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Quicksilver Messenger Service
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Quicksilver Messenger Service (sometimes credited as simply Quicksilver) is an American psychedelic rock band formed in 1965 in San Francisco. The original lineup consisted of John Cipollina (guitar), Gary Duncan (guitar, vocals), Greg Elmore (drums), David Freiberg (bass, vocals), and Jim Murray (guitar, vocals). Dino Valenti (guitar, vocals) had been one of the group's organizers, but was in jail on a drug charge when the band got started. Over the course of the 60s and 70s, the band went through many lineup changes, finally calling it quits in 1979. In the 80s, Duncan resurrected the Quicksilver name with new personnel, and has continued into the new century, sometimes including various of the members from the band's original run.
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Releases on file (16)
Quicksilver — The Hermit Quicksilver — The Hermit
(Global Recording Artists GRA 12792, 2010, CD)
Quicksilver Messenger Service — Reunion Quicksilver Messenger Service — Reunion
(Voiceprint Bear VP111CD, 2009, 2CD)
Quicksilver — Quicksilver 07 Live Quicksilver — Quicksilver 07 Live
(Global Recording Artists GRA 12632, 2008, CD)
Quicksilver — Six String Voodoo Quicksilver — Six String Voodoo
(Global Recording Artists GRA 12582, 2007, CD)
Gary Duncan Quicksilver — Strange Trim Gary Duncan Quicksilver — Strange Trim
(Global Recording Artists GRA 12442, 2007, CD)
Gary Duncan Quicksilver — 3 in the Side Gary Duncan Quicksilver — 3 in the Side
(Global Recording Artists GRA 12432, 1998, CD)
Gary Duncan Quicksilver — Shape Shifter Gary Duncan Quicksilver — Shape Shifter
(Pymander P-007, 1996, 2CD)
Quicksilver — Peace by Piece Quicksilver — Peace by Piece
(Capitol ST-12498, 1986, LP)
Quicksilver Messenger Service — Solid Silver Quicksilver Messenger Service — Solid Silver
(Capitol ST-11462, 1975, LP)
Quicksilver Messenger Service — Comin' Thru Quicksilver Messenger Service — Comin' Thru
(Capitol SMAS-11002, 1972, LP)
Quicksilver — Quicksilver Quicksilver — Quicksilver
(Capitol SW-819, 1971, LP)
Quicksilver Messenger Service — Just for Love Quicksilver Messenger Service — Just for Love
(Capitol SMAS-498, 1970, LP)
Quicksilver Messenger Service — What about Me Quicksilver Messenger Service — What about Me
(Capitol SMAS-630, 1970, LP)
Quicksilver Messenger Service — Happy Trails Quicksilver Messenger Service — Happy Trails
(Capitol ST-120, 1969, LP)
Quicksilver Messenger Service — Shady Grove Quicksilver Messenger Service — Shady Grove
(Capitol SKAO-391, 1969, LP)
Quicksilver Messenger Service — Quicksilver Messenger Service Quicksilver Messenger Service — Quicksilver Messenger Service
(Capitol ST-2904, 1968, LP)

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