan <>
TX - Saturday, January 18, 2003 at 23:05:26 (EST)
I am originally from Nebraska and had the good fortune to see Q.M.S. in Lincoln, Nebraska in September 1971, headlining over Sugarloaf and Ballinjack.It's hard to make individual comments other than to say that the musicianship and enthusiasm were overwhelming. I thoroughly enjoyed the show, and went about collecting material by Q.M.S. I didn't happen to see the concert I attended listed in the concert file. I don't remember the exact date (the ticket stub is hidden in a box and packed away somewhere), but it was in early Septemer, 1971.
Michael Rea <>
Tucson, Az. USA - Saturday, January 11, 2003 at 12:19:04 (EST)
Does anyone know with certainty who plays the piano on 1971's "Don't Cry, My Lady Love?" I had always assumed it was Nicky Hopkins, but I have read that the song was recorded after he left the band in 1971 and it is Mark Naftalin (and possibly Chuck Steaks) on piano.
Alameda, California - Friday, January 10, 2003 at 21:45:10 (EST)
Visitors to this great QMS Shady Grove website may be interested to know that Bo Diddley, one of the founding fathers of rock & roll and the popularizer of the world-famous "Bo Diddley beat", has just launched his new website and online store. The site, which with typical idiosyncrasy he has named "Bo Bo Diddley's Turnup Root", is located at

In conjunction with his new website, Bo Diddley is currently also shaping up to release CDs of both brand new recordings as well as a series of exciting limited edition collectors' CDs of previously unreleased archive material recorded in his various home studios during the past 40 years. Right now, visitors to his website can shop online at Bo Diddley's Online Store powered by and purchase a range of cool-looking and exclusive limited edition items including T-shirts, sweatshirts, BBQ aprons and "Road Runner" vehicle license plate frames.

For further information, please visit: "Bo Bo Diddley's Turnup Root" at

David Blakey <>
USA - Thursday, January 09, 2003 at 06:17:14 (EST)
Keep up this great resource. I bookmark your site, best greetings ...
- Tuesday, January 07, 2003 at 16:57:35 (EST)

LOME, TOGO LOME TOGO - Monday, January 06, 2003 at 12:53:18 (EST)
Did anybody out there buy the QMS:2001 "Live @ Sweetwater" & "Power Lounge" cds that were shown on the website? I could never get a response out of anybody at that site. Have stuff to trade.
Dave in Colorado <>
- Friday, January 03, 2003 at 23:02:59 (EST)
Happy new year to everyone seeing this message!
- Monday, December 30, 2002 at 18:05:43 (EST)
great site
chris <>
faches, - Friday, December 27, 2002 at 17:58:25 (EST)
Many years ago, when I was very young and making my living as a dancer in North Beach, I had the pleasure of meeting Gary Duncan on the street (in an alley actually.) Although I loved Quicksilver Messenger Service, I didn't recognize him right away; a friend told me who he was. I was so flattered that he would flirt with me, I was only 18 at the time, just one of my many great memories. Makes me happy that he is still making music after all these years.
Patsie Lee <>
Folsom, CA USA - Thursday, December 26, 2002 at 23:38:54 (EST)
Hey where is Gary Duncan these days
there haven't been any posts bout latest music offerings
or even general chit chat, what has happend to that guitar
playing dude....

Kathy G. <>
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, ca - Thursday, December 26, 2002 at 20:20:58 (EST)
Merry Christmas! :o)
- Wednesday, December 25, 2002 at 16:15:20 (EST)
Your site is great. I just happened to have a moment to surf the net and came across it. Thanks 4 the good information I have found on your site. Many Greetings
Connor Nackt
- Sunday, December 22, 2002 at 17:33:17 (EST)
This is a very interesting website, I have added it in my favourites. If you want, you can visit my page too. Keep up the good work. Greetings David from
- Friday, December 20, 2002 at 16:40:48 (EST)
Groovy baby I love you guys Dudes you rock !! I remember bein soooo stoned and just mellowing out to your groovy most groovy music, man. When you guys getting back together and where can book you to play my wedding. Peace love happiness
- Friday, December 20, 2002 at 00:14:41 (EST)
You have a very unique and interesting site, I enjoyed my visit. Greetings from - - 'Tom Versicherungsvergleich'.
Versicherungsvergleich Tom,
Europe - Thursday, December 19, 2002 at 08:46:27 (EST)
I was just surfing the web to see what others have done. I thought yours was cool so I figured I'd sign your guestbook and let you know.
Jennifer Nackt
- Tuesday, December 17, 2002 at 16:16:51 (EST)
Marvellous Site I love Quicksilver.........
Piero Boschi <>
Milan, Italy - Tuesday, December 17, 2002 at 09:39:19 (EST)
Friend of Linda's many years ago
love you
miss you

Karen Vassar <>
Sonora, CA USA - Sunday, December 15, 2002 at 14:30:13 (EST)
hey! if you write to and suggest that the two first quicksilver messenger service albums should be digitally remasterd in 24-bit maybe they ll just do that if enough requests are made!!
douglas <>
stockholm, sweden - Sunday, December 15, 2002 at 13:33:04 (EST)
To Londra below (it is a down to earth site), I couldn’t agree more. I work in Los Angeles and there is a plastic surgeon in our building. In my office alone I know people who have had liposuction a tummy tuck and a face lift . I also know a lasik surgeon who tries to convince everyone he meets to throw out their glasses and get lasik and laser vision correction . People are so vain. Anyhow, let’s respect this guest book and commiserate about living in LA offline. Email me at
Jamie Yellowfeather
Los Angeles, CA US - Saturday, December 14, 2002 at 21:01:58 (EST)
Don't remember how I found this great site - just surfin'. But I've set a bookmark and will return, when I have more time.
- Saturday, December 14, 2002 at 18:53:12 (EST)
Hi everyone! I would just like to thank this guest book for allowing ALL of us to leave our various types of messages! A BIG THANK YOU! "Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chance for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet." (Albert Einstein) Best to ALL! S. N.
Shakira Nackt
- Thursday, December 12, 2002 at 15:43:37 (EST)
Hello, I found you at Altavista. You have wealth of information on your site and a nice design. Greetings from Germany - Paul
Germany - Tuesday, December 10, 2002 at 08:28:14 (EST)
Great to find a web site for one of my all-time favorite bands! Good to see the complete tour schedule! I was there in Minneapolis (actually it was just across the Mississippi River in St. Paul at O'Shaugnessy Auditorium on St Catherine's College campus) to see Quicksilver on 4/8/71 - Great Show!! (the Litter, great Mpls. Band opened the show). I'm still a fan and always will be! Keep the great music coming! Long Live QMS!!!! Happy Trails to you....
Mark Wheeler <>
Boston, MA U.S.A. - Saturday, December 07, 2002 at 15:11:52 (EST)
Have You Dreamed of Working at Home? Make it Come TRUE! Real Jobs for Real MONEY at Home! Home Typists, Home Mailers and Home Assemblers Needed at or send an email to:

Manish Arora <>
Diamondhead, MS USA - Thursday, December 05, 2002 at 05:14:52 (EST)
Two thumbs up on your webpage. I'm still enjoying Quicksilver's music after all these years. Take care.
Al Bradley <>
Sacramento, CA - Wednesday, December 04, 2002 at 20:43:34 (EST)
"When I get there
I'll have revenge
I'll plant my family
Among my friends...
And I'll lay down
That whip and line
And never more ride
In the winter time"

RIP Dino, Jesse, Chester, Jackie

NYC, - Tuesday, December 03, 2002 at 13:51:26 (EST)
Nice site!!!
New York, NY United States - Monday, December 02, 2002 at 20:02:34 (EST)
My all-time favorite band! Love the site!!
Erie, PA - Monday, December 02, 2002 at 09:07:40 (EST)
Wow, what a great trip down memory lane! I just finished watching "Woodstock" on Encore and thought I'd do a little web exploring and here I am. I saw QMS on March 28, 1973 at Kennesaw Jr College just outside of Atlanta. Their opening act was a then little known band named Lynyrd Skynyrd. Thanks for the memories!
Johnny Davidson <>
Cedartown, GA United States - Sunday, October 13, 2002 at 05:32:58 (EDT)
Hey gang! What's up? Any gigs planned for October?
Mike Sashenosky <>
Lancaster, CA U.S.A. - Friday, October 11, 2002 at 16:07:29 (EDT)
wow, this really blows my mind. i am 51 and still have all my Quicksilver albums( in excellent condition). i am a guitarist who grew up in merced ca when greg elmore was in the Brogues. i remember sitting AWESTRUCK in front of the stage watching frieberg, duncan, elmore ( and my favorite guitarist in the entire universe John cippilina) his licks are the trademark of the style i use today. when i saw the obituary of his passing I WEPT . i never knew there would be a web site. do any of the group have emails? would like to get some posters for my office. this is awesome ! was listening to Mona last night ( live at the Fillmore) awesome! you know it does not matter how hold i get Quicksilve Messanger Service will ALWAYS be the only true rock and roll band in my house.
thanks and God bless. john harter

john harter <>
modesto, ca usa - Thursday, October 10, 2002 at 12:43:37 (EDT)
Spent the day on the hill at Tam with Dad yesterday, played
guitar, cried, laughed, remembered, still can't play Scarecrow without choking up. Hey kid! he says.....finish the fucking I finish it for him. I miss you Scarecrow. JOLI

NOVATO, CA. USA - Wednesday, October 09, 2002 at 03:25:04 (EDT)
Happy 65th Dino. Your loss is most keenly felt on this day.
Miss you always.....

Judy <>
Carson City, NV USA - Monday, October 07, 2002 at 10:14:39 (EDT)
Always enjoyed the first two albums, but just now doing any research on the group and the later albums. This site was a good resource.
Gary Blazek <>
Austin, TX - Monday, September 30, 2002 at 13:46:55 (EDT)
Hey guys,
Just dropped in to say hi. What's with all the ads? Did someone figure out a new way to invade bulletin boards or something. Still haven't worn out Shape Shifter. If ya haven't gotten it yet, do yourself a favor. Guaranteed that you'll find at least a half dozen songs that will knock you out (personally, about a dozen do it for me) which is alot more than anything I've bought in many years. Peace.

Paul <>
NY - Thursday, September 26, 2002 at 17:09:11 (EDT)
Just surfing. A wise man will always change his mind . . a fool never will
Peter from Merchweiler / Saar <>
Germany - Saturday, September 21, 2002 at 06:51:40 (EDT)
Hello David, I just found the Quicksilver Website. I found 'Happy Trails' on CD here, which was a pleasant surprise. Much love, MARY.

Mary V. Cannon <>
Australia - Wednesday, September 18, 2002 at 23:58:23 (EDT)
Dad...this is for you. If you knew anything you would see that Mom's book would do nothing but HELP your "career." Why don't you just let it go! Nothing she says can hurt your children more than what you have said or done.

Hey, how about I write a book?! It would be FULL of really great memories that everyone would be sure to enjoy.

What a joke...


Heather Duncan <>
Merced, CA USA - Tuesday, September 10, 2002 at 17:20:59 (EDT)
Hello QMS'ers. Let's hope that the integrity of this great site is not to be shadowed by the inclusion of business ads. It's about the music, remember?

Peace.... Judy

Judy <>
South Lake Tahoe, CA - Monday, September 09, 2002 at 17:55:57 (EDT)
I bought the Happy trails vinil record about 28 years ago,and recently I was looking for an update cd version of the song "Who do you love"(25.22 min)and for me is an exceptional rock song, and I still remember in my memories for all those years this song. I recomend to the new musicians generations this record, even after 30 years from the recording.
Oscar Castillejos-Esser <>
Mexico City, Mexico - Saturday, August 31, 2002 at 20:04:55 (EDT)
Dear QMS People: Just wanted to let you know you may now order my book, "My Husband the Rock Star: Ten Years with QMS, a Memoir," on-line at my website

Thanks, and Peace.

Shelley Duncan, Gary's former wife

Shelley Duncan <flowerchildbooks@mercednet>
Merced, CA USA - Saturday, August 31, 2002 at 15:05:14 (EDT)
Excellant............this is probably one of the greatest groups there was.
Jerry Starr <>
Bath, Pa USA - Tuesday, August 27, 2002 at 01:03:01 (EDT)
I just stumbled on to your website and dug it. Just wanted you to know that all The Congress of Wonders are alive and well though widely separated. Carry on, guys!
Howard, (A.K.A. Karl Truckload.)

Howard Kerr <>
Daly City, CA USA - Monday, August 26, 2002 at 05:36:32 (EDT)
One of the best guitar sounds from that era that epitimized the state of mind and depth of feeling we all aspired to as members of that generation. That they existed at all was incredably fortunate, though we did'nt have a clue at the time for the most part.
Michael Connelly <>
Venice, fl usa - Saturday, August 24, 2002 at 20:37:51 (EDT)
QMS appeared thirty years ago on the PBS television special called "Go Ride the Music," performing "Baby Baby," "Subway," "Mona," and, according to Quicksilver Gal Judy Florentine, a tune I'd never heard anywhere else called "Warm Red Wine." They were a sextet, and Judy says the performance was from a free concert at Sonoma State in Northern California in the early or mid 70's. Does anyone know how to obtain a copy of this broadcast, or its "sister" tape "Night at the Family Dog" with the Dead, Santana, and the Airplane?
Happy trails, all.

jon <>
- Saturday, August 24, 2002 at 20:11:17 (EDT)
I Know gary He one hell of a cool guy and his son Thomas
Harry <>
- Monday, August 19, 2002 at 01:03:26 (EDT)
I Know gary He one hell of a cool guy and his son Thomas
Harry <>
- Monday, August 19, 2002 at 01:03:20 (EDT)
No, I didn't change my name because Quicksilver were a great band (they were), but I thought i looked like John Cipollina with my long hair flowing. My favourite album is the first one, with that delicious chocolate box cover , but Dino wrote some great songs especially What You Gonna Do About Me?
Geoff Quick <>
Sydney, Australia - Sunday, August 18, 2002 at 23:35:02 (EDT)
Set up a stage for them at Mississppi State University when I was a student there. The guys were great.
Gainesville, FL USA - Saturday, August 17, 2002 at 03:22:54 (EDT)
I was born a generation too late and more than 2000 miles from Haight-Ashbury (1966 in Cincinnati) but I love the SFS. I see so many of you still listening to your vinyl records but thank heaven that I was able to find the Sons of Mercury double CD at Virgin record store. Also found a record company called San Francisco Sound (SFS) that has Moby Grape, It's a Beautiful Day and others on CD. I was not here to hear it or buy the first time that is why I am glad to find the great recordings on CD. The best part of 60's music versus today is groups in the 60's harmonize their lyrics.
Cincinnati, OH USA - Tuesday, August 13, 2002 at 17:11:12 (EDT)
In 1963, Barry [McGuire] wrote a song that was both his first composition for the
Christys and the Christys’ first and greatest hit single: “Green, Green.” Barry
says that he wrote the song as a result of losing a girlfriend to another guy.
Just prior to the Christys going on the road to play the Latin Quarter in New York City, Barry
introduced his girlfriend, Toni Stern, to Dino Valenti (later of Quicksilver Messenger Service).
While Barry was on the road, Toni started dating Dino. Barry says, “It just frosted my cookies. I
thought of how I could get even with him for going out with my girl. He did a song called ‘Green,
Green,’ the old traditional folksong from the southeastern United States, and it was a
showstopper. When he did it, he always got a standing ovation. So I said, ‘I’ll fix him,’ and I
re-wrote it into a different format. Then Randy Sparks took it and re-wrote a few lines, and the
Christys did it and it became a big hit for us. I thought, ‘That’s it, man! He’ll never be able to sing
that song again, ‘cause everybody will think he’s singing a Christys’ song.’ About a year later, I
went to a little club in San Francisco, and Dino was singing ‘Green, Green’ just like he’d always
sung it. It was still a showstopper, standing ovation, everybody singing, and I just saluted the
guy. I said, ‘Man, you are wonderful.’

(This is from a web page on the New Christy Minstrels for all you Dinophiles out there.)

- Tuesday, August 13, 2002 at 16:25:44 (EDT)
Hey, QMS fans:

My book, "My Husband the Rock Star," is selling well and getting very good reviews. Here's one from Sheesh Cipollina, John's younger sister, and an old friend of mine. "Shelley, I just finished reading your book. It's fun and bittersweet and well-written. I just loved it."

Wanted to let you know there will be a book signing on October 5, 2002, 3:00 p.m., Village Music Store, #9 E. Blythedale, Mill Valley, CA. Please come. Old friends, QMS people will be there.

Best, and peace,
Shelley Duncan

Shelley Duncan <>
merced, ca usa - Saturday, August 10, 2002 at 13:22:33 (EDT)
I'm listening to the'Quicksilver' album from 1971,mmm wonderful sound,not appreciated enough!
Keep on Keeping on.

Mark Tyler <>
Hertfordshire, UK - Monday, August 05, 2002 at 17:07:01 (EDT)
I need lyrics for "what about me" and could not find them.
Wonderful site. Also would like chords/tab of songs!

Tom Hoban <>
Raleigh, NC USA - Friday, August 02, 2002 at 19:27:43 (EDT)
Saw the band last year on the "Spirit of 67" tour in Pennsylvania. Hopefully will see them again soon. There doesn't seem to be any good music playing anywhere, just a bunch of twangy, folky, world music crap.

- Friday, July 26, 2002 at 12:11:09 (EDT)
What a find for an old Quicksilver fan! East Hollywood freaks (remember the original'Blue Grotto' and 'Seeds & Stems'?) knew that whatever BIG band was in town; if QMS, the Mothers, or the Youngbloods were playing, that's where we would be. Somehow I remember a show at the Olympic where Quicksilver played 2nd on the bill to 'Ten Years After'. It was the first show with Nicky and Dino, they blew the arena and minds away. 10 Yrs may have done well, but they could not follow that. By their 2nd number, the Acid Heads were streaming out, stepping on many a cop's toes on the way. It was an honor to see Chip many times in Sonoma County up to the end of his of his time on the stage, usually with 'Dinosaurs' and 'Zero', but other bands also. Whenever he played at the Cotati Caberet, his mother and sister would have a table and visit with all those who wanted to pay their respects. The first time The Dinosaurs played there after John's death Papa John took his place, as no guitarist could. And John's mother and sister where there also. Class!
John Cox <>
Bradford Bridge, Co - Monday, July 22, 2002 at 16:50:50 (EDT)
I need to buy Happy Trails in CD but here in Mexico I couldn't find it yet, could you help me ? I also buy The best of wich has one WHO DO YOU LOVE version but is only three minutes short, When I was a kid here in Mexico I enjoyed the 20 minutes version
Gonzalo Ruiz <>
Mexico, DF Mexico - Monday, July 22, 2002 at 10:34:24 (EDT)
in later years I bought Quick Silver Messenger Service & Gary Duncan's Shape shifter i like them very and was interested about this band. America it's not only pedoboy michael jackson and rip rap fuck fuck.
robert faassen <>
bergen lb, netherlands - Sunday, July 21, 2002 at 14:03:09 (EDT)
QMS lover since the 60's

John R. Stork <>
Louisville, KY USA - Monday, July 15, 2002 at 20:37:38 (EDT)
Hi, everyone:

Just wanted you to know my book, "My Husband the Rock Star: Ten Years with QMS, a Memoir," is available for purchase through Flower Child Books. I just put Gary Duncan's copy in the mail to him Saturday (7/13). Know I will hear back from him, good or bad.

Anyway, please visit my web site at for all info you need, photos of band, etc.

Best, and peace, Shelley

Shelley Duncan <>
merced, ca usa - Sunday, July 14, 2002 at 20:53:09 (EDT)
I attended every QMS concert at the Fillmore East. Groovy! Currently looking for videos of their preformances from the 60's.
Santa Barbara, CA - Sunday, July 14, 2002 at 15:40:57 (EDT)
saw dave and gary at westbury a year or 2 ago, it was great! come see us soon . or maybe you would like to play at our wamboozy fest now memorial 2003. i love the sound, take care phil shipman.
phil shipman <>
northport, ny usa - Thursday, July 11, 2002 at 21:29:49 (EDT)
I'm very glad to see QMS site! I'm finding a QMS Video VHS but I don't have found it, at this moment. Can you help me?

Arnaldo Demetrio, Italy

Arnaldo Demetrio <>
Milano, Italia - Thursday, July 11, 2002 at 10:37:03 (EDT)
No No No I don't smoke it no more. Drug testing's a bitch!
But I still listen to QSM and get bitchen flashbacks.
The 60's were the golden age, man.

Verne Cotton <>
Murray, UT USA - Tuesday, July 09, 2002 at 18:02:39 (EDT)
To: Gary Duncan - Are you going to be attending any poster shows in the Bay Area? Is there a phone # you can be reached at? Thanks.
Robin Benson <Robin10644@>
modesto, ca usa - Saturday, July 06, 2002 at 14:05:19 (EDT)
Great site! Happy trails to all...
Bill Ludwig <>
NJ USA - Friday, July 05, 2002 at 16:58:07 (EDT)
Over 30 years and no music can captivate me as QMS. I can listen to songs and remember exactly where the eight track would change tracks in mid-song. Just listened to "Doin Time In the U.S.A." on the way home. I need to complete my CD collection as the records are now old and somewhat scratchy. The band holds a place in my heart like no other.
Chuck Bell <>
Adel, GA U.S.A. - Thursday, July 04, 2002 at 23:24:35 (EDT)
Though I only saw the band once, at the Fillmore East,I'd been a fan since the first album. I still have my original copies of the first six albums. I still play them on occassion, enjoying the sound despite the scratches.
Gary Lipp <>
- Thursday, July 04, 2002 at 16:53:25 (EDT)
Wishing all the listers and all Band members a Happy Fourth of July!
Mike Sashenosky <>
Lancaster, CA - Thursday, July 04, 2002 at 14:39:45 (EDT)
Has Gary stopped playing? Is there any news re: what Duncan has been up to recently?
IL - Tuesday, July 02, 2002 at 12:31:11 (EDT)
Can someone please tell me what ever happed to Jim Murray?
I remember seeing him with the original Quicksilver Band years ago doing a great version of "All Night Worker"and playing a blonde fat hollow body guitar. Any info on this would finally put this old question/mystery to rest.
Thanks Dennis

Dennis Bossa <>
Moss Beach , ca San Mateo - Monday, July 01, 2002 at 11:02:26 (EDT)
been readin "living with the dead" which mentions Quicksilver alot so finding this site is really cool.i like the freiberg interview-wantto read gary's but cant find link.Will buy happy trails cd soon which I used to have on EIGHT TRACK! love you guys forever-david c
david cross <>
pecos, nm - Sunday, June 23, 2002 at 23:18:37 (EDT)
Long time ago--saw QMS in the Haight with other groups like Lamb, Elvin Bishop, Airplane etc. . . .was in the Army on 30 day leave before going to RVN. Solid memories of QMS made me feel special. Miss the times, the people, the music. But hey, still alive and bitchin'!
Huck Ray Done <>
Kirkwood, MO USA - Friday, June 21, 2002 at 13:53:01 (EDT)
Quicksilver has been my all-time favorite band as long as I've known what real music was!! I saw them back in '73-'74 at a "Cow College" Concert at Kennesaw Jr. College, Marietta, Ga. (fronted by no less than Lynard Skynard!!) & the only thing that detracted from the experience was being unable to meet the guys after the show.
Charles Morgan Davis III "Grizzly" <>
Yuma, AZ U.S.A. - Tuesday, June 18, 2002 at 05:37:16 (EDT)
Iam looking for CD records of CIPPOLINA
coupaye <>
Montpellier, france - Monday, June 17, 2002 at 10:31:22 (EDT)
rainbowchild <>
Milton Keynes, uk - Monday, June 17, 2002 at 10:00:57 (EDT)
Always enjoyed them. It's about time I replaced the spinners with CD's. Saddened to see so many of them checking out.
Michael Hjortnaes <>
Oak Hills, CA USA - Friday, June 14, 2002 at 22:39:49 (EDT)
Happy father's day to all the dads on the list. Wishing everyone well and hope to hear some QMS music soon.
Mike Sashenosky <>
Lancaster, CA USA - Friday, June 14, 2002 at 19:09:15 (EDT)
Never got a chance to attend a concert, but just loved the group on record. Just bought a CD of Happy Trails so I could avoid the dents and dings and pops on my well worn vinyl
Bob Ewing <>
Paoli, PA USA - Thursday, June 13, 2002 at 11:54:11 (EDT)
One of my favorite Vibe bands, long may they jam .
F.J. McMahon <>
Ventura, ca US - Saturday, June 08, 2002 at 15:48:46 (EDT)
Anyone who likes Dino Valenti's style may want to check out a performance by Richie Havens. Richie credits Dino, as well as other artists from the Village in the '60s such as Fred Neil, Len Chandler and Nina Simone, as being significant influences on his style. He has even been known to throw in some "obtuse" song that Dino may have performed many years ago, such as "3:10 to Yuma" or one of Dino's train songs. Richie is a big supporter of Dino and has successfully carried on the folk tradition for many years.
NYC, - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 15:56:09 (EDT)
Happy June to one and all, listening right now to DON'T CRY MY LADY LOVE and being grateful for all QMS and Dino have brought me since the beginning. Keep the fire burning!
Judy Florentine <>
South Lake Tahoe, CA US of A - Saturday, June 01, 2002 at 12:38:00 (EDT)
My name is Edmund Marco and it's a pleasure to sign your guest book. I work for an advertising agency in London. Our agency represents direct marketing companies that are involved in the marketing of products as seen on TV in England. Most of the infomercial products come from the U.S. but then again we export our talents as well. My brother has appeared in infomercials in the U.S. advertising various products. I think it's hilarious that English people respond so well to American products while Americans tend to respond well to sales people who have an English accent!
London, Kent England - Saturday, June 01, 2002 at 06:11:43 (EDT)
LAS VEGAS, NV U.S.A. - Friday, May 31, 2002 at 10:40:26 (EDT)
For some reason I was remembering Dino and the's been since the 70's that I'd seen or thought about them...I think this web site is great....I lived next door to Dino in that was an I was very young and very inexperienced... but that didn't last long!

I feel the presence....

Jeanne Pinette <>
Jenner, CA USA - Monday, May 27, 2002 at 18:58:16 (EDT)
Ijust turned 53 years old on may 20, Ihave listned to QMS since 1967. please put me on any QMS mailing lists. thanks
jim hodge <hodge38242>
paris paris , tn usa - Saturday, May 25, 2002 at 16:47:37 (EDT)
I just turned 53 yrs.old and Quicksilver music has accompanyed me since 1967. please put me on QMS mailing lists. many thanks.
jim hodge <hodge38242@aol comp>
paris, tn usa - Saturday, May 25, 2002 at 16:40:45 (EDT)
i enjoied seeing there's a site about quicksilver messenger service that is so special and different as the band itself. keep on the good work, the colours and everything is great. see you
clarisa cecilia herzberg
jerusalem, israel - Thursday, May 23, 2002 at 14:47:44 (EDT)
What about Gene Kelly?
Patricia Grove <>
Sevilla, Spain - Thursday, May 23, 2002 at 14:19:47 (EDT)
Hello, fans: My book will be printed in two weeks. You may pre-order a copy if you like. Please visit my web site at All info you need about upcoming release of book is on this site. Look forward to hearing from you.

Shelley Duncan: "My Husband the Rock Star: Ten Years with QMS, a Memoir."

Shelley Duncan <>
Merced, CA USA - Tuesday, May 21, 2002 at 12:53:45 (EDT)
quisiera saber que onda con lo ultimo del high energy?

ANH <>
- Tuesday, May 21, 2002 at 10:46:30 (EDT)
quisiera saber que onda con lo ultimo del high energy?

ANH <>
- Tuesday, May 21, 2002 at 10:45:48 (EDT)
MT. HOPE, KS USA - Monday, May 20, 2002 at 16:45:55 (EDT)
I'am a forty six' old man, and I always listen one of my good old vinyl album from qucksilver messenger service.
One of my favorites band with the Dead, Airplane, It's a beautiful Day, Moby Grape, Byrds, Doors and Buffalo Springfield.

alain comellec <>
paris, france - Thursday, May 16, 2002 at 13:22:07 (EDT)
After over 30+ years, the Quicksilver sound still brings such good feelings - just sorry I never had a chance to see them over here in the UK - apart from Cippo in Liverpool with Man . Always love and total respect to one of the greats.
Maddie <>
Liverpool, UK - Wednesday, May 15, 2002 at 14:12:31 (EDT)
After over 30+ years, the Quicksilver sound still brings such good feelings - just sorry I never had a chance to see them over here in the UK - apart from Cippo in Liverpool with Man . Always love and total respect to one of the greats.
Maddie <>
Liverpool, UK - Wednesday, May 15, 2002 at 14:08:47 (EDT)
Your new page is MUCH BETTER!!!
One of the best concert ever was New Years turn of the decade 69/70 at Winterland!!! With all the shows of the era, QSM with Hopkins and The Sons of Chaplin...and the rest of the moment...uncontrollable JOY...WE CAN ALL REST EASY NOW..............

Richard Lewin <>
Vancouver Island, Canada - Sunday, May 12, 2002 at 12:22:49 (EDT)
An excellent web site devoted to Dino Valenti is right here:
Like an Autumn tree <>
- Thursday, May 09, 2002 at 11:09:20 (EDT)
coment THE BEST
goran <>
Croatia - Monday, May 06, 2002 at 11:36:16 (EDT)
dino's sister has a site all about her big brother dino valenti at:
i recommend it to everyone who knew and loved him and to those who want to learn more about him

- Friday, May 03, 2002 at 19:15:04 (EDT)
...speaking of dino valenti on the web, i suggest that people wanting to know more about the former chester powers check out the site his sister has put together about/for him. you can find it at:
cowboyontherun <>
- Friday, May 03, 2002 at 15:10:17 (EDT)
Must say that it was only about six years ago that I discovered the internet and the fabulous QMS web page. I am sure so many people were excited about it, judging from all the posts and happy memories. It amazes me that at that time I could find Dino's name only on about 3 web sites: the Byrds, Shady Grove, and Richie Haven's home page. Dino's name is now on hundreds of web sites. It would be great if the songs he wrote in his final years could be sung and recorded by David or some other old friend. There are many of us who think Dino was a truly great poet and songwriter. Being an avid reader of mystical books, Dino was a lover of words and had a real talent with them. I know I will hear his songs again sometime soon.

I believe that we can find a way back to the sun
And we can turn a dark cloud over...

Amen to that!

NYC, - Thursday, May 02, 2002 at 15:32:37 (EDT)
Open for real pretty picture:
NYC, - Thursday, May 02, 2002 at 13:36:50 (EDT)
About Dino and more:
Musically, the event was the "real McCoy," and included the first San Francisco appearance in over ten years by Dino Valenti. Valenti, who had been sidelined after brain surgery, is best known for his association with Quicksilver Messenger Service for which he wrote and sang their biggest hits, "Fresh Air" and "What About Me?". Dino also wrote the '60s anthem "Get Together" which was made famous by The Youngbloods. Valenti, who accompanied himself on acoustic guitar was in exceptionally good form displaying his soulful vocals that have been missing on the SF music scene for the last decade. From the first strains of Dino's opening song, "Heartaches," many in the packed house recalled what was perhaps the best part of the legendary Quicksilver band. The singer-songwriter debuted a set of new songs that easily matched his previous triumphs like "Cry Baby," "Winners," "I Want To Fly," "Scarecrow," "If I Had," and "Somebody." Valenti, who was obviously moved by the thunderous ovation he received after each song, remarked: "I'm just so happy to be alive and to be having fun." Likewise for Big Brother and The Holding Company, who have been absent from the stage recently. Made up of founding members James Gurley and Sam Andrew on guitars, Peter Albin on bass, and Dave Getz on drums, the legendary band featured the out-of-this-world vocals of Michel Bastian. Bastian, who clearly had her job cut out for her, carried the set in her own unique, almost operatic style that added new life to old chestnuts and made classics of the new material performed. Included in Big Brother's high energy set were: "Combination Of The Two," "Catch Me Daddy," "Down On Me," "Summertime," "Ball And Chain," "Buried Alive In The Blues," and "Piece of My Heart."

Read more:

NYC, - Thursday, May 02, 2002 at 13:33:24 (EDT)
Did the Whiskey gig happen? Thought it might be interesting in a freaky way. LA being LA and ... well, never mind. Thanks for the good wishes, Judy. Great to keep Dino's name alive, but more important to live in the here and now. Don't miss it.

Love to all.

NYC, - Thursday, May 02, 2002 at 11:55:57 (EDT)
Greetings to my QMS friends - I live!
Hello Joli, Kay, and Elaine, thanks for keeping the memories alive. And my love still burns bright for you Dino, as always.

Judy <>
South Lake Tahoe, CA - Tuesday, April 30, 2002 at 17:28:56 (EDT)
they were one of my favs growin up, gotta love edward the mad shirt grinder lol
stu mac donald
truro, n.s. canada - Monday, April 29, 2002 at 11:29:57 (EDT)
The first two Quicksilver albums are classics and shall remain timeless. I never saw QMS live, but I did see John Cipollina at the Glasgow Apollo in 1975,and to this day it's still my favourite concert ! The "Lost silver and gold" album shows how brilliant they are !
Jim McAllister <>
Dumbarton, Scotland - Sunday, April 28, 2002 at 04:02:42 (EDT)
Excellent Page, Happy Trails
- Saturday, April 27, 2002 at 13:56:07 (EDT)
The first two Quicksilver albums are classics and will remain timeless ! I wasn't lucky enough to see Q.M.S.,but I did see John Cipollina at the Glasgow Apollo in 1975, it's still one of my favourire concerts some 27 years later !!
The release of " Lost silver and gold " sums up what a great band they are !

Jim McAllister <>
Dumbarton, Scotland - Saturday, April 27, 2002 at 09:49:17 (EDT)
Hello QMS fans:

Please note new email address. The book I have written is in its final stages of preparation; you will able to buy it directly from me when its printed. Title: My Husband the Rock Star: Ten Years with QMS. I'm in the process of creating web page, domain name will be "" I'll keep you posted.

Best to all of you. Please feel free to write to me.

Shelley Duncan (Gary's former wife)

Shelley L. Duncan <>
merced, ca usa - Monday, April 22, 2002 at 20:09:17 (EDT)
QSM--one of my all time favorite bands.
Thanks for all the music.

But how do I get more? Do you know of any traders of live QSM? I have only found a few decent recordings.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Scott Stevenson <>
Columbus, Ohio - Friday, April 19, 2002 at 16:43:07 (EDT)
as a lifelong quicksilver supporter,i was glad to find your webpage(while researching eric burdon)
will definately check out the new gary duncan cd...i have all other quicksilver you have more current info on the members??? any club dates scheduled??? jacksonville is not far...sorry i missed that you have a newsletter??? something to that effect

nicole orna <>, fl. u.s.a. - Tuesday, April 16, 2002 at 00:44:37 (EDT)
One of my favorite groups of all time!!Especially love "What about me",recorded here in hawaii 'way back when. As a guitarist, I've learned a lot from jamming along with all your music. Thank god for CD's-my vinyl was getting thin!!! Peace,justice.....Aloha
Denny McPhee <>
honolulu, hi usa - Wednesday, April 10, 2002 at 09:45:06 (EDT)
What a trip this site is! Links that make one drool.. Still have a poster put out in San Rafael in 66 or 67. Used to crack up listening to KTIMs Travis T Hipp commentary in between loooooong blocks of QSM, the Dead, Spirit and so many others in progressive R&R. Your music (athough "outlawed" [ROCK AND ROLL]) on AFVN had more than one FSB rocking with their copies of the Pride of Man. OK I will admit the Animals "We got to get out of this place" got equal play, but hey we did want out of there. QSM kept the sanity of this head. Thank You !!
One Hung Lo <>
CA USA - Tuesday, April 09, 2002 at 20:11:08 (EDT)
Who sang lead on each track on Happy Trails LP?
lance <>
clayton, ny 13624 - Tuesday, April 09, 2002 at 15:01:50 (EDT)
Who sang lead on each track on Happy Trails LP?
lance <>
clayton, ny 13624 - Tuesday, April 09, 2002 at 15:01:50 (EDT)
I grew up at the Avalon, Happy to find your website and BBHC's many many great memories of great music.
Kathy DePatta <>
Las Vegas, NV - Wednesday, April 03, 2002 at 23:54:16 (EST)
Great webpage, I saw Quicksilver at The Gathering On The Mountain last summer. It was one of the greatest performances I ever saw. I can't wait to see the band again.
Keep The Fire Burning!

Do A Line <>
NJ USA - Sunday, March 31, 2002 at 09:19:29 (EST)
Love the idea of 24hr. QMS audio.
Ron Fudge <>
Grass Valley, ca Nevada - Friday, March 29, 2002 at 17:47:36 (EST)
I saw the QSM one time at the Avalon in January of 67. I was in "The City" on semester brake my 1st year of college. Great band I remimber them to this day.
Mike Pezzuto <>
Ventura, CA USA - Wednesday, March 27, 2002 at 16:29:58 (EST)
born in the bay area,1st saw them at st. elizabeth high around 67
russ <>
- Sunday, March 17, 2002 at 18:29:41 (EST)
Great band, good times, happy memories and the heartfelt
songs of Dino Valenti still resounds so many years later.
Bless you all... Dante

Dante <>
San Francisco, CA USA - Sunday, March 03, 2002 at 08:25:54 (EST)
Gary Duncan LIVE w/ RAZ Saturday March 16th at the Whisky A GoGo in Hollywood. e-mail for tix
Raz <>
- Saturday, March 02, 2002 at 23:16:32 (EST)
I first saw QMS in '68 at the Avalon in SF under a heavy dose of Bay Area Love Soda Deluxe. Of course the Sinsem was also at the fore and I and a lady who was my guide and squeeze transcended at Who Do You Love. Thank you infinitely. You are truly missed.
Mick Velez <>
Denver, CO USA - Sunday, February 24, 2002 at 02:06:40 (EST)
I miss you Pop........ I love you lil' brother.


Joli Valenti <>
Novato, ca usofa - Friday, February 22, 2002 at 20:30:08 (EST)
Love the page. Quicksilver in consert in Del Mar CA 1968 wow.
Randy Glassford <>
Talent, or USA - Thursday, February 14, 2002 at 08:39:17 (EST)
I can still hear them LIVE in my head,after 20 years!What a group and still kicking! Thanks guys, for a lot of really GOOD memories!
Kip VanPelt <>
cumberland, MD All - Wednesday, February 13, 2002 at 01:45:30 (EST)
Good graphics. Wish I did your work?
Catherine Lake
Greenbay, Wis USA - Monday, February 11, 2002 at 12:46:32 (EST)
Hello, there. Hope all is well with you. As a graphic artist had to say yours'is smashing
Catherine Lake
Greenbay, Wis USA - Monday, February 11, 2002 at 01:00:30 (EST)
One of the great bands, then and now.
todd <>
eugene, OR Lane - Sunday, February 10, 2002 at 22:01:54 (EST)
I just have always love Quicksilver! Thats all I have to say.
Steve Lawson <>
Grapevine, TX USA - Saturday, February 09, 2002 at 21:29:57 (EST)
One of the best of the Haigh Ashbury Street era....
Rock On.......

Tom LoSardo <>
Davie, FL USA - Wednesday, February 06, 2002 at 15:39:53 (EST)
I have seen several recent Quicksilver shows. The Pocono show although plagued with amp problems, was the best. Gary stepped back and played some Old QMS as well as some of his great recent material.I know we would all love to a real Jam night. I graduated from High school in 1967 and lived close to Boston. I saw all the great ones QMS was the greatest of the great! Gary and John still make my head spin and bring a tear to my eye for what once was. Thank God for Tapes.

Tom McCormack <>
West Quincy, Ma USA - Wednesday, February 06, 2002 at 12:24:31 (EST)
I tripped to Dino and the gang (mainly on mushrooms), and
identified with many of the songs as a teenager.
I was sad to hear Dino died, and Nicky Hopkins was the best
KB player I ever heard.
Respect all.

