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On-line store – shipping in December 2023
Posted on November 29, 2023 . Comments are off
This is just to let everyone know that, while you will be able to place orders as usual, there will be no shipping until after December 10, as I will be out of the country.  BUT ... Please look at our special deals, coming up from  now until the end of the year, just in time for gift-
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New Ventures Baseball Caps now available!
Posted on October 25, 2023 . Comments are off
Good news - we have a great new item now on sale in our on-line store - baseball caps with the classic iconic "The Ventures" logo!  These are black with a golden-yellow logo on the front, and the words "
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August 2023 tour dates for The Ventures
Posted on May 27, 2023 . Comments are off
We are pleased to announce that The Ventures will be making three appearances on the East Coast in mid-August 2023, as follows: August 18  Pearl Street Warehouse, Washington, DC August 19  Asbury Lanes, Asbury Park, NJ August 20  Sellersville Theater, Sellersville, PA Tick
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The Ventures in Asbury Park, NJ, Saturday, August 19, 2023
Posted on March 27, 2023 . Comments are off
For many years now, The Ventures have not been able to perform in the US during the summer months, because the group has always been in Japan.  This summer, 2023, will be a little different because, at this point, we do not have a Japan tour scheduled.  But that's a good thing for US
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Rock & Roll in Kennedy’s America – new book by Richard Aquila
Tags: book tribute Posted on February 8, 2023 . Comments are off
I just received a copy of this book from the author, Richard Aquila.  Some time ago, pre-Covid I believe, I spoke with him about The Ventures and he told me about the book he was writing, covering the early 1960's in rock & roll history.  Obviously, The Ventures were a part of tha
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