Sunday, February 28, 2010

CARLOS SANTANA FAMILY TREE

This family tree is the work of Bruno Ceriotti. Help in putting this together has been provided by Carlos Santana, Don Wehr, Rory Butcher, and Steve LaRosa, to whom I'm most grateful. A gold star for some info goes to Karim Brichi, webmaster of terrific 'Santanamigos' website.


CARLOS SANTANA (1957 - 1963)
Every Sunday morning he goes to a Tijuana's church to play the 'Ave Maria' on violin


LOS CARDINALES (LATE 50s)
1) Carlos Santana violin
2) Jose Santana violin (he was Carlos's father)
3) ? double-bass
4) ?
violin
5) ? violin
6) ? violin
7) ? violin or acoustic guitar
8) ? violin or acoustic guitar
9) ? violin or acoustic guitar
10) ? violin or acoustic guitar



UNNAMED TRIO #1 (LATE 50s)
1) Carlos Santana violin
2) ? acoustic guitar
3) ? acoustic guitar


UNNAMED TRIO #2 (LATE 1950s)
1) Carlos Santana acoustic guitar
2) ? harmonica
3) ? congas


JAVIER BATIZ AND LOS T.J.'s (1961)
1) Carlos 'El Apache' Santana bass
2) Javier Batiz
vocals, guitar
3) ? guitar
4) ? guitar
5) ? drums
6) Brachi sax


THE STRANGERS (1961)
1) Carlos 'El Apache' Santana first plays bass and then guitar
2) Antonio 'El Bolas' Vargas drums
3) Manuel Delgadillo guitar
4) Jorge Burgos guitar
5) 'Bibi' guitar


EL CONVOY CLUB'S UNNAMED HOUSE BAND (1961 - SUMMER 1962)
1) Carlos Santana guitar
2) ???????? + other unknowns


UNNAMED BAND #3 (SEPT 1962 - OCT 30, 1962)
1) Carlos Santana vocals, guitar
2) Sergio 'Gus' Rodriguez bass, vocals
3) Danny Haro drums

4) Albert 'Al' Rodriguez guitar


EL CONVOY CLUB'S UNNAMED HOUSE BAND (OCT 31, 1962 - AUG 2?, 1963)
1) Carlos Santana
2) ????????? + other unknowns



UNNAMED TRIO #3 (AUG 2?, 1963 - LATE 1965)
1) Carlos Santana
2) Gus Rodriguez
3) Danny Haro

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4) Joyce Dunn vocals (she sang with them only for a few weeks in late 1964)


THE DYNAMICS (SEPT 1964 - 1965)
1) Carlos Santana
2) Gus Rodriguez
3) Danny Haro
4) Richard Bean sax
5) Andy Vargas sax


UNNAMED DUO (1965)
1) Carlos Santana guitar
2) ? harmonica


UNNAMED BAND (LATE 1965 - FEB 1967)
1) Carlos Santana
2) Gus Rodriguez
3) Danny Haro
4) Michael Carabello percussion


TED MARTIN AND THE ACCENTS (196? - 196?)
1) Ted Martin drums
2) Carlos Santana guitar
3) Don Wehr drums (he played with them for only one gig as "guest")
4) ????????? + other unknowns


UNNAMED TRIO #4 (JUN 1966 - JUL 1966)

1) Carlos Santana lead guitar
2) Rod Harper drums
3) Steve LaRosa vocals, bass


UNNAMED BAND (JUL 1966 - ca. AUG 1966) / THE MOCKER MANOR BLUES BAND #1 (ca. AUG 1966 - SEPT 2?, 1966)
1) Carlos Santana lead guitar
2) Steve LaRosa bass, vocals
3) Rod Harper drums
4) Anthony 'Tony' Lenzini rhythm guitar


THE MOCKER MANOR BLUES BAND #2 (SEPT 2?, 1966 - OCT ?, 1966)
1) Carlos Santana
2) Steve LaRosa
3) Rod Harper
4) Tony Lenzini
5) Sahib Malik vocals, harmonica


THE MOCKER MANOR BLUES BAND #3 (OCT ?, 1966 - OCT ??, 1966)
1) Carlos Santana
2) Steve LaRosa
3) Rod Harper
4) Tony Lenzini
5) Rory Butcher vocals, tambourine