Tim <>
Faversham, UK - Monday, February 04, 2002 at 18:53:47 (EST)
I was introduced to the music of Quicksilver behind some LSD of the same name. Blazing while sitting outside watching the sun come blaring....we spotted a lone pot plant of about 4" high.....we decided to smoke it. Good shit? Who could tell? Good memory morning of 1970.
Quicksilver still rates right up there as one of my favorite bands....right along with Ten Years After. Happy Trails to all!!!

sherry <>
- Saturday, February 02, 2002 at 16:04:26 (EST)
Very nice and cool site. Enjoy it a lot. What I would like to see is more Quicksilver Tab on the internet. And I do have a request. About two years ago there was a tab site called the "Chocolate Psychedelic Mushroom" or something like it. The guy closed it down because someone was ripping off tab he was doing and placing it on another site with no credit to him. He had a 9 page partial tab of "Gold and Silver" on it. Two guitar tab. DOES ANYONE KNOW WHO THIS GUY IS AND HOW CAN HE BE CONTACTED? I would really like to find out if he finished the tab for this song.
Clayton the elf

Clayton Sugg Jr. <>
Merced, CA USofA - Friday, February 01, 2002 at 14:32:25 (EST)
greatest band ever
ray+pearl page <>
england uk - Thursday, January 31, 2002 at 01:29:19 (EST)
JR <>
SF, CA - Tuesday, January 29, 2002 at 00:14:27 (EST)
i toured with quicksilver in two drummer lineup, w/elmore in early seventies. my first show was in central park, at schaffer? music festival held at wohlmen rink. we stayed at the delmonico hotel. ed sullivan still lived in the penthouse, i never met him. 10 fans stayed in my suite that night. breakfast for all from room service was 125$. i had arrived! ps.... i still had to roadie for the rest of the tour, being onstage with dino and gary was magic...if you remember me drop me a line. peace.
harold aceves <>
mesa, az usa - Saturday, January 26, 2002 at 00:30:01 (EST)
You were among my favorite bands from the Haight-Ashbury scene and I still listen to your music regularly. You really meant a lot to me then and still do now. Thanks.
carl huff <>
dallas, tx usa - Thursday, January 24, 2002 at 02:50:41 (EST)
i`m new to the net and i finally found ya,i`m 44 yrs old and started listening to u in 1983 frsh air,dino,bears etc.i play as well guitar,drums but mostly write,hard rock really good put together pieces of music,long 7-22.5 mins sometimes.however i`m making your ear longer,must go mahalo for the site & chat aloha from john
john ambrose <>
alberta, canada calgary - Wednesday, January 23, 2002 at 16:56:52 (EST)
i`m new to the net and i finally found ya,i`m 44 yrs old and started listening to u in 1983 frsh air,dino,bears etc.i play as well guitar,drums but mostly write,hard rock really good put together pieces of music,long 7-22.5 mins sometimes.however i`m making your ear longer,must go mahalo for the site & chat aloha from john
john ambrose <>
alberta, canada calgary - Wednesday, January 23, 2002 at 16:52:50 (EST)
me ha gustado mucho la web de los quicksilver. Soy un gran fan de ellos. Me llamo elías, tengo 29 años, soy asturiano y amo la musica californiana.
elias <>
pola de allande, asturias spain - Wednesday, January 23, 2002 at 15:21:04 (EST)
mike <>
USA - Monday, January 21, 2002 at 23:43:13 (EST)
quicksilver forever

antonio calo gonzalez <kilian.calo3@sega-europe,com>
valls tarragona, spain - Tuesday, January 15, 2002 at 14:52:41 (EST)
Self Transforming Mechanical Elves...
jonathan waters <trvlr2001>
behind the Zion curtain, UT It`s theirs now?? - Friday, January 11, 2002 at 10:47:34 (EST)
I'm 38 but lucky enough to see many of the great 60's & 70's bands during reunion tours. Unfortunately, I never got to see Quicksilver but I play hell out of the Rhino Sons Of Mercury set. Real good trippy website--see you later.
Steve Mason <>
Garden Grove, CA USA - Wednesday, January 09, 2002 at 20:08:48 (EST)
The Family Dog. 1969. Sitting on the floor stoned listening to Quicksilver. See, I can still remember some things!
What a great site! Brings back wonderful memories of California '69-'70.

Larry Mitchell <>
nashville, TN USA - Tuesday, January 08, 2002 at 20:42:45 (EST)
Thanks for the 70's
Ken Ferrell <>
Albany, GA 31701 - Tuesday, January 01, 2002 at 13:34:41 (EST)
Saw the band at the Fillmore (West) in 1968. Was on Orange Sunshine. Too much.
Wildcat Bill <>
- Tuesday, December 25, 2001 at 22:20:25 (EST)
Grenville Rhodes of Dover, England gets the prize for BEST POST EVER!! (See below) Absolutely brilliant, if I may say so... Merry Christmas to all the demented, brain-damaged, depressed and overly shy with "Mad Hatter" syndrome everywhere!! Keep hope and love and peace alive!!
NYC, - Tuesday, December 25, 2001 at 19:10:18 (EST)
been a long time since standing on the flat bed in the park ;in sf,1959,or60,golden gate park,and janis ,,,and who ever else,,im the sailor.
george kenville <>
fallon, nv U,essay - Saturday, December 22, 2001 at 22:52:34 (EST)
what a surprise!
Manuel Schwartz
france - Saturday, December 22, 2001 at 06:00:47 (EST)
Acute exposure to Quicksilver produces symptoms of metallic taste, burning, irritation, salivation, vomiting, diarrhea, upper gastrointestinal tract edema, abdominal pain, and hemorrhage. Symptoms of high levels of exposure usually begin abruptly and include fever, chills, malaise, nausea, coughing, shortness of breath, chest pain and tightness; the clinical course may progress to pulmonary edema and death. In comparison, chronic inorganic Quicksilver poisoning can result in intention tremor, memory loss, insomnia, depression, irritability, excessive shyness, emotional instability, delirium, and acrodynia and may result in a nuerologic syndrome known as "mad hatter syndrome". Even so, when are quicksilver coming to the UK? I would love to see them. still have all their early albums. happy trails is a masterpiece of its time.

greville rhodes <>
dover, england - Tuesday, December 18, 2001 at 07:18:13 (EST)
Quicksilver has been one of my favorites for years. Their unique sound
has touched me in many ways. Thanks QS.

Jim Zimmerman <>
Haymarket, VA USA - Friday, December 14, 2001 at 15:34:43 (EST)
Enjoyed the sight. Is anyone selling Quicksilver T-shirts, or concert posters...
Harry Harrison <>
Calgary, Alta. Canada - Thursday, December 13, 2001 at 15:36:34 (EST)
kool. always really dug quicksilver. when i spent a lot more time hanging in the park and cruising the highway & byway with all those brothers & sisters of yesteryear, well thanks for the hospitality. 48.
sam <>
new bedford, ma amerika - Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 22:25:27 (EST)
loved the music and all the good times
jim wood <>
merced, ca usa - Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 14:45:31 (EST)
Dear Quick fans:

I'ts Shelley Duncan again regarding the upcoming release of my book: My Husband the Rock Star (Gary Duncan): Ten Years with Quicksilver Messenger Service.

Just wanted to make sure I had my email correct for your response to my inquiry. When the book is published, will you buy it? Please write to me at

Thanks for your reply.

Happy holidays,


PS: To those of you who have already written, many thanks.

Shelley Duncan <>
Merced, CA 95340 - Thursday, December 06, 2001 at 13:38:52 (EST)
Dear Quick fans:

I'ts Shelley Duncan again regarding the upcoming release of my book: My Husband the Rock Star (Gary Duncan): Ten Years with Quicksilver Messenger Service.

Just wanted to make sure I had my email correct for yoru response to my inquiry. When the book is published, will you buy it? Please write to me at

Thanks for your reply.

Happy holidays,


PS: To those of you who have already written, many thanks.

Shelley Duncan <>
Merced, CA 95340 - Thursday, December 06, 2001 at 13:32:39 (EST)
"What About Me", was one of my favorite songs when
I was younger. It isn't something that you can just
turn the radio on and hear anytime. Unfortunately,
most of,the good songs are like that.

Danita Moradi <>
Orlando, Fl USA - Tuesday, December 04, 2001 at 00:29:09 (EST)
je cherche des fans de quicksilver dans les pays francophones
patrick caillet <>
france - Monday, December 03, 2001 at 12:37:27 (EST)
Any news on the Germany gig? What was the response? Any photos? Details...DETAILS!!
NYC, - Friday, November 30, 2001 at 16:52:28 (EST)
These guys still kill me with their jammin'. Anyone out here have the words to Doin' Time in the USA? The band I work with think it's time to revive it, considering all that's happened with CIA, the Bush admin., and loss of human and civil rights here in the good ol' US of A. Hey, we're still doin' time, brothers and sisters! Peace
Jon <>
Alachua, FL USA - Tuesday, November 27, 2001 at 13:57:52 (EST)
I came across Happy Trails in a stack of records at a street vendor's kiosk the other day and reclaimed it for the first time in about 20 years as my own. Have been listening to it almost nonstop since and must say that the Quicksilver sound is still timeless and eternally refreshing. QMS really was the originator of the "jam band" and had a unique sound that can't be copied. Thanks for creating so much great music, guys!
David <>
Atlanta, GA USA - Wednesday, November 21, 2001 at 18:00:37 (EST)
- Tuesday, November 20, 2001 at 20:38:43 (EST)
always have been always will be a fan . i brought my kids up on quicksilver and the san francisco souund. ever think about playing the haight-ashbury street faif? second suday in june? c u there. peace, gary and family
gary whitten <>
huntsville, tx 77320 - Monday, November 19, 2001 at 15:01:24 (EST)
I'm a fanatic of Quicksilver. I got all yours CD. I'like meny more
Pere Bonet i anguera <pere.bonet@telelineb>
REUS, spain - Monday, November 19, 2001 at 14:52:29 (EST)
I got to see QMS at the Last Day Saloon o June 9th. Let me tell you it was great! I got to meet Gary Duncan, and he is one nice guy. Yes there music has changed since Happy Trails, but people move on. I was dissapointed that they didn't reflect back, but hey they were getting ready for a road trip. All of their old fans enjoyed the show, and that's what it's all about!

BTW Greg (their roadie) is one great guy too! I spoke with him for about an hour before the show. Greg you are always welcome to stop by if your in the Folsom area.

Mike Troiano

Mike Troiano <>
Folsom, ca usa - Saturday, November 17, 2001 at 03:52:23 (EST)
Dino, you left this earth seven years ago, and those of us who love your singular voice and beautiful songs miss you still. It's sad that some didn't appreciate your unique talent. The man who wrote and so passionately sang "Long Haired Lady," "Call on Me," "Something New," "Gone Again," "Cowboy on the Run" and many other haunting songs should, and will, never be forgotten. Every listen is a new adventure with an old friend. You are missed always, and I want to thank you for leaving these gifts behind...just for love.

Teresa <>
Renton, WA - Friday, November 16, 2001 at 17:52:11 (EST)
Dino, you left this earth seven years ago, and those of us who love your singular voice and beautiful songs miss you still. It's sad that some didn't appreciate your unique talent. The man who wrote and passionately sang "Long Haired Lady," "Call on Me," "Something New," "Gone Again" "Cowboy on the Run" and many other haunting songs should, and will, never be forgotten. Every listen is a new adventure with an old friend. You are missed always, and I want to thank you for leaving these gifts behind...just for love.

Teresa <>
Renton, WA USA - Friday, November 16, 2001 at 16:21:35 (EST)
I kinda like it. Thanks!
Cherrie Nelson <>
Tacoma, WA USA - Thursday, November 15, 2001 at 19:44:08 (EST)
Really a deadhead, but that happy trails album is one of my favourite cd,s of yours, especially mona.thanks for the good music.Oh whats the horses name again? I keep forgetting it.
With regards

wally hofker <>
hollum, netherlands - Wednesday, November 14, 2001 at 06:15:49 (EST)
god bless quicksilver, its era and the culture that spawned them. it was our last chance at true freedom and we blew it. love ya!
michael shiflett <>
santa barbara, ca u.s.a. - Wednesday, November 14, 2001 at 01:29:01 (EST)
Dear QMS fans:

Hello. I'm Shelley Duncan, Gary's former wife. I've written a story about my life with the band, and dear Duncan, of course, and I'm thinking about having it self-published on, where you will be able to order the book directly from iUniverse. If you're interested in buying the book, titled "My Husband the Rock Star: Ten Years with QMS," (and that includes you, my dear ex-husband, although I'll give you a free, signed copy--won't you be thrilled?) please write to me at my email address and let me know of your interest.

Thanks. Peace, love, and . . . well, you know the rest.


Shelley Duncan <>
merced, ca usa - Monday, November 12, 2001 at 12:13:36 (EST)
i'm searching for silverado trail cd
Enrico Maiocchi <>
Milano, Italy - Wednesday, November 07, 2001 at 11:37:32 (EST)
Some nice work.
Andy Eldridge <>
Lockport, TN USA - Tuesday, November 06, 2001 at 17:59:54 (EST)
I like this site. Keep it up!
Leanne Collins <>
Oakville, ON Canada - Monday, November 05, 2001 at 18:58:28 (EST)
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New York, CA United States - Monday, November 05, 2001 at 03:20:43 (EST)
Wishing Gary, Michael, Jimmy and anybody else a fantastic gig in Germany. Hope everybody's up for it and that all goes well. I met a couple of German kids in the music industry in Italy and they knew more about American music that a lot of Americans do. So, I'm sure there is an appreciative audience waiting there. Good luck!!
NYC, - Sunday, November 04, 2001 at 19:13:56 (EST)
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Aibolit Gilberni <>
New Orleans, MT United States - Tuesday, October 30, 2001 at 23:14:10 (EST)
I must admit it is an awesome site!My best wishes to you all! Peace!
Pastor Piccolo <>
New Orleans, LA United States - Sunday, October 28, 2001 at 22:15:37 (EST)
Hi folks! Que pasa? Que whatcha call your pasa! If anyone knows anything about P. O. Wands, author of Shady Grove, how about dropping me a line and clueing me in on him/her. Love that treatment of the Bo Diddley riff. Thanks for reading and greetings to all, from dusty Oklahoma!
Stolen Karr <>
Oklahoma City, OK USA - Sunday, October 28, 2001 at 03:04:30 (EST)
Who the fuck is Gary??? QMS is the best Psychedelic trip there was man. JChip lives! Cool site.
Paul Swicord <>
Atlanta, GA USA - Thursday, October 25, 2001 at 13:13:12 (EDT)
Hey who is the pussy who blasts Gary and his band and hides
behind the name Dr.Grotus, I mean why not try Dr.Artemus
Gordon. IF your gonna blast someone in print why not have
the balls to sign your real name.. any by the way I saw the
band at last day saloon and they did not look all wired on
speed,and played very well.....

salt lake city, ut us - Wednesday, October 24, 2001 at 20:01:13 (EDT)
Any one out there see the band Q.M.S. at The Valley Music Hall in Salt Lake City, Ut.It was late 60's and they had the stage in the "round". Needless to say the band had the venue NOT have the stage move during the 2nd set.. Whatta great show. (Sat right in front of J.C.!! WOW! Changed my life.. Love n' Peas..
Mike Henry <>
Clearfield, Ut. U.S.of A. - Tuesday, October 23, 2001 at 20:14:21 (EDT)
Hi there! I just bumped into your site, and I kind of enjoyed it. Keep it up! :-) Au revoir! Take care!
Jean Duvalle <>
New Orleans, LA United States - Tuesday, October 23, 2001 at 00:42:15 (EDT)
Hello from Alabama! Your site is very interesting! Keep up the good job. :-)
Rob Harrison <>
Springfield, AL United States - Monday, October 22, 2001 at 21:41:17 (EDT)
I see Gary Duncan is still a drughead and now into speed! What a fuckin idiot. Dont waste your money going to any of their shows they really stink. Gary hasn't learned how to control his shitty attitude with everybody. He should just quit and get a job at McDonalds!
Dr. Grotus
San Francisco, CA - Saturday, October 20, 2001 at 03:53:41 (EDT)
Great. Thanks!
Ilona <>
Buffalo, NY USA - Friday, October 19, 2001 at 14:01:33 (EDT)
neat. i like the site.
garry <>
Toronto, ON Canada - Friday, October 19, 2001 at 11:22:15 (EDT)
Check it out!!!
Hippies Heads & Other Freaks <>
NY - Wednesday, October 17, 2001 at 17:27:55 (EDT)
Hi from Canada!
Mila Jackson <>
Toronto, ON Canada - Wednesday, October 17, 2001 at 14:35:32 (EDT)
I misspelled my email address on my last mail to you. Anyways, keep the site up!
Eldon Barclay <>
Collegedale, CA USA - Wednesday, October 17, 2001 at 02:06:36 (EDT)
You will be hearing from me soon. Thanks
Milton Lewis <>
Lake Charles, MI USA - Wednesday, October 17, 2001 at 00:54:44 (EDT)
Good web with cool info. Thanks.
Everd Linten <>
Henderson, KY USA - Tuesday, October 16, 2001 at 21:52:36 (EDT)
Good job! Thanks!
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Waikato, New Zealand - Tuesday, October 16, 2001 at 13:54:28 (EDT)
Awsome site... Quicksilver is San Fran's best kept secret!!!
Tuna <>
NY - Sunday, October 14, 2001 at 13:13:01 (EDT)
Good job! Your site is great!Very Good Site!
Dalles, TX United States - Tuesday, October 09, 2001 at 18:34:55 (EDT)
Other arms reach out to me,
Other eyes smile tenderly
Still in peaceful dreams I see
The road leads back to you...

RIP Dino, Jesse, Chester

NYC, USA - Monday, October 08, 2001 at 14:32:17 (EDT)
So glad your keeping the real freedom of Frisco Alive. The years I spent hearing the Live music of Cipollina, Ellmore, Gravenites, Hopkins, Terry Dolenz & others were some of the greatest of all times. Groove on.

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New York, NY USA - Saturday, October 06, 2001 at 10:15:08 (EDT)
Very Nice Page
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Ontario, Canada - Friday, October 05, 2001 at 11:22:30 (EDT)
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Ontario, Canada - Friday, October 05, 2001 at 11:22:24 (EDT)
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Ontario, Canada - Friday, October 05, 2001 at 11:21:19 (EDT)
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tony <>
San Clemente, CA USA - Thursday, October 04, 2001 at 19:32:13 (EDT)
God Bless America, and to hell with Bin Laden
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USA - Friday, September 28, 2001 at 16:05:44 (EDT)
I remember, I just took a look at this site for the first time today. Favorite songs The fool and Pride of Man. I think the time might be right for this music to resurface on the radio. Best Regards: Rick Barter
Rick Barter <>
Marana, Az USA - Tuesday, September 25, 2001 at 19:19:32 (EDT)
Like a wise man once said: Each phoenix must fall before each resurrection.
Ice Queen
- Tuesday, September 25, 2001 at 15:15:15 (EDT)
In this day of terror,it's soothes my soul to be able to live in the past...
Kevin Bell <>
Richmond, Va USA - Saturday, September 22, 2001 at 10:10:47 (EDT)
I was stationed at Treasure Island in the Navy waiting for orders to go to Viet Nam.I went to the Filmore to see Quicksilver with some buddies.
A guy was selling acid up and down the line in front.
Pete my buddie didn't have enough money so I bought him a Blue Barrel tab of acid. He split it with me.
My first acid trip was the night Happy Trails was recorded.
The rest is history.
Thanks Guys!!!

Chris Sanders <>
Los Gatos, Ca USA - Tuesday, September 18, 2001 at 04:00:09 (EDT)
I don't know a lot about you guys apart from you were a major band of the Haight-Ashbury scene which is fine by me. I consider myself to be a hippie but I was only a little boy when you were fully into the flow of it. Now, I consider myself to be an exponent of what the British press called Krautrock, German stuff like bands like Amon Duul 2, Kraftwerk, Tangerine Dream, Guru Guru, Faust, Can and so on and so forth. My manager at work fell into 'oh wow' mode when I told him I'd done some recording with people like Noel Redding, and has finally invested in a CD player. He wants to get some QMS stuff on CD and last night I found out for him that it was available, as of course it should rightfully be. Could you give me details of cataogue number etc. of the first album so that I can sort him out a copy?
Cheers, Noel Jones.

Noel Jones <>
Kingston on Thames, Surrey England - Monday, September 17, 2001 at 20:29:18 (EDT)
You're quite right, East Coast fan.
All of a sudden these "critics" are coming out of the woodwork. There's nothing wrong with constructive criticism, but there's nothing constructive at all about these guys. It's simple charactor assasination.
I have a pretty good idea of where it's coming from. Undoubtably, the same person who put someone up to calling Duncan's home and making threats to his wife, while he was out on the road, is the person behind this BS as well. It takes a TOTAL lowlife to do this sort of thing. So, why would anyone care what they think.
Like these guys would know if Duncan and Guyette are doing speed. I know for a fact that that is not true. I also happen to know that in Florida, there was a new drummer, and new keyboard player, that Gary and Jim had never played with before. And I do mean NEVER. Not even a rehearsal. It wasn't supposed to be that way, but stuff happens, and as the old saying goes: The show must go on.
Obviously, these guys are saying that Quicksilver shouldn't have done the show at all. And then, they would be on here saying how terrible it is for Duncan and crew not to show up.
I'll be the first to say the Florida show wasn't all that great. And I'll also say that I've seen shows in the "old" days, that were even worse.
The show at the Bottom Line last year was among the best Quicksilver set I've EVER seen, and was THE BEST I've ever seen Duncan play. The show at the State Theatre in VA, this year, wasn't far behind that one.
These guys aren't "fans" by any definition of the word.
They're not even uninterested parties. They've got an ax to grind, and it has nothing to do with the music.
Happy Trails, Scum!

- Thursday, September 13, 2001 at 22:43:21 (EDT)
Nice site. Does that band post here as fans or what? Chippolina Rules! Play on in his memory!
Rocco Aviani <>
- Tuesday, September 11, 2001 at 13:36:44 (EDT)
Im trying to find the name of the album that had a sing titled either “Spindrifter” or “Sandrifter” on it. I believe it was by QMS. It was an instrumental song (piano). Thanks in advance EH
EHusser <>
Baldwin, NY USA - Monday, September 10, 2001 at 08:50:42 (EDT)
Im trying to find the name of the album that had a sing titled either “Spindrifter” or “Sandrifter” on it. I believ it was by QMs. It was an instrumental song (piano). Thanks in advance EH
EHusser <>
Baldwin, NY USA - Monday, September 10, 2001 at 08:50:11 (EDT)
East Coast it seems this would be the perfect place to air complaints on a band we all loved.A year can make a difference in a band or a musician.I saw them through the years with Dino and without.Gary Duncan is one hell of a musician,there is no excuse playing shows with no heart or soul.Maybe by saying the truth something will change.Would love to see QMS be as good as Shape Shifter was.The fans deserve better than we are getting.Something is wrong,cause you are correct,this isnt the band a year ago.
QMS Fan <>
Macon, Ga USA - Sunday, September 09, 2001 at 00:05:04 (EDT)
The Shady Grove site is great. Quicksilver's first three albums are classics. Of course, my favorite is Happy Trails. When we first got Shady Grove we weren't sure of it, but then it pulled us in. Nicky, John, Greg, David, and Gary ruled. QMS even managed to be okay with Dino sometimes, like at the Crater Festival, inside Diamond Head, back in '70 or '71. Long live John and Nicky!
Gordon Smead <>
Nashville, TN USA - Friday, September 07, 2001 at 21:37:45 (EDT)
It would be great if some of these disgruntled persons would find another venue to air their personal grievances. QMS did a couple of great sets when I saw them on last year. Nobody complained then. All of a sudden, there's some real negative stuff coming from the same area. I find it strange, personally.
East Coast Fan
- Friday, September 07, 2001 at 13:49:20 (EDT)
Liked the site. Thanks!
Felicia Boutin <>
Toronto, ON Canada - Thursday, September 06, 2001 at 16:50:56 (EDT)
Quicksilver, you should retire the name if you are going to play like a garage band. I would not see you guys again! Sorry. You used to me my favorite.

Markus Lehman <>
fort lauderdale, fl usa - Wednesday, September 05, 2001 at 18:05:32 (EDT)
geetings from oz
this site brings back great memories of the qms,what great albums-they still sound cool-keep on truckn'

kelley nielson <>
kansas city, ks usa - Tuesday, September 04, 2001 at 18:48:56 (EDT)
SANDUSKY, OH USA - Sunday, September 02, 2001 at 12:01:25 (EDT)
Pete I agree it seems Gary Duncan and the bass player are on Speed.It looks like Gary Duncan is a zombie,and just doesnt care about the music anymore cause you could tell he is so cranked up,and no direction to his playing.I guess he doesnt have time to practice.Even the attempted jam was horrible.I guess we can just keep the memories of how good the band use to be.It is time to put this Band to rest,or get Duncan in rehab.
Rob <>
West Palm Beach, FL US - Sunday, September 02, 2001 at 01:18:43 (EDT)
Having been a big Quicksilver fan since the 1960s we were totally diaappointed by thier performance last week in Boynton Beach, Florida. They are a mere shell of what they used to be. We did not go there and expect them to just atand there and jam like any local band could do. Did they forget to play Shady Grove, Fresh Air, What About Me and other songs that made them what they are or what? The general concenus was that Quicksilver was horrible and should quick touring. They were a total disappointment to me and the rest of the audiance. Big Brother and Jefferson Starship should get rid of them now and cut thier losses. They sucked big time ( Stale Air). Go away and just leave your great legacy in tact. Peace, A long fan but no longer. Pete
Pete <>
Pompano Beach, fl. usa - Saturday, September 01, 2001 at 19:59:59 (EDT)
Just surfin' the site and read the lyrics page. Don't Cry, My Lady Love still brings tears to my eyes after all these years! Thanks to all you dedicated folks who've never let this great innovative band down! You're tops!
jade michael crusemark <>
toms Brook, VA usa - Tuesday, August 28, 2001 at 19:59:09 (EDT)
Thanks for your most excellent website
Orlando, FL USA - Friday, August 24, 2001 at 17:05:53 (EDT)
Have fun playing at Deseret peak on 8/26/01

Happy Trails

revvv <>
Murray, Ut U.S.A - Friday, August 24, 2001 at 00:29:42 (EDT)
Cool site.
Art Bell
- Thursday, August 23, 2001 at 06:36:29 (EDT)
been listening to your music since 1967. big fan, love the psychedelic music
mikee <>
tampa, fl usa - Tuesday, August 21, 2001 at 17:44:46 (EDT)
hey gary - how 'bout comin to england and treating us poor neglected fans
Jane <>
- Monday, August 20, 2001 at 06:32:44 (EDT)
Thank you for over 30 years of listening pleasure
Jane <>
UK - Monday, August 20, 2001 at 06:25:54 (EDT)
I am sure sorry I missed the poconos show last week I heard it was great , I won the halloween costume contest at the filmore in 70 or 71 and you all let me have run of the place . I was about 10 and I remember bouncing huge black balloons off the stage into the crowd. I won 5 albums 20.00 and a place setting of nice silverware from a set that was given to the band as a gift .
Vicki <>
Charlottesville, va usa - Sunday, August 19, 2001 at 20:26:16 (EDT)
Reflections on the Atlantic City show: Heavy, storm laden atmosphere that knocked out the power momentarily prior to the show, but there were very positive vibes for a great show. QMS opened with a focused but short set. The audience was attentive and appreciative -- and there was enthusiam for Bubba Jeans from some younger audience members, in particular. Big Brother followed with a really tight performance featuring their latest Joplin incarnation, who was amazing. The audience rose to their feet. By the time Starship got on, after a rambling but entertaining solo retrospective on Jim Morrison by Ray Manzarek, a few members of the audience had had a few too many and were not particularly gracious. However, being the pro that he is, Paul Kantner managed to cut them off with some pretty strong (and loud) guitar riffs. Paul works hard at keeping it together, it seems. Marty Balin sang Miracles and Heart to Heart, but "threw away" the lyrics at times, or so it seemed. Artist should strive for perfection in every performance, no matter how many times they have performed a song. Jazz musicians religiously strive for that perfection. Starship closed with an encore performance of Fred Neil's "Other Side to This Life". It was a good show considering that another venue, such as New York's Beacon Theater, would probably have been more appropriate. But, judging from the awed expression on many members of this audience, and joyful leaps from others, QMS, Big Brother and Starship enjoy a very broad audience. Such is the Spirit of '67...Would love to read anyone's reflections on the Poconos show!
NYC, - Monday, August 13, 2001 at 11:57:02 (EDT)
I am happy to come upon Quicksilver having been a BIG fan for over 30 years. As much music I have listened to and enjoyed over the years, Quicksilver will always be my favorite band. The site is great and I look forward to wxploring it thoroughly. Peace.
Patrick Stephens <>
Murphys, CA United States - Saturday, August 11, 2001 at 10:55:17 (EDT)
Thanks for the music!
craig harris <>
- Friday, August 03, 2001 at 13:56:20 (EDT)
Where can I get guitar tablatures for quicksilver music? Can you help! Thanks
bill swanson <>
andover, mn us - Wednesday, August 01, 2001 at 20:14:59 (EDT)
enjoyed it, great photos
- Tuesday, July 31, 2001 at 14:22:58 (EDT)
heaven on earth , my past youth was good. thanx
stu mac donald <>
truro, ns canada - Tuesday, July 31, 2001 at 11:49:10 (EDT)
The other Quicksilver website, with the tour schedule, has moved to
Stop on by anytime! Hope to see, and hopefully meet lots of people at the shows!

Ron <>
DC, MD "Doin time..." - Monday, July 30, 2001 at 17:30:09 (EDT)
The other Quicksilver website, with the tour schedule, has moved to
Stop on by anytime! Hope to see, and hopefully meet lots of people at the shows!

Ron <>
DC, MD "Doin time..." - Monday, July 30, 2001 at 17:29:52 (EDT)
Got my ticket to the Spirit of '67 show at the Trump Marina on August 11th. Looking forward to a great show and hopefully, some familiar faces. Got mine, now GO GET YOURS!!!
NYC, - Monday, July 30, 2001 at 09:09:18 (EDT)
Good site and exciting to find out that there's so much recent stuff left to explore
Steve Weinman <>
London, UK - Sunday, July 29, 2001 at 04:30:20 (EDT)
Just reminiscing about your old music.
Thanks for the memories.

John Arnold <>
Phoenix, AZ USA - Saturday, July 28, 2001 at 18:56:54 (EDT)
several weeks ago i saw some quicksilver concert dates for the east coast on this web site. are they still on & where can
i find the info?

thanks in advance,

charu choudhari <>
stony brook, ny usa - Friday, July 27, 2001 at 21:27:12 (EDT)
I'm listening to What About Me CD, This was pure music at it's best!Great bands and music like this no longer exist. I truly miss Quicksliver. Thanks for the memories.
george ramirez
leavenworth , ks usa - Thursday, July 26, 2001 at 23:06:42 (EDT)
just what the hell is going on with the quicksilver? goes kablooey, cancelled tour dates, cancelled local date at last day saloon in sf, greg errico possibly rejoins, chaos...what gives?
shoobie-doobie doo-bop
frisco, ca - Thursday, July 26, 2001 at 16:10:48 (EDT)
Ok, now that I have visited your page, visit mine! ""Superiority to Fate Is difficult to gain 'Tis not conferred of Any But possible to earn." - Emily Dickinson
Jenny Simpson
Hoboken, NJ USA - Monday, July 23, 2001 at 13:24:25 (EDT)
Can anyone confirm whether the tour is going to continue. It would be nice to know if QMS will be performing in the Poconos as scheduled, in addition to any Euro-dates. There's bound to be a FEW bumps in the road...let's hope things smooth out. Love and peace to all.
NYC, - Monday, July 23, 2001 at 10:06:55 (EDT)
see y'all in London in November
graham clarke
- Sunday, July 22, 2001 at 18:15:52 (EDT)
This is a great site, and its ábout time QMS gets recognized as one of the truly great acts of the sixties - on a level with the Airplane, the Dead.
I will also strongly recommend Dino Valentes amazing album as it contains some really deep and soulsearching songs.

Helmer Siim <>
Aarhus, Denmark - Friday, July 20, 2001 at 12:48:23 (EDT)
Maybe I need that head doctor. I gave the wrong address below!!
- Sunday, July 15, 2001 at 17:55:49 (EDT)
Listening to WHAT ABOUT ME and JUST FOR LOVE took the place of a 150.00 per hour head doctor. Thanks for the cheap head help Q.M.S.
Pgh., PA U.S.A. - Sunday, July 15, 2001 at 17:52:47 (EDT)
your site is wonderful. what a great band. may all your days be filled with joy.
The Ancient One <>
hamilton , on canada - Wednesday, July 11, 2001 at 14:20:31 (EDT)
There must be a HELL of a hootnanny up in heaven...Karen Dalton, Dino Valente and Fred wailin' away on their axes. Their talent is sorely missed.
- Tuesday, July 10, 2001 at 16:34:04 (EDT)
Fred Neil passed away a few days ago. Fred avoided the spotlight living down in the keys. He especially avoided the hangers on who were only too happy to get him strung out just to be in his presence. Fred was one of the best performers to ever hit the Village back in the '60s. His music hold up as well now as it ever did. Everybody's Talkin', The Dolphins, Blues on the Ceiling, A Little Bit of Rain, The Water is Wide, The Bag I'm In, and on and on. Everyone who knew Fred knew that in addition to being one of the great talents of his era, he was simply a nice guy. 'Bye Fred.
NYC, - Tuesday, July 10, 2001 at 16:28:57 (EDT)
Quicksilver were scheduled to play at the Empire Shephard's Bush in London in November as part of the Spirit of 67 tour. That was the best news of the year nay decade nay century nay millenium. Now, inexplicably, the rumour is that their current tour is off!!!! I can't believe it. I thought our prayers had been answered. Tour dates used to appear on this web page. Now nothing. What's goin' on?
David Monahan <>
- Saturday, July 07, 2001 at 17:49:28 (EDT)
Great Site to a phenomenally inspirational band. I've heard rumours that Quicksilver will be playing here in the UK in the Autumn - does anyone know if this is true?

Steve Pegrum <>
London, UK - Saturday, July 07, 2001 at 12:41:22 (EDT)
Hi to my Quick friends! The late 60's and early 70's were the best years of my life. I loved you so much and you made a major change in my life. Especially David, one of the first loves in my life! How I would love to turn back the clock for just one day. How free we were! People who weren't there have no idea and don't understand it at all. I thank my lucky stars that I was born at the right time to be a part of that magical time. I miss you all still and you are alive in my heart always. Kathie Bell!
Kathie Bell <>
Seattle, - Friday, July 06, 2001 at 00:28:36 (EDT)
Didn't find you guys until l980 or so. I was born in 60, so I missed the hippie days. Tried to catch up for many years, listening to QMS and experimenting with various chemicals. The chemical days are long gone, but you guys had something going on that the years can't touch. Wanted to try to see you guys live this summer. Can't find the concert schedule. What happened?
Kelly Barrow <freedomroadhouse@Cfaith>
Borger,, TX USA - Thursday, July 05, 2001 at 02:29:27 (EDT)
A nice web site for a great,great band.
cork city, ireland - Wednesday, July 04, 2001 at 08:39:01 (EDT)
I'm one of your original fans,been listening for over 30 years,still my all time favorite.Kids grew up on this music and now grandkids are following suit.Glad to see the web site,looking forward to upcoming concerts,new CDs etc.
randy s. harrell <>
cathedralcity, CA United States - Saturday, June 30, 2001 at 19:21:44 (EDT)
Grandes noches de cerveza y otras "hierbas" escuchando el primer album de los QUICKSILVER ..tambien maravillosos enrolles con SHADY GROOVE...

BARCELONA, SPAIN - Saturday, June 30, 2001 at 18:40:13 (EDT)
When I got to the Bottom Line last nite, I was told you guys cancelled...your entire tour. This was news to me. Did stay to see the great Marty B. and Slick Aguilar.
Marsha <>
NYC, - Wednesday, June 27, 2001 at 01:47:59 (EDT)
Very interesting site. I grew up in San Francisco's Richmond District listening to QMS. Nice to see QMS music flourishing in the new millenium. Keep up the good work.
Glenn Michaels <>
Allen, TX USA - Tuesday, June 26, 2001 at 12:58:38 (EDT)
Can't wait to see you guys tomorrow nite w/ Marty and Slick at the Bottom Line.
Marsha Bennett <>
NYC, NY USA - Monday, June 25, 2001 at 19:53:19 (EDT)
Far out you guys...First, I visit the Farm and now I'm here...What a breath of fresh air!!!!!!!!!!
Peace and Love to you all...

Ruth <>
OK - Monday, June 25, 2001 at 04:43:34 (EDT)
enjoyed the site,some of these guests need to go back to 1960 ......come to the big easy,you will enjoy. <>
new orleans, la usa - Sunday, June 24, 2001 at 15:02:25 (EDT)
I saw Quicksilver in Dallas. Are all of the members still in the band, especially Lonesome Dave, the drummer, which is the name he went by then (I think). I heard their music on 102.1 in Dallas. I'm sorry but this station plays more Quicksilver than the classic rock station, and in all actuality their music is better. So if anyone knows if this is actually Quicksilver or a remake I would be interested to know. Thanks!
N/A <>
Dallas, TX - Monday, June 18, 2001 at 03:45:27 (EDT)
hey btaylor
for writing that piece of shit mood blast of sickening quality I'd like to sentence both you AND your parents to having your mouths taped open, a 3-pound weight placed on your tongue so it hangs down with seventeen scorpions on your tongue's perimeter simultaneously stinging you.
I'm sick of you fucking people jumping Duncan's case..GO LISTEN THE FUCK TO THE ALBUMS, ASSHOLE...JUST SHADDUP...what are you anyway? Another high school hippie kid? What are you doing listening to your parents anyway, fuckhead? What kinda self-respecting kid listens to his parents? done drawn Mozelle's attention. Now brush your teeth and get ready for have day camp tomorrow.

bwoon <>
Andersonville, Georgia - Sunday, June 17, 2001 at 20:32:31 (EDT)
Ventura, CA USA - Saturday, June 16, 2001 at 22:33:12 (EDT)
Quicksilver me parece una banda de culto ya que el dia de ayer compre mi primer disco y pienso comprar mas. asimismo ver su correspondiente pagina de internet
armando torres h <>
Queretaro, Qro mexico - Monday, June 11, 2001 at 20:57:08 (EDT)
I have been faithfully listeng to 'HAPPY TRAILS" for the last 30 years and still think it is the BEST kickass recording ever made! I am also stoked about seeing Quicksilver tomorrow night 6/9/01 at THE LAST DAYS SALOON. This is a life long dream... now I can die happy ;)
mike troiano <>
Folsom, CA usa - Saturday, June 09, 2001 at 00:22:38 (EDT)
My fifth concert was At the Fillmore East, Quicksilver and Country Joe And The Fish. I was 12 years old. I couldn't find anyone to go with, so I went alone. They were really great ! Always thought QSM were light years ahead of The Dead ! And better musicians !!!!!
lance <>
bronx, ny usa - Friday, June 08, 2001 at 23:27:36 (EDT)
Native San Franciscan. Big time Quicksilver fan. Thanks for all the music.

David M. Adams <>
- Thursday, June 07, 2001 at 13:19:26 (EDT)
Native San Francisco. Big time Quicksilver fan. Thanks for all the music.

David M. Adams <>
- Thursday, June 07, 2001 at 13:19:03 (EDT)
Q.M.S. are the best band in the world and J.Cipollina is the greatest guitar player
Gianfranco Crea <>
piazza armerina, en Italy - Sunday, June 03, 2001 at 14:02:07 (EDT)
Quicksilver was my "first" trip. Have to say my favorite is "Don't Cry My Lady Love" with Nicky on piano. There is another real favorite, but I can't remember. smile.
Jo (Angel) Leese <>
Mechanicsburg, PA USA - Wednesday, May 30, 2001 at 14:20:59 (EDT)
Nice Site. Takes me back to better times.

Big Al <>
Pa USA - Thursday, May 24, 2001 at 02:03:39 (EDT)
I was recently introduced to Quicksilver by my mom.
I believe that they are truly one of the finest bands of their
time. Actually, one of the finest bands ever. Shady Grove is
my absolute favorite. A close second is Pride of man. "Too Far"
always picks me up when I'm low for some reason. Peace to you all
Love, JD

Oceanside, - Monday, May 21, 2001 at 16:42:39 (EDT)
Anyone know who plays lead, rhythm, bass, keyboards, and drums on The Truth (Quicksilver 1971)? The Truth is an incredible sound particularly the lead--must be Duncan. Sounds great cranked to high decibels in surround sound.

Mike McFlarney <>
Menasha, WI USA - Saturday, May 19, 2001 at 14:19:20 (EDT)
I was and still am a fan of your music. I believe the prophesy in the words to What About Me are coming true, I feel the future trembling!
Mike <MnSbuck40>
- Monday, May 14, 2001 at 12:48:26 (EDT)
I would like information on Dino's death for my website, The Great Hollywood Hangover. Thank you, Nancy
By the way, this Quicksilver site is a nice tribute.

