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John Cipollina of Quicksilver Messenger Service's Amp Stack on Display at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum


John Cipollina (Quicksilver Messenger Service) and his unique amp stack now on display, along with one of his Gibson SGs, at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. John's guitar style was as unique and recognizable as his gear.


John Cipollina-was half of the twin-guitar team w/Gary Duncan (Quicksilver Messenger Service), the best acid-rock dance band of 60s. Cipollina's spires of tremolo, enriched w/the erotica of flamenco, in "The Fool," from the band's '68 debut, and his ravishing improvisations in Bo Diddley's "Mona" and "Who Do You Love", are supreme psychedelia, authentic evidence of what it was like to be at the Fillmore in the Summer of Love. Cipollina, who suffered from severe emphysema, died in 1989.