THE MOCKER MANOR BLUES BAND #4 (aka #1) (OCT ??, 1966 - DEC ?, 1966)
1) Carlos Santana
2) Steve LaRosa
3) Rod Harper
4) Tony Lenzini


SANTANA BLUES BAND (FEB 1967 - JUN 1968)


SANTANA (JUN 1968 - PRESENT)


CARLOS SANTANA/BUDDY MILES BAND (JAN 1, 1972)
1) Carlos Santana vocals, lead guitar, percussion
2) Buddy Miles vocals, drums
3) Hadley Caliman
sax, flute
4) Michael Carabello percussion
5) Gregg Errico
drums
6) Thomas 'Coke' Escovedo percussion
7) Luis Gasca trumpet
8) Robert 'Bob' Hogins organ
9) Ron Johnson bass
10) James 'Mingo' Lewis percussion
11) Victor Pantoja percussion
12) Neal Schon rhythm guitar


CARLOS SANTANA/JOHN McLAUGHLIN BAND (AUG 1973 - SEPT 1973)
1) Carlos Santana vocals, lead guitar, percussion
2) 'Mahavishnu' John McLaughlin
guitar, piano
3) Billy Cobham drums
4) Armando Peraza percussion
5) Douglas 'Doug' Rauch bass, guitar
6) Larry 'Khalid Yasin' Young organ



CARLOS SANTANA/JOHN McLAUGHLIN/ALICE COLTRANE BAND (MAR 14, 1974)
1) Carlos Santana vocals, lead guitar, percussion
2) Jules Broussard
flute, sax
3) Alice Coltrane keyboards, harp
4) Tom Coster
voce, keyboards
5) 'Mahavishnu' John McLaughlin guitar
6) Armando Peraza vocals, percussion
7) Michael Shrieve drums
8) Reggie Workman bass


CARLOS SANTANA (1974)


CARLOS SANTANA & JOHN McLAUGHLIN (MAR 8, 1975)

BIG BROTHER & THE HOLDING COMPANY FAMILY TREE


BLUE YARD HILL (JUL 1965 - SEPT 1965)
1) Peter Albin vocals, bass, guitar
2) Sam Andrew lead guitar
3) David 'Dave' Eskesen vocals, rhythm guitar, lead guitar
4) Chuck Jones drums
5) Paul Ferrez/Ferraz (aka Paul Beck) vocals, harp



BIG BROTHER AND THE HOLDING COMPANY #1 (SEPT 1965 - OCT 1965)
1) Peter Albin
2) Sam Andrew
3) Dave Eskesen
4) Chuck Jones
5) Rodney 'Rod' Albin vocals



BIG BROTHER AND THE HOLDING COMPANY #2 (OCT 1965 - NOV 1965)
1) Peter Albin
2) Sam Andrew
3) Dave Eskesen
4) Chuck Jones



BIG BROTHER AND THE HOLDING COMPANY #3 (NOV 1965 - FEB 2?, 1966)
1) Peter Albin
2) Sam Andrew
3) Chuck Jones
4) James 'Jim' Gurley guitar

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5) Donald 'Don' Buchla synthesizer (play with them only on January 22, 1966)


BIG BROTHER AND THE HOLDING COMPANY #4 (FEB 2?, 1966 - MAR ?, 1966)
1) Peter Albin
2) Sam Andrew
3) Jim Gurley
4) Fritz Kasten drums



BIG BROTHER AND THE HOLDING COMPANY #5 (MAR ?, 1966)
1) Peter Albin
2) Sam Andrew
3) Jim Gurley
4) Norman 'Norm' Mayell drums



BIG BROTHER AND THE HOLDING COMPANY #6 (MAR ?, 1966 - JUN 5, 1966)
1) Peter Albin
2) Sam Andrew
3) Jim Gurley
4) David 'Baby Dave' Getz drums

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5) Edward 'Ed' Bogas violin (play with them only at the Avalon Ballroom)
6) Dave McClean unknown instrument (play with them only at The Matrix)


BIG BROTHER AND THE HOLDING COMPANY #7 (JUN 6, 1966 - DEC 1, 1968)
1) Peter Albin
2) Sam Andrew
3) Jim Gurley
4) David Getz
5) Janis Joplin lead vocals, tamburine, maracas