Nancy Deedrick <>
Nashville, Tn USA - Sunday, May 13, 2001 at 09:08:40 (EDT)
hey does anyone recall John using a red Gibson Les Paul Junior ocasionally? what other guitars did he use besides the SG's?
- Friday, May 11, 2001 at 06:38:50 (EDT)
alligator tooth,black spider venom,one eyed serpent,smokes green swamp grass with Fire Brothers.shotgun buck shot with a flash so bright it hurt a goat eyed mongrel,run for the swampgirl who lives with the devil,down where noone strays.Voices from the black snake infested water,call to the Gypsy Lights,while guitarfish want to breath cold vapors of fresh air,tainted with bloated carp rot,walking on water toward calvary with human tooth necklace of lost gold and silver,he knows the way.
strikersnake <>
sunbaked, La - Sunday, May 06, 2001 at 16:25:40 (EDT)
It is a warm but breezy night somewhere in Umbria (Italy, stupid). The tracing of an ancient amphitheatre surrounds a couple of thousand milling young Italians under a brilliant moon. In the distance, lights twinkle from an ancient hilltop Village. The energy increases. Clouds drift over the moon, and it reveals itself still brighter. Suddenly, in the darkened stage area, the sound of the tuning of instruments emerges. The audience begins to call out in eager anticipation. The fragrance of the Italian countryside is carried along in the summer wind, gentle and erotic. Beautiful, classic faces smile and flash brilliant smiles as the music begins. The lights go up and Gary Duncan and Quicksilver begin to play. The stinging notes reverberate in the cool darkness. The audience moves and sways to the rhythm. The moon glows brightly and sends silver rays over the top of the crowd and illuminates their faces. The band is tight and the crowd is eager. The music builds and the energy becomes excrutiating.

(Well, I can dream, can't I???????)

- Sunday, April 29, 2001 at 18:09:00 (EDT)
Hi: I'm a long time QS fan. Have all the early albums. I have been trying to find lyrics to the Shady Grove album for years. Could you help out? I would really appreciate it. Thanks, Dave.
Dave Margolis <>
Schaumburg, IL US - Friday, April 27, 2001 at 19:12:14 (EDT)
a true great band that had the magic in the music. thank you to the band.
todd simpson <xxx>
shelbyville, IN U.S.A. - Friday, April 06, 2001 at 22:51:16 (EDT)
DAYTON, OH United States - Monday, April 02, 2001 at 01:17:22 (EDT)
Edward The Mad Shirtgrinder is the BEST Rock Keyboard song I have ever heard. Second third and fourth are: The Animals, House Of The Rising Sun: Appolo 440, Can't Stop The Rock & Elton John "don't like him, but not because he's gay," Funeral For A friend.
Bill Buie <>
Detroit!!!!!!, Mi USA - Sunday, April 01, 2001 at 14:06:27 (EDT)
im a big dino valenti fan and was wondering if there any live dino tapes out there. id love to trade for any dino stuff.
henry <>
miami , fl - Wednesday, March 28, 2001 at 19:55:38 (EST)
The 1st show I ever saw was Quicksilver @ The Boston Teaparty on thier first tour. My date had her fingers in her ears, but I couldn't get enough of John, Dave, Gary and Gregg. I studied, but never tried to emulate John. Twenty years later I installed a tailpiece on my guitar, I jammed with some guys and couldn't believe what I heard on the playback. John's influence had definately rubbed off. I was deeply saddened to learn of his death. Only recently I
have I come to the www. I've always fantasized about taking a few lessons from John. I listen to the first two albums at least once a week.
Listening to Happy Trails just now got me . I'm very excited to hear that Gary is carrying on the Family name, and will definately be ordering some new cd's. More than anything I would like to be in touch with Gary and Dave with email. They are incredible heros, and played tremendous parts in my development as a musician. Thank You, Scott Deering p.s. TriMerc was always going to be my record label. I am a gemini/virgo, and I'm half Greek. Needless to say I'm into Mercury and Quicksilver. Peace and Love Always

S. Alan Deering <>
Key Largo, Fl US - Monday, March 19, 2001 at 14:35:23 (EST)
when are quicksilver coming to the UK? I would love to see them. still have all their early albums. happy trails is a masterpiece of its time.
greville rhodes <>
dover, england - Saturday, March 17, 2001 at 06:56:22 (EST)
Great Site
Rick Bollman <>
Jamestown, NY United States - Thursday, March 15, 2001 at 11:30:02 (EST)
WOW, that's so groovy man!
- Friday, March 09, 2001 at 17:01:56 (EST)
I was just sitting here, listening to "Sons of Mercury"
for the first time in many a year, getting reconnected
with an old group of friends I've never met, and thought
I'd do a search "Quicksilver Messenger Service," and
current TOURS???? - CONCERTS???? - this is way more
than I ever expected - somewhere down your road I'll
be in the audience...

Michael Pahl <>
Stanley, NC USA - Thursday, March 08, 2001 at 11:31:20 (EST)
Milwaukee Quicksilver fans would love to see the band this Summer at Summerfest on the shores of Lake Michigan. Twelve days of non-stop music on 20 stages from late June through July 8. Every music genre is represented. I'm sure there's always room for the best of the '60s San Francisco sound.
Tom Maloney
Whitefish Bay, WI USA - Tuesday, March 06, 2001 at 22:50:53 (EST)
Love the band, love the site! Now, if only Pymander would restock Live at Fieldstone, the one album I haven't heard, my Quicksilver experience would be complete. Peace.
Stephen Persing <>
Wethersfield, CT USA - Tuesday, March 06, 2001 at 12:29:35 (EST)
Miss the outlaw days, our crazy old ways and those sweet cowboy songs.



NY, - Wednesday, February 28, 2001 at 11:33:37 (EST)
This sight brings back great memories...QMS is a super sound.
After finding this sight, I went out and bought seven
Quicksilver CD's to replace my vinyl. If you haven't
listened to Quicksilver (1971) album lately, give it a listen.
Highly underrated... its one of the best. Check out The Truth,
Out Of My Mind, Don't Cry My Lady Love, Song For Frisco, and
Fire Brothers. Awesome...great guitar, piano, drums and passion in Dino's

Ryan Martin
- Wednesday, February 21, 2001 at 22:51:14 (EST)
DARIEN, IL USA - Monday, February 19, 2001 at 23:51:41 (EST)
Very nice web site ! Lots of information , lots of visuals .
I had forgotton about QMS many years ago - this is one of the
great uses of the web - and now music of this quality can be
discovered by new generations.

Chris Adams <>
Chandlers Ford, England - Thursday, February 15, 2001 at 08:09:23 (EST)
Very nice web site ! Lots of information , lots of visuals .
I had forgotton about QSL many years ago - this is one the
great uses of the web - and now music of this quality can be
discovered by new generations.

Chris Adams <>
Chandlers Ford, England - Thursday, February 15, 2001 at 08:06:47 (EST)
...Wow I just found your site; cause I just got on line(duh)... The hour is soooo late... I'll be back very soon. Wait , I can't run off yet. Where ever you guys are, I hope you can feel the eternal gratitude I send to you now. This is the 1st time I can try to express my feelings in this manner, in this forum. The combination of beauty, strength, and grace was; and is simply breathtaking. I never witnessed it in person,but the sheer power of your creations comes though with crystal clarity. I am saddened that I did not see this on stage, but feel fortunate that I can feel it to the level which it touches my heart... again I say to all of you THANKS, and PEACE...Spunky
Spunky <>
Phila, Pa USA - Tuesday, February 13, 2001 at 05:56:04 (EST)
Wow I just found your site; cause I just got on line(duh)... The hour is soooo late... I'll be back very soon. Wait , I can't run off yet. Where ever you guys are, I hope you can feel the eternal gratitude I send to you now. This is the 1st time I can try to express my feelings in this manner, in this forum. The combination of beauty, strength, and grace was; and is simply breathtaking. I never witnessed it in person,but the sheer power of your creations comes though with crystal clarity. I am saddened that I did not see this on stage, but feel fortunate that I can feel it to the level which it touches my heart... again I say to all of you THANKS, and PEACE Spunky
Spunky <>
Phila, Pa USA - Tuesday, February 13, 2001 at 05:54:24 (EST)
Wow I just found your site; cause I just got on line(duh)... The hour is soooo late... I'll be back very soon Thanks & Peace to all... uncle pen
Spunky <>
Phila, Pa USA - Tuesday, February 13, 2001 at 05:36:19 (EST)
Question : what do you miss most about the 60`s ?
Gary Duncan : Being 21.

Hi bro,
I was just moving an entertainment center, & came upon my
old records. Several QMS, for sure ! QMS, Happy, What
about me, Just for love.
I looked on the back of QMS, and MY GOODNESS,
theres a picture of a young Gary Duncan holding a little
girl (daughter?)

You sure are lookin` young bro !!! (about 20?)

I sure hope it comes around again.
somewhere, someplace...sometime (or out of time!)

peace & knowing to us all !!

Jonathan Waters,

JW <>
1 WHIRLS alluget - Sunday, February 11, 2001 at 17:07:53 (EST)
Thanks to QMS for all the great music. Happy Trails is a
classic, but Valente era material is also great. Its great
to find Quicksilver news online. I saw Quicksilver in 1972
in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The performance was great and
remains the best concert I ever attended. QMS was backed
by REO Speedwagon who was just emerging at the time, but
QMS made the show. Thanks Greg Lanson for booking QMS in
Green Bay.

Tom Maloney <>
Whitefish Bay, WI USA - Saturday, February 10, 2001 at 23:31:37 (EST)
Thanks for such a great site. It truly brings back so many fantastic memories for me. My cherished album collection disappeared many years ago, but I am re-building and will take your suggestions to find my old QMS vinyls! My son, Harrison, is a musician and composer - he had a band called 'The Din Pedals', which was signed by Epic Records in 1997, with one Epic release, in addition to two independent releases. He has now formed another band,'solarsister', and hopes to be signed again very soon. He grew up listening to all kinds of music, as I played it 24 hours a day, and took him and his younger sister to concerts. Many of my friends were, and are, musicians, so it seemed natural that my son became one. Anyway, thanks again. What a trip!

Christine Harris-Huff <>
San Francisco, CA USA - Friday, February 09, 2001 at 21:55:28 (EST)
What a great band. My l9 year old son is into them now. So many great songs. Looking for lyrics for " Lady Love". Help?!
dusty harvey <>
ms - Thursday, February 01, 2001 at 23:49:13 (EST)
hi - its great to see QMS on the web. I would love
to be informed whenever Duncan, etc, comes to the Philly/NYC/NJ

Dan Stern <>
Princeton, NJ USA - Tuesday, January 30, 2001 at 12:32:02 (EST)
I was lucky enough to catch them in the mid to late '70s at Orange County Fairgrounds in So Cal. I don't remember the exact date or who else was on the bill. It was a daytime gig, outdoors on a beautiful sunny afternoon. Probably one of the most memorable concerts I've ever attended, since at the end Dino called the audience up on stage. I'd be curious to know the exact date and who else was on the bill.
Scot t Kelly <>
Northfield, MN USA - Sunday, January 28, 2001 at 14:14:03 (EST)
A great band,one of my all time favorites.I was lucky to see their show at the Sunshine Inn,Asbury Park,N.J. may 72. They arrived late,we were able to stay for 2nd show for free. Concert of a life time.Any closer we would have been on stage. Thanks for all the great music. happy Trails
Bob Fetyko
- Saturday, January 27, 2001 at 19:06:51 (EST)
wm. stamps <>
b'ham., ala. jefferson - Friday, January 26, 2001 at 03:42:17 (EST)
just wanted to say that this band`s music was a big part of my life as a country hippie in the 70`s. I remember listening to their music while on the way to the Rainbow festival, in a hippie VW and tripping on window-pane.
leonard weiss <>
paonia, co usa - Wednesday, January 24, 2001 at 16:32:39 (EST)
Also at the Sun Theater. Quicksilver sounded better than ever.Duncan and Freiberg were in fine form and the rhythm section was smokin'!!!!!!!!!!!
Trent Blue <>
loa angeles, ca usa - Wednesday, January 24, 2001 at 00:37:03 (EST)
Tonight I saw QSM at the Sun Theatre in Anaheim. It was outstanding and took me back thirty years plus to my visits to SF. I still play my QSM, Country Joe, Big Brother and Airplane records alot. And now my adult kids have learned what I loved and what those times meant to me.
Mark Wirth <>
Torrance, CA USA - Monday, January 22, 2001 at 03:17:37 (EST)
If there was ever a stereotype embodiment Mozelle Lincoln was teeth, fat, greezy, pink foam dice hangin' from the rear view on his deuce and a quarter, no legal job but many borderline and downright illegal involvements. Mozelle was wounded in 'Nam in '72 during the so-called de-escalation and has been getting a government check or two since then to meet basic needs like Malt Liquor Bull and concenience store stimulant pills needed to cook crack. But Mozelle still needed that big breakthrough to break out of his chump-change category into the big money...he had a goal..."diamond in the back..sun roof top..diggin' the scene in a ganstaline...GANGSTER WHITEWALLS.."
One hot syrupy-thick-air June afternoon Mozelle was out cruisin' around Jacksonville's rural westside smokin' a couple bones and diggin' the O'Jays when an aroma crossed his wide nostrils and wound into his brain setting off an immediate wild instinctual was the smell of collard greens cooking deep in some delicious unknown gumgo...Mozelle slammed on the brakes and backed up under the overpass until he smelled it again...what was it?..fatback? A FUGGIN' SECOND...DAT BE DA SMELL US DEM COLLOT GREEN DAT CRAZY MUHFUCKUH BE COOKIN' OVER IN 'NAM...DAT DA ' ZACT MUHFUCKIN' AROMA MUHFUCKA...AIN'T NO ONE ELSE BE ABLE TO MAKE DAT SMELL...Mozelle got out of his car and started walking up the overpass to check it out...of course Hangman was watching all of this from his hollowed-out log...Hangman immediately recognized Mozelle...often the mind of a madman retains frighteningly accurate information tossed in with the multiple delusions. Hangman could smell the heavy Aramis cologne Mozelle doused himself in many miles before Mozelle passed under the overpass. Hangman watched silently as Mozelle found his cauldron boiling with collards and picked some out with a stick. After letting it cool a moment Mozelle ate several mouthfuls of the collards...Mozelle nearly inhaled the greens and began looking everywhere for the cook...where was that insane motherfucker...that crazy-ass dude he remembered was sent to prison back stateside for bayonetting Vietnamese civilians...Mozelle knew he was somewhere closeby so he started to call out..."HEY...I DON'T KNOW WHERE YOU IS BUT I WAS OVER IN 'NAM WID YOU...WHERE YOU AT DUDE?...DESE FUGGIN' GREENS DA BEST MUHFUGGIN' THING I EVER ATE DUDE...WHAT YOU GOT IN DESE MUHFUGGAS?...WHERE YOU AT YOU CRAZY MUHFUGGA...COME ON OUT AND TELL ME WHAT DA FUG YOU GOT IN DESE FUGGIN' GREENS SO YOUS AND ME CAN MAKE SOME MONEY ON DID SHIT...I PUT US BOTH ON THE ROAD T0 FREEDOM MUHFUGGA...C'MON BITCH...WHERE YOU IS?
Hangman lay silently in the hollow log...he watched Mozelle and traced the woodgrain of the hollow log with his fingers as he started seeing colored parakeets flying through the forests of Maui...where he had never his mind.

watch for part 4 soon...Mozelle Gets The Recipe..the previous two installments may be viewed by scrolling back on this comments page

bwoon <bwoon@tonguesandwich.2ndAveDeli>
New York(Ukrainian block), NY only if Jazz not available - Saturday, January 20, 2001 at 07:10:17 (EST)
-----Fine---- The mems of West Coast - Vancouver, B.C., Canada. All the outlaws comin over the line to desert and dodge. 'Nam. Now the "enemy" is time. Good to hear the licks and see the show. I just bought original QSMS vinal and heard "The Fool" again. Cosmic Tears. *Lenny*
Toronto, ** la Canada - Thursday, January 18, 2001 at 20:40:12 (EST)
A friend of mine asked me to post this message to the surviving members of QMS( as David Freiberg,Greg Elmore or Gary Duncan). Can you reach'em?
hi, I am mr Giulio Bianchi, an italian musical journalist and write for several cultural magazines as Dialogo, La tela del ragno and La Provincia.
I've always followed your career and appreciated your music.
I'd like to have fresh news about your musical projects, so I'd ask you to answer some questions.
If you don't mind, let me know and I'll send you the questions.
Best wishes
Giulio Bianchi

Giacomo Premoli <>
- Sunday, January 14, 2001 at 09:45:21 (EST)
help! I 'm writing a book about the early 70s and need lyrics to a song that was probably done by QSM the song as iremeber has a chorus that goes ...OHOH whatcha gonna do about me, I work in your factories etc(Idon't remeber any more words and its driving me nuts) I want to open achapter with this song help please...
frank <>
- Sunday, January 07, 2001 at 23:24:10 (EST)
Hi, It is nice to cruze through your site. I am president of The Rock Poster Society TRPS. We are a group of collectors, artists and some dealers all of whom collect posters from the 60's to the present. As a group we have quite a collection of posters with your band on them. My most treasured is "The Quick and The Dead" nice art work and a great concert. If you would like to link onto our site let me know and if you are playing anywhere around CA we will post it on our site. Our group is non-profit and comitted to keeping the music alive through the art of such names as Stanley Mouse, Wes Wilson, David Singer and many more. Check us out at Thanks, Janis

Janis Smith <>
Sacramento, ca USA - Sunday, January 07, 2001 at 01:20:01 (EST)
I love you guys!!!
Bill Clinton <>
Washington, DC USA - Wednesday, January 03, 2001 at 20:35:07 (EST)
Love the site.I will see you guys at the Sun theatre 1/21/2000.Am just now descovering your music and history and I really dig it!Good luck all
bryan crowe <>
fullerton, ca usa - Sunday, December 31, 2000 at 14:17:33 (EST)
Europe? Europe!! I would really love to know the dates and location for any European Quicksilver performances. I know they have great summer music festivals and concerts over there. That would be so awesome!!
- Sunday, December 31, 2000 at 12:23:46 (EST)
I have been a fan since the 60's. Never got a chance to see
them. Had tickets once in the 70's at a club in NYC but something happened & they didn't show.
When will Gary come to the mid-west?? Gold & Silver was the best!!!!!!

Steve M <>
Cottage Grove, WI USA - Saturday, December 30, 2000 at 22:46:55 (EST)
Wishing GD's Quicksilver, Michael, Mark and everyone else a fantastic New Year. Regards and much affection to the band and all your loyal fans!
New York, - Saturday, December 30, 2000 at 17:03:03 (EST)
a web site due to honor such people and such music happy trails and shady grove forever i,m a original 1,st album buyer in 1967
and a very diehard fan.i,m very happy i found your site thankyou quicksilver forever really!

john lay <realjohn_s@webtv >
- Saturday, December 30, 2000 at 01:39:04 (EST)
I will never forget the day me and my buddies heard Happy Trails. After more than 30 years listening to it I still get a rush. Thanks John, Gary, David and Greg. Peace and love to you wherever you are.
canada - Wednesday, December 27, 2000 at 15:10:49 (EST)
Take a look at my special place.My life.
spleafer <>
na, na usa - Sunday, December 17, 2000 at 20:22:39 (EST)
Brilliant web page for a brilliant band.
Keep up the good work.

David Fergusson <>
Dumfries, Scotland - Sunday, December 17, 2000 at 15:34:48 (EST)
quite cool to see something from the old days that is still alive. sometimes it seems that I am the only one who remembers and plays the old rock.I know that there were other people that used to listen to the same music that I did. thanx for listening and thanx for being here.merry christmas!!!!!!!!
W.A.Looker <>
oklahoma city, ok USA - Friday, December 15, 2000 at 19:00:01 (EST)
QMS rocked me as a teen, I was drafted in 69 and did my stint in southeast asia for uncle sam. We listened to QMS religiously! Keepem Coming Guys! You are still rockin me as an "OLD MAN"!
Bob Bates <>
Tulsa, OK USA - Tuesday, December 12, 2000 at 05:02:38 (EST)
I've posted here before some reviews of recent shows in the City and my hope for CD releases of live shows from the golden era. I want to thank you guys for the double Lost Gold & Silver and I have a suggestion for the next one. How about one with Dino and Nicky and everybody, from that fleeting moment in early 70 when QMS looked like it would conquer the world. I've had a tape of one of those shows (Olympic Auditorium in LA, 3-21-70)for 30 years and worn the highs right off the first side. I was at the show and met the amateur tapers in the audience and befriended them. It has always been in my top 10 all time live performances, as has the 18 minute Gold & Silver from Winterland, a few weeks prior to the LA gig. I had the Olympic concert on two tapes and the second tape was stolen years ago. That was the one with Edward and Who Do You Love. I've never found anyone else with a copy of this concert. You guys must be sitting on a zillion great tapes. You should make some more of them available on CD.
By the way, if like me, you're lucky enough to have an old, vinyl copy of the Best Of Quicksilver Messenger Service, on EMI-Capitol, made in Holland in 1971, that great cover photo of QMS performing live is from the Olympic gig. Its burned into my memory.
Looking forward to the next show in the City, guys.

Les Robin <>
San Francisco, Ca - Saturday, December 09, 2000 at 05:40:11 (EST)
I remember the QMS from many concerts in New Orleans when I and my schooldays friends were coming of age and living life in the moment. God, I miss those days. I was deeply saddened to find that our brother Dino had passed away. I was searching for the possibility that there might be some nostalgia tour dates, but alas, never to happen again. I cried. I guess that our memories and recordings are all we have, but so be it. I remember great concerts where we watched sweat dripping from Gary and John, threw them joints, and once, Gary picked up one and light it up while playing. What connections with artists we had back then! We had common political views, common cultural views, and we clicked on so mnay levels that were unspoken. I'll never forget Dino singing to What about me, and he said, instead of "your newspapers, they just put you on"....he sang " your Rolling Stone newspapers, they just put you on".... The crowd erupted because, with no disrespect shown to Jann Wenner, we all knew it was true. That kind of seminal truth was what we lived for back then. I have tried to raise children with that same disdain for BS and zeal for honesty. I hope and pray I have not failed. Future will tell, right? Closing for know, love you all. Earl
Earl Thornton <>
Kirkland, WA USA - Tuesday, December 05, 2000 at 00:25:45 (EST)

Quicksilver was Frisco's best kept secret. I'm glad to have found a sight for them. Want concert dates.

Sam Greco <>
Saratoga Springs , NY United States - Tuesday, November 21, 2000 at 18:52:29 (EST)
quicksilver rocks!!!!
Matthew Bedford <>
- Tuesday, November 21, 2000 at 02:31:14 (EST)
Hey there Gary!
You probably don't remember me, but I've known you, Shelly, Heather and Jesse since you lived in Fairfax. I used to play with Heather all the time and I've seen Jesse down on Francisco from time to time. I remember you had a little Honda CB50 that looked just like the big street bike. I also remember how fun it all was back in the early '70's


Jason J. Armstrong <>
San Rafael, CA 94901 - Monday, November 20, 2000 at 08:12:48 (EST)
I always wondered what happened to Quicksilver, it's good to know about the Shape Shifters cd. Thanks
Linda <>
- Thursday, November 16, 2000 at 02:11:21 (EST)
You suck dick
jkyuoyukfyukl <ioluiluiol>
uioplui, uilp pui - Tuesday, November 14, 2000 at 15:13:55 (EST)
you suck
maria smith <none>
Tucson, A.Z Pima - Tuesday, November 14, 2000 at 15:12:49 (EST)
it's amoung'st the finest music ever created,aweinspiring,and a bunch of musicians that done it all with all their hearts for which they not only will go down in history but will be loved by every flower-power generation to come.
COFFS HARBOUR, NSW AUSTRALIA - Monday, November 13, 2000 at 23:50:13 (EST)
With the sixth anniversary of the passing of the GREAT AMERICAN OUTLAW DINO VALENTE approaching..Lets all light up a huge fat JOINT in his honor..We LOVE YOU DINO
Eric Brenner <>
Hollywood Hills, CA USA - Sunday, November 05, 2000 at 15:39:17 (EST)
recently talked to stephen gaskin about the old quicksilver with cipollina. we both are big fans.
mike schneider <>
tampa, fl usa - Thursday, November 02, 2000 at 12:33:32 (EST)
Man, i really love'em!!!
Giacomo Premoli <>
varese, italy - Monday, October 30, 2000 at 02:40:10 (EST)
Igor Shmagalov <>
St.Petersburg, Russia - Tuesday, October 24, 2000 at 18:54:06 (EDT)
Igor Shmagalov <>
St.Petersburg, Russia - Tuesday, October 24, 2000 at 18:53:53 (EDT)
Hey! I was just visitng with several old friends and we were remembering a couple of years ago -- we saw Gary Duncan & others at the Burbank Airport, posing for pictures with the carboard cutouts of the cast of FRIENDS. Please post those photos! Wishing I had a camera,

Michelle <>
Kentfield, CA - Sunday, October 22, 2000 at 01:49:56 (EDT)
I remember the Letter, soooooo beautiful! And I Heard You Singing sooooooooo soulful. Any chance any of these gems being revived at any new shows? Ahhhhhhh! Words Can't Say..............

tom haun <>
toms brook, Va. U.S of Freakin' A! - Monday, October 16, 2000 at 21:30:45 (EDT)
Shelley corrected me as to the correct title of forthcoming book(which ,incidently has Gary's blessing), it is-"My Husband The Rock Star,Ten Years With QMS, a memoir".
Dave Christe <>
Detroit, Mi USA - Wednesday, October 11, 2000 at 20:56:02 (EDT)
As a once, pre teen tripper from the seventies, who is also still jazzed most of the time I have to say that I have enjoyed your music since ... since then. I would hang but banging on this keyboard is about to upset the tray ... and we wouldn't want that to happen now would we. Visit my site.
Mitch <>
USA - Sunday, October 08, 2000 at 21:06:23 (EDT)

chris olsen <>
fresno, ca usa - Thursday, October 05, 2000 at 03:26:16 (EDT)
Attention all fellow Quicksilver fans! Gary Duncan's ex-wife,Shelley has just finished writing her book entitled,"My Husband The Rock Star-10 Years On The Road With Quicksilver Messenger Service". It will hopefully be out in about 6 weeks. I helped by donating to the project some of my photography of the band taken in 1971-1973. Talking to Shelley these past months, I can't wait to read the book myself!
David Christe <>
Detroit, MI USA - Tuesday, October 03, 2000 at 21:46:29 (EDT)
What can I say : GREAT band ....I've been listening to the first two lp's for 30 years !!!
Love to play "Happy Trails" and follow it w/ Butterfeild's "East-West"....brilliant stuff, thanks.

David Goerk <>
New York, NY - Friday, September 29, 2000 at 17:16:32 (EDT)
People still talk about the free concert at Xavier Field House just after the first LP came out. Ran into David's uncle one day. Produced some stuff you might like. Listening to alot of Duncan/Frieburg Gold most everyday while in the shower.
Don Schott <>
Cincinnati, OH U.S.A. - Friday, September 29, 2000 at 15:06:10 (EDT)
nice site!
can anybody help me with the Kabuki theatre setlist (12/31/70) as I'm trying to identify a tape in my possession

Paul <>
UK - Thursday, September 28, 2000 at 05:00:32 (EDT)
They were,and always will remain: the best.
steve tiley <>
bridgend, wales - Tuesday, September 26, 2000 at 17:44:22 (EDT)
It's good to see Quicksilver still making music. In a world where mediocre music rules, it's great to see people upholding the values of the SF head scene. Long may you run!!
Neil and Michelle Brooker <>
Sheffield, England - Saturday, September 23, 2000 at 13:53:39 (EDT)
I notice the Jefferson Starship are due to visit these shores on 20 November at play a gig at London's Shepherd Bush followed by a date in Amsterdam, Holland. Wouldn't it be absolutely wonderful for us U K Quicksilver starved fans if Gary and Co could make it over for these dates also. Or have I had too much to dream last night? Keep up the good work and look forward to any forthcoming new release.
David <>
- Monday, September 18, 2000 at 17:19:43 (EDT)
Does anyone know how we can get a copy of the live concert video shown years ago on the SF PBS TV station, when Quicksilver played outside on the grass at (I believe it was)Sonoma State? Or, does anyone with the band have a copy that we can copy again? I still have a taped interview that I did with John Cipollina at his Mill Valley home years ago that never made it to print. Kind of distressing that he passed away when he did. What has happened to Ron Polte and other people associated with the band? Former band members? Does John's brother (bass player in Huey Lewis & the News) have John's favorite SG now? Hope to hear from you all soon. When is the next show, Gary? We missed the Labor Day concert outside at Rancho Nicasio. Everybody have a great weekend!
Jim Pierce <>
Santa Rosa, Ca Sonoma - Saturday, September 16, 2000 at 01:01:04 (EDT)
Q.M.S. is and was the best sound
of my heart - beat!
keep on keepin' on

Rev. Randy Hurley <>
Santa Rosa, CA USA - Thursday, September 14, 2000 at 22:02:08 (EDT)
How can I get sheet music for Quicksilver songs? I can find
lyrics on this website but not even chords or an
indication of what key a song is played in.
I am particularly interested in 'Don't Cry My Lady Love',
'Bears', 'Hope', and 'I Found Love'
Also of Interest are 'Three or Four Feet from Home',
'Fresh Air', 'What About Me', and 'Dino's Song'

Please help

David Drake <>
Corrales, NM U.S.A. - Monday, September 11, 2000 at 14:40:41 (EDT)

The Ancient One <>
hamilton, on CANADA - Friday, September 08, 2000 at 09:08:54 (EDT)
The magic of Quicksilver sound and songs never leaves me.
I found here that many people like one of their songs, but it's very difficult to me to condensate their spirit in one solitary piece of music. Some songs of Quicksilver are so rich in energy and invention and in poetry: Pride of man, Mona, Flute song, Just for love, The hat, What about me, Hope , Rebel.... and in contradditory way.
Cesare Ruatti

Cesare Ruatti <>
Cles, Italy - Tuesday, August 29, 2000 at 18:08:37 (EDT)
outtasite!phantasmagorical!I was the longhairedguy who couldn"t restrain himself&danced allaround the bottomline a few wx.ago sincere feedback 2 hearing/seeing/& being in thier prescence I'm not a young pup(feel & look it,tho),act-ually saw them back in early 70s' at the Ritz(?)in Staten Island,at the Academy ofMusic,& another time(which was a last minute show & a benefit for Willowbrook(ala John thegod Lennon)I "member there were people from the place in the audience with us!slow kids,bless "em!Well,Cippy was never there,plucktheduck,but got 2 see him in later incarnations.I lived in Rockaway Beach fall"68 to summer"74,the counterculture was strong then&there.My greatbuddy,Robert Schnitzer & I grooved on QMS & I appropiated them as the #1 trippin record b4 I heard livedead,yet remained consistant w. my emphasis,turnon & turning others 2 them in lieu of the deads neverstopping popular asccendancy(& youall know Cippy was Garcias' fave guitarist,he"d show up asasurprise at thier shows(last Winterland comes 2 mind)The best,hands down audience interaction show ever recorded is HapTrails.Thier lack of ego(frontcoverphotos,o.k.most of S.F. bands adhered 2 this)was contrasted with the bombastic talent screaming from the vinyl.The soft,slow ballads are evocative of musical massaging.I loved every album.SanFranAllStars & Gravenites band had Cippy & Pete Sears fm.the group & the N.Y. shows in '79 hadd2beseen2be believed!I made a t-shirt for him but Joey(x-Airplane)Covington got it,John didn't weat t-s',I gave him copies of some of my art,my friend turned him on2 sumpin in the batroom,I was among a prominant group of at the time popular t-shirt artists(dead shows encouraged creativity)Javier!Ramiro!Mikio!Phil!Mary!Gretchen!Mike!Larry!I'll always love them as well as my old Rockawayrebels.Why didn't David play bass?When he sang Prideofman & any other utterance('twas little that emannted from him)it was akin to churchbells,truly beautifull.His interview was quite a history,I read it from some link on web.I've become a video pirate & have footage of them only from that PBS b'cast(member seeing it on tube then)Go Ride The Music(1970:'69 shows:Santana,Dead,Airplane(2 hrs.they in 1st doing outdoors!(just like the band I hung with(summer of '70& helped setup equipm. from the city,but we all were upstate at Lexington 4the PerformingArts(I was studying acting(& tripping on sunshine,learning drums,my summer of love & we(the band used the camp as rehearsal area)we ran away to the city in August & saw Jethro Tull at the Fillmore,a cabbie turned us onto a j on the ride downtown.We haddahelluvasumma!My heart & soul goes out 2 Billy,Billy,Doane & Judd(Judd was the keyboardist,big like Bear(fm.Canned Heat)& wore the same dungaree shirt,pants & vest.My memories are gettin the best of me here,I've become a video pirate having accumulated 1000s' of unreleased rare films,teevee shows & animation,love to trade or provide for you who are interested,& music too,as i started to say:they play live outdoors(w.Cippy)"country boy",ummm,& something called "Mona".I also have (without Cippy)them singing Mojo & Fresh Air fm. the movie,Fillmore(last days doc/concert).Any body who feels as passionate as I do per QMS should have this.Does anyone have anything else out there?Any other band featuring John or Gary?Anyone film (or audio tape)the recent N.Y. shows?Is there a bunchafreex who track down old shows on tape like the GratefullBoogies have??Oh,I'd love to have "em.If yer in newyawkcity,let's try& get 2gether.Nice reminicing witcha.The spirit of the revolution lives on..spread it clear & communicativly.We need it more than ever now.Happy Trails!***
Peter Golden <>
N.Y.C., N.Y. U.S.A. - Monday, August 28, 2000 at 16:25:58 (EDT)
I was working in this coffeehouse...Mad Anthony's Headquarters, in Waynesville, MO; I remember the poster
of Quicksilver

Steve <>
Penndel, PA USA - Sunday, August 27, 2000 at 12:46:27 (EDT)
I was working in this coffeehouse...Mad Anthony's Headquarters, in Waynesville, MO; I remember the poster
of Quicksilver

Steve <>
Penndel, PA USA - Sunday, August 27, 2000 at 12:38:07 (EDT)
This page was awsome! I want a shirt but I don't have any money. Give me one free just for being such a fan...please!
Emily Ames <>
New Castle, IN United States - Saturday, August 26, 2000 at 00:12:28 (EDT)
I have been looking at various rock memorabilia with Quicksilver and am astounded at the prices some of these items, such as early posters, are fetching. Needless to say, they are worth it. Better grab 'em now. I know I am.
NYC, - Wednesday, August 23, 2000 at 13:57:13 (EDT)
quicksilver was my favorite band in the 60's.i'm 56 now,anfrom out of nowere i started hearing there music again,and i was happy.
neil miley <>
sweetser, in usa - Saturday, August 19, 2000 at 16:37:16 (EDT)
je suis très surpris de trouver quelque chose d'aussi varier sur QMS .mon album préféré est le célèbre "shaddy groove" et en particulier "flûte song".
content de voir que les mssengers continu la route.
flo *

florent <>
bourail, new caledonia - Saturday, August 19, 2000 at 08:05:22 (EDT)
Saluto! QMS is the band,which always finished crazy&psycho
meetings with my friends.
Lyin` on the floor I`v always heard "Happy Trails".
Greetings for "GRUCZOL",the BIGGEST QMS fan I`ve ever know.
Witek Makowski

Witek Makowski <>
44-120Pyskowice, POLAND - Friday, August 18, 2000 at 06:14:37 (EDT)
It's really good to see a page on a band of that era and what has happened to them since. I really liked it.
M Melchior <>
Los Angeles, Ca USA - Tuesday, August 15, 2000 at 20:31:27 (EDT)
Turned onto Quicksilver when their first album came out. I bought it because I had been a Rick Griffin fan since 1962 or so (when I was a kid in L.A.). I saw them live in '69 (here in Houston), and I always wanted to be their lead singer.
denniS walker <>
Houston, TX USA - Monday, August 14, 2000 at 20:27:57 (EDT)
I enjoyed the recent Quicksivlver shows at the Bottom Line and the Westbury Music Fair. It's about time that Duncan made the trip to the Northeast. It was good to hear "Gypsy Lights" at the Bottom Line. Solid Silver is an underrated album. My only complaint is that Freiberg should have sung more than one lead vocal. In both shows the only lead he sang was "Pride of Man".
keith murphy <>
yonkers, ny usa - Sunday, August 13, 2000 at 20:42:07 (EDT)
Aw, c'mon... 49 and ya need your sleep? Jeez... I went up to the big apple on Thursday and Saturday, from DC, and I'm almost 49! You missed some AWESOME music! I think that's the best I've EVER heard Duncan play, and I may have seen more Quicksilver concerts than anyone alive, over the past thirty-some years... The whole band and show were just flat-out GREAT!
It was nice to meet ya Elaine! And nice to see you guys I'd already met...
Happy Trails until we meet again!

DC <>
Doin time, in the USA.... - Friday, August 11, 2000 at 17:03:32 (EDT)
saw the bottom line 1st show
please come back soon it was awesome
saw you back in 72 in jax fla i can't wait that long again

mike kelley
new york, ny - Friday, August 11, 2000 at 15:47:39 (EDT)
Okay...I'm kicking myself. Some all-time Quicksilver fan!!
I couldn't even make the two and a half hour trip to NYC and
see the Bottom Line show!! Hey....I'm forty nine and I need
my sleep! Damn. Anyways, do yourself a favor and get Shape
Shifter.....I can't get enough of it. How about a video of
"I don't Want to hear it"? That song could be a "hit"...but then it wouldn't be Quicksilver, would it? And
thanks Elaine whoever you are, for your ongoing comments
etc. You definitely touch the "edge" where Quicksilver is..
Oh...and one more thing....I think "Swampgirl" is like this
incredibly wonderful overlooked song...hey but thats me, and
there is no accounting for taste. See ya all again soon.

Paul Wemp <>
NY - Thursday, August 10, 2000 at 19:40:23 (EDT)
great stuff. a real time machine. this music is, and always will be, an inspiration. (nice graphics/posters too)
mitch mcneil <>
chicago, il - Wednesday, August 09, 2000 at 14:49:09 (EDT)
I saw Quicksilver at Westbury Music Fair last Saturday,they blew me away,Gary Duncan never sounded better,about 27 years ago,Quicksilver was playing at a college,and I asked Gary for his guitar pick,he gave it to me & I still have it today,Was going to ask he for another one last Saturday. Got alot of good memories from their Fillmore days
Mike Bohn <DOD19@AOL.COM>
- Sunday, August 06, 2000 at 21:49:06 (EDT)
Just surfed in from reading an interview with Michael Lewis at Tent of Miracles, the Spirit Site. Knocked out to learn than the Sweetwater live show is being readied for release and there is also a new studio album in the offering. Exciting news indeed. Only surprised it hasn't been aired at this Quicksilver site which is generally informative but perhaps a little out of date. The interview also said Michael would be getting his own page at this site. Anyway, if you havn't already, you can access the interview at Tent of Miracles. Also got to say how great it is to see David Frieberg is back in the fold. (The interview at this site seemed to suggest he wasn't too keen to get involved with his old Quicksilver cohorts again).
Dave <>
Bristol, U.K - Friday, August 04, 2000 at 18:15:13 (EDT)

SCHAGHTICOKE, NY USA - Monday, July 31, 2000 at 16:30:19 (EDT)
best site for my love
sonal <>
delhi, mp india - Monday, July 31, 2000 at 11:48:12 (EDT)
best site for my love
sonal <>
delhi, mp india - Monday, July 31, 2000 at 11:48:03 (EDT)
Saw Quicksilver last night at the Middle East club in Cambridge, Mass. Great show!!!!! Even got to chat with David for awhile. small but lively crowd, and what a great song to end the show with! Basketball Jones!!!!
Rob <>
Omaha, NE - Monday, July 31, 2000 at 11:25:54 (EDT)
saw quiclsilver and jefferson starship at westbury saturday. Qucksilver was great. Too bad they only played fort about an hour. Add me to the mailing list. thanks.
kenneth j. urban <>
- Sunday, July 30, 2000 at 16:50:24 (EDT)
It's coming up to 05.00 a.m. on Sunday 7/29/00. I've just found your site and saw that Quicksilver are playing with Jefferson Starship at this very moment. AAAAAAARGH !!!!
Beam me over there, Scotty ! Maybe one day I'll finally get to see the band live but at least I've got the records and CD's to keep me in touch. I've been a fan since 1970 when
I found a copy of the first album in the bargain bin of the
local branch of Woolworth's. It looked so beautiful and mysterious that I had to buy it to hear if the group were anywhere near as good as their name and Rick Griffin's brilliant cover. The music was everything I'd hoped it would
be and even though all the albums have their good if not great moments the first one will always be my favorite.

It's wonderful to know that the band still exist and that there are CD's out there that I didn't know existed. I'd never heard of the "Shape Shifter " CD so I'll have to track it down. Thanks for the web site - it's a fitting tribute to one of the most magical bands ever.
Happy Trails to everybody concerned. I'm away to listen to "The Fool". Please add my name to your mailing list. Thanks.

