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The Ventures New Space CD – Japan release

Later this month, in conjunction with our Japan Tour 2022, Pony Canyon will be releasing a completely new 13-track CD by The Ventures, entitled New Space. 10 of the tracks are new compositions by members of the group and others, all with a “spa
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Gerry McGee Forever – tribute CD set

As we all know, Gerry passed away in October 2019 while on a solo tour in Japan. His Japanese fans were – and are – many, and it is only fitting that Pony Canyon has decided to release a very comprehensive set of 3 CDs for his fans to enjoy. Disc
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RIP Alan White

We are very sad to have heard today that Alan White, long-time drummer with “Yes”, passed away earlier today, May 26, 2022.  Alan lived in the Seattle area and had been a good friend of The Ventures, Don Wilson and his family, and all of
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Vintage Guitar Magazine publishes tribute article for Don Wilson and The Ventures

Vintage Guitar Magazine has a terrific tribute to Don in their latest issue, remembering the life of Don Wilson and celebrating The Ventures. There are actually two major articles in this issue: the first is by Willie Moseley who has written a number
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The Ventures Annual Fan Fest, October 8, 2022

Once again, thanks to the hard work and loyalty of our friend, Tom Baltaeff, there will be a Fan Fest in the Philadelphia area on October 8, 2022. I (Fiona Taylor), plan to attend, and Tom is expecting to have members of the Wilson and Bogle families
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Renaissance Records new release of the NASA 25th Anniversary album

Renaissance Records has just released a newly packaged, re-issue of the 1980’s album, NASA 25th Anniversary. It is already available on Amazon and other platforms at a retail price of $25.98 (discounted on Amazon to $23.99). This is the first h
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Tribute to Don Wilson by Ramon (RJ) Jacinto

Many years ago, when The Ventures first started appearing in Japan, they attracted many fans from other areas of SE Asia/Far East as well. One of these was Ramon (RJ) Jacinto, who has been a long-time friend and fan of the group and who plays Venture
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Tributes to Don Wilson

Love and Tributes are coming in from all over. Here are some articles we received in the honor of Don Wilson. Audio NPR News Item (you have to listen to a commercial first) https://www.npr.org/2022/01/24/1075264850/cofounder-of-the-instrumental-guita
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Don Wilson – a personal reflection by Fiona Taylor

From the moment I received word of Don’s passing yesterday, January 22, 2022, I have been reflecting on so much of the parts of Don’s life to which I have been privy. I immediately thought to myself – first, “Do you realize it
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Don Wilson 1933-2022 – a life in music

It is with profound sadness and a great sense of loss that I have to tell the world that, on January 22, 2022, Don Wilson passed away at the age of 88. He was the last surviving member of The Ventures’ original group, one of its co-founders alo
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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2022

All of us in The Ventures’ family want to wish all our friends and fans all over the world a very Merry Christmas holiday season and a wonderful (hopefully better!) year in 2022. We look forward to seeing everyone at events in the New Year and
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