BIG BROTHER AND THE HOLDING COMPANY #8 (DEC 1968 - MAR ?, 1969)
1) Peter Albin now moved to guitar
2) David Getz
3) David 'Dave' Nelson vocals, guitar
4) David 'Dave' Torbert vocals, bass



BIG BROTHER AND THE HOLDING COMPANY #9 (JUL 2?, 1969 - JAN or FEB 1970)
1) Peter Albin
2) Sam Andrew
3) Jim Gurley
4) David Getz



BIG BROTHER AND THE HOLDING COMPANY #10 (JAN or FEB 1970 - SUMMER 1970)
1) Peter Albin
2) Sam Andrew
3) Jim Gurley
4) David Getz
5) Nick 'The Greek' Gravenites lead vocals
6) David 'Schalloroma' Schallock vocals, guitar

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7) Michael 'Mike' Finnegan vocals, organ (occasional member)

8) Janis Joplin lead vocals, tamburine (return to sing live with them only on April 4 & 12, and May 21)


BIG BROTHER AND THE HOLDING COMPANY #11 (SUMMER 1970 - JUN 2?, 1971)
1) Peter Albin
2) Sam Andrdew
3) Jim Gurley
4) David Getz
5) Nick Gravenites
6) David Schallock
7) Mike Finnegan
8) Kathi McDonald lead vocals


BIG BROTHER AND THE HOLDING COMPANY #12 (JUN 2?, 1971 - DEC 1972)
1) Peter Albin
2) Sam Andrew
3) David Getz
4) Ted Ashford piano
5) Michael 'Mike' Pendergrass lead guitar
6) Kathi McDonald


BIG BROTHER AND THE HOLDING COMPANY #13 (OCT 1, 1978)
1) Peter Albin
2) Sam Andrew
3) Jim Gurley
4) David Getz
5) Nick 'The Greek' Gravenites
6) Kathi McDonald


BIG BROTHER AND THE HOLDING COMPANY #14 (JUL 1987 - 1996)
1) Peter Albin
2) Sam Andrew
3) Jim Gurley
4) David Getz
5) Michel Bastian lead vocals


BIG BROTHER AND THE HOLDING COMPANY #15 (1996 - MAY 1997)
1) Peter Albin
2) Sam Andrew
3) Jim Gurley
4) David Getz
5) Lisa Battle lead vocals


BIG BROTHER AND THE HOLDING COMPANY  #16 (MAY 1997 - AUG 1998)
1) Peter Albin
2) Sam Andrew
3) David Getz
4) Lisa Battle
5) Tom Finch guitar


BIG BROTHER AND THE HOLDING COMPANY #17 (AUG 1998 - 2000)
1) Peter Albin
2) Sam Andrew
3) David Getz
4) Tom Finch


BIG BROTHER AND THE HOLDING COMPANY #18 (2000 - 200?)
1) Peter Albin
2) Sam Andrew
3) David Getz
4) Tom Finch
5) Lisa Mills lead vocals

Saturday, February 27, 2010

JANIS JOPLIN FAMILY TREE - SHOWS LIST



FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH YOUTH CHOIR (195? - 195?)
1) Janis Lyn Joplin (aka Pearl) soprano lead vocals
2) ???????? + other unknown singers


1950s: First Christian Church, 620 Woodworth Boulevard, Porth Arthur, TX


WOODROW WILSON JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL'S GLEE CLUB (SEPT 1954 - JUN 1957)
1) Janis Joplin soprano lead vocals
2) ???????? + other unknown singers


December ?, 195?: unknown venue, Port Arthur, TX "Christmas Pageant"
Janis first public singing opportunity outside of church.