David Gordon <>
Glasgow, Scotland - Sunday, July 30, 2000 at 00:21:26 (EDT)
I want to thank Gary Duncan, Quicksilver and Mark Itzowitz for allowing me, in a small way, to be a part of their East Coast tour. It was an honor to be part of the "crew" and to enjoy not only an unbelievable show, but to "hang out" with the band for a while. All great guys as well as brilliant performers. The audience last night at the Bottom Line in the Village was fantastic--hip, mature and great looking. Hadn't seen a gathering like that in quite a while. Looks like Quicksilver has a pretty impressive male following! It was a beautiful thing to watch Gary morph from the seasoned sage to a bristling, lithe colt on occasion, that I remember so well of years ago. Thanks to all for bringing the magic back.
NYC, - Friday, July 28, 2000 at 08:28:40 (EDT)
Early show at the Bottom Line in NY last night was great, with an excellent mix of the old (Pride of Man, What About Me, Gypsy Lights) and the "new" (Pool Hall Chili, Bubba Jeans, Close Enough for Jazz"). Surprise encore was Duncan singing What About Me like it was his. Get out and see them on Saturday in Westbury.
Joe Lanzalotto <>
- Friday, July 28, 2000 at 08:14:39 (EDT)
Dear Quick,
I just wanted to say HI from the other side of the world.
Please, keep on.

Chris Freiberg Blank <>
Dortmund, Germany - Thursday, July 27, 2000 at 04:52:00 (EDT)

U GUYS R THE BEST !!!!!!!!!!

anne greco <>
phila., pa usa - Wednesday, July 26, 2000 at 13:33:17 (EDT)
Happy Trails - Happy Memories of student days listening to Quicksilver sounds. Still love 'em - and, spookily, now edit a regional daily newspaper called - Mercury!
nick carter <>
Leicester, England - Saturday, July 22, 2000 at 03:52:53 (EDT)
i would like to see the words to the album What About Me published for all to see it is one of my favorites and the lyrics were so beautiful thanks

Uncle Bob Thurmon <>
memphis, TN usa - Friday, July 21, 2000 at 21:35:16 (EDT)
I have been listening to Quicksilver since the fall of 1968 when I was a freshman at THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY. I still have all the original albums thru SOLID SILVER except the anthology album. There were about fifteen copies of the anthology at the store where I bought it. That night my brother and I took the album to WJMX in Florence , South Carolina. The late night DJ played DON'T CRY MY LADY LOVE every night . A few days later I went back to the same store and all the QUICKSILVER were sold. That was in 1976. Through myself and my brother many of our nieces, nephews and the children of our friends are now QUICKSILVER fans. Go to the ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME. There is more memorabilia from QUICKSILVER than any other San Francisco. Let's get QUICKSILVER to The House of Blues in Myrtle Beach South Carolina. Ric @ have been listening to Quicksilver since the fall of 1968 when I was a freshman at THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY. I still have all the original albums thru SOLID SILVER except the anthology album. There were about fifteen copies of the anthology at the store where I bought it. That night my brother and I took the album to WJMX in Florence , South Carolina. The late night DJ played DON'T CRY MY LADY LOVE every night . A few days later I went back to the same store and all the QUICKSILVER were sold. That was in 1976. Through myself and my brother many of our nieces, nephews and the children of our friends are now QUICKSILVER fans. Go to the ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME. There is more memorabilia from QUICKSILVER than any other San Francisco. Let's get QUICKSILVER to The House of Blues in Myrtle Beach South Carolina. Ric @
ric dean <>
florence, sc usa - Wednesday, July 19, 2000 at 22:06:40 (EDT)
Jiust wanted to say that I think "Just For Love" is one of the best rock albums ever, and sadly overlooked. But, it hardly ever left my turntable(and now that my LP is worn out, the cd player).
john andrews <>
pittsburgh, pa usa - Wednesday, July 19, 2000 at 19:38:44 (EDT)
I would love to get Quicksilver Messenger Service, Happy Trails. Also I saw them the first time in Mid October 1968 at 4812 No. Clark Street Chicago tel 784-1700 at The Electric Theater presents at Arron Russos Kinetic Playground.
Allen Tarzwell <>
La Quinta, Ca USA - Wednesday, July 19, 2000 at 01:24:56 (EDT)
I think your guys are cool, but I'm trying to find this movie called "Black Lady", but I don't if its on movie or not. Well see ya.
Heather Voorhees <1snob@par1net>
Parsons, KS - Monday, July 17, 2000 at 19:55:45 (EDT)
quicksilver's fans excist all over the globe...
mor ben shaul <>
maabarot, israel emeq- heffer - Saturday, July 15, 2000 at 11:56:48 (EDT)
Grateful to whoever updates the tour dates schedule. But wouldn't it be wicked to feature some reviews of the shows for all us far out cats who can't make the gig. I notice that one of the shows is a double bill with the Jefferson Starship no less. And it is criminal that such a historic line-up (so o.k the personnel has changed a little-partly out of necessity), has gone largely unoticed in the world's media-on this side of the duck pond at any rate. Surly this is historic and re-defining moment in rock history on a par with say a Beatles re-union. I note the JS are also scheduled to play the legendary Filmore and wonder if Quicksilver will be joining them on the bill-now that would be an occasion to shout about-a live set would beckon even-there can be no other band in the rock universe who have captured so well the rapport between artist and audience as QMS did on the live portions on Happy Trail. Damn that album again. Let's not forget Quicksilver in their present incarnation are firing on all cylinders again and I wouldn't want to be in Jefferson starship's shoes whent they get blown off the stage.

A far away fan.

David Monahan
- Thursday, July 13, 2000 at 17:51:35 (EDT)
Thanks to Mike S. for all the great new info on the band. How about joining the Concert in the Park series in Santa Barbara?

Shannon A.
CA USA - Wednesday, July 12, 2000 at 20:16:34 (EDT)
Just purchased Lost Silver & Gold. The 68 Live material blew me away. What Great sound Quality and the performances were Killer. I grew up in the 60's and still listen to The Dead all the time. I hope there will be more live material to come out. Happy Trails

Ken Clark <>
Castle Creek, NY US - Tuesday, July 11, 2000 at 22:35:35 (EDT)
Im not much for words but I am very happy to see this site Im a big fan thanks keep me posted about everything! Joe
Joe Mandel <>
cliffside park, nj usa - Tuesday, July 11, 2000 at 21:20:56 (EDT)
Im not much for words but I am very happy to see this site Im a big fan thanks keep me posted about everything! Joe
Joe Mandel <>
cliffside park, nj usa - Tuesday, July 11, 2000 at 21:19:32 (EDT)
WHASSSSSSSSSS up?If you like freak shit check out the page.
Spleafer <>
- Friday, July 07, 2000 at 12:02:19 (EDT)
I still listen to those unique and good sounds often. Happy trails often spins ....
Steve Kleyn <Steve_kleyn>
East London, South Africa - Thursday, July 06, 2000 at 14:50:51 (EDT)
I was born in 1969 and the generation of the time bit my soul, and I have been hooked ever since. My mother's love of her life that she had for 20 years recently passed away on memorial day, and just hours before she found he died, we were listening to 'Just For Love' on CD ~ a song that always has reminded her of their relationship. An ironic paralell that in a matter of a few hours she found out he had died. The song keeps him and their relationship alive. When are your going to play in Spokane, Washington? PLEASE come here...desperately would love to experience your musical and lyrical talent first~hand. Amy
Amy Rae Berger <>
Veradale, WA 99037 - Thursday, July 06, 2000 at 02:26:50 (EDT)
great site!! timless music.thanks for the memories!!
memphis, tn usa - Wednesday, July 05, 2000 at 16:16:59 (EDT)
The graphics moved about in the good old days
Michael E Myers <>
Bath, B&NES UK - Tuesday, July 04, 2000 at 19:07:49 (EDT)
do you have either a mailing list or e-mail list. please add me. are any of john cippolina's solo(like raven issued on line records in germany)or any of his other bands(copperhead,terry and the pirates)coming out on cd
kenneth j. urban <>
jamaica,new york, ny united states - Friday, June 30, 2000 at 22:17:37 (EDT)
I really miss QMS. They had a sound no one else even came close to.
God Bless John, Nick and Dino. To those still kickin....GET BACK TOGETHER !

Larry Sutherland <>
Federal Way, WA USA - Friday, June 30, 2000 at 19:12:43 (EDT)
hey quicksilver fans...i gotta good one for ya!
who is the guy peering out of the window of the house on the "what about me" album?
kinda looks like john or nicky...but i dont think it is.
any body KNow?

Gordy Hunt <>
eastpointe, mi usa - Thursday, June 29, 2000 at 19:08:14 (EDT)
great find - been treasuring my vinyls (rare import from the US!) and waiting for the CDs to catch up.
Glad to see I'm not alone in my passion for Quicksilver!

Paul Pestille <>
England - Wednesday, June 28, 2000 at 16:33:23 (EDT)
everytime i heard john i dream
gian carlo miolla <>
firenze, italy - Monday, June 26, 2000 at 18:08:39 (EDT)
Great site. It brought back many memories. Quicksilver was and is a truly great band. Timeless music!
Pat Kinnison <>
San Diego, Ca - Wednesday, June 21, 2000 at 10:45:57 (EDT)
Hey! QMS is being broadcast on the Net! Check out! Hit the "listen" button, then type in "Quicksilver Messenger Service" in the search space - you should be able to select "Happy Trails Radio" from there! Is it 24 hrs? Don't know, but I just listened to some great cuts from Unreleased Quicksilver!! Imagine, a netradio station just for QMS!! I've been listening to music at this site for awhile and on a whim typed in the band's name and "Bingo!"

Randy Mohr <>
bellingham, wa USA - Monday, June 19, 2000 at 03:02:39 (EDT)
great site for wonderful memories that I don't remember
Frosty <>
Santa Fe, NM USA - Saturday, June 17, 2000 at 23:51:19 (EDT)
Best Concert I think I have ever been to a I have been to quite a few since 1968, the show was at Painters Mill Music Fair in Owings Mills Md. Dino and the guys caught a buzz with everyone after the show they were real down to earth folks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
D. Bloom <>
Bolivar , NY USA - Saturday, June 17, 2000 at 14:56:53 (EDT)
I've spent a lot of time reading through all the messages that have been pinned to the notice board down the years with great interest. I have to agree with the sentiment that QMS are the World's best kept secret. It's akin to visiting the sweet shop and finding some candy that no other kids know about...But there is a down side. If Quicksilver enjoyed a higher media profile then perhaps success would enable them to venture beyond the Western Seaboard for all us cats from afar. I'm convinced that had Shapeshifter been on a major label then Duncan would now be enjoying the kind of accolades/commercial success enjoyed by Carlos. Incidentally, as a follow-up to the item on QMS being voted 33 best artist to hail from the Bay Area, U S fans might be interested to know that QMS were recently voted 209 most collectable artists by the readership of Record Collector-the definitive authority on the scene. Not bad when you consider they never once visited these shores nor indeed made the slightest impression in any of the record sales charts in the U K-but nevertheless shows how highly regarded they are in the U K. What is it that makes Quicksilver special? The key word which many people have picked up on is the magical quality that pervades the music. Not many artists can lay claim to classy music in four separat decades but Quicksilver are one of those. Few artists make such consistently high calibre music as Quicksilver. People such as the Stones have obviously cut some classic stuff. But taking their body of work as a whole there is an awful lot of filler there to. Just For Love never lets up. It is solid gold (and silver) from beginning to end. People go on now about how young progressive hipsters (God Speed You Black Emperor springs to mind) fuse Ennio Moriconne influences into their music. Pah QMS did it firs way back in 68 and the seamless suite of music which is Mona/Maiden Of The Cancer Moon/Calvary will never be surpassed. I've gone on a bit now so I'll sign off. God bless you Quiksilver and all who sail in you.

Bristol U K

David Monahan
- Wednesday, June 14, 2000 at 17:58:40 (EDT)
I always loved the sound of Quicksilver, and the first 2 LP still get a lot of rotation on my turntable (I still have one), though it's hard to find anything on CD here in Vancouver. Keep on keepin' on, RS.
Roger Stomperud <>
Delta, BC Canada - Tuesday, June 13, 2000 at 19:19:02 (EDT)
How about a UK tour. Time you broke your duck guys.
David Monahan
- Monday, June 12, 2000 at 17:57:58 (EDT)
I sure miss John, Dino & Nicky. Quicksilver was such a part of my growing up, God Bless you boys!
Jon Fiscel <>
Largo, FL USA - Sunday, June 11, 2000 at 17:14:46 (EDT)
Any plans for a New York show in the near future?
Charlie Issler <>
New York , NY USA - Saturday, June 10, 2000 at 10:08:55 (EDT)
Excellent site. Bought the 1st QMS in '68 and it still sounds good (though a remastering job would be nice). Saw the band at the Olympic Auditorium in L.A. circa 1970, opening for Ten Years After. QMS was great. I may be in the minority here, but I think the band benefited from Valenti's initial absence. Gary and John's interplay is largely peerless among SF bands of the day.
Richard Freeman <>
San Francisco, CA USA - Friday, June 09, 2000 at 19:57:35 (EDT)
Happy Trails to you until we meet again lol
mikesweeney <>
edinburgh, scotland - Friday, June 09, 2000 at 09:43:24 (EDT)
There will never be a band like these guys.
j kudinoff <>
SantaFeSprings, Ca Mercury - Thursday, June 08, 2000 at 19:26:51 (EDT)
Do you know if they are playing in Orange County?
I am looking to buy a club, once that is done I plan to bring the groups from the past to the att. of the new rock fans. Buddy

Buddy Clark <>
Westminster, CA USA - Wednesday, June 07, 2000 at 11:22:00 (EDT)
Do you know if they are playing in Orange County?
I am looking to buy a club, once that is done I plan to bring the groups from the past to the att. of the new rock fans. Buddy

Buddy Clark <>
Westminster, CA USA - Wednesday, June 07, 2000 at 11:21:30 (EDT)
Love and greetings from a fan for 30 years. Thanks for a great site keeping it alive. Why do all the smartarse 'rock historians' rubbish the albums with Dino? They're priceless too!
Bill Hinds <>
UK - Friday, June 02, 2000 at 18:32:59 (EDT)
gosh !
i didn't know QSM was still going !
keep in touch

jc guzzo <>
paris, france - Wednesday, May 17, 2000 at 10:31:42 (EDT)
Brilliant!!! I am a long time Quicksilver/Dino Valenti fan. Sadly we never got to see them in the U.K.

Mick Woods <>
LONDON, ENGLAND - Wednesday, May 17, 2000 at 10:00:29 (EDT)
Still sounds great after all these years. Looking forward
to hearing more...

Keep up the good work,

Bev Ayers <>
MN USA - Sunday, May 14, 2000 at 19:11:19 (EDT)
I bought quicksilver messengere service first album back
in 1995 in new york and i listened for the first time
to that album in central park. i never forget that moment.
I bought that album because i read a review in an old
rock handbook. two years later i bought happy trails because
it was an essential record. the first listening to the
album was difficult but after a while i said yes.
this one is one of my favourit albums. is shady grove on the
same level or do i have to buy another qms album?
How many albums did they sell?
what where the positions on the albumcharts?
greetings from a 31 year old music fan from Kudelstaart
near Amsterdam
that album was

andre alders <>
kudelstaart, the netherlands - Thursday, May 11, 2000 at 17:54:41 (EDT)
Had the pleasure of a concert with U Leslie West& Felix Papilardi at a venue in Asbury Park NJ back around '75. Great evening! What about me, is still one of the most pertinent songs and still an anthem for me. I play the CD's often and have most of the viynl. Thanx Guys.
Larry Urschlitz
Poynette, Wi USA - Tuesday, May 09, 2000 at 22:36:00 (EDT)
Natalia Vázquez <>
México, D.F. MEXICO - Tuesday, May 09, 2000 at 18:16:39 (EDT)
Is there any source for the guitar sheet music for Quicksilver? Thanks
Tom <>
- Saturday, May 06, 2000 at 19:15:35 (EDT)
quicksilver is one of the most magical bands of all time. songs such as "the fool" and "gold and silver" are the best songs of our age. i have a ? for any other qms fan-atic, i've been so stoked w/the release of "lost gold and silver" (great,great cd), i've started looking for other live qms. does anyone know anything about the quality of (bootlegs-?) "summer of "68", acapulco gold, cancer moon 1 and 2? i would greatly appreciate any tips as i recently got "wild, wild west" and the recording quality is terrble. i very highly recomend "lost gold and silver", "shapeshifter" "live at fieldstone" (as well as sons of mercury -a great primer/intro to qms),and of course all their capitol releases.. .thanks for your consideration.
h carter smith <>
gulfport, fl - Friday, May 05, 2000 at 22:59:02 (EDT)
hello i would like to find any information about quicksilver messengers service especially lyrics and rare recordings.what is this all about EGONZA i begin to worry about all those emails i have received what exact relashionship exists with them and the group i mean the rock group
vassilis_vourikis <>
athens, greece - Thursday, May 04, 2000 at 15:34:20 (EDT)
My alltime favorites
Mike coonrod <>
atlanta, ga - Thursday, May 04, 2000 at 11:38:42 (EDT)
Hi, enjoy the band and the page. I'm looking for up comming shows. Do you have an e-mail list?
Thanks, Jeff

Jeff <>
CA - Monday, May 01, 2000 at 16:33:05 (EDT)
I just want to say thanks for the great tune's.
I'm a 17 year hippie who always knew of Quicksilver but
never heard you guys until I stumbled upon a greatest hits
disc, so I snatched it up , and never realized how
FUCKING GOOD you sounded, I couldn't believe my hears.
Plus a final note, the song What about Me is damn near, no
is exactly how I feel and have always felt about the world.
Mainly the U.S.

Thanks again for the great tunes,


Andrew Reef <>
Carmel, IN U.S. - Thursday, April 27, 2000 at 20:20:21 (EDT)
Your's Happy Trails, one of my favourite piece of fantastic
really beautiful music

Roberto <>
Firenze, Italy - Saturday, April 22, 2000 at 16:30:47 (EDT)
saw you guys at the Filmore west in 70. my friend Tobias
met gary at Mels bar last night in Jax. cool. peace and Happy Easter Steve

steve shelton <>
- Thursday, April 20, 2000 at 23:07:14 (EDT)
Part Two...Under The Overpass.. Hangman gets off the Greyhound with his Duncan solo tape, the cheap little tape player, and his pillowcase he's been using for a suitcase ever since they sprung him from the rock farm up in Kansas. The temperature and humididy on this hot Florida June afternoon is identical to the humidity in the rice paddies in 'Nam where Hangman would spend long days hidden inside a hollowed-out palm stump waiting for just the right time to harvest a few more Viet Cong....the palm trick was something Hangman picked up from an old Vietnamese poultry farmer he met while burning out a family of seven Viet Cong from their village 43 miles outside of Saigon...the old guy also taught Hangman a few things about birds and eating birds...not purposely, of course...Hangman watched the old dude going about his business while Hangman hid in the palm stump just like he saw the old man do when the old man wanted to catch some egrets or monitor lizards for dinner...hide in the stump for hours until the prey comes wandering up and then WHAP that sucker with scythe and "voila"....but the thing Hangman noticed the most was the way the old dude would always dig out the gizzards of a guinea hen and use them for seasoning in any type of greens or vegetables he cooked....the smell was wonderfully intoxicating to Hangman...nothing got to his mind anymore...not the strongest Mah Fong from the delta, not even the deep brown opium from the flowerlands in Cambodia...Hangman's mind was too far gone to be touched by mortal drugs anymore but...something...about the smell of greens cooking with guinea hen gizzards absolutely sparked new neuron connections in the deepest recesses of his mind..a mind deeply recessed indeed.....
...............CUT BACK TO THE JACKSONVILLE OVERPASS..........Hangman has been living under this overpass since 1979...not a single soul has seen him that he didn't want to see him.....he spends most days lying motionless in a hollowed-out palm trunk several feet from the overpass embankment. Two miles down Bulls Bay Highway is a farm that raises, among other things, guinea hens. All the farms in the area raise all types of greens...collards, mustard, turnip greens, dandelions...a long time ago Hangman visited the guinea farm and stole a male and a female and took them deep in the pine forest and they commenced to producing many guinea hens that Hangman keeps in a little flock, shepherding them about like sheep in a pen he built from stolen barbed wire....he also dug up all the greens he could carry on several night visits and has them growing two hills away from the guinea hen pen....twice in the last year the cops had been called by motorists passing under Hangman's overpass swearing they heard sounds of animals being slaughtered, namely birds of some sort, accompanied by demented screams in what sounded like some Asian language or something....the cops investigating found nothing when they got out of the patrol car but then again they didn't want to get their shoes wet on the long grass.....but they did notice a smell of something either disgusting or delicious cooking,,,they couldn't be quite suhey bothered to venture a few hundred feet up the overpass they would have found a long piece of barbed wire stretched across the concrete beams..and hanging dead upside down on the wires were seven guinea hen with their stomachs slit the side of the birds was a hugh stolen copper pot boiling over with some mixed greens and guinea gizzards sending beautiful clouds of aroma skyward, letting all the hobos and other underpass dwellers that dinner was see Hangman has spent all these years feeding the hungy lost souls that drift along the old highways of the South...society's garbage....concrete castaways....but they never have seen the Hangman...he's always in his palm trunk or perched somewhere invisibly....but they know the food will be there if they need it....there's only one rule...women and children eat day in 1986 a fella drifted past the overpass at dinnertime and took the last scrapings of the greens from the pot, pushing an old black lady way down on her luck out of the day the cops found the dude hung upside down dead on I-95 just past the Bulls Bay loss, they figured....the dude had twelve outstanding warrants anyway...somebody just did them a favor......meanwhile Hangman lies silently in his palm trunk, humming over and over and over that Duncan solo the kicks off I Found Love...BWA BWA BWA BWAAA...BWA BWA BWA BWA BWA BWA BWA BWA BA.......

next installment.....Mozelle smells the greens

bwoon <>
Loaded Goat, Utah - Monday, April 17, 2000 at 21:18:11 (EDT)
I was surfing, trying to find out who's in the recent J. A.
Gold & Silver is one of my favorite all-time songs!!

Jeff Dorrel <>
Alhambra, Ca. USA - Sunday, April 16, 2000 at 21:17:59 (EDT)
Any time why i am nervous?
sam <samshone>
u.s.a - Saturday, April 15, 2000 at 16:50:25 (EDT)
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Militant420 <>
Gary, IN USA - Friday, April 07, 2000 at 12:51:43 (EDT)
i am a huge qms fan...saw em only once in detroit at the masonic temple with brewer and shipley opening..this was in support of "quicksilver" i believe. great great show. got to see dino!!!
hey all you qms fans out there...does anyone know anything about a band called "travel agency"?, i am writing a rock history book and would love to interview on or all three of them. one album called travel agency on viva records, which i heard was owned by leon russell. produced by james griffin later of bread. no names on the album, produced by snuffy garret productions, i have heard that the guitarist writer of the band was named frank davis and later contributed a couple songs to a fever tree record .any one who puts me in contact with travel agency automatically gets an acknowledgement credit in the book thanks
gordy hunt

gordy hunt <>
eastpointe, mi us - Tuesday, April 04, 2000 at 21:26:08 (EDT)
YES! Its excellent to see that the WINDOW TO THE NOW is still open with you guys. If we get the timing right, we can get the gates open again for all the others. Yes!
Panaioti Pete <>
London, England - Tuesday, March 21, 2000 at 15:35:57 (EST)
Just surfing and flashed back to QMS "Happy Trails" album.
Jim Post <>
Knoxville, TN USA - Tuesday, March 21, 2000 at 15:10:04 (EST)
just visiting. i like what i see. great info on a wonderful time. Couldn't be there so this is the next best thing.
Mike Hicks <>
aiken, sc usa - Friday, March 17, 2000 at 16:23:33 (EST)
Very interesting site! will be back to check it out more thoroghly.Takes me!
Mike Knowles <>
U.K. - Friday, March 17, 2000 at 12:24:57 (EST)
I saw the Nov. '68 Fillmore East concert (with theMcCoys under and Richie Havens over) and have never, ever forgotten it....I've seen hundreds of concerts, but that one was special.
Norman "Geezer" Gaines <>
NYC, NY USA - Thursday, March 16, 2000 at 13:01:50 (EST)
Great to find such a site after many many years of nobody knowing what I was talking about--Just for Love is still to this day one of the greatest albums ever.
Louis Sampoli <Tvilleoff@aol>
- Wednesday, March 15, 2000 at 12:09:11 (EST)

ROHNERTPARK, CA USA - Monday, March 13, 2000 at 23:22:57 (EST)

ROHNERTPARK, CA USA - Monday, March 13, 2000 at 23:22:25 (EST)
ROHNERTPARK, CA USA - Monday, March 13, 2000 at 23:20:54 (EST)
Been a fan for 30+ years! Rabid rock fan. Any related info welcome.
austin, tx usa - Friday, March 10, 2000 at 17:03:17 (EST)
Quicksilver has been my favorite group since I was a pup in high school,long ago in a galaxy far, far away.One of my greatest events was to have seen&heard the guys at a cow college concert in the early '70's,& to proudly be able to say I heard John's Magic Guitar before he was taken from us!!!

Charles M. Davis III <>
Yuma, Az United States - Friday, March 10, 2000 at 06:09:02 (EST)
I am very much looking forward to an acoustic album! Hearts to all.
- Thursday, March 09, 2000 at 14:00:16 (EST)
Very interesting
Giulio <>
Roma, italy - Saturday, March 04, 2000 at 22:08:38 (EST)
i bought quicksilvers first album in 1968. i was living in alabama then and most people thought something was wrong with me listening to music like that, however, most of my friends liked it and were impressed that i knew of music like that. consequently i bought the succeeding albums and i believe i still have all of the original ones. i'm glad i got this page as i didn't know they had new music out i shall try to get it as soon as i can. i really enjoy quicksilvers music it has a magic to it. i would like to hear from the band members if possible. sincerely steve mullinax
steve mullinax <smullinax@aol>
austin, tx us - Saturday, March 04, 2000 at 14:22:20 (EST)
Any way to get live video of quicksilver?
Any way to get black and white or color photos of the original band. Thanks for all the info you have on this site
What a band!!!!!!!!!!!!!

john c. hurley <>
Martinsburg, wv us - Friday, March 03, 2000 at 16:31:46 (EST)
I never let a day pass without listening to quicksilver keep on rockin !!!!!
john zawacki <>
houston, tx usa - Friday, March 03, 2000 at 09:12:53 (EST)
You guys were my favorite band. One memorable evening, stoned so high on acid, I was led by my friend Nancy downtown in the middle of the week to watch one of your rehearsals at the Avalon. It couldn't have been a more perfect night for me, except for my usual acid-paranoia thing. I was 19, it was 1967 and I can still remember it through the veil of time. My favorite times were standing in front of the speakers at the Avalon on that beautiful dance floor moving to your music and lusting after your bodies. My my, that was a lifetime ago.
USA - Friday, February 25, 2000 at 19:41:05 (EST)
This is a great web site.Thanks for keeping quicksilver alive.
chuck hale
Nashville, tn usa - Wednesday, February 23, 2000 at 23:45:52 (EST)
Some of the baddest people in the world I ever met were QUICKSILVER. They always made it a point to stop in DETROIT once or twice a year (I never missed a show). Sorry to hear about DINO but thanks to GARY DUNCAN thier music lives on.
Bill Zerilli <>
DETROIT, MI U.S.A. - Wednesday, February 23, 2000 at 16:35:16 (EST)
Certainly, some of the baddest people in the world QUICKSILVER MESSENGER SERVICE .They always made a point to stop in DETROIT once or twice a year {never missed a show}.Sorry to hear about DINO but though GARY DUNCAN thier music lives on.

Bill Zerilli <>
DETROIT, MI U.S.A. - Wednesday, February 23, 2000 at 16:25:09 (EST)
Does anyone else(besides me) remember when Quicksilver Messenger Service played LIVE at the Oriental Theater in MILWAUKEE Wisconsin? One of the best live concerts of all time!
E. T. (Dusty) <>
Mattoon, IL USA - Tuesday, February 22, 2000 at 23:40:25 (EST)
Quicksilver was my all-time favorite band. Met them back stage at Pine knob music theatre in June 1973. Gary showed us the intro to Fresh Air. Our band played a lot of Quicksilver music.
St. Clair Shores, mi usa - Tuesday, February 22, 2000 at 21:27:23 (EST)
Jeez. What a poor listening person I am. I just watched a film on the making of JL's 'Imagine'. I did not know Nicky Hopkins played on it. More than that I did not even know he was English and worse still that he is now no more.
A poor fan indeed.
But QS were the first band I ever really listened too and were stunned by.
So I thank them and am sorry I did not know more.

Ian Rogerson <>
Huddersfield, UK - Wednesday, February 16, 2000 at 12:19:26 (EST)
nice flash down "memory lane". I have all the recorded Quicksilver on vinyl. Really miss the band. Wish they had done more!
chip <>
- Tuesday, February 15, 2000 at 21:51:09 (EST)
22 year old proud owner of every Quicksilver vinyl release..Of my massive 60's San Francisco collection, Happy Trails is the one I play most..You gotta play Harvey's Casino outside of Omaha sometime, lotta good ol acts play there...
Rob <>
Omaha, NE USA - Sunday, February 13, 2000 at 23:08:26 (EST)
Thanx for great music and inspiration
Martin Meek
Kristiansund, Norway - Wednesday, February 09, 2000 at 20:25:01 (EST)
Happy Trails - 1971.
Oh yeah!

Gareth Howell <>
London, United Kingdom - Tuesday, February 08, 2000 at 05:12:42 (EST)
Hey Gary!
Great show at McCabes Guitar Shop last night! It was like coming over to your house and watching you guys just play for a while. Yea, I guess 2 hours is a while. Thought you guys got "into the pocket" pretty quick. Didn't know of your "new" albums, so the music was a GREAT surprise. Loved: "Steve McQueen", (his biography aired the night before). Also, "Gypsy Lights", and "Bubba Jeans". Thanks for signing my records and being so friendly. Was glad to find out about this web site. To all who haven't seen him lately, Gary Duncan looks and sounds GREAT! Good Thangs DO last!
Tom Haigh (yet another 32 year fan)

Tom Haigh <>
Tujunga, Ca Los Angeles - Sunday, February 06, 2000 at 18:54:04 (EST)
Oh Man! This is one of the greatest bands in rock history. Every day their
tunes sound more avangard.

Pako <>
Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - Sunday, January 30, 2000 at 16:24:59 (EST)
i think is a very cool and sweet web page,and i also think it ROCKS!
Deanna Rivera <>
McFarland, CA - Friday, January 28, 2000 at 22:11:38 (EST)
This web site is like running into an old friend that you grew up with but lost track of after high school. My favorite Q.S.album ?? SHADY GROVE................
Rick Page <>
Winchester, Ky us - Friday, January 28, 2000 at 20:24:38 (EST)
Does anybody have any info on the new release Shape shifter is it live material ? new studio stuff? would like to find out Thanks Vin
vin <>
, ny usa - Monday, January 17, 2000 at 13:13:03 (EST)
Oh boy, does this bring back some memories of living in the Bay Area. To this day, I love this band and remember them well. I still play some of the old songs. It's been hard to find your CD's. Hope all is well with you!
Luchi <n/a>
encino, ca usa - Saturday, January 15, 2000 at 01:19:23 (EST)
i had the good fortune to have seen,hung out with and jammed once with john.a really nice guy,great player(really?)and good story teller.i saw QMS in the early to mid 70's a few times,central park,nyc-72,73 and roslyn,ny 76 after solid silver came out.what a band!!the new cd set is good although i had most of it better quality already.
dave tamarkin <>
- Friday, January 14, 2000 at 22:58:29 (EST)

makin' it real to-the-point, Hangman was one of the meanest sons-of-bitches to serve in 'Nam. He had a real skill at deciferin' the Viet Cong from the villagers...had what at first seemed like a little "quirk" but what soon turned into a political liability in those days of Lt. Calley...he liked to slip into the villages after the Viet Cong had returned from an evening's mayhem and silently slit the throats of particular villagers Hangman sensed had harmed American soldiers. Kids, women, it didn't matter...if they harmed Americans they had to go out real nasty...Hangman would hang the bodies upside down on a post at the village entrance and although they secretly admired his work and told him so, the military brass sold his ass down the river when they put him up on charges of harming Vietnamese citizens to keep the candyass Congressmen quiet in Washington.
Hangman did 5 years at Levenworth and that's where his symptoms got worse. He heard voices with Vietnamese accents warning him about snake eggs being placed in his head. He caught mice and roaches and hung them upside down impaled on spiked dried skin Hangman had pulled from his toe corners. He would only eat greens such as collards and mustard and when he ate he would place his face one inch from the plate of collards, lap up a mouthful with his tongue, and grin the biggest-ass grin you could imagine, still face-down, allowing the greens juice to filter out through his teeth and the corners of his mouth....soon Hangman was put in solitary confinement and finally released early to get rid of him. He wandered around Kansas for a couple weeks until the cops picked him up and gave him a little "Greyhound Therapy"...they bought him a one-way ticket to as far-off a place as they could imagine and put him on the bus. On the seat of the bus Hangman finds a little portable tape recorder with a tape in it somebody left behind. It was a tape of the 1971 album "QUICKSILVER"...but not a complete tape...somebody had taped only Gary Duncan's solos on each song and had arranged them in a rough-hewn fashion into a collage of Duncan solos...Hangman was transfixed at the made him feel like he was a lake on a Mexican hillside...he was having beautiful hallucinations of glowing purple Mananitas in winds of pineapple as he played the tape over and over.....he called on the spirits the Vietnamese elders introduced him to and asked the spirits to deliver him to a place where this guitarist would someday send out live pineapple and ginseng and he prayed for this continuously until the bus many hours later stopped for gas and Hangman looked out the bus window and the spirits told him this was the he got off the bus under this overpass in Jacksonville, Florida.

that's all for now. watch for the next installment where Mozelle gets involved. Listen for the Snake Language.


bwoon <>
mummyknuckle, tuania gramparsonia - Monday, January 10, 2000 at 22:21:27 (EST)
On December 19, 1999 The San Francisco Chronicle named The Quicksilver Messenger Service the 33 greatest band to come out of the San Francisco Bay Area..The critics wrote: "On any given night, they were better than the Dead. Although flashy guitarist John Cipollina was nominally the chief attraction, guitarist Gary Duncan was the band's real tightrope walker, a jazzy jammer who could hold his own with the best. Vastly underrated band rememberd mostly these days -sigh-for Dino Valente's puerile "Have Another Hit" and not for the bands glory days at the Fillmore.
Definitive Song: "Pride of Man" (1969)"

I disagree with the 'definitive song' the jab at Dino, and the total disregard for the great sounds of "Just For Love", "What About Me" etc..
Two weeks later, the San Francisco Chronicle 'Pink Section' had two pages of readers who fored back at the critics..The following is my letter which appears in the January 2, 2000 'Pink Section' (page thirty)...

Editor - "I was disapointed with your mean-spirited jab at former Quicksilver Messenger Service lead singer, 12-string guitar player and prolific songwriter Dino Valente. Valente wrote one of most covered songs of all time, "Get Together," a huge smash for the Youngbloods. On his 1968 solo album, "Dino", Valente was the frist ever to cover John Phillips' "Me And My Uncle," best known as performed by the Grateful Dead. Valente and Quicksilver's next two albums would feature some beautifully haunting yet trippy music including classic Bay Area anthems such as "Fresh Air" and "What About Me."
Eric Brenner
San Francisco

Eric Brenner <>
San Francisco, CA USA - Saturday, January 08, 2000 at 16:59:23 (EST)
I love "Long Haired Lady" and "Baby Baby"..What a great band! I love you guys..
Audrey Tompkins <>
San Francisco, CA USA - Friday, January 07, 2000 at 02:41:17 (EST)
I love "Long Haired Lady" and "Baby Baby"..What a great band! I love you guys..
Audrey Tompkins <Audreysue2000>
San Francisco, CA USA - Friday, January 07, 2000 at 02:40:33 (EST)
I heard that John Cippolina's shirt is hanging in the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame.
That's a trip!!

NYC, USA - Wednesday, January 05, 2000 at 16:50:23 (EST)
very nice site
rick murphey
jackson, mo us - Tuesday, January 04, 2000 at 20:36:29 (EST)
I just wanted to alert QMS fans of my letter that was published in the January 2, 2000 San Francisco Chronicle Pink Section praising Dino and Quicksilver. The editors two weeks prior had listed QMS #33 in the top 100 greatest Bay Area bands of all time..While they praised our man Duncan, they called Dino's "Fresh Air"..."purile" and didn't even mention any of the great stuff on What About Me or there after...So check out my letter

Eric Brenner <>
San Francisco, CA USt;
San Francisco, CA USA - Monday, January 03, 2000 at 22:13:25 (EST)
loved the site........keep on trucking....

peace, ted

ted campbell <>
columbia, mo boone - Monday, January 03, 2000 at 18:20:53 (EST)
Merry XMAS to all!!!!! Its great to find some of my old friends, still alive and well. Went to many of your shows whenever you guys were in the area, allways in a good mood(you know what I mean). Please let me know if you are planning any thing in the newyork, boston, new jersey area( actually any place on the East Coast). Keep in touch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Russra

Russell Stringham <>
East Meadow, NY United States - Sunday, December 26, 1999 at 20:24:33 (EST)
Holiday greetings to Gary, Brett and all QMS friends from the Poconos.
Hope that 2000 brings peace, health and inspiration to all. Miss y'all!

NYC, - Thursday, December 23, 1999 at 14:45:59 (EST)
shapeshifter is the best cd i have bought in years duncan for president!
paul hollister <>
stockport, england - Tuesday, December 07, 1999 at 14:24:47 (EST)
Greetings from Spain to all the Quicksilver fans!I felt in love with them at 1972.

Gloria Byron <>
Lleida, Spain - Friday, December 03, 1999 at 05:55:03 (EST)
"The Fool" live on long after the "Summer of Love", the band, and in me. Thanks.
Loren Bolinger <>
Albuquerque, NM USA - Sunday, November 28, 1999 at 15:43:15 (EST)
Wow, it's great to see there's still a great fan base for QMS! I was knocked off my feet when I first heard "HAppy Trails" in high school nearly thirty years ago. Up to that time real "music" was a three minute pop tune on the radio. Who Do You Love was a whole side of an LP!!! That changed my concept of what rock music could be forever (thank God!). I only regret that I never saw John Cippolina play in my then-hometown of Spokane, Wa. which he would do occasionally in the 80's. *sigh*
Thanks for the great webpage!

