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La Bamba in Australia – 55 years later!
Posted on October 28, 2021 . Comments are off
The photo here was sent to us by a long-time Ventures' fan from Australia, Luke Fence. He tells us that The Ventures' version of La Bamba was released in 1965 and, in early 1966, it became a hit at #11 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. The photo shows the 45 rpm single, as released
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Live shows coming up in late 2021 and summer 2022
Posted on July 31, 2021 . Comments are off
The past 18 months have been horrible for all of us, The Ventures being no exception - because there have been no live concerts, for obvious reasons.  The answer to every question these days seems to be "Because of Covid".   Anyway, the following dates have been confirmed: The Egyp
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Photos from the archives – never shown before
Posted on July 31, 2021 . Comments are off
Recently, when I was rummaging through all kinds of files, I came upon a small box full of color slides from the 1970s and early 1980s.  Some of these were from a photo session done at Don Wilson's house in 1979, prior to the release of the Original Four LP when the group reunited.  O
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Takeshi Terauchi passes away
Posted on June 25, 2021 . Comments are off
We regret to inform everyone that Takeshi "Terry" Terauchi passed away on June 18, 2021 at the age of 82.  He was very famous in Japan for his guitar playing and was influenced by The Ventures - his preferred guitar was the Mosrite which, of course, was the guitar that The Ventures us
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