JANIS JOPLIN (DEC 31, 1959)


December 31, 1959: Sage, Port Arthur, TX "New Year's Eve Party"


UNNAMED FOLK BLUES DUO #1 (SUMMER 1961)
1) Janis Joplin vocals
2) Steve 'Lemon' Mann acoustic guitar


Summer 1961: Doug Weston's Troubadour Club, Sunset Strip, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA "Hootenanny Night"

Summer 1961: Gas House, Venice Beach, Los Angeles, CA "Hootenanny Night"
 
 
JANIS JOPLIN (DEC 31, 1961 - JULY 1962)


December 31, 1961: The Halfway Coffee House Club, Beaumont, TX "New Year's Eve Party"

January 1962: The Purple Onion, Houston, TX (several shows)


THE WALLER CREEK BOYS PLUS ONE (JUL 1962 - JAN 22, 1963)
1) Janis Joplin vocals, autoharp, acoustic guitar
2) Kirk Lanier 'Lannie' 'Lanny' Wiggins vocals, banjo, acoustic guitar
3) Rayward Powell St John vocals, harp, acoustic guitar


July 1962 - January 1963: Threadgill's, North Lamar Boulevard, Austin, TX
The trio played there as house band every Wednesday (and sometimes on Saturday too) for seven months. Threadgill's was an old yellow gas station converted in a bar by Kenneth 'Ken' Threadgill and his wife Mildred, years before. Then the groups that were performing there (including ours) were not paid in money but rather in a couple of 'Lone Star' beers.

July 1962 - January 1963: Union Building, University of Texas campus, Austin, TX
The trio perform at the weekly 'Folk Sing' held every Wednesday evening in the UT Student Union and organized by Stephanie Chernikowski. 

unknown date 1962: Zilker Park, Austin, TX "Talent Contest"
The trio participating in a local talent contest and eventually win one of the prizes to be won and that is ten bucks.


JANIS JOPLIN (JAN 23, 1963 - 1965)


January 27, 1963: The Fox And The Hound, 1339 Upper Grant Avenue, North Beach, San Francisco, CA "Sunday Night Hootenanny"
After only four days after his arrival in San Francisco from Austin, Janis debuted as solo folk-blues singer (playing a borrowed acoustic guitar) in this local coffeehouse. The owner, Lee Fraley, had the habit of paying their artists with barely two or three bucks (which is fair enough just to buy a beer or a cigarettes) plus a free hamburger courtesy of the house. Janis obviously wanted to earn more than that and then at the end of the evening she went into the audience passing the hat (all the money she could put together she then spend it on beers).

April 5-6, 1963: Top of the Tangent, 117 University Avenue (On the Circle), Palo Alto, CA with The Westport Singers 
Janis was mis-pelled as 'Janice Joplin' on a local newspaper ad. 

May 18, 1963: Monterey County Fairgrounds, Monterey, CA "Annual Monterey Folk Festival"
Apparently Janis won three singing contests during the Saturday afternoon event of the festival that was listed as 'Folk Talent Show & Sing'. 

Fall 1963: 'Midnight Special', KPFA-FM Radio Show, Berkeley, CA
This radio show was conducted by deejay Gert Cherito and broadcasted live every Saturday night.

1963 - 1964: Maud's, North Beach, San Francisco, CA
A gay bar frequented regularly by Janis and his (at the time) girlfriend Jae Whitaker. The two loved to go there because you could not only dance but also because there was a juke-box on which they loved so much singing over to earn some free beers from the owner of the bar, because he appreciated their impromptu performance.

1963 - 1965: Coffee And Confusion, 1339 Grant Avenue, North Beach, San Francisco, CA "Sundays Nights Hootenannys"
This is the old 'The Fox And The Hound' that change the name because owner Lee Fraley sold the venue to new owner Sylvia Fennel and the latter decided to change its name exactly. The new owner too, had the habit of paying their artists with barely two or three bucks (which is fair enough just to buy a beer or a cigarettes) plus a free hamburger courtesy of the house. Janis obviously wanted to earn more than that and then at the end of the evening she went into the audience passing the hat (all the money she could put together she then spend it on beers).

1963 - 1965: The Coffee Gallery, 1353 Grant Avenue, North Beach, San Francisco, CA

May 25, 1964: Gerde's Folk City, New York City, NY with Jerry Silverman

Spring - Summer 1964: Slugs' Saloon, 242 East 3 Street, New York City, NY

December 13, 1964: The Coffee Gallery, 1353 Grant Avenue, North Beach, San Francisco, CA with Harriet Carter, Eddie Mitchell, David and Tina Meltzer, Don Garrett, Lew Welch, Philip Whalen, Ron Loewinsohn, Hugh Romney, Gary Goorow, John Brent, MC Peter Edler