Randy Mohr
Bellingham, Wa USA - Sunday, November 28, 1999 at 12:20:08 (EST)
Long Time Loyal Fan, Great Site. Thanks for all the work

Dennis Begley <>
Minneapolis, MN USA - Wednesday, November 24, 1999 at 01:29:53 (EST)
Been a fan since 1969-70 when I first heard Happy Trails in fact a friend gave me the album He's lose MY great gain!!!
Didn't know that they put one out in 96
Great site
QUESTION: Was there a long version of Wolf Run (love to have that)

Harald Rupp <>
madison, wi - Friday, November 19, 1999 at 21:18:14 (EST)
Five years ago today the light that was Dino Valenti was dimmed forever. I still miss you Dino.
Judy Florentine <>
South Lake Tahoe, CA USA - Tuesday, November 16, 1999 at 14:40:19 (EST)
Princes come, princes go
An hour of pomp and show
And over the sands, the silent sands of time
They go

Wise men come
Ever following, the riddle of life to know
Wise men come
Ah, but over the sands, the silent sands of time
They go

Lovers come, lovers go
And all that there is to know
Lovers know
Only lovers know


R.I.P. Dino and Chester

NYC, - Tuesday, November 16, 1999 at 13:38:51 (EST)
Five years ago today a soulful voice was stilled for the last time when we lost Dino Valenti. He still lives in the memories of those who loved him. God Bless you Dino, I miss you still....
Judy Florentine <>
South Lake Tahoe, CA USA - Tuesday, November 16, 1999 at 10:50:56 (EST)
i was always a big QMS fan...have all vinyl up to peace by piece..saw them at the masonic temple in detroit, mi. with the "quicksilver" line up...doing songs like what about me, dont cry my lady love, this was without cippolina..they were great, i loved the quicksilver lp songs live better than the record,, opening act was 'brewer and shipley"
eastpointe, mi usa - Saturday, November 13, 1999 at 19:03:40 (EST)
Old fan. Just wondering where have all the Messengers gone?
Romy Hallmark <>
Sunnyvale, CA USA - Friday, November 12, 1999 at 15:50:11 (EST)
We are the John Cipollina fans
We are very much RAVEN.
Love on ya
Claudio & Luna

Claudio & Luna <>
Venice, Italy Italy - Monday, November 08, 1999 at 12:23:46 (EST)
We are the John Cipollina fans
We are very much RAVEN.
Love on ya
Claudio & Luna

Claudio & Luna <>
Venice, Italy Italy - Monday, November 08, 1999 at 12:23:13 (EST)
My dad has told me many stories about following Quicksilver around throughout Boston/NY/East coast. He has every record, and I grew up listening to all of it. It gave me some of my best memories of my dad, and helped me feel closer to him. That's about it, I wanted to say thank you.
Kathleen Welch <>
Santa Clara, CA USA - Sunday, October 31, 1999 at 18:34:06 (EST)
I'm interested in a copy of Shady Grove. Cassette would be fine - no LP. I've had a hard time locating it. Lotta great memories from college days in that sound. Know how I might locate a copy?
- Nick

Nick Mirro <>
Dallas, TX USA - Monday, October 25, 1999 at 23:29:55 (EDT)
Im a fan, enuf said
Charlie White
Cambridge, England - Sunday, October 24, 1999 at 11:07:17 (EDT)

GREEN COVE SPRINGS, FL 32043 USA - Sunday, October 17, 1999 at 17:14:56 (EDT)
Loved the band prior to Dino Valente. I hope there is more
pre-Valente material. I hope that Gary Duncan, Greg Elmore,
and David Freiberg are all healthy, well-off, and playing
music (if they want to). I hope John Cipollina died


John J. Gasparovic <>
Scottsdale, AZ USA - Sunday, October 10, 1999 at 21:35:26 (EDT)

BEAVERTON, OR USA - Sunday, October 10, 1999 at 20:40:58 (EDT)
I'm sure glad some of us are still around!
Edwin Thomas Kreate III (MrHippy) <>
Loveland, Ohio U.S.A. - Saturday, October 09, 1999 at 21:22:19 (EDT)
I saw Quicksilver first at the Kanetic Playground in Chicago in 1970.Ieven had the chance to toke up a bit with DINO during the song What About Me which to me was the best.DINO you have and always will be missed
Ed Williams <>
lemont, Il USA - Thursday, October 07, 1999 at 16:28:12 (EDT)
I saw Quicksilver first at the Kanetic Playground in Chicago in 1970.Ieven had the chance to toke up a bit with DINO during the song What About Me which to me was the best.DINO you have and always will be missed
Ed Williams <>
lemont, Il USA - Thursday, October 07, 1999 at 16:28:06 (EDT)
Today would have been Dino's 62nd birthday. With sadness and love I remember him now, and mourn that his voice has been stilled forever.
Judy Florentine <>
South Lake Tahoe, CA - Thursday, October 07, 1999 at 05:21:13 (EDT)
All I can say is dancing to the left of the stage @ the Fillmore West during Who Do You Love-what can I say....Wild, Crazy and Free....Yeah! Now I'm a parole officer. How times change! Great Site!
Dave Peck <>
Reno, Nv USA - Tuesday, October 05, 1999 at 00:07:11 (EDT)
Met Quicksilver in the early 70's and partied with them in the Balto-DC area - this site sure brought back some good memories

Susan <>
Ocean Springs, MS - Saturday, October 02, 1999 at 01:00:14 (EDT)
Great page guys i have been computor illiterite until 2 months ago i wish i had know about this a long time ago i grew up in palo alto and was born in the mid 50s i remember going to the hieght as a young lad (i think) anyways happy trails to you until we meet again
larry ( hoss ) french <>
Redding, ca shasta - Monday, September 27, 1999 at 22:30:33 (EDT)
john's guitar work still flips me out and i've been listening to the albums since they first came out.
feralduck <>
- Monday, September 27, 1999 at 22:15:37 (EDT)
where in the heck is run down on "Comin Thru" I thought it was a turning point for the band and I am shocked that I failed to find any solid info on this pinacle project.
Kevin and Zoe McCarthy <>
Portland, Or USA - Monday, September 27, 1999 at 03:41:16 (EDT)
Message to Gary Duncan!
It's me Jacek from Poland, the guy whom You met at Your birthday party. I've lost my bag with "Shape Shifter" in it. Request: Would it be possible to get it from You, my friend? By the way, it was a nice party. Thanks a lot. Jacek

Jacek Gruszczynski <jacekgrucha@hot>
Katowice, Poland - Tuesday, September 21, 1999 at 08:19:39 (EDT)
I'M AN OLD FAN OF "QUICKSILVER"and will check out this site again

Bill Lytle <wlytle1@aol>
- Monday, September 20, 1999 at 19:17:13 (EDT)
been a fan since my brother came back from nam with "happy trails" around '70,71. i never tire of "who do you love"; i believe i want that played at my funeral. my wife and i saw ya'll in columbia,sc probably around '75 or so. hope you're all well. maybe you could do a show at myrtle beach-you know your stuff ought to appeal to those guys when they have thier bike week up there. good luck - joe
joe wentzell <>
summerville, sc usa - Monday, September 20, 1999 at 16:25:04 (EDT)
great band, nice website. i used to love seeing cippolina at zero shows.
john mccarthy
brooklyn, ny usa - Sunday, September 19, 1999 at 23:40:32 (EDT)
the times appear to be blank
David Nevins <>
katy, tx USA - Saturday, September 18, 1999 at 23:30:34 (EDT)
Thanks for the great website! When I started searching the web for info on quicksilver, (I could't remember the name of one of my favorite albumns "Just for Love" which I lost years ago) I didn't expect to find anything like this. Thanks again! -John
John A. MacDougall <>
Lake Ronkonkoma, NY USA - Friday, September 17, 1999 at 21:40:33 (EDT)
Damn good musicEdward the mad shirt grinder
Adam Shoolbred <philosophf4>
spartanburg , sc usa - Thursday, September 16, 1999 at 16:25:07 (EDT)
Hi, Gary: Nice website. I'm really glad the QMS is still
doin' it. Been listening to some of your MP3s. Nice stuff!
Don't know if you remember me. I used to hang out with you
guys at the house on Throckmorton. Later, I became a
recording engineer with Columbia. Keep up the good work.
Later, Dave Brown

David Brown <>
San Rafael, CA USA - Thursday, September 16, 1999 at 12:02:11 (EDT)
Two-tone unsulfered molasses preachin' pure Snake Language personifies these lost handymen walkin' the back highways of the South...boilin' grits and fish drippins sopped up by busted melons on the roadside layin' on a beetlehide tell the ticket on these backslid pentecostal deacons standin' at the convenience store icee machine...pull that lever and watch that brown ice fill the cup..get your boiled peanuts, firecracker sausage, pink pickled egg and walk on over to the dance tent for the next Lysergic Voodoo Southern join our congregation just tap one of the deacons in the Winstons and get her attention...also, please memorize the correct order of candy corn colors (white tip, orange middle, yellow base) before the Saturday afternoon service.
bwoon <>
jacksonville, fl collardia - Wednesday, September 15, 1999 at 20:25:46 (EDT)
Took out Shady Grove...introduced my two teenage
kids to the LP...blew them they want to
look for CDs....could start a movement !!

When I was young...all I ever wanted to was listen to
you and get got complicated...but when I
get old...all I plan to do is listen to you, grow my hair, and
get stoned !!


Norman Gersman <>
Great Neck, NY - Wednesday, September 15, 1999 at 11:24:00 (EDT)
I've had Shape Shifter for a couple of weeks now. Great stuff! 2 hrs. of music! At least a dozen tunes I find real compelling. Duncan keeps the wild psyche alive! Saw Quicksilver twice in Central Park in the early '70's. The first year was the real thing. Maybe the best show I ever saw. High energy psychedelic, searing guitars, summer evening, NYC skyline in the background...yeah. Big time authentic stage presence! Next year didn't really fly. Rain. Some incidents up front with fighting and the cops etc. At one point Dino yells out, "If you wanna fight, go to Vietnam!" They did a short hard edged set and left. Happy Trails. Miss Dino. Yeah, and did "Gypsy Lights" inspire Van Morrison's "Wavelength"?
Paul Wemp <>
Stone Ridge , NY - Saturday, September 11, 1999 at 19:36:20 (EDT)
Quicksilver @ Electric Playground in Chicago, Illinois; many years ago; fond memories.
Jim Buchanan <>
Boulder, Colorado U.S.A. - Wednesday, September 08, 1999 at 23:48:45 (EDT)
I love Dino Valenti's writting and twlelve string guitar.. One of my favorite QMS tunes is "Gone Again" Why is it so difficult to locate this song on disc?
Eric Brenner <>
San Francisco, USA - Monday, September 06, 1999 at 21:10:08 (EDT)
Your website is great!
Thanks to Pymander for sending us the Shape Shifter CD- It's excellent!
Bobby Moon & Paul Thomas

Los Angeles, CA USA - Wednesday, September 01, 1999 at 21:31:04 (EDT)
Brings back memories of my first life as a rock promoter. Actually promoted this one in FEBUARY 1970 at the Sam Houston Coliseum, in Houston. Either with Sonic or Ames Productions, can't remember which. And I think we also had them in our club, The Catacombs, awhile earlier. Again, that was 30 years ago!

We also promoted the gamut...from Little Richard, Canned Heat, The Dead, Cream, Traffic, Airplane, Hendrix, and about 200 other notables. My favorite gig was a Jerry's Kids benefit we did in our 1,200 capacity club - The Dead, Canned Heat, and the Mothers. - Unbelievable -

John Hammond
Atlanta, GA - Monday, August 30, 1999 at 18:15:04 (EDT)
The Sweetwater birthday show should be a very memorable one. Wish I could be there. Gary's development continues onward and upward. I am sure that we are all anxiously waiting to hear the result of his upcoming acoustic will be a rich one, to be sure.
NYC, - Monday, August 30, 1999 at 16:09:31 (EDT)
just found the link and have been a fan for years i hope all the albums will be on cd before long.
maurice porter <>
bardstown, ky usa - Monday, August 16, 1999 at 21:11:03 (EDT)
Been a fan since the beginning.
thanks for the web site.

Andrea <>
Grantsville, WV USA - Thursday, August 12, 1999 at 19:50:57 (EDT)
The best memories of quicksilver messenger service which I have are seeing them live at the ORIENTAL THEATER in MILWAUKEE WI. 'course this was years and years ago, but they made an indellible memory for me which I like to reminisce often.
MATTOON , IL USA - Wednesday, August 11, 1999 at 17:18:41 (EDT)
Lotsa information, good graphics. Thanx to this site I can finally get the whole entire long version of Who do you love, on Happy Trails.
MATTOON, IL USA - Wednesday, August 11, 1999 at 17:14:38 (EDT)
Been listening to Quicksilver for A LONG TIME,and have dug the music since the start....It's all been great!! But anyone who has'nt yet, should check out Duncans newer stuff....Shapeshifter,Live at Fieldstone, and now you can order Live at Sweetwater...hear this ones gonna be REAL GOOD!!!!
T Adams <>
Lubb, tx USA planet earth(sometimes) - Monday, August 09, 1999 at 17:25:37 (EDT)
Heya! Cool page you have here! Drop by my Web Jukebox if ya like at and sign my g'book! See ya! :-)
Stuart the Maniac <>
Austin, TX USA - Wednesday, August 04, 1999 at 18:25:17 (EDT)
Hope to see lots of Quicksilver friends up in the Poconos next Saturday, August 7th. Hoping for really good weather and super vibes. (None of that Woodstock stuff!) Love to all and see ya there!.
NYC, - Friday, July 30, 1999 at 14:45:58 (EDT)
stoned hippy fan from the '60s San Francisco scene. Three of the biggest influences on my life were Quicksilver, the Airplane and the Dead. To catch these three bands together at a concert was a true gift from heaven!
Albert Livick <>
Ocala, Fl USA - Wednesday, July 28, 1999 at 01:28:32 (EDT)
just not enough david frieberg info here. His voice and talent have always been downplayed especially with the starship.I wish it was him and Gary Duncan playing together these days or at least David doing something. Ive been waiting 30 years to hear from HIM! Come on David, just DO IT!Do something!
joe shaw <joe4good>
chico, ca usa - Monday, July 26, 1999 at 22:09:49 (EDT)
I´m a brasilian man who hate samba, and i love music of Quicksilver.
Aldo Cabrini <>
São paul , SP Brazil - Saturday, July 17, 1999 at 20:57:17 (EDT)
I just ran across this page. Really was in to QMS in late 60s and early 70s. Gonna drag out the albums and listen again.

chuck bohmer <>
sauk rapids, MN - Friday, July 16, 1999 at 22:33:51 (EDT)
W Cipollina
Squalo <>
novara, Italy - Friday, July 16, 1999 at 11:38:02 (EDT)
(OOOPS! Wrong e-mail address!)
NYC, - Friday, July 16, 1999 at 10:38:27 (EDT)
Looking forward to the August 7th Poconos gig. Long time no party!! Have another HIT!!!!
NYC, - Thursday, July 15, 1999 at 17:22:02 (EDT)
Been a loyal fan since around 69 or 70.....hey D,Thanks for keeping it ALIVE and "COMIN THRU"
Lubb, Tx usa - Monday, July 12, 1999 at 03:29:53 (EDT)
quicksilver is what real music is all about!!! Too bad we can't bring back the 60's music scene. Awesome site!!!
marengo, il usa - Sunday, July 11, 1999 at 22:35:52 (EDT)
This is the only band that ever let us dance on stage.
Warren Kehr <>
Columbus, OH U.S.A. - Sunday, July 11, 1999 at 10:13:22 (EDT)
the band fulfilled a void left musically by other 60's rock, thanks to the whole gang for their gift of music love.
j r wilhelm <jroc10317>
n tonawanda, ny usa - Friday, July 09, 1999 at 15:06:38 (EDT)
MORRISVILLE, PA USA - Wednesday, July 07, 1999 at 14:15:06 (EDT)
The Truth !!!!! What a track, superb! The whole album is ace. Thanks a lot.
Adrian Penna <>
Dundee, Scotland - Monday, July 05, 1999 at 20:10:22 (EDT)
I first hear Quicksilver's "The Fool" on the radio in 1968, in the wee hours of the morning on KMET radio here in Los Angeles. It was hot then and it's still hot now! That track is my touchstone to my teen years. Just For Love is my other favorite album.
Quicksilver, along with Pink Floyd, are my two favorite bands of all time!

Linda Navroth <>
Culver City, CA USA - Wednesday, June 30, 1999 at 01:11:08 (EDT)
I saw them in the Jacksonsonville Beach (Florida) Auditorium, a geodesic dome on the beach
side of the main drag there, and they seem to be having a difference of opinion
with the sound man who, given the dome and all, was dealing with a lot of high
end feedback. A couple of numbers into it, the band left the stage angry, but came back
after some offstage yelling with a suit of some sort. One of those guys got on a mic and
said "You gice him some goddamn treble and you give him some goddamn treble and you give
him some goddamn treble and you give me some goddamn treble, or we're leavin',"
pointing to the various members in turn. The soundman turned things up and backed the
ring off and on with the show. I was a bit blitzed, but impressed. I was a
sailor flying lots of odd hours and getting a lot of amphetemines from the corpsmen
at the time. QMS helped the long nights when we couldn't get to sleep.

Harry Vermillion <>
Carr, CO USA - Wednesday, June 23, 1999 at 16:19:07 (EDT)
Does ANYONE out there have the piano music to "Edward, the mad shirtgrinder", off Shady Grove album. Finally got the piano, now want to learn this one.
Sweetlife <>
Or - Thursday, June 17, 1999 at 19:39:49 (EDT)
Does ANYONE out there have the piano music to "Edward, the mad shirtgrider", off Shady Grove album. Finally got the piano, now want to learn this one.
Sweetlife <>
Or - Thursday, June 17, 1999 at 19:37:46 (EDT)
Great site. Certainly different from what i expected at the
prompt. I have got the first 2 albums {so far} which are great. At
the moment i have just run out of words to say at this stage
but all the same very good work for the band and the 60's culture they
participated in. Drop a line and say g'day.

See ya

The dude

mark perry <>
hobart, tasmania australia - Wednesday, June 16, 1999 at 23:57:15 (EDT)
Great site. Certainly different from what i expected at the
prompt. I have got the first 2 albums {so far} which are great. At
the moment i have just run out of words to say at this stage
but all the same very good work for the band and the 60's culture they
participated in. Drop a line and say g'day.

See ya

The dude

mark perry <>
hobart, tas ausrtalia - Wednesday, June 16, 1999 at 23:56:34 (EDT)
Ace !!!
Michael Woods <>
- Sunday, June 13, 1999 at 14:37:48 (EDT)
I'm 53 and made a living,(barely),playing in a band for about a year and a half back in the 60's, and still to this day, my all time favorite piece of music of any kind,(and I appreciate many kinds), is ''The Fool''. You really made my day by having all this Quicksilver information available right here on this newfangled computater machine. Thanks a Lot.....REX
Rex <>
dallas, tex same one your in - Friday, June 11, 1999 at 21:38:40 (EDT)
Far out man....groovy. Check out my page!!
MaRc <>
CANADA!!!!! - Thursday, June 10, 1999 at 21:39:25 (EDT)
Great site. Good to see what everyone is up to. Respect to John and Nicky. Hope to see the band soon.
Steve <>
Brisbane, CA - Wednesday, June 09, 1999 at 20:51:47 (EDT)
love the music,have all the albums,keep jam'in
are you comeing to the south bay area anytime soon?

Steve Tickes <>
san jose, ca. u.s.a. - Tuesday, June 08, 1999 at 19:05:31 (EDT)
I just realized what we Quicksilver fans are missing is our own version of Dick's Picks, the Grateful Dead's concert CD valve. Maybe there's not the network the Dead have, but I bet there's enough interest to fuel a few releases. How about it QMS insiders?
Les Robin <>
San Francisco, - Tuesday, June 08, 1999 at 14:11:35 (EDT)
Will you ever put out some more live albums(CD) of the old days at the Filmore and Avalon. I would especially like to hear a "live verson" of 'BABE I'M GONNA LEAVE YOU'and "PRIDE OF MAN" Some concerts in SF before 1970
Peter von Wiegandt <LE>
San Francisco, CA USA - Sunday, June 06, 1999 at 20:37:50 (EDT)
Duncan evolves and new Music is being made.Quicksilver is alive and never left.Loved the old but the new suprises and takes you to new level.Go Duncan!
Dan <>
TX - Saturday, June 05, 1999 at 09:41:05 (EDT)
Sorry I couldn't make it to the show at the Transmission Theatre last week. Anybody go? Comments and reviews?
Les Robin <>
San Francisco, Ca - Thursday, June 03, 1999 at 01:43:13 (EDT)
Way Cool; I'll be back~!
Allan Fifield
- Wednesday, June 02, 1999 at 15:35:26 (EDT)
Great Q.M.S. site. Came upon it while searching for the Anthology album. Searching for 2+ years. Sooner or later....

Carl Dick <>
Elkhart, In usa - Monday, May 31, 1999 at 02:06:54 (EDT)
one of the greatest bands ever. first albums remain absolute gems.

one question: hamilton camp wrote "Pride of Man" but otherwise had a lightweight '60's hit with "Heres To You". Who is this guy?

"Hippie music" indeed, and forever!

david ballard <>
carmichael, ca usa - Friday, May 28, 1999 at 16:51:54 (EDT)
What a fantastic web page dedicated to a fantastic band.
John O'Neil <>
Wolverhampton, England - Friday, May 28, 1999 at 11:46:15 (EDT)
Of course I'm a fan. QMS was one of the biggest influences on my playing, and my whole attitude about music. I read a hundred of these entries, until I couldn't focus anymore. No one said a thing about wang bars. I'll pick it up there. At age 13 I heard the Ventures' "Walk Don't Run", and decided if I could learn to do that, I'd never want to do anything else. I learned to do that. Cut to some years later. Surf music and Fender guitars and amps and reverbs and wang bars. Life was beautiful. Then all of a sudden it was James Brown type stuff and early funk and most of the guys quit using reverb and many actually took of the tremelo (wang bar) and blocked it so it wouldn't move. I tried that for a minute but didn't like it. You know, the flavor of the month. Cut to Haight in '67 and Monterey, etc. Quicksilver was the first group to bring back the wang bar. John and Gary (both my heroes) made it a signature in rock music. Everyone from Blue Cheer (what a trip) to Gilmour did it. Quicksilver invented controlled feedback. After hearing "Gold and Silver" and "The Fool" I was never the same again. Once, I was in the hospital for a couple of weeks and couldn't walk, so I had a tape recorder brought in just so I could figure out the 7/8 piano intro to "Shady Grove". Anybody remember "Cobra"? "Just For Love". QMS was the best at Newport '68. Now I've recorded and toured with everyone I've ever heard of and I can't believe it, but many of my peers have never heard of Quicksilver. Idiots. Thank you, QMS! I really will never be the same. Have another hit . . .
Charles Crews <>
Simi Valley, CA USA - Friday, May 28, 1999 at 04:53:08 (EDT)
Grew up in the Castro Valley. Last time I was there it had
grow so much I was lost.Been living in Port. since 73.
Just had to say after all these years you guy are on the phono
up here at my house all the time.'Just for Love' still one of
my all time favorite albums. Peace in our lifetime
John and Steph.

John Roley <>
Portland, Or Mult - Thursday, May 27, 1999 at 19:36:48 (EDT)
Grew up in the Castro Valley. Last time I was there it had
grow so much I was lost.Been living in Port. since 73.
Just had to say after all these years you guy are on the phone
up here at my house all the time.'Just for Love' still one of
my all time favorite albums. Peace in our lifetime
John and Steph.

John Roley <>
Portland, Or Mult - Thursday, May 27, 1999 at 19:34:18 (EDT)
They are so Rock On! I love Quick Silver
- Friday, May 21, 1999 at 15:21:09 (EDT)
Hey now, for anyone who is visiting this guest register
it's official Quicksilver's "Sweetwater show" is done and you can order it now,this will be an excellent disc so don't
miss out.. clocks in at 73:50 so that's alot of music..

Dan Gondoli <>
SLC, Ut - Wednesday, May 19, 1999 at 23:44:18 (EDT)
i am a q.m.s fan under 30 from england-very rare!.i loved the web site for this fantastic band,i am now searching for all the sf bands who i adore. happy trails! philip harris
philip harris <>
manchester, england - Monday, May 17, 1999 at 05:22:22 (EDT)
"If I had Noah's dove, I'd fly down this river, to the one I love...Fare thee well, oh my honey...Fare thee well..."

Miss you, D.

- Tuesday, May 11, 1999 at 09:16:41 (EDT)
You're a blast from the past - Just for Love is still Playin'

Darrell Emerson <>
Atlanta, Ga - Monday, May 10, 1999 at 09:21:02 (EDT)
Here "downunder" we never had the exquisite pleasure of seeing QMS in the flesh, so to speak, but their recordings certainly had a galvanic effect on those of us who had discovered their sometimes fey, often piercingly stark evocations of experience only the ingestion of certain chemicals could mimic.

To me, the music is as touching as it ever was, and proof enough that the epoch was definitely no aberration.

Keep the faith.

Detlef Pelz <>
Melbourne, Australia - Thursday, May 06, 1999 at 13:50:18 (EDT)
Quicksilver was the first REAL concert I ever saw. They were with Leon Russell and Frigid Pink in San Diego. It was 1969. I was 12 years old and it was an experience I'll never forget. That was where I learned the sweet smell of THE HERB. I can't believe Dino has left us.
Karen McBride <>
Royalton, IL USA - Thursday, May 06, 1999 at 03:39:50 (EDT)
I've heard about Quicksilver Messenger Service all my life since both my grandfather and uncle were managers of the band at one time or another. Whats really cool about this web page is that I get to see how the fans of Quicksilver really love there music. Im proud to know the history behind the band, but even more so to know the history about the fans. Keep up the good work.
Heather Polte <>
Pine Grove, CA USA - Wednesday, May 05, 1999 at 16:29:23 (EDT)
I love to toke the KIND and GROOVE on Quicksilver Messanger Service jams!
Ryan Keelin <none>
Alhambra, Il USA - Wednesday, May 05, 1999 at 12:57:29 (EDT)
What a great band. I would like to see the lyrics to there songs, I've allways had a hard time understanding words to songs. Keep up the good work
Ernie <>
Billings, Mt - Monday, May 03, 1999 at 20:23:33 (EDT)
Came on in here sniffing out Moby Grape (heh...) but I stayed to recall I was still hard wired to the very top end of a Cippolina Rocket. It's a clear light (that shines within).
shortdog <>
Coeur d'Alene, ID USA - Monday, May 03, 1999 at 03:56:03 (EDT)
Very nice website. I've enjoyed Quicksilver for a long time. Their music is very spiritual. Perhaps you might be interested in knowing the other musicians besides Quicksilver that have performed Bo Diddley's "Who Do You Love". They include The Doors, George Thorogood, Bob Seger, and Hamilton,Joe Frank & Reynolds. The version by Quicksilver is the best!
Tony Steele <>
San Jose, CA USA - Thursday, April 29, 1999 at 13:22:53 (EDT)
It's been a Quicksilver weekend since finding this site. Played all the old lps and savoured the memories. Man that music still moves me. Looking forward to the new lp, thanks for the past.

Mick M
Chicago, il - Tuesday, April 27, 1999 at 08:27:47 (EDT)
I look over at Duncan and he's got his eyes plastered to the moon and I can see the clouds passin' over the moon in his sunglasses...he's hoverin' right over the chive patch where those big-ass blackberries is growin' in thick as hell right now...we roll down the window and 'Round Midnight' is blastin' over the top of the cat tails...there's clouds inside the van as well...this is even cooler than parts of The Creature From The Black Lagoon being filmed right here in Jacksonville.
Bwoon <>
collard, louisiana more sugar - Monday, April 26, 1999 at 21:18:08 (EDT)
Happy to enter here, will be back, I've created a link from my own page so people who visit me can come here, too...Shady Grove indeed! jesse "laughing cactus" slokum
Jesse Slokum <>
Bloomington, IN USA - Saturday, April 24, 1999 at 16:52:47 (EDT)
Although I'm an identifiable "psychedelic relic" - (audience segment in the Woodstock69 movie) I never got to hear Quicksilver live, then...that's why i'm so happy I happy I have a greatest hits tape and can come here to find out more...I like the music so much, I've given this site a "point" from my own home Page, SHADY GROVE indeed! Jesse "laughing cactus" Slokum
Jesse Slokum <>
Bloomington, IN USA - Saturday, April 24, 1999 at 16:49:10 (EDT)
More memories....when I first lived in California, I got a job waitressing at a place called Pat and Joe's in Mill Valley. John Cippolina and his then wife used to come in for breakfast about three in the afternoon. I didn't know anything about the SF rock scene then (other than Gary and Dino) and didn't know who he was. But I remember thinking how beautiful he was. He was like Jesus. Such a sweet look. When I saw him many years later at Merle Saunders' wedding reception, it looked like a different person. I want to remember him as he was in Pat and Joe's. Also, at the memorial for him, when Quick got together to play, I loved the way they had his guitar up on stage with tracks playing with the band. It is amazing what is going on in the world now, considering that was not so long ago. Those were absolutely amazing times, and thank you for letting me be a part of it.
New York, - Friday, April 16, 1999 at 13:29:08 (EDT)
pikeville, KY USA - Thursday, April 15, 1999 at 20:27:17 (EDT)
Having just replaced the cartridge on my turntable, I am finally able to play my favorite records once again. Miles, Nina, Neil and Quicksilver. I actually found an acetate "proof" of "Just for Love" that Dino gave me. I am enjoying playing all of the albums after being unable to for about a year and a half. Really enjoyed listening to "The Hat". Dino could really boogie. Whatever was going on with all you guys, you sure sounded great together!
Noo Yawk, - Wednesday, April 14, 1999 at 12:22:32 (EDT)
After we put up the posters, let's go back to the Silver
Peso for a couple of beers and another game of pool. Thanks
guys and this time I'm buyin'..

Frank Drake <cisco37>
Sebastapol, CA US - Saturday, April 10, 1999 at 12:30:35 (EDT)
At last, after switching to Yahoo, I find a site dedicated to QMS - my all time favourite band. First heard the first album in 1970, bought it and then everything else on American import as it came out. Time hasn't been kind to the post Shady Grove stuff. I still believe that the band was ruined by the reappearance of Dino, but as both Dave Freiberg and Gary Duncan seem to agree the first incarnation wasn't heading anywhere. Just ask yourself this though; if Dino had been available,what would we have got instead of the first two albums? If you want to hear how bad he could be listen to 'Good old Rock and Roll' on 'What about Me!' All your contributors seem to agree that the best stuff is to be found on QMS or Happy Trails.
The quality of the live concerts at the site is excellent. Are they available commercially? I have three different recordings of some 68 stuff in which Cipollina's guitar is mixed down on a couple of tracks. Saw him in the early 70's with Man and Barry Melton at the Roundhouse. The Fish was disappointing - he was drunk and had gone acoustic. Cip was rather fine. After every curling lead break he looked up at the audience to enjoy their appreciation. He was obviously past his best but still unique, with his own touch of brilliance. I loved the way he bent his mouth as he bent the notes.
I always preferred Cip to Gary Duncan, being able to do a fair impression of the latter's lead bits on my own guitar but getting nowhere near Cip's. Duncan has certainly kept up though; I have 'Piece' on vinyl, and it stands up today. I have certainly appreciated his QMS contributions. OK its the past, and we all want to get on and progress, but the joy of recorded music is that it remains in the eternal present. The first two albums remain persistently refreshing and still appeal to younger fans. That's what we mean by classic music which has stood the test of time. Very often it is the early stuff which has most appeal, when a band doesn't have to top earlier stuff, or please an established audience. Just ask yourself which is the best Dead album.
Anyway, thanks for putting the site together. I no longer feel that I'm 'Flashing Lonesome'!

Mike Shaw <>
Huddersfield, England - Thursday, April 08, 1999 at 14:41:25 (EDT)
Classic, culturally rich, expressions of freedom and love,
the Essence of Quicksilver beats on in the hearts of those
who listened.

I am in search of Just for Love in its entirety. "Fresh
Air", "Wolf Run" and "Just for Love" are needed to enlighten
a younger generation to the music that spoke of and to the
culture of that day, as true art has done throughout
all generations.

Cyndi Stiles <>
Bandon, OR USA - Saturday, March 27, 1999 at 16:54:23 (EST)
Long Live Quicksilver!

Keep at it! It drives Jesse Helms nuts!!!!!

(It still scares 'em that we're not only still
alive out here, but kickin a**!)


Captain Nemo <>
Encinitas, CA USA - Tuesday, March 23, 1999 at 01:20:03 (EST)
Hello again all fans of the best thing ever to come out of San Francisco!
Does anyone out there have any photos of Dino they wouldn't mind sharing with a lady who really loved him? I don't care how tiny, how blurry -- if it's Dino, I'd love to have it. Can't pay with more than my deepest gratitude, but that's worth a lot!
Thanks in advance, and keep on listenin'!

Peace and love to all

Judy Florentine <>
South Lake Tahoe, CA United States - Sunday, March 21, 1999 at 17:00:09 (EST)
I must admit, I had never heard of Quicksilver before my father, who lived in Santa Rosa and San Francisco, then moved to Canada to get out of the way of the war, told me about them. However, I think they're great, underrated, and maybe a little too ahead of their respective time. Is there such thing as being too innovative?
Sean Brewer <>
Edmonton, AB Canada - Sunday, March 21, 1999 at 14:24:16 (EST)
OAKLAND, CA USA - Thursday, March 18, 1999 at 19:23:35 (EST)
DENVER, CO USA - Friday, March 12, 1999 at 15:14:20 (EST)
SAN DIEGO, CA - Wednesday, March 03, 1999 at 01:04:27 (EST)
i remember the times i saw you in sf. i was born in sf grew up there.iremember it all you guys are a great band.what a flash back your web site has given meny years now 50.thank you dave
dave gomez <>
roswell, nm usa - Sunday, February 28, 1999 at 23:46:44 (EST)
I was born in the mid-70's, have hundreds of CD's, and QMS is my favorite band. I feel like the I have all the memories...or something like that.
Dr. H <>
- Wednesday, February 24, 1999 at 22:31:56 (EST)
Lord how I miss those days! The early 70s was easy to do because of Quicksilver. They were and always have been my favorite group. Thanks guys for hanging in there! Still doing good after all these years.
rick laney <>
starr, sc usa - Saturday, February 20, 1999 at 21:27:40 (EST)
Thought you pickers and grinners were dead, loved your music.
Tell me where to get a pitcher of BoDiddly sutable fo framin'
Can folks buy your original stuff on them new compact disks?
Leave me a message at /

BadButch <>
NC - Thursday, February 18, 1999 at 02:11:48 (EST)
Great Page. Quicksilver was one of the very first bands that I got hooked on when I first started listening to music back in the late 60's. I even had the opportunity to see them at the Winterland in San Francisco back in 1971. My very first concert and I was glad it was them. Also thanks for RA files from some of their earlier concerts. Happy Trails is my favorite QMS album. I never tire of listening to it. Thanks for keeping this band alive
Mike Schrage <>
Elmira, NY USA - Sunday, February 14, 1999 at 21:29:35 (EST)
I'm a old fan from Quicksilver,from the first record.
congratulations,boys.I need more inform.
tranks a lot.
sorry,my english is ruthless.

oscar estrada rivera <>
guadalajara, ja mexico - Friday, February 12, 1999 at 21:50:15 (EST)
Got to see Quicksilver around 1970...the tail end of things I guess, at the Long Beach Arena. As we celebrate the
(150th year)California Sesquicentennial of the Califronia Gold Rush, I think of what a historic impact the San
Franscisco Sound had on our State, Country and World. Just like the Gold Rush brought seekers from all over the
world to create an "instant-civilization" in a pristine California, Music with a message and soul was exported
throughout the world that still holds us together in that tribal bond of the 1960's. Quicksilver was some of that glue
that still brings us back to sites like this.

Don <>
Huntington Beach , CA - Monday, January 25, 1999 at 23:35:10 (EST)
still listen to your music often, excellant blues riffs
mike steinhibel
hastings, minnesota usa - Friday, January 22, 1999 at 15:27:40 (EST)
Haven't visited the page in a while. Just thought I'd add a few comments about the recent Nov. 98 show at the Fillmore with Jefferson Starship.
The new Quicksilver played about an hour set and didn't do any old tunes. Not one. But that's okay, because all of the new stuff is good, too. Nice to see Gary Duncan moving in a jazz direction. Although he didn't introduce any tunes or band members, I spotted David Freiberg in his backup vocal ensemble. Also, Gary now does a couple of Horace Silver tunes, Nica's Dream and Senor Blues. Now that he's playing a Fender Strat guitar, he sounds a little like 80's Larry Carlton (a big compliment), especially on the jazzy numbers. Nice to see someone still growing instead of coasting on their laurels.

Les Robin <>
San Francisco, Ca - Monday, January 18, 1999 at 01:38:40 (EST)
My personal favorite band from that era

Phil Hosker
- Monday, January 18, 1999 at 00:54:56 (EST)
I've been a fan for a LONG time....and it's still good...if Quicksilver 96 was vinyl, it would be worn out by now...Keep on stroking, Gary....don't ever lose that edge!
Jim Gray <>
Covina, CA USA - Sunday, January 17, 1999 at 20:34:07 (EST)
I was surprised to find a comprehensive and intelligent website for Quicksilver.I came across them as a student while in the States in Aug 1968. Never saw them live.Happy Trails and the first album are the best by far. They never recaptured that spirit afterwards.But 1970 was a watershed for that whole era (and coincidentally the year I left university).
I haven't been thro the whole site so I may have a few more comments or queries.Thanks for the memories! Alan Jones

Alan Jones <>
Banbury, England - Sunday, January 17, 1999 at 16:55:59 (EST)
I wish that I had a vinyl copy of "Happy Trails"!
Way the hell back in 1970, "Who do you love?" was the
most cool side of a record to listen to. I just may have
to buy a CD though it wouldn't be the same. I don't think
that I ever heard the other side of the album. We just
played the one side over and over and over!

Great site. Thanks for sharing with us.

Connie <>
Canad - Sunday, January 17, 1999 at 04:35:43 (EST)
Very informative and interesting site!

I had a great time

Andy Bogen <>
TRURO, Cornwall UK - Saturday, January 16, 1999 at 14:46:20 (EST)
Well done site! Especially nice to visit while listening to sugarmegs and QSM!!!
Richard Rockwell <>
Eugene, OR USA - Saturday, January 16, 1999 at 00:03:37 (EST)
Cheers !!!
Russia - Friday, January 15, 1999 at 09:44:37 (EST)
Happy trails to everybody on this site.
Salutations d'un fan français (ils ne sont pas nombreux !).
J'ai toujours aimé Quicksilver MS, même aujourd'hui.
Cippolina avait un sacré son de guitare.
Salut à lui, là-haut, avec Jerry Garcia, Randy California et leurs amis.
Bonne suite à tous !

Thierry de TORQUAT
Paris, France - Thursday, January 14, 1999 at 09:13:31 (EST)
Am a born again Quicksilver fan having rediscovered the most kick ass Rock and Roll ever!! Was reading your web page and discovered that Q97 experimented with rap music. That is one style of music I have never developed a fondness for, but did have the bizzare idea of singing "What About Me?" as a rap. It actually works and could actually get some airplay thereby getting that timeless message of involvement out in front of the people once again. Happy Trails
Red Wolf

Red Wolf <DeadHeadRD@AOL.COM>
mOUNTAINS, TN Good 'ol USA - Wednesday, January 13, 1999 at 01:08:18 (EST)
thanks,white lite to you ***
whopeter < ( )>
tappan, ny - Saturday, January 09, 1999 at 17:25:31 (EST)
Cleaning my house, actually a closet, I found several of your albums and wondered what had become of the QuickSilverMessengerService so I looked you up on Yahoo and here you are! Now I want to find your albums on CD. All the Best-Barry Brown
Barry Brown <>
Vevay, IN USA - Thursday, January 07, 1999 at 03:07:07 (EST)
John Cippolina's guitar,what a sound came out of it.Saw them 3 times twice at fillmore east & once at in good ole asbury park,n.j.saw them with dino & without, also with and without nicky.the 2nd time at the fillmore with brinsley swartz opening.they did a version of edward that I can still hear now,the whole place was up and just to see john in mid 70's again in asbury park this time with a group called the san francisco allstars,also had buddy cage,john's brother on bass i forget the others.what I remember most from that show is i am sorry to say not the music but the volume,john with all his amps and horn speakers man he would hit certain notes and people were losinf there balance.quicksilver's 1st album is an all timer along with moby grape's 1st the sons 1st.I think that music from that time period is the best.well gotta go,have a happy slappy new year.
greg the jersey gypsy

Greg Henry <>
wall[kearny], NJ USA - Friday, January 01, 1999 at 18:32:49 (EST)
The addition of the real audio tracks made my day! Another
record to add to the Quicksilver Discography is,
"Revolution" UAS 5185 . This is a movie soundtrack with
Quicksilver performing "Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You" and

Rick Toreson <>
Crescent City, CA USA - Friday, January 01, 1999 at 03:17:27 (EST)
I had the pleasure of seeing QSMS in I think 1967 in Portland Or when they played with a new group called Deep Purple
QSMS has always been 1 of my favorite groups...Thank you for having this page

John Swan <>
West Linn, Or - Friday, January 01, 1999 at 00:17:14 (EST)
Hello! New to site and delighted with it! QMS were the best of all, and Dino was the heart of the sound. David and Linda: I'm doing fine and think of you often, please take care!! Peace to all, and keep on supporting the cause. I have some tales to share, and desire to hear yours too!

