Wolfgang's Vault
Wolfgang's Vault


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It's hard to tell the story of psychedelic pioneers, San Francisco's own Quicksilver Messenger Service. The jam band passed around as many different members as its members passed around joints, and even stints in "the joint." Quicksilver Messenger Service, spored in 1965 from the prodigical guitarist and folksinger Dino Valente (who is accredited with writing the iconic "Hey Joe" and the Youngblood's "Get Together"), began as a quintet. It was Valente who inspired guitarists Jim Murray and John Cipollina to form Quicksilver Messenger Service. Valente intended to be part of the band but was picked up by the fuzz for possession of marijuana, the day after he pitched the idea to Murray and Cipollina, and would be incarcerated for the next two years. But guitarists Murray and Cipollina didn't hesitate to gather 'round guitarist and vocalist Gary Duncan, bassist and viola-strummer David Freiberg, and drummer Greg Elmore to form Quicksilver Messenger Service. With instrumental ballads such as "Gold and Silver" and "The Fool," Quicksilver Messenger Service's first album paved way for their emergence onto the 1960s music scene and distinguished them from their contemporaries like the Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane. These acid-rock giants challenged the Grateful Dead's improvisational antics and fast-forwarded Jefferson Airplane's down-tempo rhythms; they carved a nook of their own in the Haight-Ashbury era. And they were in demand: Two of their songs landed onto the movie soundtrack for Revolution (1968), alongside tracks from the Steve Miller Band and Mother Earth. Sale ends 10/6/2021

Iconic Vintage Tour Shirts & Hats

ANNOUNCING WOLFGANG'S VINTAGE TOUR! Show off your love of music history with these incredible iconic shirts and hats. Our shirts are made from 100% combed ring-spun cotton and incredibly soft and great fitting. Grab a hat to honor the legendary Fillmore venues. Sale ends 12/31/2021

50% Saving Sale! - Posters

Our posters are authentic and collectible most coming directly from the famous Bill Graham archive. Own a piece of history with our posters, handbills and vintage tickets many only available at Wolfgang's. Sale ends 10/31/2021

50% Savings Sale! - Photography

We have one-of-a-kind custom printed fine art prints and thousands of promo prints ready to hang on your wall. Our collection features the finest photographers of each era. Sale ends 10/31/2021

50% Savings Sale! - Magazines

Browse our huge collection of collectible, vintage titles. Give a magazine for a birthday or get a copy of that cover page for yourself. Sale ends 10/31/2021

50% Savings Sale!- Vinyl

Thousands of 12" vinyl to choose from featuring your favorite artists of today as well as past eras. Sale ends 10/31/2021

Discounted prices do not include taxes or shipping. Sale prices are only good while supplies last. Limit of 5 of each item per customer. Discounted price cannot be applied to previous purchases or pending orders. Sale prices only valid during promotion period. Promotion may be modified or terminated at any time.



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