UNNAMED FOLK BLUES TRIO #1 (1963)
1) Janis Joplin vocals
2) Jorma 'Jerry' Kaukonen acoustic guitar
3) Billy Roberts acoustic guitar


1963: The Coffeehouse, North Beach, San Francisco, CA


UNNAMED FOLK BLUES TRIO #2 (1963)
1) Janis Joplin vocals
2) Jorma 'Jerry' Kaukonen acoustic guitar
3) Richmond Stephen 'Steve' Talbott acoustic guitar


1963: The Offstage Folk Music Theater, 970 S. 1st Street, San Jose, CA


ROGER PERKINS, LARRY HANKS, JANIS JOPLIN (1963)
1) Janis Joplin vocals
2) Roger Perkins vocals, acustic guitar
3) Larry Hanks vocals, acoustic guitar


May 23, 1963: Main Auditorium, San Francisco State College, San Francisco, CA with Sam Hinton, Hedy West, Mike Seeger, Dr. Neil Snortum, The Wildwood Boys, Bill Roberts, Conrad Knipfel, Skip Henderson and Ale Ekstrem, Ellen Faust, Nathan Zakheim "The 2nd Annual Folk Music Festival"
Roger Perkins, Larry Hanks, Janet Joplin (sic) was scheduled but finally not appeared.

1963: The Coffee Gallery, 1353 Grant Avenue, North Beach, San Francisco, CA

1963: Coffee And Confusion, 1339 Grant Avenue, North Beach, San Francisco, CA "Sunday Night Hootenanny"
Supposedly tonight Peter Albin and James Gurley saw for the first time their future bandmate Janis Joplin.

1963: 'Midnight Special', KPFA-FM Radio Show, Berkeley, CA
The trio perform: 'Black Mountain Blues' and 'Columbus Stockade', at this radio show conducted by deejay Gert Cherito and broadcasted live every Saturday night. The tape of this performance circulated with the wrongly date of "January 18, 1963".


THE DICK OXTOT JAZZ BAND (1963)
1) Janis Joplin vocals
2) Richard Agee 'Dick' 'The Gray Fox' Oxtot vocals, banjo, tuba, bass, fiddle, cornet
3) John Moore tuba
4) Bob Mielke trombone
5) Bill Napier clarinet
6) Bill Erickson piano
7) Don Marchant drums


1963: The Coffee Gallery, 1353 Grant Avenue, North Beach, San Francisco, CA


UNNAMED FOLK BLUES DUO #2 (1963 - 1965)
1) Janis Joplin vocals
2) Jorma 'Jerry' Kaukonen acoustic guitar


1963 - 1964: The Coffee Gallery, 1353 Grant Avenue, North Beach, San Francisco, CA

1963: Coffee And Confusion, 1339 Grant Avenue, North Beach, San Francisco, CA "Sunday Night Hootenanny"

1963 or 1964: unknown venue, San Francisco, CA "C.O.R.E. (Congress On Racial Equality) Benefit"


UNNAMED FOLK BLUES TRIO #3 (1963 or 1964)
1) Janis Joplin vocals
2) Jorma 'Jerry' Kaukonen acoustic guitar
3) Steve 'Lemon' Mann acoustic guitar


1963 or 1964: The Offstage Folk Music Theater, 970 S. 1st Street, San Jose, CA


UNNAMED FOLK BLUES DUO #1 (1963 or 1964)
1) Janis Joplin vocals
2) Steve 'Lemon' Mann acoustic guitar


THE DICK OXTOT JAZZ BAND (WINTER or SPRING 1965)
1) Janis Joplin
2) Dick Oxtot
3) John Moore
4) Bob Mielke
5) Bill Napier
6) Bill Erickson
7) Don Marchant


JANIS JOPLIN (1965 - JUN 5, 1966)


Fall 1965: The Eleventh Door, Austin, TX

November 1965: Halfway House Coffee Club, Beaumont, TX

March 5-6, 1966: The Eleventh Door, Austin, TX

March 13, 1966: The Austin Methodist Student Center, Austin, TX with St. John And The Conqueroo, 13th Floor Elevators "Teodar Jackson Benefit"
Janis sings only three songs: 'Going To Brownsville', 'I Ain't Got To Worry' and 'Codeine'.