Quicksilver Girl <>
Lake Tahoe, CA US - Friday, December 25, 1998 at 17:40:02 (EST)

tokyo, japan - Thursday, December 24, 1998 at 08:11:13 (EST)
Quicksilver always has been, and will be my favorite group. After hearing Pride of Man on the radio in 1967 or '68 prompted me to buy my first album, though I didn't own a record player! I've enjoyed the group's sound, and wish I'd had a chance to see them live, in any of their iterations.
Bernie Kuther <>
West Linn, OR - Wednesday, December 23, 1998 at 22:49:19 (EST)
I've been a big fan for a lot of years...the first time I ever heard QMS was as a kid of 9, when some older guys were playing a tape of "Happy Trails". Later that day, the astronauts landed on the moon for the first time. Coincidence? Anyways, I sure have spent a lot of hours trying to learn your leadlines!
Southend Steve

Southend Steve
Seattle, Wa US of A - Saturday, December 19, 1998 at 03:30:03 (EST)
Just wanted to thank whoever contributed the lyrics to
"Fresh Air". I have listened to that song almost as many times
as I have "Incense And Peppermints" and have been wondering
about the words for nearly 5 years! THANK YOU, THANK YOU

Jonathan Williams <>
Norcross, GA U.S.A. - Friday, December 18, 1998 at 13:43:46 (EST)
Hello old freaks,
how do you do? We send you some little fucking greeting from Prague. There are very few hippies /young,old/now.
We would like to know, where you will have your nearest fucking concert and when do you will come to Prag? Coming everybody!!!!!!!!!!
Well, we like your music, it's fucking greatest psychedelic sound in the world.
Michal and Radka

Radka Cudlínová <>
Prag, CR Czech - Wednesday, December 09, 1998 at 12:20:47 (EST)
Pretty cool site. I still play the first quicksilver album
on a regular basis. Too bad I was never able to see the original
line-up live. I'll keep an eye out for any Quicksilver shows
in my area. (I had no idea they are still a preforming band.
catch you later,

Keith Everett <>
Auburn, Ca U.S.A. - Tuesday, December 08, 1998 at 22:09:16 (EST)
I am a longtime fan of the original QMS going back to 1970 when I first heard ÒWho Do You LoveÓ from some tapes made from an FM station in Virginia Beach, VA.The sound made a great impact on me that has never left. On a lark I entered the groups name into a search engine and was pleasantly suprised to find a page devoted solely to QMS.Thanks for keeping alive a truly unique experience that should live on for a very long time...
Bob Wismer <>
E Grand Rapids, MI USA - Tuesday, December 08, 1998 at 21:55:09 (EST)
loved the site!! was surprised to see so much on them. They were a most excellent band!! My copy of 'comin thru' has been well-played!! thanks for a good site! /mars

mars <>
tampa bay area, FL usa - Sunday, December 06, 1998 at 12:44:54 (EST)
looking for just for love on cd. i guess everyone is....
what's the word?

alex iles <>
austin, tx usa - Sunday, December 06, 1998 at 02:31:51 (EST)
I have just put up a mailing list. Is is partially for QSM, but is mainly for most of the late 60's early 70's acid rock type groups. Check it out
John <>
- Saturday, December 05, 1998 at 14:35:03 (EST)
i first heard quicksilver in 68' onarmed forces radio,frankfurt.
most of the time the radio played hawain music or polkas, but every
friday at 2300 hours until 0100,scott stephans played acid rock.doors,cream,
dead,joplin,airplane,and he opened every show with gold and silver.
later i heard him as a d.j. in baltimore (74') on 98 rock, when
there was still album oriented rock. i owe him so much for opening my musical

kelly henderson <>
charleston, sc usa - Saturday, December 05, 1998 at 14:27:16 (EST)
I shall return. Great page
larry <>
- Thursday, November 26, 1998 at 17:30:58 (EST)
If there are any old friends of Dino Valente out there who have pictures and/or stories, we would love to have them on his web page. It is growing, but we could sure use more. So, c'mon all you gals and pals out there. We need your input and photographic contributions. (Listened to Q'97 driving up to the Poconos. Sounded real good with the autumn colors.)
NYC, NY USA - Tuesday, November 24, 1998 at 14:42:12 (EST)
Your music still inspires me 30 years later...beautiful!
Patrick Ginnaty <>
Damariscotta, ME USA - Tuesday, November 24, 1998 at 01:01:44 (EST)
Nice flashback - thanks for the piece of SF in the 60s
bob hanson <>
Oshkosh, WI USA - Wednesday, November 18, 1998 at 21:53:03 (EST)
Does anybody know whatever became of Johnny Barbata
Randy Austin-Cardona, RBP <>
Oak Park, MI USA - Wednesday, November 11, 1998 at 21:32:41 (EST)
I am 49 & I came to the U.S a year or so back. I come from Sri Lanka but I lived in India for 14 years from 1983. My friends & I got involved in the 60's thing in our country in 1969. We had many a hippy pass through our country from 1970 through 1980. Then the over land route to India was virtually closed due to wars etc & they stopped coming. We all knew of QSM but never heard an album in full. Now that I am in the U.S, I will be collecting all their stuff. Also go for concerts by (and get to know) the band members. The hippy revolution changed the world for sure & if the youth struck only to grass, acid & maybe mushrooms & mescaline, the revolution would have turned spiritual. It is heroine, cocaine & all kinds of bad chemical stuff that destroyed the movement. Some say the system flooded the streets with that kind of stuff, to destroy the true spirit of the movement. But it was not meant to be. I am still waiting for spiritual music to emerge out of all the pot (high quality) smoking thats going on these days. I am waiting to listen to Duncans new stuff, maybe it is spiritual. I dont much care for the old 60;s stuff anymore, I want to know what the 60's people can do now & what the new generation following the same path can do. God bless them all.
Siva <>
Irvine, CA USA - Saturday, November 07, 1998 at 11:02:31 (EST)
Great site. I enjoyed going through it. A different way
to spend a Friday nite in Bush Alaska.

Vanessa Adams <>
Grayling, AK - Friday, October 30, 1998 at 22:48:26 (EST)
First saw qms at Panther Hall in Ft. Worth with Greatful Dead in early '70. All original members with Hopkins and Valenti. I have a rough sounding tape of the show. The new cd sounds great, Gary da man!
mike vernon <>
austin, TX - Wednesday, October 28, 1998 at 10:45:32 (EST)
Gary, I've never met you, which really sucks, but you are my uncle and I hope to meet you someday!!
P.S. Jesse says hi

Erika Cady <>
Missoula, MT U.S.A - Sunday, October 25, 1998 at 11:55:38 (EST)
Even after all these years I still enjoy hearing Quicksilver. What about me and Fresh Air bring back a lot of "trippy" thoughts.
Joseph F . Torke <TORKE@US.IBM.COM>
Atlanta, Ga Ga USA - Saturday, October 24, 1998 at 18:36:03 (EDT)
Yes I too saw the legendary Quicksilver Messenger Service at the Fillmore East a way back when.what a FANTASTIC performance! Let me state for the record the greatful dead - a more hyped and well known band NEVER EVER EVER put on a show that good- on even their best night.NO CONTEST. But they weren't the only band that couldn't compete with Quicksilver.That concert was as good as it gets!May their spirit always live on!
David Rubin <>
Las Vegas, NV U.S.A. - Tuesday, October 20, 1998 at 23:08:13 (EDT)
Nice site, thanks fer puttin it on. Didn't expect anything
to turn up when I typed in Quicksilver. Good to know
there's still a lot of people that still appreciate
good rock n' roll.

Bill Bockstiegel <>
Kobe Switch, CO USA - Saturday, October 17, 1998 at 00:58:08 (EDT)
Fuck you Fred!
Barney Rubble
Bedrock, - Thursday, October 08, 1998 at 20:08:05 (EDT)
I must say, Quicksilver stunk in the 60,s and stinks even worse today!
Fred Flintstone <********************************************************>
Bedrock, USA - Thursday, October 08, 1998 at 16:47:51 (EDT)
Great job on the web site. I saw Quicksilver in June 1968 at the Boston Tea
Party. I was not familiar with their music, but there was a review in the local underground paper (Boston Phoenix?) that was great, and ended with words to the effect that after seeing the band you will wonder where the hell these guys have been.
We were in the third row. I believe that David had his bass cabinet at the front of the stage, right in front of us. My ears rang for 3 days. The band was David, Gary, John, and Greg. Greg had a huge drum kit. Long, tall John with the really long hair and the Gibson, Gary in the center of the stage, Who Do You Love Suite, Mona, etc., etc. Then I found the first album, then Shady Grove. Great!! Honestly, I did not care for Fresh Air, and I am disappointed that that is the only thing you hear.
Good luck to Gary and the new band, and thanks, again, for the web site.

Gary Krasner <>
- Monday, October 05, 1998 at 15:56:57 (EDT)
love it!
Cath9998 <>
monterey, ca usa - Saturday, September 26, 1998 at 06:34:17 (EDT)
Ifirst heard QMS on the Revolution soundtrack in England in the '60s, finally got to see John touring with the Man band in the '70s, and the second CD I bought was Happy Trails. Glad to see Gary keeping the spirit alive and producing his own music in his own inimitable style. Cheers!
Jingles <>
Wayne, NJ USA - Friday, September 25, 1998 at 23:21:34 (EDT)
Still listening to, and loving, Quicksilver Messenger Service
C.J. & Bunny Fandel <>
- Sunday, September 20, 1998 at 15:09:25 (EDT)
Hey, Mr. Duncan, I´ve read your page while listening to the Sugar Megs tapes linked on it - and thus mixing pieces of the story of the group with the astonishing sound of "The Fool", "Calvary" or "Maiden of The Cancer Moon" played on stage. I won't forget it! Long life to Quicksilver!
Lone Rocker <>
Sao Paulo, SP Brazil - Saturday, September 19, 1998 at 09:34:46 (EDT)
Kay Pauley <>
- Thursday, September 17, 1998 at 12:34:03 (EDT)
Thanks are in order simply for the existence of this website...
Bill Cullnane <>
Huntertown, IN USA - Monday, September 14, 1998 at 23:38:52 (EDT)
I was looking up some information on Quicksilver for a friend. I was amazed at the web site. There is so much out there. It now has my interest. Keep up the good work.
DAYTON, OH USA - Sunday, September 13, 1998 at 13:52:45 (EDT)
Thank you for all the beautiful music over the years!
The web-site is great! When I was a Music Director in Tucson and Santa Fe I made sure Quicksilver was played. We had "Pride of Man" and "Mona" in hot rotations.

Laurie Larson <>
Phoenix, AZ - Saturday, September 12, 1998 at 18:49:30 (EDT)
Fresh Air rules. 'nuff said
- Friday, September 11, 1998 at 21:20:33 (EDT)
a very cool site with full explanations and great links.

THE HAGUE, NL NETHERLANDS - Friday, September 11, 1998 at 12:10:35 (EDT)
Great site! Glad I found it. Will be looking for your Bay Area gigs. Yours in Peace, Ross nw6r
Ross <>
Benicia, CA - Monday, September 07, 1998 at 13:38:55 (EDT)
I'm 18 years old and I first heard QSMS at work and just fell in to Fresh Air I love that song man . I would like to hear more ofQSMS but none of the record stores in town carry any of your music BUMMER well you keep jammin and I'll keep lookin........
Louchin Jackson II
Eldorado , ar usa - Sunday, September 06, 1998 at 20:58:46 (EDT)
Longtime Quicksilver fan. Have all the original lps in mint condition, except for Peace By Piece (warped as hell). Great site. Enjoyed it. You are providing a good service.
Hap Willard <>
San Diego, CA USA - Saturday, September 05, 1998 at 16:32:54 (EDT)
good site.found this while looking for info on Lee Michaels.
Anyone know what he is doing now? Still in music? thanks

Andy Patton <>
springfield, IL us - Friday, September 04, 1998 at 20:00:25 (EDT)
i've loved quicksilver since teenagehoodness-besides pink floyd and velevt underground, quicksilver was one of mu first encounters with lsd/pot drenched psychedelic sounds!-(i'm 44 years old-you do the math)
anyway, i've been pleasently surprised to find out you guys are still jamming as quicksilver and would love it if you make it down to dallas-there is a growing movement amoung the new youth towards pschedelic music both classic and new and i think you guys would go over big in the dallas/ft worth area! also glad to see your old vinyls on cd- i have four of the early ones on cd through one way records-COME TO TEXAS!

jeff smith <>
dallas, tx usa - Thursday, September 03, 1998 at 11:36:47 (EDT)
The way J.C. played guitarr turned me on already when I was 13 years old. And it still does!( I was 13 at 1968)
Miqe <>
stockholm, Sweden sweden - Monday, August 31, 1998 at 04:57:36 (EDT)
Quicksilver was an awesome band that deserves better recognition and lot's more playing time.
David Rubin <>
Las Vegas, Nv USA - Thursday, August 27, 1998 at 11:02:24 (EDT)
This side is even so good as the music of Quicksilver.
Tonight at date 21-8 i read the sad news that Dino Valente was died a few years ago and i gonna miss him.
Love to you all from Rob Bakker, Holland

Rob Bakker <>
Oosterblokker, The Netherlands - Friday, August 21, 1998 at 16:44:32 (EDT)
Just found your web site and can't tell you how excited it made me. Quicksilver Messenger Service was definitely one of the most creative and influential bands to come out of the San Francisco scene. They were my favorite band from that time and place. The directions that they took the music were hypnotic and fluid. I can't help but smile when I listen to some of my favorites. Thanks again for keeping it all alive.
Alan Larson <>
Durham, NC USA - Wednesday, August 19, 1998 at 18:28:10 (EDT)
Just for Love was for me the best Quicksilver album for me anyway. Maybe this is because I was in Viet Nam at the time and their was not a lot of good music to listen to. We played the tape so many times that the iron oxide came loose from the tape. I have it on CD now and what a difference, but it's just as enjoyable as the first time those many years ago. Happy Trails forever.
Boulder, co USA - Tuesday, August 18, 1998 at 22:32:55 (EDT)
Thanks to "Wave of the Day" I stumbled across this site and strange things began to happen.
First I raced to the closet in my den and pulled out stacks of stuff, box after box, until I spied the
stacks of vinyl hidden under the macarame hanging plant holders, beaded curtains, and the lava lamp. After digging
through the stacks of albums (which are supposed to be in alphabetical order, dammit!), I dejectedly gave up on finding
my Quicksilver. (Again, dammit!) I settled for some substitutes: Big Brother and some Janis, Donovan, It's a Beautiful Day,
Seatrain, Vanilla Fudge, and Joni's Clouds. OK, I thought, now what do I do? And I answered myself, "Hook up that turntable hone as I drive my banker self to work in my four-door sedan (an import). Is there a prinicple left that I
haven't compromised???? Maybe a few......and at least I had tonight to remind me......................Thanks from the bottom of my heart.

Michele Durkin <>
Charlotte, NC USA - Tuesday, August 18, 1998 at 02:49:16 (EDT)
I am just delighted to see this page, I did'nt know all this was still going on. WOW
Chris Meyer <>
Chicago, IL USA - Sunday, August 16, 1998 at 12:57:25 (EDT)
I really LOVE QMS:s first album!!!!!!
Sweden - Saturday, August 15, 1998 at 10:17:57 (EDT)
your music has inspired and moved me since the days of my youth. I continue to play all your albums and will always be a devoted follower of yours. thanks for all your wonderful music. love and peace always.
peter t. jones
, - Friday, August 07, 1998 at 23:39:17 (EDT)
No wonder they influenced Deke , Mickey et al ...

Carl Gurmin <>
Wales - Wednesday, August 05, 1998 at 21:02:50 (EDT)
oops! an old friend just called and i told him about the qms site. i didn't know the etiquette i.e. upper case = shouting apologies to all readers.
MARLOW, UK - Friday, July 31, 1998 at 16:33:06 (EDT)



MARLOW, BUCKS UK - Friday, July 31, 1998 at 15:25:18 (EDT)
i want to bear your children
fbgjmjummgh nick <i love you>
- Friday, July 31, 1998 at 02:57:02 (EDT)
great stuff!! i look forward to hearing quicksilver play in the sf bay area again hopefully soon
shawn mcguinness <>
sunnyvale, ca. u.s.a. - Thursday, July 30, 1998 at 12:24:25 (EDT)
great stuff!! i look forward to hearing quicksilver play in the sf bay area again hopefully soon
shawn mcgionness <>
sunnyvale, ca. u.s.a. - Thursday, July 30, 1998 at 12:22:25 (EDT)
why dont you have any of quicksilvers original records up for sale, i tought cd's had gone to oblivion for god. please have some in time of my next visit.Othervise you have a real cool page,keep the spirit going/L.Warnick
warnick <>
hudiksvall, sweden - Tuesday, July 28, 1998 at 14:39:45 (EDT)
Quicksilver, especially in their early days, were often brilliant. I love What About Me.
Martin Vengadesan <d&>
- Wednesday, July 22, 1998 at 00:51:17 (EDT)
It is good surprise for myself to find a lot of information
about "QMS" - really GREAT band. I have got four tapes, even so
it is very difficult for me to find their CD albums.

Todor <tkochev@yahoo>
Sofia, Bulgaria - Monday, July 20, 1998 at 06:39:35 (EDT)
I happened to put on a tape over the weekend that Dino made
of some of his later songs that haven't been published yet.
All I can say is WHEW!!! Wow! He sure could turn a phrase.
Hope to hear the songs recorded someday...maybe by the new

NY, - Monday, July 13, 1998 at 14:56:31 (EDT)
Dino I really miss you and will never forget all that you taught me. Alix
Alix Tyler Larsen
Eugene , Oregon U.S. - Monday, July 13, 1998 at 03:38:37 (EDT)
i still love quicksilver. what a great page. it took me back to my dope smokin college days. HAPPY TRAILA and HAVE ANOTHER HIT.
mark j anderson <>
potomac, md usa - Wednesday, July 08, 1998 at 18:32:43 (EDT)
i still love quicksilver.this page took me back to my dope smokin college days. HAPPY TRAILS and HAVE ANOTHER HIT.
mark j anderson <>
potomac, md u.s.of a. - Wednesday, July 08, 1998 at 18:25:32 (EDT)
I have been a Quicksilver fan since 1967 and though I have all the albums plus most of John Cipollina's albums I've never seen the band perform live and would love to know how to acquire some video material, especially of early gigs. Does anyone know how I can get them?

Mike Ashley

Mike Ashley <>
Chatham, England - Tuesday, July 07, 1998 at 07:52:38 (EDT)
Hi Gary,
this is just to say Hello from Germany after I met you in person at the concert at Altamont Raceway on June 20th. I am one of these good-old-time-fans of you guys. On my last day of my business trip to CA in ran by accident into your concert. Sometimes things just come together. I really enjoyed the great music you did.
Your webpage is great. The Internet is a great source of information. I will continue to check where you guys are on stage. Perhaps on my next trip over it fits into my schedule.
Hope to see (and hear) you soon.
Best Regards to you and the band
Marian A. Wosnitza
Dianastrasse 12, D-85540 Haar, Germany
Telephone: +49-(0)89 - 460 32 24 Fax: +49-(0)89 - 460 32 80
Mobile:  +49-(0)172 - 821 27 73

Marian A. Wosnitza <>
Munich, D Germany - Monday, July 06, 1998 at 05:52:08 (EDT)
I've always loved them. I love the page.
Frank Buono <>
Briarwood, NY 11435 - Monday, June 29, 1998 at 22:47:57 (EDT)
I remember seeing quicksilver messenger service here in
anchorage, alaska in 1972.....they played at what was then
the "sports arena" -the largest facility here I guess at
that's now an office supply store. I
just happened onto this page and it brings back some great
memories.....glad to "pass this way"

patricia ambrosini <>
anchoragee, ak us - Wednesday, June 24, 1998 at 23:44:32 (EDT)
I had no idea that Quicksilver are still around. Please, let me know of any future projects, tours, etc.
Nick <>
Frankfurt, Germany - Sunday, June 21, 1998 at 19:48:38 (EDT)
Great site I just bought 4 Quicksilver Messenger Service L.P.s off of ebay and they are great.
Mark Burfield <>
Elkland, PA U.S.A. - Thursday, June 18, 1998 at 18:51:03 (EDT)
Thank you, John and Gary, for all the happy trails and...silver and gold! A kiss to you all!!
Turin, IT Italy - Thursday, June 18, 1998 at 18:17:48 (EDT)
Happy Trails remains one of my favorite albums of all time. I remember shouting outloud in a record store about 10 years ago upon finding a new cassette of it. No more scratches from my old tape that I had recorded from the album!

Happy Trails!!

Peter Smith <>
Thousand Oaks, CA - Thursday, June 18, 1998 at 01:23:56 (EDT)
A great band, I will never forget them. The first concert
of my life in 1968 was to see them. A San Francisco rock

Robert Catone <>
Turlock, Ca USA - Wednesday, June 17, 1998 at 20:52:24 (EDT)
Quicksilver Messenger Service...One of my all time favorite concerts.. Saw them in the 70's, along with Joe Walsh and Barnstorm, and a few other bands....What a night...Have another hit....
Trish <>
Tucson, AZ USA - Sunday, June 14, 1998 at 23:47:44 (EDT)
i was a fan of quicksilver since they first came on to the music scene in the early 60's. the happy trails album just blew me away.keep on rockin.
mark j anderson <>
potomac, md usa - Thursday, June 11, 1998 at 08:16:11 (EDT)
Enjoyed your web site - it's now in my favorite places. Could you please tell me who the current members of QMS are and if they plan to visit the Seattle, WA area in the near future? Thanks
Cisley Spielman <>
Port Orchard, WA Living in the USA - Tuesday, June 09, 1998 at 21:53:45 (EDT)
I love the sound from Happy Trails. It was one of my
favorite records of the late sixtees, because it sounds a
bit trancendental. The sound picked up the thread of my

San Jand
Hamburg, Germany - Tuesday, June 09, 1998 at 08:43:18 (EDT)
Very nice and moving! What a Nostalgy! I saw John in Milano with Copperhead in late 70's, great! I will love Quicksilver forever. Thank you for giving us ...happy trails and silver and gold!
Max and Patti

max vigna <>
Turin, Italy - Saturday, June 06, 1998 at 19:38:22 (EDT)
Very nice and moving! What a Nostalgy! I saw John in Milano with Copperhead in late 70's, great! I will love Quicksilver forever.
Max and Patti

max vigna <>
Turin, Italy - Saturday, June 06, 1998 at 19:17:10 (EDT)
MADRID, SPAIN-ESPAÑA - Friday, June 05, 1998 at 13:31:10 (EDT)
Very Cool
- Wednesday, June 03, 1998 at 17:30:36 (EDT)
GREAT STUFF !!! Saw them live years ago,what a long strange trip its been
Daniel E. Read
Corvallis, OR USA - Tuesday, June 02, 1998 at 11:11:24 (EDT)
I left home in 1964 at the age of 13 and lived in the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco where I taught myself to play guitar with a Thrifty Drug store guitar I got by working a paper route delivering the Berkley Barb. I would hang out in the "Frisco" music scene and learn cords by standing up front at the stage and watching the hands of the guitarists while everyone else was on the dance floor. I would play my guitar in "GoldenGate Park" and soon discovered that people would stop & listen and throw money into my guitar case. I then graduated to "Fisherman’s Wharf" and one day was approached by the owners of a local coffee house and given my first real gig. I have through the years learned to play many instruments and to appreciate all types of music. I enjoy composing melodies and writing lyrics for them, like these I offer for your approval at my original music page at:
I never missed one of your concerts brothers in the 60's
I had a friend in the 80's in SanFrancisco that presented John Cippolina with a special edition Les Paul at his birthday party. It is sad that he left us, but he is jamming with all the others waiting for us. I would love to jam with you guys someday.

Keep On Rock'in Brothers,
Tommy Gunn

Tommy Gunn <>
Magnolia, MS USA - Saturday, May 30, 1998 at 03:01:47 (EDT)
One memorable night ride listening to the entire album "Who do you Love" in July 1969 coming back from a gig in Northern Idaho listening to Mount Rushmore (A SF band)......Thanks for the memories and the "trails that night"
- Thursday, May 28, 1998 at 06:35:15 (EDT)
Answer to Chris Jeffries' entry from May 02, 1998. The Welsh Band Man who brought Cippolina to Europe is still alive. I know that they're frequently touring in Germany from time to time but I can't remember them having released any new stuff recently. The band always had a lot of fans in Germany and they still have. Everybody who has seen the band live knows why. Similar to QMS they had their best moments on stage and not on records.
Kurt Oertel
Kiel, Germany - Monday, May 25, 1998 at 07:32:29 (EDT)
Roadkill 2 will be one fine day. Quicksilver will be at their best. may 30@ fieldstone winery in Healdsburg, ca.
dave thomas <>
Rochester, Mn USA - Saturday, May 23, 1998 at 00:42:26 (EDT)
Thank you Quicksilver for GREAT music and fun memories! So glad I stumbled on this page. I look forward to seeing you guys in concert in Healdsburg.
Bill Glenn <>
Mt. View, ca U.S.A. - Thursday, May 21, 1998 at 17:30:11 (EDT)
Elaine, the answer to your question is......NO!
CA - Tuesday, May 19, 1998 at 14:18:42 (EDT)
Does anybody else out there think that Gary is the most drop-dead gorgeous musician EVER!! I mean we KNOW he's brilliant but GORGEOUS too, admit it. And considering all the years that have passed, that sure is great. (I hope I'm not being too superficial.)
New York, - Wednesday, May 13, 1998 at 13:14:46 (EDT)
Born and raised in S.F. and have been a fan since Happy Trails. As a kid , I tried to play my guitar like the sounds I herd from QMS. Never got close. Remember when KSAN and KMPX were underground radio. Life was good then. Thanks for making meaningful music for me. When I play it now, it takes me back to happier times.
Take care.
Dan Tordoff

Dan Tordoff <>
bakersfield, CA USA - Tuesday, May 12, 1998 at 13:57:28 (EDT)
Not being in California any longer has major drawbacks. Mainly,
missing concerts like the upcoming Healdsburg party. Living
in an age of Corporate domination, we can especially miss the
freedom that was expressed by Quicksilver and other bands
of the 70's. Miss Dino Valenti very much--in spite of a somewhat
unpredictable nature, Dino was a formidable philosopher and
poet who touched peoples lives deeply. Someday, hopefully, songs
such as "Children of the Sun" will meet the audience they
deserve. Here's a Dino tidbit: He once described the world
as sort of just campfire of some super-being type gypsies that
was slowly burning out. We are just the embers, folks.
See ya,Dino.


New York, - Friday, May 08, 1998 at 12:13:01 (EDT)
just bought the "Copperhead and Dinosaurs" cd's. Both are excellent. Any QMS fan that hasn't heard "Mona" live on the Dinosaur cd it's great.
Steve Miller <>
Alpine, CA USA - Friday, May 08, 1998 at 04:07:09 (EDT)
Dear Brett,thanks for your answer.I goofed up.Ididn't buy SHAPE SHIFTER on-line at MUSIC BOULEVARD-that was Frank Marino's latest album actually-but I ordered it from PLASTIC FACTORY,a mail-order-only record store in the UK.They usually advertise in an English magazine called RECORD COLLECTOR and that's where I found it.And I found the QUICKSILVER web site thru' the music links at the Frank Marino web site .Best. Philippe. P.S. It' true to say that the QUICKSILVER albums should be available on-line and anywhere else.
Philippe FOUQUERAY <>
St.NAZAIRE, 44 FRANCE - Wednesday, May 06, 1998 at 07:07:08 (EDT)

Any of you people who are reading this ought to be interested in coming and
joining the fun at Roadkill II. Go ahead and check it out on the Quicksilver page.
(I assume you've already been there)This will be the happening thing for this Spring (year?)
and if you don't make it, and be a part of it, then, you can't say nobody told ya!!


fearless <>
CA - Monday, May 04, 1998 at 20:46:59 (EDT)
I'm still playing the first album bought on import 20 years ago. And I still love the Cippolina growl on the second side.
Does anyone know what happened to the Welsh band Man, who brought Cippolina over here in the 70s?

Chris Jeffries <Compuserve UK>
Manchester, UK - Saturday, May 02, 1998 at 13:47:04 (EDT)
- Friday, May 01, 1998 at 21:26:13 (EDT)
Happy trails to you!
Tim Burgin <>
Birmingham, England - Friday, May 01, 1998 at 17:36:33 (EDT)
Though I never ever have had the opportunity to see you live-I hope I will someday soon and the sooner the better-I have all your records and i was as thrilled as i used to be in the late 60's and the early 70's to listen to Shape Shifter -that i just ordered on line from Music Boulevard-and the awesome guitar playing of one of the greatest guitarist of all times,if not the greatest:Gary Duncan.Best. Philippe
Philippe FOUQUERAY <>
St.NAZAIRE, 44 FRANCE - Thursday, April 30, 1998 at 04:50:22 (EDT)
Just got the Rino CD's. Music by QMS played in my head as I was riding my motorcycle through the Caanan Valley in West Virginia. Nice webpage, keep up the good work. I had almost forgotton how much I enjoyed this band!
Richmond, Va USA - Tuesday, April 28, 1998 at 19:01:13 (EDT)
I remember Quicksilver Messenger Service back in the days of high school in Corpus Christi, Tx late 60's early 70's. I was known as the guy who would listen to great music but had a weird sense of humor. I use to call it quits and watch PBS when the Monty Python Show was on. I still like to listen to the good ol' music and still enjoy Python humor. Quicksilver music will alway remind me of Corpus Christi and all my old friends living and gone. To better days ahead.
Wayne Blanco-Cerda <>
San Antonio, TX USA - Sunday, April 26, 1998 at 18:35:56 (EDT)
Wow! And I thought you guys had just kind of faded away. So, what you gonna do about me? Having found this site, I will return. I always did like QMS... Especilly "Happy Trails"... So, till we meet again...
Joe Smith <>
Dortmund, Germany - Wednesday, April 22, 1998 at 15:45:12 (EDT)
Enjoyed your web site. Was surprised to find a web site for them....GOOD JOB!!
Would like info on how to purchase Quicksilver merchandise...
such as posters, t-shirts, jackets! Thanks,
Keep on rockin`!
Karla Hicok
Butch Stansberry

Karla Hicok & Butch Stansberry <>
Beatrice, NE USA - Monday, April 20, 1998 at 19:43:19 (EDT)
QMS...great band that i heard from my father. wish i could have seen them. does anyone know where i can get some tapes? keep rockin'
joe dimambro <>
medford, nj usa - Friday, April 17, 1998 at 13:41:37 (EDT)
quicksilver... the best there ever was and will be.
loved Q.M.S. from the 60's and still dig them.
peace... N5JUS

Big John <>
Zapata, tx usa - Thursday, April 16, 1998 at 20:44:45 (EDT)
Great site fantastic links.This is true rock & roll.
Chris Hubley <>
Piqua , OH USA - Saturday, April 11, 1998 at 21:53:22 (EDT)
What a wonderful web-site,but I have problems with
the set-lists. Why?

Claus Chowanietz <>
Barranquilla, Colombia - Thursday, April 09, 1998 at 20:16:46 (EDT)
Please bear with me while the "Flying Crowbar" & Nicky Hopkins site is developed.....we are trying to get it up and running with much more information.....thanks,
Boyd Albritton

Boyd Albritton <>
mooresville, nc usa - Wednesday, April 01, 1998 at 15:29:25 (EST)
thanks you brought back fond memories,but it is so sad
that John,Dino,and Nicky are no longer with us.

- Tuesday, March 31, 1998 at 17:57:31 (EST)
thanks you brought back fond memories,but it is so sad
that John,Dino,and Nicky are no longer with us.

- Tuesday, March 31, 1998 at 17:57:28 (EST)
saw them live a number of times mostly at the fillmore east.also saw john,his brother mark,buddy cage $ others billed as the san francisco all-stars.saw them in a small club in asbury park, when john hit tjose high notes.tanks for being
Jersey Gypsy <>
NJ - Tuesday, March 31, 1998 at 07:42:31 (EST)
Hey BO DIDDLEY fans! After you've visited this great Quicksilver Messenger Service site, you are invited to visit the new site BO DIDDLEY-The Originator at and celebrate his unique contribution to Popular Music.
David Blakey <>
Beaverton, OR USA - Monday, March 30, 1998 at 21:04:47 (EST)
I looooooooove the Happy Trails-record!!!!
And I love all those URL`s I have found here. Thank you!!

Stine Petra <>
Yes, Yes Norway - Sunday, March 29, 1998 at 14:56:56 (EST)

Even we in the Great north country can and did appreciate
cobra snakes for neck ties....

....who do ya luv...:)

Mystic Mordenkynd <>
Saskatoon, Sk Canada - Sunday, March 29, 1998 at 12:56:03 (EST)
i'm pretty young "28" but i LOVE your sound so never say your old or out dated just keep playing to your family and friends in nature.
jon gardner <jonheat>
las vegas, nv unamerica U.S.A. - Wednesday, March 25, 1998 at 04:55:38 (EST)
Hi there,
anybody interested in a complete discography of QMS +
John Cipollina with all bootlegs and solo projects?
F.i I own a picturesleeve issue of the US bear single.
Please contact me.
Does the Brogues single with early bird on Challenge really
exist? I´m desperatly seeking this 7".
Keep on trucking
Dr. Peter Subkowski

Peter Subkowski <>
Germany - Sunday, March 22, 1998 at 09:01:56 (EST)
I miss QMS!
Kevin OKeefe <>
Apple Valley, Mn USA - Saturday, March 21, 1998 at 12:02:51 (EST)
Comliments for your site
I am the Quicksilver Messenger Service fan
Bye Bye

Claudio <>
venice, italy italy - Thursday, March 19, 1998 at 15:16:25 (EST)
I think it was 1968 or 1969, a boxed set of 3 albums:
Music From Big Pink, by the Band;
Sailor, by the Steve Miller Band;
Quicksilver Messenger Service - by QMS, of course!
It was the best 3-record set I ever bought, and QMS
was my favorite of the bunch. I've owned 3 vinyl versions
of that first album, and one cassette tape; I just bought
"Anthology" on cassette last week! Thanks for the music -
I've had "Pride of Man" on my mind regularly for decades.
- Randy

Randy Genthe <>
- Tuesday, March 17, 1998 at 22:16:53 (EST)
Just for the record.....the "Prehistoric Raven" CD is dedicated to John & Nicky..........."PEACE"......Boyd
Long live their memory!

Boyd Albritton <>
mooresville, nc usa - Saturday, March 14, 1998 at 16:48:43 (EST)
I loved QMS and all the old songs still ring in my head.But if Duncan and band were still playing the older songs I would be very unhappy. Duncan and Quicksilver98 have moved on to a higher level and if you loved the guitar work of old you cant help but love where Mr Duncan has moved to. He can take you to heaven and back with the guitar work of him and John Bird.This is the best damn band going today. If you are thinking you are goin to hear the oldies well you will hear them but in a new context.The old licks are there but mixed up in a fine Gumbo of Jazz, Rock, Soul, and Blues.I hear all the old songs in the mix.I say Hooray for the New Frontier of Quicksilver98.
Dan Kinser <>
Odessa, TX US - Friday, March 06, 1998 at 21:04:39 (EST)
NICE WORK. It was a nice surprise for me, finding the lyrics of the "Who do you love" in this site.
Kostas Pappas <>
Athens, AR GREECE - Friday, March 06, 1998 at 18:08:24 (EST)
Funny how I stumble over steps that lead up to a new level of kick. I've been taping some old vinyl that was flooded in the cellar of me house over the past year. Music that I have'nt listned to for many moons. One album was Shady Grove (I think thats the title) with Mona and Who do you love. Man it was great to spin it again. Brought a lot of memories of me and my best friend Steve Kramjet Kramer air guitaring in the living room of Mom and Dads at the ripe old age of 12? around '69. We new your licks by heart. Thanks for your music which still runs through this 40 year olds brain
Charlotte, NC USA - Thursday, March 05, 1998 at 17:44:52 (EST)
Saw Quicksilver on 2-27-98 in Rochester MN. Mixed feelings: For 135 minute show, I hoped I'd hear at least one old song! The band now sounds more like a jazz band than anything on the old LPs. Gary can still play guitar!
Paul Crawford <>
Marshalltown, IA USA - Monday, March 02, 1998 at 13:32:16 (EST)
Quicksilver was a legend when I first heard them in the early 70's. I never thought I would get a chance to see the band play in person.I did get that chance at Painters Mill in Baltimore Md. What a show!!!!!!!I could not get over the way the band opened up the stage area to the people there to hear them!!The show was something I'll never forget!!!!!!!!!
Charlie Wolz <MOAFT AOL.COM>
Arnold, Md - Saturday, February 28, 1998 at 17:41:44 (EST)
saw U Mar 1971, WASHINGTON DC
Ted Smith <TedS@WORDEN.COM>
MEBANE, NC USA - Thursday, February 26, 1998 at 15:22:33 (EST)
I've been hooked on QSM for 30 years... got turned on to them one fine afternoon with best bud Tim Macy, sitting in his room listening to "albums" and well.. you know.. smokin and jokin. What a web. ya gotta love it... . Good to know that we have a way now to keep the collective 60's cool together.... look other places on the net to find stuff on all the lost groups.... Moby Grape, It's a Beautiful Day, etc...... Gotta go. Happy Trails, all.... Brother GD, good to see ya
Thom Burrell <>
Duluth, MN - Wednesday, February 25, 1998 at 14:09:16 (EST)
Saw the band in Toronto, Ontario in April 1974 I think. Magic memories of a great band !! Thanks for a fine website and watch out for the Bears on the stairs !!
Doug Anderson <>
Perth, W.A. Australia - Friday, February 20, 1998 at 23:08:48 (EST)
Always the best group! Hello to David from Judy in if you read these things...

Judy Miller <>
Burke, VA USA - Friday, February 20, 1998 at 13:17:49 (EST)
nice to find your page, I´ve been listening to QMS ever since I laid my hands on Happy Trails the month it was released for the first time.
I will return with more comments later on, but right now what I´m interested in is the rumours about a release of the Dino Valente solo album on CD.
Is it going to happen, or is it maybe old news already.
In any case I think it would be a good idea to for you to mention it on your site.

thank you

matz borgström <>
stockholm, sweden - Wednesday, February 18, 1998 at 18:34:11 (EST)
John was my main influence in music. Nice tribute.
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Montreal, Canada - Tuesday, February 17, 1998 at 01:03:35 (EST)
How awesome to read all these comments in tribute to one of the greatest groups in the history of rock! Since it has stirred up the memories from the deep haze of my formative years, I must relate them...I rememember the excitement of bringing the first QMS album home to my record player. I got out the tub of water & food coloring dyes & made colorful bubbles & swirls in the water as i grooved to Cippolina & the boy's electric mind-bending swirling sounds.I must've been around 14 years old at this time, & it was maybe a year later that I got to attend one of the 'daze' at newport '68, so that may have been the first time i saw the band (does anybody remember if they played sat. or sun.?) But I'm sure I did see them at the Olympic Aud. in Lost Angeles, pretty sure that the group called "Smith" opened up for them. So far as I can remember, those were the only chances I had to experience QMS rock history in the making. (It just dawned on me that I may have seen them later on during the "Fresh Air-A" at the San Bernardino Swing?)Regardless, just having the records was enough sometimes. I always remember selling the first QMS album at the swap meet during a young "born again christian" phase, then regretting it later on...oh well, life goes on. As the decades passed I was always hopeful of getting up to the bay area to see John in a Copperhead or Zero incarnation I'd heard about, but never made it... Then in '85, at a GG park outdoor gig in Sept., he was supposed to show & I got quite excited only to be disappointed to hear he wasn't feeling very good that day. Again, life goes on...Thank you John & all the incarnations of QMS for the musical jewels you gave us all. Ken Sun-Downer, editor of The Conch-Us Times, the Journal of the Dead Buddhists of America, for those who appreciate Buddhist & Grateful Dead meditations & cultures...e-mail, s-mail: po box 769, Idyllwild, CA 92549
Ken Sun-Downer <>
idyllwild, ca usa - Monday, February 16, 1998 at 20:44:02 (EST)
This is a great site and I was very pleased to find it.
The first 2 QMS lps are among my favourites - fantastic.
I also like a lot of other bands/music from the late 60's/
early 70's - particularly psych bands/music.
(There are some good music links on my own page)


Jimmy Mc Laughlin <>
(presently)Urbana,, IL, USA - Saturday, February 14, 1998 at 15:50:55 (EST)
Very glad to have found this web site. QMS has been a favorite of mine for many years.
Brent Wilson <blimps89>
Pasadena, CA USA - Friday, February 13, 1998 at 16:24:15 (EST)
I've been to numerous Quicksilver Shows and I love 'em all! Looking forward to more!
Mike Sphar <>
Yuma, AZ USA - Monday, February 09, 1998 at 20:25:53 (EST)
A nice site, brings back a few memories. I will continue to look around. Thanks for a peek at the past and present.
J.T.Evans <>
Shawnigan Lake, BC Canada - Sunday, February 08, 1998 at 10:59:18 (EST)
see quik early 70s great show
joe soricone <phdpaint>
roc, ny usa - Sunday, February 08, 1998 at 09:42:44 (EST)
Though QSMS is not very popular in Japan,for me their inimitable dazzling sound that is represented by"Fresh Air","Shady Grove"or"What about me" is unforgettable.
Their reunion is joyful,but I don't want to be retrospective.Far from "Summer of love"or"Woodstock",near the new century I want to expect new social and cultural movement will revive.

YOKOHAMA, JAPAN - Wednesday, February 04, 1998 at 08:14:31 (EST)
Varför är det ingen som känner till Dino Valenti i Sverige ? Upptäck detta geni och köp alla Quicksilverplattor han medverkar på!!!
Niklas Persson
Göteborg, Sverige - Monday, February 02, 1998 at 09:38:52 (EST)
A great great page, which the band richly deserves
Ad van den kieboom <>
Bergen op Zoom, Netherlands - Saturday, January 31, 1998 at 18:22:52 (EST)
Dear Quicksilvers,
I hung out in the Haight in the seventies, and liked to go to
to Shady Grove to listen to the bands.
I'm looking for Quick's version of the Cocaine Blues. (I'm not sure
of the title, but it had drop D tuning and the best
version I heard. I'd like to contact the guys in the band,
to find out how they arrived at that. I met a guy who said when
played the coffee bars, one of the Quick's members liked his rendition
so much he copied the style and used it record the band's version.

