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.

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.

David Gans does the 60s legends: John Cipollina, of The Quicksilver Messenger Service, 1976

David Gans does the 60s legends: John Cipollina, of The Quicksilver Messenger Service, 1976

May 29: John Cipollina (Quicksilver Messenger Service) died on this day in 1989 from Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency

May 29: John Cipollina (Quicksilver Messenger Service) died on this day in 1989 from Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency

Gibson SG that belonged to John Cipollina of the San Francisco band, Quicksilver Messinger Service.

Gibson SG that belonged to John Cipollina of the San Francisco band, Quicksilver Messinger Service.

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

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 (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.

Doug Kilmer & John Cipollina (Picture courtesy of Mike Somavilla)

Doug Kilmer & John Cipollina (Picture courtesy of Mike Somavilla)

Rocky Sullivan with john Cipollina

Rocky Sullivan with john Cipollina

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