March 27, 1966: unknown venue, Santa Fe, NM

May 5, 1966: Union Auditorium, unknown city, TX with St. John And The Conqueroo and others "An Evening Of Barrelhouse And Blues Festival"


BIG BROTHER AND THE HOLDING COMPANY #7 (JUN 6, 1966 - DEC 1, 1968)
1) Peter Albin vocals, bass, guitar
2) Sam Andrew guitar
3) James 'Jim' Gurley guitar
4) David 'Baby Dave' Getz drums
5) Janis Joplin lead vocals, tamburine, maracas


JANIS JOPLIN AND HER KOZMIC BLUES BAND #1 (aka THE BAND FROM BEYOND #1) (DEC 18, 1968 - JAN 1969)
1) Janis Joplin lead vocals, maracas
2) Sam Andrew vocals, guitar
3) Brad Campbell (aka Keith Cherry) bass
4) Bill King organ
5) Marcus Doubleday trumpet
6) Terry Clements tenor sax
7) Roy Markowitz drums, tamburine


JANIS JOPLIN AND HER KOZMIC BLUES BAND #2 (aka THE BAND FROM BEYOND #2, aka MAIN SQUEEZE #1) (JAN 1969 - FEB 14, 1969)
1) Janis Joplin
2) Sam Andrew
3) Terry Clements
4) Roy Markowitz
5) Brad Campbell 
6) Richard Kermode organ
7) Terry Hensley trumpet


JANIS JOPLIN AND HER KOZMIC BLUES BAND #3 (aka MAIN SQUEEZE #2, aka SOUTHERN COMFORT) (FEB 15, 1969 - MAY 1969)
1) Janis Joplin
2) Sam Andrew
3) Terry Clements
4) Brad Campbell
5) Richard Kermode
6) Roy Markowitz
7) Terry Hensley
8) Cornelius 'Snooky' Flowers baritone sax, tambourine, guiro, claves


JANIS JOPLIN AND HER KOZMIC BLUES BAND #4 (MAY 1969 - JUN 19, 1969)
1) Janis Joplin
2) Sam Andrew
3) Brad Campbell
4) Richard Kermode
5) Terry Clements
6) Terry Hensley
7) Cornelius 'Snooky' Flowers
8) Maury Baker drums


JANIS JOPLIN AND HER KOZMIC BLUES BAND #5 (JUN 20, 1969 - JUL 18, 1969)
1) Janis Joplin
2) Sam Andrew
3) Brad Campbell
4) Richard Kermode
5) Terry Clements
6) Cornelius 'Snooky' Flowers
7) Luis Gasca trumpet
8) Lonnie Castille drums


JANIS JOPLIN AND HER KOZMIC BLUES BAND #6 (JUL 19, 1969 - DEC 19, 1969)
1) Janis Joplin
2) Brad Campbell
3) Richard Kermode
4) Terry Clements
5) Cornelius 'Snooky' Flowers
6) Lonnie Castille
7) John Till guitar
8) David Woodward trumpet


JANIS JOPLIN with THE BUTTERFIELD BLUES BAND #12 (MAR 28, 1970)
1) Janis Joplin lead vocals
2) Paul Butterfield harp
3) Gene Dinwiddie alto sax, tenor sax, sopran sax
4) Dave Sanborn tenor sax
5) Phil Wilson drums
6) Rod Hicks bass
7) Steve Madaio trumpet
8) Howard 'Buzzy' Feiten guitar, organ, french horn
9) Ted Harris keyboards


JANIS JOPLIN with BIG BROTHER AND THE HOLDING COMPANY #10 (APR 4, 1970 / APR 12, 1970 / MAY 21, 1970)
1) Janis Joplin lead vocals, maracas (as guest vocalist)
2) Nick 'The Greek' Gravenites lead vocals
3) Peter Albin vocals, guitar
4) James 'Jim' Gurley bass
5) Sam Andrew vocals, guitar
6) David 'Baby Dave' Getz drums
7) Mike Finnegan vocals, organ (occasional member)
8) David 'Shalloroma' Shallock vocals, guitar


JANIS JOPLIN AND THE FULL TILT BOOGIE BAND (MAY ?, 1970 - OCT 4, 1970)
1) Janis Joplin lead vocals
2) John Till guitar
3) Brad Campbell bass
4) Ken Pearson organ
5) Richard Bell piano
6) Clark Pierson drums

STEVE MILLER FAMILY TREE

This family tree is the work of Bruno Ceriotti. Help in putting this together has been provided by David Denny, Ken Adamany, Jack King, Ben Sidran, Jim Peterman, Barry Goldberg, James 'Curley' Cooke, Richard Personett, and Christian McPhate, to whom I'm most grateful.