Anyway glad to hear you guys are still around.

Rich Luton <>
san jose, ca usa - Friday, January 30, 1998 at 11:26:47 (EST)
Please tell me what ever happened to Greg Elmore. Is he still around. PLease write to
Chris Ward <>
vallejo, ca usa - Saturday, January 24, 1998 at 16:35:25 (EST)
Please tell me what ever happened to Greg Elmore. Is he still around. PLease write to
Chris Ward <>
vallejo, ca usa - Saturday, January 24, 1998 at 16:34:40 (EST)
keep the spirit and the music alive!
mark broydo <>
- Monday, January 19, 1998 at 16:22:24 (EST)
I just want to express my love for the band and to say that this is among the best band web sites I've found yet. I often use it as a launching point to find other psychadelic bands of the sixties and beyond! Take care!
Erik Beckett <>
Sacramento, CA US - Sunday, January 18, 1998 at 19:21:17 (EST)
- Tuesday, January 13, 1998 at 20:54:34 (EST)
Gary Duncan and Quicksilver will be @ the Rochester Civic Theatre on Feb. 27, 1998. Also a good local band, the Booker-Mini Band. Gary has assured a K.O. show. Tickets are $20-$15 for balcony. This is in Rochester, Minnesota. Most hotels are connected by skyway to the Civic Center. Tickets are through Ticketmaster (507)252-1010. There's only 1100 seats, so if your a'comin don't drag yer feets. Plenty of hotels, this is home to Mayo Clinic, so if you get sick, you're in the right place. Happy Showtrails.
Dave Thomas <>
Rochester, Mn usa - Monday, January 12, 1998 at 13:25:20 (EST)
Regarding the Mike Pearson-Smith post - Maiden of the Cancer Moon on Psycho, it MOST assuredly IS a bootleg. Members of the band got NOTHING for it, and Capitol "owns" the copyrights. Sounds like a bootleg 'cause it is. It IS great quality stuff, but its still a boot.
- Thursday, January 08, 1998 at 14:45:29 (EST)
Regarding the prior post - Maiden of the Cancer Moon on Psycho, it MOST assuredly IS a bootleg. Members of the band got NOTHING for it, and Capitol "owns" the copyrights. Sounds like a bootleg 'cause it is.
Joe Lanzalotto
NJ - Thursday, January 08, 1998 at 14:43:10 (EST)
Discography omits 'Maiden of the Cancer Moon' double vinyl
LP released on Psycho UK (Psycho 10) 1983. Contains material
recorded live `68. Superb quality NOT a bootleg.
Unfortunately very hard to locate nowadays. Great website.

Mike Pearson-Smith
Melbourne, VVi Australia - Saturday, January 03, 1998 at 00:05:30 (EST)
Great web site. Quicksilver was a major influence on me as
a budding musician. The band I played bass in did covers of
most of the first album and other songs - " Babe, I'm gonna
leave you, Codeine, Who do you love.... Later I switched to
guitar and just had to have a Gibson SG with a vibrato bar
like Johns. Saw them play once and John with the Dinosaurs.
peace, Rick Toreson

Rick Toreson <>
Crescent City, CA - Friday, January 02, 1998 at 02:53:45 (EST)
I'm 48 an always loved Quicksilver..
Keep Going..

Ted logsdon <>
Houston, TX USA - Sunday, December 28, 1997 at 17:46:26 (EST)
To Gary and everybody- Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays and all that. Here's to Quicksiver '98!
Robert Karr <>
CA U.S.A. - Saturday, December 20, 1997 at 01:06:01 (EST)
I like the page and the music continues on every day.
jason eggenburger <>
College Station, TX USA - Sunday, December 14, 1997 at 21:19:07 (EST)
John Cippolina is the greatest guitar player, how come it's so hard to find a copy of his band Copperhead's album?
Adam Kron
Healdsburg, CA USA - Friday, September 12, 1997 at 15:05:01 (EDT)
Great Site! Great Band! Saw QMS in Sep. `71 in Lincoln, Ne. They were supported by Sugarloaf and Ballinjack. My 2nd major concert (if you count Iron Butterfly). I was amazed by the sheer musicianship and charisma of the band. I'm glad they came to Nebraska. They got me hooked on going to concerts. Glad to see G.D. and co. are still alive and kicking out great music. Take Care. By the way, I have a very few
Mike Rea <>
- Thursday, September 11, 1997 at 20:42:34 (EDT)

Lee Martin <>
Bristol, TN USA - Sunday, September 07, 1997 at 20:45:47 (EDT)
Nice page.

_Happy Trails_ is one of my top 10 all-time favorites! I've loved it since it first came out! I like it better now than I did way back when.

Supposedly there is an obscure album of vintage QMS live stuff. You don't list it. Do you know of the availability of ANY vintage QMS live stuff, preferably on CD
but I'd be excited to have even cassette(s)?!

Happy trails to you, friend.

Bob Stump <>
Richmond, VA - Saturday, September 06, 1997 at 12:24:41 (EDT)
It's great to see QMS receiving some overdue attention. The 2nd major concert I ever atteneded was in Sept. '71 in Lincoln,Ne.; where QMS headlined over Sugarloaf and Ballinjack. I was astounded by the shear energy and musicianship. Needless to say, I loved it. By the way, is there someone out there who might want to exchange hard to find music by QMS? I have a couple of "bootlegs" on vinyl that I would gladly make copies of, inexchange for something that I don't have. At any rate, I hope to hear from fellow QMS fans.
HKreltz <>
Lincoln,, ne USA - Saturday, September 06, 1997 at 00:04:13 (EDT)
thanks for the wonderful web site. I have been a quicksilver fan since the late 60s and the music still brings back the greatest memories. Who do you love?
john bishop <>
atlanta, ga - Friday, September 05, 1997 at 19:42:32 (EDT)
Great page, man. I'd like to see perhaps a concert poster
gallery similar to the ones for the Moby Grape and Country
Joe & the Fish homepages.
Keep up the good work!!

Daniel Cone <>
Clinton, SC United States of America - Wednesday, September 03, 1997 at 14:56:18 (EDT)
Quicksilver! Seek books about you, esp photo series text, size
about 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 features with HaightAshbury background.
Any in print for collectors?TNX:

DonnaKova Dauser <>
Marin, CA USA - Friday, August 29, 1997 at 15:56:42 (EDT)
Read the "Doin' Time in the U.S.A." interview. What
a fascinating piece of rock lore (if you will forgive the
hyperbole, Dunc). It gave me a a whole new perspective
in listening to the music. Thanks! I will look for "Fillmore
West" here in New York...

New York City, NY - Monday, August 25, 1997 at 09:14:49 (EDT)
I pull out my original three albums -- QMS, Happy Trails,
and Shady Grove -- occasionally. They are still so great.
My teenage sons, their friends, my friends, my husband, have
grown familiar and are fans. I tell them, this was what it
was like -- more than any other albums. Thanks for making a page.
Libby Leigh Letterly

Libby Letterly <>
Lincoln, IL US - Sunday, August 17, 1997 at 21:03:18 (EDT)
I saw Quicksilver at the Fieldstone Winery & it was great. I really enjoyed the music & the sceenery. The last group of boys that preformed were very interesting. I really enjoyed the musical feast between the guitarist of quicksilver & the young chaps. I hope to here more in the future.
Stuart Rowlands <>
San Fransisco, CA USA - Sunday, August 17, 1997 at 19:16:23 (EDT)
for the real good time.

paolo bergami <>
monselice, italy - Monday, August 11, 1997 at 11:53:34 (EDT)
for the real good time.

paolo bergami <>
monselice, italy - Monday, August 11, 1997 at 11:51:26 (EDT)
First...the page looks even better than the last time I looked in on it. Excellent job. Continued congratulations on your own shape shifting.
I played guitar with John Cippolina in a number of different musical situations, including Terry & The Pirates (I just completed Terry Dolan's latest T& the P album project), Raven, Problem Child, and worked with Greg Elmore on numerous projects as well. I also played with Steve Miller, Hot Tuna, Greg Kihn, Country Joe, and...well, I've been around. I dropped out of the music biz for awhile due to what we musicians euphemistically call (ahem)"health problems": I am happy to say I'm alive and disgustingly well.
E-mail me to say hello: it's great talking to lovers of S.F. music, a scene I'm proud to be a part of......Thanks, Greg Douglass

Greg Douglass <>
Escondido, CA San Diego - Wednesday, August 06, 1997 at 01:47:44 (EDT)
Hey Quicksilver was one of the best....i sure miss them...but they live on in my heart
Aron Kay <>
NYC, - Tuesday, August 05, 1997 at 06:02:59 (EDT)
cool web site
D. Glisson
- Monday, July 28, 1997 at 16:47:48 (EDT)
Who'd Have ever thought after all these years?? Anyone
Remember The Avalon Ballroom? Hope to see Quicksilver Live
Again!! What a Trip. Great Web Page

Michael Prichard <>
Novato, CA U.S. - Monday, July 28, 1997 at 12:18:00 (EDT)
was there a club in the heights called shady grove? I seem to remember seeing Moby Grape there in the seventies. BTW the best quicksilver cuts I ever heard were on the last days of the fillmore; glad i kept it on vinyl.
larry tirino <>
ny, nny ? - Friday, July 25, 1997 at 14:39:08 (EDT)
I haven't checked into the page lately and enjoyed it just as much as always just now. Really like the improved Time Line page of gigs..very nicely done...the posters add a nice touch. One comment regarding the Miami dates listed for May and June 68'...the venue was called The Image, not Three Image....I was there, but the mind she wanders some after 30 years and I could be mistaken, but I don't think so. Any other old times from south Florida out there who remember? The site is still the best thing on the net! Peace...Jim
Jim Santangelo <Jimphish@AOL>
Gainesville, Fl USofA - Thursday, July 24, 1997 at 18:38:35 (EDT)

If Chuck Steaks gets this note OR you can get it to him
have him give Cosmic Don a call at Pixar. (510) 215-3426.

Cosmic Don Conway <>
Novato , CCa UAS - Monday, July 21, 1997 at 13:30:45 (EDT)
Gary, saw your band last night and was knocked out. You guys are really amazing. Great sound!! Thanks for practicing all those years.
Michael Cipollina Blair <Katie>
Mill Valley, Ca. US - Sunday, July 20, 1997 at 01:37:32 (EDT)
I have been trying to find "What about me" on cd. Is it available? I have had it twice on vinyl, but lost both in seperate home fires. I would like to try it one more time! Tahnks
Kathy Williams <>
Live Oak, Fl 32060 - Saturday, July 19, 1997 at 23:55:09 (EDT)
Never got to see the band since they never played the NW after 68. They cancelled a show when I was in SF in 1970. Still love the records though and saw John C. in other bands.
Bert Paul <>
Portland, OR USA - Saturday, July 19, 1997 at 01:36:54 (EDT)


JARM-EL from planet Myrth <>
- Friday, July 18, 1997 at 21:56:23 (EDT)
Finally after waiting more than a year I have gotten my copy of Shapeshifter, well worth waiting for.
Iwan Turzanski <>
Breda, N.Br. Netherlands - Thursday, July 17, 1997 at 15:56:54 (EDT)
My sister has come home from New Zealand after 18 years away and her husband has introduced me to Quicksilve music. He was the band live in the mid 70s. He has loaned me Shady Grove and a tape of various songs. The music is fanastic. It is so seminal as well. I heard a track tonight on the tape and it was the embrhyonic version of Led Zeppelin's In my time of dying. The riff had been expanded and timed differently but unmistakable. Obviously QSM was a very influential band. I have got a lot of catching up to do. But it is a wonderful discovery. Everything I've heard so far is superlative. I have very eclectic musical tastes but the core is driven by the blues with roots stemming from Robert Johnson, Son House, Bukka White, Elmore James etc and moving through to Kenny Wayne Shepherd. What I get from the music is that there must have been an incredible creative energy and lots of fun - this comes through the music unmistakeably. All I can say is thank god I have found your music. My theory is that there were very powerful influences on a global sense in the years 1965 to 1975 which allowed bands in UK, USA and Australia to produce some of the most satisfying music that is avialable. And Quicksilver was as I am beginning to discover right there in the middle of it all. THANK YOU.
john rossi <>
Perth, WA Australia - Thursday, July 17, 1997 at 10:54:20 (EDT)
I was convinced that the world had forgotten about one of my favorite bands ... but then I found this website. It made me feel happy to see how many people out there still love and remember QMS. Their first two albums are definitely some of the finest highlights and milestones from the psychedelic era. This site does not only provide great information and news but also has some of the coolest links ever, which took me right back to the Summer of Love in San Francisco. Wow! What a trip! Thanks to all of you fellows.
Kurt Oertel <>
Kiel, Germany - Thursday, July 17, 1997 at 09:25:58 (EDT)
Big fan! Recently bought the two CD set of Mercury tunes and was thrilled to find this website. Please keep me in the loop. Thanks.
Jim Knauff <>
Atlanta, GA USA - Friday, July 11, 1997 at 10:58:36 (EDT)
Nice page!
Happy trails,

Kevin <>
Huntington Beach, CA USA - Friday, July 11, 1997 at 00:51:16 (EDT)
This page is Groovy! I've been running a homepage for
Sly & the Family Stone for about 4 years, and have been
advertising Greg's dates with QMS when I hear about them.
I plan to add a link to this page!

Jonathan Dakss <>
New York, NY USA - Thursday, July 10, 1997 at 16:12:29 (EDT)
Great sight! One of the most beautiful things I've ever seen was John Cippolina playing guitar in the late 1980's in the Bay Area.
Tom Ustach <tom>
Portland, OR USA - Wednesday, July 09, 1997 at 17:30:06 (EDT)
Hey There Brother Dan,
This here is your little brother and I just wanted to say
thanks for the responce and I can't wait to go check out
UFO's with you next week.

tempe, az - Tuesday, July 08, 1997 at 12:39:55 (EDT)
...what a pleasure it was to find "shady grove", it inspired me to pull out the rhino collection and ressurect a cippolina poster that's been hiding in the closet....the shrine is set!
robert <>
chicago, il usa - Sunday, July 06, 1997 at 14:49:25 (EDT)
Well its been awhile but I would like to say if you enjoy QMS come and join us on the list. We have a great time and David and Gary are commenting on there all the time. ShapeShifter is a classic that gets better as time goes on. Duncan is one of the best songwriters of the 90's and his star is shining more every day.Watch out world because Duncan has evolved and is coming on strong.You will hear more from Duncan and I will keep the word moving about this special musician.Quicksilver kicks ass!My little brother even found his way to Quicksilver Web, thanks David.
Dan Kinser <>
Odessa, TTX USA - Friday, July 04, 1997 at 01:40:32 (EDT)
Great page. I've visited a few times in the past year or so. Now that I have my own computer, I'll be a regular. As a Virgo, I have a natural affinity and sympatico with QMS. First saw them in LA, my hometown, in March of 1970. I have a tape of most of the concert. I think after all these years, it's time for a tape trading network for Quicksilver. The Allman Brothers and the Dead have 'em, why not Quicksilver? I have to say the best edition off QMS was the early 70 band with the original four plus Nicky and Dino. That's all for now. Keep up the good work.

Les Robin

Les Robin <>
Honolulu, - Thursday, July 03, 1997 at 04:57:32 (EDT)
this is one of the best music sites i've seen.. i love QMS, but in NC you cant find their music so i only have one of their albums
Seth Perez <>
Parkton, NC US - Tuesday, July 01, 1997 at 23:05:44 (EDT)
QMS got me there, and has kept me going all this time. Thanks.
Dr.Kosmc <>
Anytown, om Holland - Tuesday, July 01, 1997 at 17:21:29 (EDT)
Danny can you believe I found my way on to this website? Pretty radical hugh?
tempe, az - Sunday, June 29, 1997 at 14:45:51 (EDT)
I was there in 69. So far long ago...
How can I e-mail an order from Canada for Gary's latest

Danute <>
Hamilton, On Canada - Saturday, June 28, 1997 at 17:41:22 (EDT)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA USA - Thursday, June 26, 1997 at 16:10:04 (EDT)
This site is pure "Gold and Silver"
Steve Strang <>
Roseville, Ca USA - Thursday, June 26, 1997 at 02:07:42 (EDT)
Every time I tried to tell you where you're going wrong
You run and hide your head and call me CRAZY
All I tried to tell you is you could really get it on
If you just wouldn't be so LAZY
Oh...What can we do?
I believe in you
How can I tell you ...the TRUTH!

Miss you, D.

New York, NY USA - Monday, June 23, 1997 at 13:35:55 (EDT)
I am glad to be the newest fan of the Quicksilver
Messenger Service.%>)

David Peterson <>
Leominster, MA United States - Saturday, June 21, 1997 at 23:10:40 (EDT)
GLASGOW, - Saturday, June 21, 1997 at 19:11:27 (EDT)
Just want to pass along thanks for all of the incredible music through the years. The music has always been at the core of my soul. I could not tell you the number of times I have listened to the early albums
on LSD and I wish that the complete tapes from the Filmore shows which comprised the, "Happy Trails" album could be released to the world next year on the thirty year anniversery of the recording? I wish all of you
well and thanks just does not convey feelings enough for the wonderful music you have made. Keep on playing on for the new minds out there.
Health, happiness and love,
E. G. (Pheonix) Baker

Evan G. Baker <>
Atlanta, Ga USA - Thursday, June 19, 1997 at 04:42:09 (EDT)
I sitting in my New York office missing S.F. in the '70's,
type in Dino Valenti and look where I went!! It does a
soul mighty good these days. I can almost smell the
dew on the eucalyptus in Mill Valley. Seeing "Don't
Cry My Lady Love" brought tears to my eyes. Made
me think of Colleen and Cathy and all that. Love to
all who share my memories.

New York, NY USA - Wednesday, June 18, 1997 at 16:53:44 (EDT)
as far as I' m concerned, Happy Trails still sounds like af music.
a major work of music- still alive with great energy

dave maize <>
talent, far OR. - Tuesday, June 17, 1997 at 01:14:19 (EDT)
I've been a Quicksiler fan from the earliest days. I have every album, but the first three were the best. Tracks like "The Fool", the whole of HAPPY TRAILS and "Fresh Air" have golden memories for me. Gary Duncan and John Cipollina are amongst the greatest of all guitarists. Let's keep the Quicksilver memory alive. All the best with the new line-up.

Is there a complete discopgraphy of every recording by Gary and John?

Mike Ashley <101320,>
- Sunday, June 15, 1997 at 18:40:53 (EDT)
Hi I can send by e-mail a (near complete) Quicksilver and
J. Cipollina discography. I´m lookin for the earky bird 7" by the Brogues

Dr. P. Subkowski <>
Germany - Sunday, June 15, 1997 at 12:34:09 (EDT)
Happy trails was one of my first records and play it since.
Robert van Harten <>
Almere, Holland - Saturday, June 14, 1997 at 13:12:03 (EDT)
Truly one of the greatest bands of all time. Saw them live in Boulder in 1969 and I'll never forget that incredible experience. Saw John Cippolina play his heart out a few months before his death. One of the last great psychedelic guitarists.
Bill Schoenbart <>
Maui, - Friday, June 13, 1997 at 03:44:29 (EDT)
Collecting records since early 60's. We have all of Quicksilvers
records. All on vinyl. Amazing groundbreaking Psych/Rock pioneers.
Fantastic guitar pyrotechnics. Wonderful ability to achieve
unbelievable tones and sounds from guitars. Percussion work was
a masterpiece as well. One of my favorite bands.

Rave Up Records <>
Richmond, Ky USA - Thursday, June 12, 1997 at 22:47:26 (EDT)
wow didn't really get to much of a chance to enjoy the site that I found out what I missed by now heeding the warning
on your subscription section could you please remove me from your web mail many thanks fred

fred rogers <>
milwaukee , wi usa - Thursday, June 12, 1997 at 19:39:54 (EDT)
I'm currently writing a book with Nick Gravenites regarding Nick's life in the blues and psychedelia. I would appreciate hearing from any fans of Quicksilver/Cipollina who have stories,recollections,and/or reflections of Nick & QMS, Big Brother w/ and w/o Janis, Paul Butterfield, Mike Bloomfield, Electric Flag and a never ending list of incredible musicians. I look forward to hearing from anyone regarding these topics. The early blues scene in Chicago and the development of QMS. Thanks--
Andrew M. Robble <>
Endwell, NY USA - Monday, June 09, 1997 at 13:05:03 (EDT)
I look foward to hearing Gary's new band. He's got great people playing with him. Gary is one of the last of a dying breed. Boyd Albritton: guitaist (Buddy Miles) friend of band....Marin co. 1970's
Boyd Albritton <floyd vox@aol'com>
mooresville, nc usa - Saturday, June 07, 1997 at 15:08:32 (EDT)
Pagani <>
Xi'an, SN China - Thursday, June 05, 1997 at 23:06:54 (EDT)
August 5, 1972- University of Pittsburgh football stadium- Quicksilver, Malo, and a bunch of local bands- about 95 degrees- on the floor of stadium(artificial turf) even hotter than that- two hits of speed- one 4-way hit of mescaline- 6hours sitting in my chair because I couldn't get up- too high to take off my long sleeve shirt- only band I really remember is Quicksilver- that was enough!!
Stray Dog
Pittsburgh, Pa - Wednesday, June 04, 1997 at 22:06:59 (EDT)
you guys are the best. I saw you in 1969-1971 in San Diego about 5 times.
paul perry <>
beaverton, or usa - Wednesday, June 04, 1997 at 21:45:47 (EDT)
What can I write ?
I loved John Cipollina, I loved Quicksilver.They never came in France.
I'd like to trade audios or videos tapes

Selamme <>
Bagnolet, France - Tuesday, June 03, 1997 at 16:21:27 (EDT)
Love the page! linking it on ours...should be up in a few days!
Beverly Casey <>
Pennsauken, NJ USA - Tuesday, June 03, 1997 at 07:55:26 (EDT)
Breathtaking terribly good page!!!!
Can anyone help me? Is there a single by the Brogues with
early bird on the b-side Challenge 53911. I´m desperatly seeking this

Dr. Peter Subkowski <>
Osnabrück, Germany - Monday, June 02, 1997 at 14:44:21 (EDT)
Yo Duncan,

Been trying to write you for the last couple of weeks regarding your upcoming Florida trip, but my mail keeps coming back as undelivered. Have you changed addresses? Please advise. Thanks, Jim

Jim Santangelo <JIMPHISH@AOL>
- Sunday, June 01, 1997 at 18:19:40 (EDT)
Love the background
Daisy Laubert <>
Coshohocken, PA USA - Wednesday, May 28, 1997 at 13:08:21 (EDT)
Just saw the Quicksilver '96 line-up. great band and great sound! Led in full force by Duncan.
Mike Sphar
- Tuesday, May 27, 1997 at 20:30:21 (EDT)

Very good web site.


Donald Chase <>
Herlong, CA USA - Monday, May 26, 1997 at 19:24:46 (EDT)
BRISTOL, TN GOOD OLE US OF A - Saturday, May 24, 1997 at 18:24:39 (EDT)
I saw QMS live in Birmingham,Al in 71.Blew my mind as I had already fallen in love with them and " Don't Cry My Ladylove" They played with ZZTop on the same bill. How lucky I was to have had that experience. Thanks QMS!!!
Memory Smith <>
Hartselle, Al USA - Tuesday, May 20, 1997 at 20:10:01 (EDT)
Hi Carlos. I used to work at Tower on Mercer street. I
really like this web page. I like Quicksilver a lot and the
layout of the page and the graphics are great.

Dave Lee
Renton, Washington USA - Thursday, May 15, 1997 at 23:55:36 (EDT)
Great site !! I had the great fortune to experience QMS in
Hawaii in 1971. Great show with the Chambers Brothers opening.
Still own most of the vinyl albums and the Sons of Mercury
CD. RIP Dino and John. The music world may never know thier
equal. Greetings to my good friend Dr. Chuck (Sky Pilot).

Bob James <>
Howell, MI USA - Sunday, May 11, 1997 at 16:55:12 (EDT)
Far out page! Nice to see that there are those who remember.
Thomas L.C. Peabody <>
The Valley, Anguilla - Sunday, May 11, 1997 at 10:19:25 (EDT)
can anybody hook me up with 1or2 good tapes love QMS just haven't
heard that much of them live, other than happy trails. t

Bian Shaw <shaaw55@>
boston, ma amer. - Saturday, May 10, 1997 at 03:39:10 (EDT)
One of my favorite bands. Bought all the Capital albums when they came out. By the time I moved to California they were history but I did get to see many Cippolina configurations and even got to chat with John in Cototai, CA. I'm an avid concert tape collector and would love to expand my Quicksilver collection.
Marc Blaker <>
- Friday, May 09, 1997 at 20:58:43 (EDT)
Greetings from the swamps of Florida. Please consider joining the Crawfish of Love with our special guests GARY DUNCAN and MICHAEL LEWIS on June 21 in Jacksonville, Fl. We will be recording the proceedings for a live cd. If you think you can join us down here give me a call at 904-757-8646 so we can make reservations for you. Seating is limited so give me a call or drop us an e-mail at OGILVIE@CYBERMAX.NET It's the SUMMER SOLSTICE SWAMP SEANCE so join us!
David Roberts/Crawfish of Love <>
Jacksonville, Fl - Monday, May 05, 1997 at 08:52:11 (EDT)
youngstown, oh - Sunday, May 04, 1997 at 21:15:50 (EDT)
We adore Quicksilver. My husband and I are listening to Sons of Mercury constantly. We're both in our forties - had the thrill of seeing a local performance of Quicksilver in some local school auditorium when we were teens (1966 thru 1979). Neither one of us can remember exact date or location (who's surprised). If anyone with a better memory remembers Quicksilver visiting around Youngstown, Ohio during those years please e-mail. Would be fun to know. Love, Peace and Music to all. Lotus
Lotus <>
Youngstown, Oh Amerika - Sunday, May 04, 1997 at 21:12:29 (EDT)
After picking up "The Last Days of the Fillmore" on CD I
was taken in by groups like Sons of Champlin, New Riders of
the Purple Sage, Santana, and The Quicksilver Messenger
Service. I ended up buying the greatest hits and collection
albums of The Sons of Champlin, New Riders of the Purple
Sage, and The Quicksilver Messenger Service. Of the three
albums the ones that make it to my CD player the most often
are The Sons of Champlin and The Quicksilver Messenger
Service. While my friends were listening to groups like
Pearl Jam and Nirvana, I was enthralled with this music with
a message from the sixties. I'd turn on my lava lamp, turn
off all of the other lights in the room, just lay on my bed
and totally concentrate on the fantastic music of the
Quicksilver Messenger Service. I also used to study with
the greatest hits CD playing in the background- it made for
some interesting papers. :-) The page is great, the only
thig it's missing are the lyrics to "What About Me."

Darrin E. Matteson <>
Albion, MI USA - Friday, May 02, 1997 at 21:57:11 (EDT)
So what happened to QMS anyway? I've never been much for
keeping up on what's happening, and I haven't heard from
Quicksilver or any of their members in ages. They were
great once . . .

Murray Driftmier <>
Phoenix, AZ USA - Thursday, May 01, 1997 at 13:00:36 (EDT)
uhhhhhhhhhh, whats ya gonna do about me!!!!!
many a fun nites@ the chi-chi club w/ MR. C.....

chris bell <>
modesto, ca u.s.a - Tuesday, April 29, 1997 at 15:35:49 (EDT)
I don't know how many hours I spent listening to "Happy Trails", but it was many, and 3 different album purchases because of scratches. I bought the CD in 1989, and I still listen to it!
Ed Lauderdale <>
Plano, TX USA - Monday, April 28, 1997 at 20:58:22 (EDT)
Nam vet...QMS and a few other "Frisco Area" bands keep me going sometime.
I still love them..."Don't Cry My Lady Love" is special to me. Listen to it
every day!!! Hit the Time Transporter" and take me back to Frisco 67/70.
I'm ready to go...but not on Hail Be Boop Delux...too damn cool for that.
Take care...glad to have found you. Peace

Buddy Cousins <>
Ashland, VA 23005 - Saturday, April 26, 1997 at 21:00:24 (EDT)

uri b.s. <>
israel - Saturday, April 26, 1997 at 17:22:24 (EDT)
Glad to see QuickSilver back, I hope to make the party
Tom Williams <>
Eugene, OR USA - Friday, April 25, 1997 at 22:10:40 (EDT)
Been a fan since the beginning. Lived in Boston, Mass
during 1966 thru Sept 1969. Saw them live at the Boston
Tea Party in June 1968 and them in the Spring or summer
of 1972 saw them live at the West Anchorage High School
Gym in Anchorage, Alaska. Great both times. In Anchorage,
Alaska they stayed at the hotel I worked at and I talked to
them in the lobby for awhile. They comped me into the
concert that night. Great Times, Great Memories......
Happy Trails guys.
Bob Hughes

Robert A. Hughes, Jr. <>
Anchorage, AK USA - Thursday, April 24, 1997 at 12:18:23 (EDT)
Get it together and go on tour!
freeee <>
somewhere in, NY - Thursday, April 24, 1997 at 11:51:56 (EDT)
Get it together and go on tour!
freeee <>
somewhere in, NY - Thursday, April 24, 1997 at 11:50:50 (EDT)
i found the rhino 2 cd set at tower records couple days
ago and loved it. still would like to get the albums on
cd though. and now i find a website on the band! hope i
can see you guys play sometime soon. any merchandise?

steve mason < >
anaheim , ca USA - Wednesday, April 23, 1997 at 03:58:35 (EDT)
Quicksilver's music remains magical to me . . .
I have a few recordings to trade.

Fred Miramontes <>
Stockton, CA USA - Sunday, April 20, 1997 at 21:38:56 (EDT)
This may be a stupid question after all these years, but, who the hell was Jesse Oris Farrow? Credited with writing Fresh Air and other tunes on Just For Love and What About Me I've always assumed it was Dino or some combination of the guys. Anyone know who and why that name was used...after nearly thirty years I'd like to know..Peace..Jim
Jim Santangelo <JIMPHISH@AOL>
- Saturday, April 19, 1997 at 14:05:33 (EDT)
The early Quicksilver albums of my youth (Youth?) were very influential on me. I still play guitar in bands and (weekend warrior) and always have in mind the way things were done when Gary and John let it rip. Their method of jamming and having an open mind about playing is relly where it's at.
Barry Alan <>
Wells, VT. USA - Friday, April 18, 1997 at 21:06:41 (EDT)
The early Quicksilver albums of my youth (Youth?) were very influential on me. I still play guitar in bands and (weekend warrior) and always have in mind the way things were done when Gary and John let it rip. Their method of jamming and having an open mind about playing is relly where it's at.
Barry Alan <>
Wells, VT. USA - Friday, April 18, 1997 at 21:06:14 (EDT)
Hey all you Quicksilver freaks out there! C'mon down to Jacksonville on June 21 and catch Gary Duncan and hopefully Michael Lewis performing with the Crawfish of Love. East meets West..swamp meets'll be a gas!
JACKSONVILLE , FL FREEDONIA - Thursday, April 17, 1997 at 14:46:15 (EDT)
i sure miss john, but the peace by piece album was certainly in true fine form.
david- plan on doing any more jeffstarship work?

steve skeeter krouse <>
wallingford, pa u.s.a .19086 - Thursday, April 17, 1997 at 13:47:59 (EDT)
I am originally from Scotland and have been a Quicksilver fan
from the beginning. I grew up with the San Francisco sound in
the north of Scotland, there was and still may be, a small early
warning (US) station, I met this guy from the States who turned me
on to american psychadelic music. I have always loved the

Stephen Crowe <>
Concord, Ca USA - Monday, April 14, 1997 at 21:34:48 (EDT)
Christine L'Amour
Brookings, SD us - Monday, April 14, 1997 at 16:45:10 (EDT)
Your music rules, man!!!
Christine L'Amour
Brookings, SD us - Monday, April 14, 1997 at 16:44:01 (EDT)
Fresh Air, Who Do You Love, Freeway Flier, Pride of Man. QMS
were a prominent part of my life's soundtrack back in the late
60s and early 70s. Covered Fresh Air in an early band. Never
got to see 'em live but have loved their music ever since the
first note of Who Do You Love came rolling out of the speakers.
Real nice set o' pages here. Kinda nice to see that there's a
few other folks out there similarly infected by QMS' music ;)

Peas, miner

Miner Gleason <>
Cary, NC 27513 - Saturday, April 12, 1997 at 12:02:59 (EDT)
Very cool site, a great way to kill off the better part of a Friday which could have been spent unproductively WORKING.
Jeff Wilson <>
Albany, NY US - Friday, April 11, 1997 at 15:02:45 (EDT)
My last QMS stories are comparatively pleasant ones. During the summer of 1977, with "Solid Silver" still reasonably current, Gary and Dino put together an incarnation for a gig in Westport Ct, at a pretty seedy, high-priced, late night bar. They started close to midnight, rocked until well after 1:00 (despite Dino's corpulence), and played all the favorites, both old and new: Mona, Who Do You Love, Fresh Air, What About Me, Baby Baby, Gypsy Lights, Cowboy on the Run (phew!), They Don't Know, Bittersweet Love, Play My Guitar, and, as a final encore, Freeway Flyer. Backstage, after some chiding, Dino sang a verse of "Let's Get Together." They weren't travelling by limousine, but Dino was as upbeat as ever. I saw Cipollina and Gravenites and Elmore play in Boston in the mid-80's -- JC was pretty cooked, but the garage/blues stuff (Pride of Man, Mona, Heebie Jeebies, Who Do You Love) was stinging. Backstage, JC and Nick the Greek reminisced about the days of psychedelia and, of all things, the shortlived
tenure of Copperhead. In all, not bad last memories of the gang.

Jon Herman <>
- Friday, April 11, 1997 at 11:10:46 (EDT)
INDEPENDENCE, OR USA - Thursday, April 10, 1997 at 14:42:19 (EDT)
INDEPENDENCE, OROR USA - Thursday, April 10, 1997 at 14:40:29 (EDT)
Just investigating the Net. Loved QMS from the word go - so do my kids who are older than me !!
Dave Jervis
London, UK - Thursday, April 10, 1997 at 12:45:17 (EDT)
I think I need just another hit of fresh Air.
MAy Dino RIP

John Palladino <>
Medford, NY 11763 - Wednesday, April 09, 1997 at 20:38:20 (EDT)
Great page.Was guided here by the Man Band homepage,also a great place to visit.Never saw QSMS,but had the honour of seeing John C. at Londons Roundhouse on two of the three nights that he played there with the Man Band.Yeah.There ain't that much talent over here now when it comes to real music for the mind and body.So come on over here and give us all a treat.
D <>
uk - Wednesday, April 09, 1997 at 16:23:28 (EDT)
Hi Gary! I and my band had a good time when you and I played the Birchmere club. I'm just about done with my CD,.
Look me up when you get back in the DC area. We are booked again at the same club
and will be playing with Anton Fig this time. I hope you have of luck with your new project!
After I worked with Link Wray for over 20 years it shows you that the good stuff
never dies. We have 2 more tunes in a new movie called 8 heads in a duffel bag!
What next?? Anyway good luck see ya!! John

John Van Horn <JJOHN42@EROLS.COM>
- Wednesday, April 09, 1997 at 04:56:34 (EDT)
I'm new to the web. I'm glad I found your home page and
others (such as Hot Tuna's). There was a boxed set album
collection of the final days of The Filmore (with a killer
version of Who Do You Love by QMS), do you (or anyone else)
know if this has ever been released on CD?

Bob Korte <>
Canton, OH USA - Tuesday, April 08, 1997 at 14:55:34 (EDT)
I have many Happy memories connected to Quicksilver Messenger Service, in particular a time when sitting on a light-house platform smoking a joint and watching the sun set over the Mississippi river listening to 'Fresh Air' on the radio---I believe it was about '71, but I'm not sure. Just got 'What about me' on CD, sounds cool, but different after all these years. PEACE Mike Anyone know how to get ahold of the Rainbow Tribe???
Mike Hahn <>
St. Louis, MO USA - Saturday, April 05, 1997 at 03:04:01 (EST)
I love L O N G S O N G S!!! Thanks for bringing me
back to the 60's

Gene Allen <>
seattle, wa USA - Friday, April 04, 1997 at 05:30:54 (EST)
Good to be here.
John Felser <>
King of Prussia, PA USA - Monday, March 31, 1997 at 13:51:35 (EST)
"Stand By Me" has to be the greatest song form the San
Francisco Rock scene. QMS kicks ass and may they forever
rock the hearts of Hipppies everywhere.

John Cloud, Jr. <>
va - Monday, March 31, 1997 at 13:26:55 (EST)
It's about that very first bass note on the "Happy Trails" album -- it always transports me back to another time and another place! Yow!

Colin Hartridge <>
Vancouver, BC Canada - Monday, March 31, 1997 at 01:12:59 (EST)
My first band in '69/'70 used to play the Quicksilver version of "Who Do You Love"; our guitarist and I(drums then, guitar now)were very big Quicksilver fans. I still have the 1st 2 albums with a much abused Happy Trails(I had to continually loan it to a friend up the street who would never buy his own copy!).
Dennis McCowan
St Louis, MMM USA - Saturday, March 29, 1997 at 12:41:44 (EST)
I first heard of QMS in 1968 @ the tender age of 13. I was visiting my grandparents in Colorado. I heard "DINO'S SONG" on a local radio station & I was hooked! Upon arriving back home, I found that Michigan stations(at least where I lived) didn't have QMS on their playlists. However,while in a local (MICHIGAN) record store,I came across the QMS album! I used my paper route money to buy it. When I got home & put that LP on my old mono record player, my life changed. I was no longer a popmeister. Ever since I've leaned toward music with a harder,guitar edge.I also started becoming more social concious. I have all the QMS LP's (and most of them on CD) as well as "THE SONS OF MERCURY". I've never grown tired of them. It would be hard to pick a favorite LP or song, although "Don't cry my lady love" has always been a special song from a special time in my life. My only regret is never having seen the band "LIVE". Now, with John & Dino gone, it wouldn't be the same. The music lives on and I just want the remaining members to know what an impact their music has had on my life. THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Dean A. Clevenger <>
Ida, MI USA - Friday, March 28, 1997 at 12:34:46 (EST)
Quicksilver will always be one of my favorite bands. I'd love
to get more of their shows. If anyone would like to trade tapes
please contact me. Thanks!!!
Peace, --Ed--

Ed Boldon <>
Madison, WI USA - Wednesday, March 26, 1997 at 12:04:52 (EST)
I lived in San Francisco in the late 60's and early 70's. We went to the Filmore about 3-4 times a week. QS was always the first act with Jefferson Airplane being the top act and someone else in the middle. I always loved them and looked forward to hearing them play. They were a lot of fun. This is great - their home page.
Thanks for the memories Laura an old hippie

Laura Cupo <>
West Haven, Conn. USA - Monday, March 24, 1997 at 16:37:28 (EST)
Enjoy reading the words of everyone here, young and old.
It's great to see that this group, which gave us so much
beautiful music, is remembered by so many. I never got to
see the band and would love to trade tapes with
people. Keep the memories alive, support the arts, and love
your enemies...peace.

Jay Kaufman <>
Arlington, VA USA - Sunday, March 23, 1997 at 18:32:58 (EST)
Glad to KNOW THAT I am able to keep up with the band. Duncan, Cipollina, Hopkins are and were old friends.
Boyd albritton
- Friday, March 21, 1997 at 19:32:08 (EST)
Guitarist, Friend of band Marin County 1970's
Boyd Albritton <Floyd Vox@AOL.COM>
Mooresville, NC Iredell - Friday, March 21, 1997 at 19:20:52 (EST)
Hi my name is Allen I don't own a computer I am using the schools computer
Any way I greatly enjoy your music and have one of your tee shirts.
I would greatlly appreciate some cool stuff.
my address is 513 s.e.13th st. Ontario Or 97914
thank you
Allen McConathy
age 18

Allen McConathy
Ontario, OR United States Of America - Wednesday, March 19, 1997 at 12:42:09 (EST)
Nice website. I'm a longtime fan of QMS who longs for the glory days of the San Francisco sound of which QMS was such a large part. The current music scene is simply dismal. Nice to see a website of and by some old friends. Bye.
Jim Omdahl <JStraw73@aol>
- Tuesday, March 18, 1997 at 21:44:16 (EST)
I can't think of another quitarist whose style I enjoyed and envied more than John Cippolina. I'm sorry to hear that he passed away in '89. He was one of a kind.
Harald Jensen <>
Colorado Springs, CO USA - Tuesday, March 18, 1997 at 18:00:27 (EST)
I was probably the last person that talked to Dino the night he died
In the typical Dino fashion, he was still looking for a Drummer. His son
had me design the card for his wake. To this moment I still think of him.
i gave blood to him I gave my heart to him. A dear person and no
matter what folks said about him. He was my friend. As Dino always said when
he picked up a penny on the floor of my guitar shop.."More for me!" When most folks deserted him...I didn't. Dino I hope you are reading this. Will miss him always.
As for my friend John, another great friend. He had nothing but a kind word for me and his friends. He'd
give the shirt off his back.When I saw him last I told him to get his health up
or he'd end up permanently in a wheel chair as I was. Two weks later his frail heart
just gave up. At least now he won't have to feel any more pain.
Robert Lee

Robert Lee <>
larkspur, ca usa - Saturday, March 15, 1997 at 19:38:12 (EST)
Can anybody tell me if there is a cd version of the triplle album "the last days of the filmore". I've been searching for months now. I used to have that album in the seventies, there were a couple of great QMS tracks on it.
stefaan margory <>
ostend, belgium - Saturday, March 15, 1997 at 03:52:24 (EST)
Great Page!!
Does anyone know where I can find a full tablature version
of "Gold and Silver" and "The" Fool as they appeared on the
first album ?

Jean-Pierre Rivet <>
Bristol, England - Friday, March 14, 1997 at 23:03:15 (EST)
I'm so glad to see that there are so many people that not only love the music of QMS, but also still feel the spirit of those great days when Fresh air, What About Me and other masterpieces such as Just For Love were colouring our summers.
Maybe those days will never come back, but I'm proud realizing that in my own litlle way, I was part of it.
On the other hand I'm kinda sad because I never saw the band and because two great people of it are no longer with us...

stefaan margory <>
ostend, belgium - Friday, March 14, 1997 at 17:27:23 (EST)

Keith Breuker <>
HONOR, MI usa - Thursday, March 13, 1997 at 18:41:48 (EST)
Heard a story back in 72 when the band was playing here in Florida. They were going to play West Palm Beach and the local law enforcement agencies did not want them to play What About Me. I guess they were afraid of a riot or something. Well the guys being the guys played the song and then snuck out of the theater withs some fans before they could be arrested. They wend down the road a bit to a diferent hotel and checked in as an Environmental Survey team...way to go guys. Bo Diddley lives near me and many years ago he told me he thought that the bands version of Who Do you Love ROCKED!!!!Happy Trails from Florida!
Jimphish <Jimphish@AOL>
- Wednesday, March 12, 1997 at 10:04:42 (EST)
i bought happy trails recently and I lOVE IT! i'm disturbed that the guest list is all american.
if anyone in manchester (where i study) or salisbury (where i live ) likes this band and even wants to play a bit, email me during term time.

darren rose <>
manchester, ENGLAND - Monday, March 10, 1997 at 09:59:00 (EST)
QMS are With JA and GD best, all we knows that.
Hello From Croatia , Adress Is :
Igor Galjer
Setaliste dr. Ivse Lebovica 12
43000 Bjelovar
Croatia , Europe

Igor Galjer <>
Bjelovar, Croatia - Friday, March 07, 1997 at 06:15:01 (EST)
loved your music, spirit and times . big fan of john c's
guitar playing . finally saw zero last year. thanks.
smoke the best. sons of mercury is an awesome compilation.
feel the loss of nickey hopkins. hand in there. out.

ben holden
newington, ct 06111 - Wednesday, March 05, 1997 at 12:12:58 (EST)
I remember Dino Valenti back in '67 when he was living in
lower manhattan. For a short time I lived w/Gary Duncan and
his wife and young daugther. By the time I decided to look
up my old love Dino, I found out he was gone....

PA - Wednesday, March 05, 1997 at 09:06:00 (EST)
I just had to drop a line as the Quicksilver Messenger Service was such a great band. One of my very favourites ever.
Juuso Paaso <>
Helsinki, Finland - Tuesday, March 04, 1997 at 10:31:07 (EST)
quicksilver rocks my world!!!!!!
marvin w. wright <>
sacramento, ca usa - Monday, March 03, 1997 at 21:22:23 (EST)
It was my pleasure to promote a Quicksilver show in Norfolk, Va. Specifically, the Virgina Beach Dome, in 1972
I believe the guys were represented by the Wm. Morris Agency. I hope so or I handed a pile of money to a stranger in a suit.:) We all had a blast. Got to know Dino pretty well. One cool guy! Gary dropped his hollow body electric and cracked it. He stuffed it with a rag so it wouldn't rattle and went on. Very good memories.

Dave Thomas <>
Rochester, Mn usa - Monday, March 03, 1997 at 19:51:07 (EST)
Just looking for a new copy of Happy Trails
John McCann <>
Barrington, RI USA - Thursday, February 27, 1997 at 16:41:34 (EST)
Dave Roberts and Pat Ogilvie here from the Crawfish of Love. We reside down in the swamps in Florida and we finally got around to signing on the mail list.
The great Gary Duncan himself joined us down here last November for a dream concert and let us assure you...he's a righteous dude. He came down to Florida as a favor to us and to play a benefit for a much-loved local radio show and played his ass off. His chops are monstrously intact and raging. Surely some entrepreneur out there will see the potential magic waiting to happen and get Quicksilver 96 on the road this summer. I think the band would do well on the East Coast in old QMS markets. You guys who live on the West Coast need your head examined for not having Duncan playing more often out there...ya got a rare remaining natural original psychedelic architect...a man whose blend of notes evoke many mental scenarios...and you guys don't take advantage of it! We heard him play the first live version of "Calvary" in Jacksonville, Fla. fer guys could have had that experience...and it WAS an experience. The dude is, as the album cover says...the World's Most Funky Saint.
with love,
Dave and Pat
Crawfish of Love, Jacksonville

Crawfish of Love <>
Jacksonville, Fl. USA - Tuesday, February 25, 1997 at 20:47:22 (EST)
Far Out ! I'm 43 years old on 2/26 . Thought no one was left who can even remember Quicksilver!
Jeff Shadle <>
Chambersburg, PA USA - Tuesday, February 25, 1997 at 20:09:58 (EST)
Used to see the Brogues in Merced, California. I went to high school in Atwater, in the 60's, and saw Quicksilver in the City also. Stayed with Elmore a couple of times, he used to give lessons to my mate, Ted Olson. Ah, the good old hippie days. Great page.
Rob Williams <>
Belmont, Ca USA - Tuesday, February 25, 1997 at 03:19:27 (EST)
So many memories...The Fillmore, Avalon and Winterland. New Years Eve, Cippolina jammin' with the Dead. Frost Amphitheatre with Dino...Watch Cha Gonna do About Me! Fresh Air. Long Mona jam. Last time I saw Cippolina was in cotati with the Dinosours...Cippolina, Hunter, Barry Melton...One night in Santa Cruz listening to the 1st album over and over and over. Couldn't sleep that night :-).
Dan Friedman <>
Sebastopol, CA USA - Monday, February 24, 1997 at 00:33:33 (EST)
Still one of the coolest and most original bands ever to cop a recording contract. Cowboys and LSD indeed!
Jeffery Dunn <>
Normal, Il. McClean - Saturday, February 22, 1997 at 00:30:50 (EST)
First blundered into QMS at Avalon, Nov. 66. Instant Fan! Was in USN, stationed at Treasure Island, waiting for assignment. Saw them a couple of other times before being sent Away in Jan. '67. Saw Again at Cheetah Club in Santa Monica, '68, just before heading to Vietnam. I believe the show was Kalaidescope, Quicksilver & Steppenwolf. Got to stand right up front'cause the LA lame-o's were there for Steppenwolf & didn't know QMS! Survived brown-water tour of SE Asia, returned just in time to catch New Years Eve show at Winterland '68, the night BG announced that was the "last" QMS gig. I was utterly Bummed. If I could re-live one concert, it would be that one. QMS, GD, Santana & Beautiful Day. Last saw band at Winterland, Chip's official exit. Had horn section, Dino, & was a remarkably different band. Later saw Chip w/Copperhead & Frank Zappa at Winterland, and lastly playing with the Dinosaurs at the WOW Hall in Eugene. I almost went up to tell him Thanks & all that maudlin drivel, but I figured he didn't want to be bothered. So thanks to the Survivors, y'all were & are Something Else Again...
PS: I was "Chris" on KTIM-FM, San Rafael, 72-74
RC Stilwell

RC Stilwell <>
Noti, Or usa - Friday, February 21, 1997 at 17:45:54 (EST)
Nice to find this page. My own Home Page is named
"Shady Grove".

Eric Jones

Eric Jones <>
Columbus, OH USA - Thursday, February 20, 1997 at 12:16:27 (EST)
Great Web Site. I also play in a band THE BACK PAGES, and
we do Quicksilver, Moby, Airplane, Dead, Beatles, etc.
Our email is

Phil Sollar <>
- Thursday, February 20, 1997 at 01:37:00 (EST)
I was a friend and co-worker of John Cippolina in several projects, including Raven, Terry & The Pirates, and several other strange bands. Anyone interested in catching up on my present musical projects,E-Mail me at: I've got some great new stuff happening! Thanx, Greg Douglass
Greg Douglass <>
- Wednesday, February 19, 1997 at 00:29:19 (EST)
I have been searching for a cd of Happy Trails for a long time now. Any idea where I can find it?
Alan Ross <>
Langley, BC Canada - Tuesday, February 18, 1997 at 22:44:06 (EST)
i've been a fan since early on and have all the lps and have also updated with the cds. very interested in shapeshifter but haven't seen it yet. also interested in live recordings or future concert dates in the st. louis area.

gerry feldman <>
maryland heights, mo usa - Tuesday, February 18, 1997 at 19:23:57 (EST)
I have several vinyl albums. I'm in the progress of
upgrading to CD. I still think the first album is the best!
Just a personal opinion. Still a big QMS fan.

Duane Xavier <>
West Palm Beach, FL United States - Tuesday, February 18, 1997 at 13:27:11 (EST)
Very nice page!(the background reminds me of a trip last
year)I guess my fav song is Stand by me.....
Send me a mail and we could talk a bit!

Petter Eriksson <>
Lit, Sweden - Tuesday, February 18, 1997 at 06:30:02 (EST)
I am so happy to find ANYTHING on Quicksilver (the band), not the shirt! I have been a fan from the beginning and cannot believe why they have not gotten the praise, or acknowledgement they so well deserve. They were musical geniuses as far as I'm concerned. I play their recordings to everyone I can especially ones who never knew of them. I feel I can take credit for some new fans along the way.
I mean young fans in their 20's! My sons friends, too! And it's been a pleasure. Their music is refreshing and it energizes me to a point beyond explanation. I have also been a Deadhead from the sixties and I can honestly say that I consider QMS equal in my appreciation of their musical works. And sometimes when I listen to QMS I really don't want to hear anything else. Not even GD! I know I'm going off
a bit, but I've been holding this in for such a very long time. Unfortunately, all the while having to read about Cippolina, Hopkins, and Valentis deaths. Hardly mentioned anywhere either, which is really upsetting considering their musical contributions. But yet you have some of these screamers (that haven't really done anything musically to speak of), and when they die or kill themselves, you have a front page on Rolling Stone.
Speaking of which They (RS) should have had much more than they did. I guess they sold out all the way and forgot where they started! Enough of that. The background on this web page of yours makes it very hard to read, I had to print it to be able to read it. The midi doesn't sound too good either but that's okay, I can hear it on my CD or Album, as I have both for almost all recordings! I will never give up my
Quicksilver records. My daughter just got this comp for X-mas and I'm still very new to it, so I hope this looks right and goes through okay. It's my daughter's E-mail address but I use it too until I can get one of my own, I don't know how to do that yet! She doesn't mind. As a matter of fact I have a QMS Tape I recorded for the car, and she always has me play "Bears" for her and her friends. She likes a few others.
also. If you care to contact me , I would be very pleased for the communication. Till we meet again, Happy trails to you.

Martha Gonzalez <Egonza7775@AOL/com>
Stuart, FL USA - Monday, February 17, 1997 at 22:02:32 (EST)
Have listened to q.m.s. for almost thirty years now. Saw em only once. Have always liked the first three Capitol albums best. My son has really gotten into the band the last couple of years on his own and in fact, today showed up for a visit with Happy Trails l.p!
joe hansgen <>
- Monday, February 17, 1997 at 20:47:46 (EST)
It is a very good page, a good tribute for one of the best band of San Francisco

Ramón Tijerina Chapa <>
Monterrey, N.L. México - Monday, February 17, 1997 at 18:23:41 (EST)
i am blown away! Thanks to all
teddie <teepe54>
- Saturday, February 15, 1997 at 22:54:18 (EST)
Gary Henson <SNICKERS 356 @ AOL.COM>
Woodbridge, Va USA - Saturday, February 15, 1997 at 21:09:46 (EST)
Thanks for supplying this site which cover briefly QMS.
Meanwhile, I investigated AllMusicGuide and found
necessary information. Together with the liner notes
of the albums I have, I will submit you some changes
and additions after I put them together.
Ofcourse if you accept to work with me.

Turgay Yalcin <>
Ankara, Turkey - Friday, February 14, 1997 at 03:25:59 (EST)
You're fantastic group, and your best album, according to me is Happy Trails

walter maggiore <>
rome, italy - Thursday, February 13, 1997 at 17:34:17 (EST)
who were the musicians that played on the untitled LP. That's so unusual (not to identify the artists)ers0
bcw <>
willow grove, pa usa - Wednesday, February 12, 1997 at 09:22:24 (EST)
I just recieved my first Quicksilver C.D. through the mail, I just wanted to say it is very excellent!!!! My mother recommended it and I am glad she did. Great music!!
Duane Noland <>
North Port , FL U.S.A. - Monday, February 10, 1997 at 23:56:25 (EST)
Hey! What's going on?
keith boulanger <>
walker, mi USA - Monday, February 10, 1997 at 00:10:33 (EST)
My friend George Welch turned me on to Quicksilver The first QMS cocert I went to was 1973, I believe in Oct.
It was at the Academy Of Music in NYC. Opening act was REO Speedwagon, then came Joe Walsh & Barnstorm with Joe Vitale in the band.
Todd Rundgren came out & jammed with Joe W. & Barnstorm. Then out came Quicksilver! They were hot! Our seats were third row center,
for the late show. By the time it was over & we got back to Jersey
it was 7:00 am. It was a great concert. Another time we went to see them, was in Asbury Park NJ at The Sunshine Inn.
I think it was in 75. George & I went backstage and partied with the guys, they were real cool.Gary & Dino were playing new Les Pauls, they were sunburst.
This was great cause Quicksilver was George's favorite band !

Michael Rescigno <>
Valencia, CA USA - Sunday, February 09, 1997 at 19:11:43 (EST)
AWESOME. you have one of not very many sites for a good band.
you are the greatest ROCK ON!

LEDZEP1234 <LedZep1234>
Or usa - Sunday, February 09, 1997 at 18:45:08 (EST)
stefaan <>
ostend, belgium - Sunday, February 09, 1997 at 07:23:22 (EST)
Cool site.. I've been a loyal QMS fan since 1967. RIP JC
Michael Ellicott < ,>
poughkeepsie, ny usa - Saturday, February 08, 1997 at 22:25:18 (EST)
I love Quicksilver so this is definitely a great website.
Ryan Hefti <>
- Saturday, February 08, 1997 at 01:53:32 (EST)
Anybody know how to get a hold of Quicksilver tapes of
live performances? Would love to have them and anything
by Cipollina. I have nothing to trade except money, just
started collecting. "GREAT BAND"!!!....

Thanks for the site..

donnie herrington <>
emerson, ar usa - Friday, February 07, 1997 at 09:52:21 (EST) online at last just in time to stumble into the QMS page just the way Bev and I stumbled into Fillmore Auditorium it must've been 1966 and saw the band for the first GREAT time. I always tell people that that was the first time I heard the music I'd been waiting all my life to hear. Amazingly, that's still true. I can play the first album and Happy Trails endlessly and never tire of them. The first and John's album with Copperhead are my all-time favorites. Shady Grove was great too. Just received Gary's new CD set, but haven't had time to really sit down and listen to it. The amazing thing about walking into the Fillmore that time was that Jim Murray, a friend of mine from college, was lead vocalist -- a big surprise, that kind of capped the whole evening. I was sad to hear he'd left the band, but still loved QMS. I remember buying the first album at White Front for $3.28 and being so excited I could hardly stand it. We went to many a show, the last probably somewhere in the 70s at Sproul Plaza. The show was dleayed because Gary (I think) got busted on the way in and then after the music started, someone complained about the noise, poor deluded soul whoever he/she was. I still think QMS was the best of all the S.F. bands, first wave, second wave, third wave, whatever. Really sorry to hear of John's and Dino's deaths. Wish I'd seen Dino perform acoustically solo, but never did. Thanks for all the good music, the music I waited about 22 years to hear -- it was more than worth the wait and I'll never forget the first time I heard ou guys play "Codeine" and "Babe, I'm Leavin' You." Nice to know you've persevered, Gary, and I hope David and Greg (and Jim) are well and still playing and still enjoying it. Now when is that long-awaited Cipollina retrospective album gonna show? One of the great electric guitarists is being neglected, just as the greatest band has been. Happy Trails to all and thanks for the Web site.
Bob Loomis <>
Concord, CA USA - Wednesday, February 05, 1997 at 03:09:49 (EST)
A treat (& thanx, Nicky!)
Dana Kanney <>
Santa Clara, CA USA - Tuesday, February 04, 1997 at 05:43:01 (EST)
I loved QMS back in the day, and I am becoming a fan all over again.
thanks for this cool home page!

M.L. Liebler <>
St. Clair Shores, MI USA - Monday, February 03, 1997 at 19:33:08 (EST)
Their second album "Happy Trails" is my favourite West Coast
rock album.

Mikko H.
HML, Finland - Monday, February 03, 1997 at 05:03:38 (EST)

Dan Gondoli <GONDO 7>
SLC, UT USA - Sunday, February 02, 1997 at 10:24:47 (EST)
Love the page, Love the orginal bad boys. Love to collect posters and tapes, any traders?
Jed Metzger <jedmetzger@AOL.COM>
Rochester, NY USA - Sunday, February 02, 1997 at 10:08:08 (EST)
I've never had the good fortune to see them but have been a long time fan. The first time you hear this band you know it's the real deal.
dirtman <>
Dagsboro, DE - Saturday, February 01, 1997 at 23:42:25 (EST)
Cool Stuff! I stay tuned!
Jack Devaney <>
Boston, MA USA - Saturday, February 01, 1997 at 17:22:55 (EST)
Quicksilver forever!
Joe Botti <>
Corona, Ca USA - Saturday, February 01, 1997 at 17:19:32 (EST)
I loved the music of QMS from the first time I heard them.
Unfortunately I was never able to see them live, but I am
content to listen to my recordings and absorb the
inspiration. Thank you for a wonderful site.

GuitarDave <>
Harwood, PA U.S.A. - Saturday, February 01, 1997 at 14:35:47 (EST)
I had not seen anything about Quicksilver in years. Happy Trails
which I have again purchased for at least the 3rd time
(1st time on CD)was always one of my favorite albums. I wondered
what had happened to John and am very sorry. Unfortunately I never saw
Quicksilver perform. I will get the shapeshifter CD and check
it out, Best of Luck.
Jon C.

Jon Cieszinski <>
Lubbock, TX USA - Saturday, February 01, 1997 at 09:53:30 (EST)
I saw Quicksilver Messenger Service circa 1973. They topped the bill with ZZ Top and the Allman Brothers. If anyone who saw this show at the Coliseum in Houston Texas can remember the details, feel free to comment on their perspective on the show. Big Al

Allen R. Dean <>
Kingwood, Tx U.S.A. - Monday, January 27, 1997 at 21:39:20 (EST)
looks great...thanx
zee <>
Morro Bay, CA USA - Monday, January 27, 1997 at 02:14:41 (EST)
the best concert i've seen was at civic auditorium Honolulu
June 12 in the early 70's.

Razzini Giorgio
busto arsizio, va Italy - Sunday, January 26, 1997 at 13:17:06 (EST)
i love John Cipollina
Giorgio Guffanti
busto arsizio, va italy - Sunday, January 26, 1997 at 13:13:11 (EST)

Great Page,I have been a Quicksilver fan for about 26 years.My most memorable show was 1973 academy of music nyc Duncans guitar playing was amazing and always thought he could hold a solo better than john a very tight band with Elmore,steaks and ryan would love to have a copy of it.Im glad to see Gary's back with shapeshifter it's very good.I am also glad he's not waiting 10 yrs for his next.I have some import live tapes of 68,69 if anyone has any live later shows.Looking forward to your upcoming projects with your current lineup Lewis,Errico and co.

SLC, UT USA - Sunday, January 26, 1997 at 08:59:29 (EST)

Sent: Saturday, January 25, 1997 5:55 PM
To: ''
Subject: subscribe

Dave Roberts and Pat Ogilvie here from the Crawfish of Love. We reside down in the swamps in Florida and we finally got around to signing on the mail list.
The great Gary Duncan himself joined us down here last November for a dream concert and let us assure you...he's a righteous dude. He came down to Florida as a favor to us and to play a benefit for a much-loved local radio show and played his ass off. His chops are monstrously intact and raging. Surely some entrepreneur out there will see the potential magic waiting to happen and get Quicksilver 96 on the road this summer. I think the band would do well on the East Coast in old QMS markets. You guys who live on the West Coast need your head examined for not having Duncan playing more often out there...ya got a rare remaining natural original psychedelic architect...a man whose blend of notes evoke many mental scenarios...and you guys don't take advantage of it! We heard him play the first live version of "Calvary" in Jacksonville, Fla. fer guys could have had that experience...and it WAS an experience. The dude is, as the album cover says...the World's Most Funky Saint.
with love,
Dave and Pat
Crawfish of Love, Jacksonville

crawfish of love <>
jacksonville, fl usa - Saturday, January 25, 1997 at 18:41:42 (EST)
Mizrae sez you guys are up and running. Let's link!
L.D.Glover <>
Roswell, GA USA - Thursday, January 23, 1997 at 01:37:41 (EST)
Hey man...just blew in from the 60's, and Quicksilver's still goin' strong. Far out.
Claude McCaffrey <>
Palo Alto, CA US of A - Tuesday, January 21, 1997 at 22:54:32 (EST)

ST.LOUIS, MO USA - Tuesday, January 21, 1997 at 18:18:29 (EST)
After my oldest brothers bought "Happy Trails" back in '69,
I was never the same after hearing John Cipollina's great
guitar work. He's been a major influence with my music.
Great to see such a cool web page. Keep up the work! :-)

Daniel Larsen <>
Pleasanton, CA US - Tuesday, January 21, 1997 at 03:57:42 (EST)
Truly exquisite website. One of the finest I have browsed.
Haven't listened to Quicksilver in awhile, guess I better start
I'll be back after I've listened, so my comments can be more

David Bradford Berman <>
- Sunday, January 19, 1997 at 22:47:44 (EST)
Tom Downer <>
Seattle, Wa USA - Saturday, January 18, 1997 at 12:03:31 (EST)
I am a veteran of the "people's republic of Berzerkeleyland" and am very happy to see this page and to hear of the new CD. Quicksilver is such a great band and I've always thought their sound to be very much the best embodiment of that wonder-culture that arose in the Bay area in those days and continues to live to these days and beyond. I first heard them on KMPX before their first LP, and saw pictures and posters of them up around Telegragh Ave in Berkeley. They always seemed like the secret pinnacle of the hippie culture in the area with their fabulous sound. 'The Fool' was always my favorite. I loved hearing it on the radio and from their record while experiencing the many pretty colors available in Berkeley. And now I have nearly all the Quicksilver CD's (7original-5compilation) with only a few more to go and then I'll have everything except any live stuff (which I don't know about anyway). Happy Trails Forever. Does anyone know what kind of pickups Cippolina used? I must be on my way. Happy Trails!
Muck Nerdman
CA USA - Friday, January 17, 1997 at 18:31:40 (EST)
Great page
Ted Logsdon <>
Houston, TX USA - Friday, January 17, 1997 at 07:51:24 (EST)
Friend of Mario......Brother of John
Mark de Vall <>
Novato, Ca U.S.A. - Tuesday, January 14, 1997 at 19:12:02 (EST)
Great! Just browsin' music (my passion) and found this page. Will be back! THANKS
Brad Jenkins <?>
Lenoir City, TN US - Monday, January 13, 1997 at 21:40:17 (EST)
Glad to have a new Quicksilver CD on the market...
thanks for all good times/good tunes over the years!

Happy Trails and Colorful Flashbacks

Ken Sorce <>
Jackson, MS USA - Monday, January 13, 1997 at 13:05:16 (EST)
dedication shows happy trails all that is available as alive set?
michael o'shea <>
england - Sunday, January 12, 1997 at 19:54:54 (EST)
What a find....thx. It is good to know that u are not alone.
David Stone <>
UK - Sunday, January 12, 1997 at 09:49:03 (EST)
"HAPPY TRAILS" Best live album of the Sixties!!!!!
Jim Allbaugh <>
Hemet, Ca USA - Saturday, January 11, 1997 at 22:03:07 (EST)
Just great to know others still remember, man!!
Joe Cipollina <>
middletown, CT USA - Friday, January 10, 1997 at 15:20:02 (EST)
Can you say jAm... get those geetars goin boys and let
the rythym section rock. to all, love and happy days

swaycity <>
Hayward, CA usa - Friday, January 10, 1997 at 12:00:33 (EST)
Yo! Bro! Here I BE! Where you Am? Are the buggies gettin' you down?
J.Buggs Freiberg <>
- Tuesday, January 07, 1997 at 02:02:26 (EST)
Good to find that QMS goes on in mind and action
I never got the chance to see them live, those bands never
made it over here often, just have to listen to the LPs
and audios
Who Do You Love
Rod at

Rod Steele <>
Stevenage, Britain - Sunday, January 05, 1997 at 11:45:02 (EST)
Great! Any plans for a Deadbase-like compilation of dates and set lists? Maybe you already have something like that in the works. At any rate, count me in to help. Don't forget bassist "Machine Gun" Olsen in your list of band members!
Mike Kolesar <>
Pittsburgh, PPA USA - Saturday, January 04, 1997 at 23:53:54 (EST)
This is a really cool site. I have a psychedelic site, and this will be agreat link for my page. This page has a great layout and is really cool. My URL for my site AMGDead's Psychedelic Site, is Thank You very much for creating such a cool page. Andrew (AMGDEAD)
Andrew <>
New City, NY USA - Monday, December 30, 1996 at 21:26:56 (EST)
I was wondering what happened to this band.
I bought Happy Trails in 73-74 and always loved it.
I just got a CD replacment. Hope to hear more

Don Johnston <>
Floral Park, NY USA - Friday, December 27, 1996 at 11:00:44 (EST)
After talking to Faus on Midi irc I gather the band does a
rock Jazz sort of thing being a jazz and rock fan I cant
wate untill payday when i can order the cd set and am looking
fordward to hearing some great music.

I am a singer song wrighter and computer builder.

Dan Houlihan <>
Galesburg, Il usa - Sunday, December 22, 1996 at 04:29:41 (EST)
Ooooohh!!!...Psychedelia!!@!....I don't even talk about
those days anymore!!! Out in the city, sheltered by a 75ft.
cliff & a moat, 5 acres of woods withan auditorium-shaped
clearing where 30 guys & gals would party, play guitars &
put on costumes, play Vietman & other games, all while
listening to the songs of the moment, like Quicksilver
Messenger Service.....nice!!!!....
Bruce Bundy

Bruce Bundy <>
Brooklyn, OH USA - Saturday, December 21, 1996 at 10:53:56 (EST)
Glad to see you back from the front old tops!

Yummy music! (You really are "tops" with us!)

Really! Great to see you're 'live and kickin'! WHEW!

We'll be sending you a mailer about one of the amazing
events we organize and run. Our "company" is called A.C..E.,
the Association for Consciousness Exploration. Our events
are WinterStar and Starwood. Look for some old literature
and a new mailer soon! We'd love to have you happen by, if
you'd happen to be in the area at the time. (The area:
mid-Ohio, the date, end o' February... that is for WinterStar.
Starwood always has the date of July 23rd in it. This year
will be our 17th Starwood Festival!

Again, great to see you!

Norm, J.R. and Lisa of the Chameleon Club

Chameleons <>
Cleveland, oh usa - Friday, December 20, 1996 at 22:57:41 (EST)
Greetings from Finland. Great pages. Quicksilver is my
all time favorite and I am collecting their tapes.
Happy trails for everybody.

Jari Salminen <>
Helsinki, Finland - Friday, December 20, 1996 at 15:10:00 (EST)
I first saw the band as a 4-person group in 67 I think. Priviliged to see them at least 50 other times. I miss'em. I don't think I ever saw a bad show. Glad there is still interest. Carry on.
Ron Pugh
- Friday, December 20, 1996 at 11:13:26 (EST)
used to play with guys. just finished the sopwith camel site
and went looking for others. you have great fans

Norm Mayell
emeryville, ca usa - Tuesday, December 17, 1996 at 23:31:24 (EST)
Wow !! My wishes do come true. A mailing list for QMS.
Thanks !!
Everyone who is or was a QMS fan should definitely get on the list cause it's fun to talk to other people who know how good they were ( and are )
Quicksilver fans are the best !!

Bye Bye Ava

Ava Cruz <Ava>
- Saturday, December 14, 1996 at 23:07:27 (EST)
Glad To Find your site. Have been afan since the beginning.Your right about being overlooked.I am also aadead-Head,and try to turn on as many of the kids as I can to your music.Can't wait to hear this new disc.

Jimmy Kelley <>
Pelham, Al USA - Saturday, December 14, 1996 at 09:09:06 (EST)
Just getting started with this!
Mike Conroy
Erith, Kent, England - Friday, December 13, 1996 at 16:34:13 (EST)
I've missed Quicksilver. I was fortunate enough to go up to see them at the Filmore, etc in the city when I was growing up in Ceres Ca. Nice to see a new album out
Dennis O'Brien <>
Bieber, Ca. USA - Monday, December 09, 1996 at 16:58:23 (EST)
Hi there! I signing again just to leave my new address.
The page is better than ever!

Nelson Niero <>
São Paulo, SP Brazil - Saturday, December 07, 1996 at 23:06:16 (EST)
PAUL D 505869 <USER505869>
RIVERSIDE RIVERSIDE, CA - Saturday, December 07, 1996 at 02:13:32 (EST)
PAUL D 505869 <USER505869>
RIVERSIDE RIVERSIDE, CA - Saturday, December 07, 1996 at 02:08:25 (EST)
QMS was the best Saturday Nite Band ever!
Jim Realini <>
Fayetteville, NC USA - Friday, December 06, 1996 at 21:03:03 (EST)
Nice page!
Larry Peacock
- Thursday, December 05, 1996 at 22:55:32 (EST)
42 and still rock and rollin.
chris shelton <>
garden valley, ca usa - Wednesday, December 04, 1996 at 11:50:39 (EST)
a 43 year old southern guy who was a little to young for frisco but the music is still the best!!
Terry Trahan <>
sulphur, la. usa - Friday, November 29, 1996 at 16:13:36 (EST)
Hi just thought I would let you know that I have been listihg to your music sence 1968 seen you three times sence then looking forward to see you again Ihope, Just to let you know that they just opened THE HOUSE OF BLUES in CHICAGO it would be a great place for you to come and play if you are going to tour in 1997 the sound is great in THE HOUSE OF BLUES !!!!!!!!

Jerry Clark <grceye>
Summit, Il U.S.A. - Friday, November 29, 1996 at 06:02:03 (EST)
I am an unreconstructed flower child. They were great then during the summer of love which still ragas on in our hearts. They are still GREAT
Aron Kay <>
Brooklyn, NY USA - Thursday, November 28, 1996 at 04:19:38 (EST)
a big fan since happy trails. would love to see them live!
paul strozewski
palatine, il us of a - Wednesday, November 27, 1996 at 18:25:05 (EST)
QSMS's first album is absolutely the best music ever made!!
herb rosenbaum <>
harrisburg, pa usa - Wednesday, November 27, 1996 at 08:30:12 (EST)
maybe someday,this most original of bands will receive the recognition it deserves.
jeffery b. dunn <>
normal, il. mclean - Monday, November 25, 1996 at 22:53:08 (EST)

YONKERS, NY USA - Monday, November 25, 1996 at 22:48:32 (EST)
Great backgrounds on the pages. Had a blast playing with you, Gary. Looking forward to the next time.
Charlie Bell <>
Jacksonville, FL USA - Monday, November 25, 1996 at 10:20:01 (EST)
It´s good to know that you´re still rockin´. I love your music now for more than 20 years!!!
Mathias Kausch <>
Herzebrock-Clarholz, Germany - Friday, November 22, 1996 at 05:10:16 (EST)
Does any body know how to use this thing
Melbourne, Australia - Friday, November 22, 1996 at 01:49:23 (EST)
Saw them many times at the Avalon & Fillmore. Usually with the Airplane or Daily Flash, or the New Salvation Army Band. Goodtimes!
Richard Guentner <>
Eugene, OR USA - Thursday, November 21, 1996 at 21:19:31 (EST)
Muir Beach 1966 great times great people
Michael Watson <>
- Wednesday, November 20, 1996 at 01:12:32 (EST)
Very nice page. How about some sound clips? Do you trade tapes? I have about a dozen live Quicksilver tapes. I prefer stuff between '67 and '69.
Erik Denning < >
Sherman Oaks, CA USA - Tuesday, November 19, 1996 at 01:14:31 (EST)
i think that quicksilver is one of the best bands. especially there version of "who do you love"
good job on keepin'tabs on a great band.

- Saturday, November 16, 1996 at 18:29:07 (EST)
Where's Dino? Is he back in jail, again.
John Thomas <>
Charlotte, NC - Friday, November 15, 1996 at 11:42:41 (EST)
Hey Hey!
- Wednesday, November 13, 1996 at 19:51:53 (EST)
Just For Love was one of my favorite albums and I'd like to
get a copy on CD, but the New York record store (suggested
on your Home Page) was no help. They said it was out of
print. Can you give me another source?

Dennis Braun <>
- Saturday, November 09, 1996 at 18:07:19 (EST)
Their first album really affected me.
I still cant get enough! Where is the double (triple!)
LIVE CD???? Skeleton Key says the tapes are in a box
at the Dead vault on Front street. One from the vault!

larry fradin <>
- Friday, November 08, 1996 at 01:37:06 (EST)
I can only say what has already been said here, and wait for
some answers. Yes, QMS were totally terrific. How does one
locate tapes of old concert performances, or video of the
"Go Ride the Music" performance? How did Dino die? When I
saw them 3/71 in Connecticut, what was the likely line-up?
How about on the "Last Days of the Fillmore" tunes?

Jonny Ace <>
- Wednesday, November 06, 1996 at 15:27:23 (EST)
WMSPT, PA USA - Tuesday, November 05, 1996 at 11:58:45 (EST)
Big QMS fan from way back! Is anyone trading tapes? I have no QMS but lotsa everything else. Only saw QMS once at the Country Fairgrounds in *Bakersfield* CA.
Didn't care much for Dino Valenti; Liked the band better without him. Hope that isn't heresay here!
Happy Trails!

Allan FiField <CompuServe 102033,3421 >
Visalia, CA USA - Monday, November 04, 1996 at 03:17:17 (EST)
I turned eighteen in the Haight in '69...having said that, the last time I saw him play, was March 22, 1989, with the Dinosaurs at the A.R.T. benefit..My lady commented to me,"he looks like an angel" as he had stood up to play this most wonderful lead, so classic in his style and delivery..right from the heart, right to the heart...piercing that shell with his music...I miss him and i miss QMS and i only wish i could find somebody trading those tapes of the early days..of even the later days...but most importantly, i loved him and his dedication to his love
Mike Harrison <>
Las Vegas, NV USA - Sunday, November 03, 1996 at 09:14:25 (EST)
I turned eighteen in the Haight in '69...having said that, the last time I saw him play, was March 22, 1989, with the Dinosaurs at the A.R.T. benefit..My lady commented to me,"he looks like an angel" as he had stood up to play this most wonderful lead, so classic in his style and delivery..right from the heart, right to the heart...piercing that shell with his music...I miss him and i miss QMS and i only wish i could find somebody trading those tapes of the early days..of even the later days...but most importantly, i loved him and his dedication to his love
Mike Harrison <>
Las Vegas, NV USA - Sunday, November 03, 1996 at 09:11:44 (EST)
QMS and Moby Grape RULE!!!
Howie Zahner <>
Cape Girardeau, MO U.S.A - Friday, November 01, 1996 at 12:42:21 (EST)
Gary Duncan with David Freiberg have made one of the best CD's I have gotten excited about in years. I guarantee listen once and you will be going around like me singing these great tunes by a great singer, songwriter,Gary Duncan.Gary has always answered my mail and questions and the word needs to be spread Quicksilver is alive and well.It' sweeter than a Chinese Tangerine. Right Gary!
Dan Kinser <>
Odessa, TX USA - Thursday, October 31, 1996 at 09:50:18 (EST)
I'm listening to my favorite song, "The Fool", as I'm typing
this, and I'd like to make a suggestion for the lyrics:

Can you hear it in the morning, sings the golden sun
My song is moving ever onward, from and to the sound of one
Turning in, turning out, spirals high, never die
Wonder, wonder wanders
Loving, loving lovers
Fear falls, tumbling walls
One world, one one truth
Heav-, heavens above, life is love
Life is love, love is life, it's love, love

This is just my interpretation of the lyrics.

Dann Butterfield <>
Burlington, ON Canada - Wednesday, October 30, 1996 at 23:32:30 (EST)
Ancient fan & friend of "Red Doug" Mcguire. Doug...come out come out wherever you are!
Happy Trails..

Bill Domitilli <>
La Honda, CA USA - Wednesday, October 30, 1996 at 16:14:23 (EST)

EDMOND, OK USA - Tuesday, October 29, 1996 at 23:03:30 (EST)
The music of QMS has gotten me through Viet-Nam, Drug addiction, Prison, Alcohol Abuse, Divorce, and being broke.
God Bless Them All, Living or dead !!!
Now that Gary Duncan has given us "Shapeshifter" we should be able to make it past the Millenium.
I am lighting "The Pipe" in honor of Mr. Duncan and his great work.
Hope to hear more!!!
It's Strong Medicine for hard times.
Randall Black Elk

Randall Black Elk
- Tuesday, October 29, 1996 at 11:04:08 (EST)
I still examine and enjoy the Quicksilver sound today and, in my opinion, it is tragedy of rock and roll history that this band did not receive the recognition that they deserved. I am so pleased that Gary Duncan is playing and producing C.D's that the music fans out there can enjoy. Today's generation has no idea of the musical ability of not only Gary but also the rest of the QMS members.
Mike Sphar
Yuma, Az USA - Sunday, October 27, 1996 at 20:59:10 (EST)
I'm pleased to see this page up and running again. New CD is great and in fact, I'm inspired enough that I may start playing music again.
Anyone care to join me? I think I may have a great idea for next year that should be something not experienced for 25 to 30 years. Get in touch if you're intrigued.

Ghost <>
Sonoma County, CA USA - Sunday, October 27, 1996 at 19:54:23 (EST)
QSM are right where i live. happy trails is one of the all time great albums and i am delighted to read about the new album. there are actually a few people in my neck of the woods and i will be spreading the work. great syte too!
frank pike <>
narrabeen, nsw australia - Saturday, October 26, 1996 at 15:54:28 (EDT)
What is the name of the recent book on Quicksilver? Also, are there any solo recordings by John Cippolina?
David <>
Traverse City, MI Grand Traverse - Friday, October 25, 1996 at 16:48:11 (EDT)
howdy, 1968,,,vietnam,,,first encounter with QMS! Last one
alpine valley 1983?? john playin with the dead
just wanted to say thanx for soooooo many inspirations on so
many journeys. (albert hoffmann and i share genetics) smile

larry (doc) hoffmann <>
traverse city, mi 49686 - Friday, October 25, 1996 at 15:02:32 (EDT)
GREENSBORO, NC USA - Thursday, October 24, 1996 at 22:36:59 (EDT)
how did dino die?
charles strittmatter
katy, tx - Wednesday, October 23, 1996 at 13:47:51 (EDT)
Hi !!
I'm writing again because I forgot to leave my e-mail address.
Sorry about that !!

BYE !! BYE !!!
Ava Cruz

Ava Cruz <>
- Monday, October 21, 1996 at 20:19:31 (EDT)
I Love this page !!
I have been a great fan of QMS and particularly Gary Duncan for 30 years.
His new album "Shapeshifter" is wonderful.
It's time someone gives credit to this great musician who has carried the "banner" for so many years without the recognition he deserves.
I would love to communicate with other "Duncan" fans out there in cyberspace.
Thanks again for the great page.
Ava Cruz

Ava Cruz
- Monday, October 21, 1996 at 14:18:39 (EDT)
Welcome to the new and improved Guest Register!
Look for the old register to be archived on a
page here in the near future.

Happy Trails!

Brett Freedman <>
Camp Hill, PA - Sunday, October 13, 1996 at 11:15:35 (EDT)

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