DICK AND KIZ HARP (ca. 1953)
1) Dick Harp piano
2) Kiz Harp vocals
+
3) Steve Miller guitar (as accompanist)


THE MARKSMEN (aka THE MARKSMEN COMBO) #1 (FALL 1956 - 1959)
1) Steve Miller vocals, lead guitar
2) Bob Haydon rhythm guitar
3) Baron Cass drums


THE MARKSMEN (aka THE MARKSMEN COMBO) #2 (1959 - SUMMER 1960)
1) Steve Miller
2) Bob Haydon
3) Baron Cass
4) Buddy Miller bass (Steve's older brother)
5) Boz Scaggs backup vocals
6) Rodger Gaulding backup vocals


THE ARDELLS #1 (SEPT 1961 - JUN 1962)
1) Steve Miller vocals, lead guitar, harmonica
2) Denny Berg vocals, rhythm guitar, bass
3) Ron Boyer drums
4) Brian Friedman piano


THE ARDELLS #2 (JUN 1962 - JUN 1963)
1) Steve Miller
2) Ron Boyer
3) Boz Scaggs vocals, rhythm guitar


THE KNIGHTRANES (aka THE FABULOUS KNIGHTRANES) #? (JUN 1962 - SEPT 1962)
1) Steve Miller vocals, lead guitar, harmonica
2) Ron Boyer drums
3) Denny Berg vocals, rhythm guitar, bass
4) Ken Adamany keyboards
+
5) Jerry Leyendecker sax (occasional member)
6) Boz Scaggs vocals, rhythm guitar (sat-in on some dates in August and September)


THE KNIGHTRANES (aka THE FABULOUS KNIGHTRANES) #? (FEB 1963 - SEPT 1963)
1) Steve Miller
2) Ron Boyer
3) Boz Scaggs
4) Ken Adamany 
+
5) Denny Berg (filled in for Steve Miller once)
6) Tim 'Timmy' Davis drums (filled in for Ron Boyer on some gigs)


THE ARDELLS #3 (SEPT 1963 - JAN or FEB 1964)
1) Steve Miller
2) Ron Boyer
3) Denny Berg
4) Ben Sidran keyboards


STEVE MILLER (ca. OCT 1964 - 1965)
Steve plays in Chicago as backing guitarist for many local blues legends like Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, James Cotton, Buddy Guy and Junior Wells


THE WORLD WAR THREE BLUES BAND (1965)
1) Steve Miller vocals, lead guitar, harmonica
2) Andrew Jeffries vocals, drums
3) Richard 'Rich' Corpolongo sax
4) 'Little Hart' McNee baritone sax
5) ??????? + others unknown


THE GOLDBERG-MILLER BLUES BAND (AUG or SEPT 1965 - JAN or FEB 1966)
1) Steve Miller vocals, harmonica, lead guitar
2) Barry Goldberg organ
3) Maurice McKinnley drums
4) Roy Ruby rhythm guitar


STEVE MILLER (JAN or FEB 1966 - OCT 15, 1966)
Steve plays in a recording studio in Dallas as sessionmen guitarist for commercial jingles


THE STEVE MILLER BLUES BAND #1 (NOV 25, 1966 - ca. DEC 22, 1966)
1) Steve Miller vocals, lead guitar
2) James 'Curley' Cooke vocals, rhythm guitar
3) Tim 'Timmy' Davis vocals, drums
4) Richard 'Rich' Personett bass 


THE STEVE MILLER BLUES BAND #2 (ca. DEC 23, 1966 - JUN ?, 1967)
1) Steve Miller
2) James Cooke
3) Tim Davis
4) Lonnie Turner vocals, bass


THE STEVE MILLER BLUES BAND #3 (JUN ?, 1967 - SEPT 3, 1967) / THE STEVE MILLER BAND #1 (JUL 28, 1967 - SEPT 3, 1967)
1) Steve Miller
2) James Cooke
3) Lonnie Turner
4) Tim Davis
5) Jim Peterman vocals, keyboards


THE STEVE MILLER BLUES BAND #4 (SEPT 4, 1967 - SEPT 2?, 1967) / THE STEVE MILLER BAND #2 (SEPT 4, 1967 - SEPT 2?, 1967)
1) Steve Miller
2) Lonnie Turner
3) Tim Davis
4) Jim Peterman


THE STEVE MILLER BLUES BAND #5 (SEPT 2?, 1967 - JAN 1968) / THE STEVE MILLER BAND #3 (SEPT 2?, 1967 - SEPT 1968)
1) Steve Miller
2) Lonnie Turner
3) Tim Davis
4) Jim Peterman
5) Boz Scaggs vocals, rhythm guitar


THE STEVE MILLER BAND #4 (SEPT 1968 - NOV 2?, 1969)
1) Steve Miller
2) Tim Davis
3) Lonnie Turner


THE STEVE MILLER BAND #5 (NOV 2?, 1969 -  SEPT ?, 1970)
1) Steve Miller
2) Tim Davis
3) Robert 'Bobby' Winkelman vocals, bass


THE STEVE MILLER BAND #6 (SEPT ?, 1970 - SEPT or OCT 1970)
1) Steve Miller
2) Bobby Winkelman
3) Jack King drums


THE STEVE MILLER BAND #7 (SEPT or OCT 1970 - ca. JAN 1971)
1) Steve Miller
2) Jack King
3) Bobby Winkelman now moved on rhythm guitar
4) Ross Valory vocals, bass


THE STEVE MILLER BAND #8 (ca. JAN 1971 - JUN or JUL 1971)
1) Steve Miller
2) Jack King
3) Bobby Winkelman
4) Ross Valory
5) David Denny lead guitar


THE STEVE MILLER BAND #9 (JUN or JUL 1971 - ca. OCT 1971)
1) Steve Miller
2) Jack King
3) Ross Valory


THE STEVE MILLER BAND #10 (ca. OCT 1971 - MAR 1972)
1) Steve Miller
2) Jack King now also on guitar
3) Gerald Johnson vocals, bass
4) Richard 'Dickie' Thompson keyboards
5) Roger Allen Clark drums


THE STEVE MILLER BAND #11 (MAR 1972 - AUTUMN 1973)
1) Steve Miller
2) Dickie Thompson
3) Gerald Johnson
4) John King drums


THE STEVE MILLER BAND #12 (AUTUMN 1973 - MAY 1974)
1) Steve Miller
2) Dickie Thompson
3) Lonnie Turner
4) John King


THE STEVE MILLER BAND #13 (JUL 5, 1975)
1) Steve Miller
2) Lonnie Turner
3) Les Dudek rhythm guitar
4) Doug 'Cosmo' Clifford drums


THE STEVE MILLER BAND #14 (OCT 1975 - OCT 1976)
1) Steve Miller
2) Lonnie Turner
3) Gary Mallaber drums


THE STEVE MILLER BAND #15 (OCT 1976 - 1979)
1) Steve Miller
2) Lonnie Turner
3) Gary Mallaber
4) David Denny now also on vocals
5) Greg Douglass rhythm guitar
6) Byron Allred keyboards
7) Norton Buffalo vocals, harp


THE STEVE MILLER BAND #16 (1979 - 1981)
1) Steve Miller
2) Gary Mallaber
3) Greg Douglas
4) Byron Allred
5) Norton Buffalo


THE STEVE MILLER BAND #17 (1981 - 1983)
1) Steve Miller
2) Gary Mallaber
3) Norton Buffalo
4) Byron Allred
5) Kenny Lee Lewis guitar
6) John Massaro guitar


THE STEVE MILLER BAND #18 (1983 - 1986)
1) Steve Miller
2) Gary Mallaber
3) Norton Buffalo
4) Byron Allred
5) Kenny Lee Lewis


THE STEVE MILLER BAND #19 (1986 - 1987)
1) Steve Miller
2) Gary Mallaber
3) Norton Buffalo
4) Les Dudek



STEVE MILLER (1987 - PRESENT)