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50 year anniversary
Posted on August 4, 2022 . Comments are off
Today, August 1, 2022, marks exactly 50 years since I first met The Ventures in Osaka, Japan where they were on one of the most extensive tours they performed there. Who knew that I would still be involved with the band? Certainly not me! The photo that is shown here is the poster tha
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The Ventures New Space CD – Japan release
Posted on July 13, 2022 . Comments are off
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 composition
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Gerry McGee Forever – tribute CD set
Posted on July 13, 2022 . Comments are off
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 1 is the Gerry McGee Live Collectio
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RIP Alan White
Posted on May 30, 2022 . Comments are off
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 us for many years.  He was part of The Ventures
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Vintage Guitar Magazine publishes tribute article for Don Wilson and The Ventures
Posted on April 22, 2022 . Comments are off
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 of times about The Ventures over t
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DON WILSON

JOINED BAND: 1958 - Co-Founder POSITION: Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Song Writer Donald Lee Wilson was born in Tacoma, Washington on February 10, 1933, the middle child between
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BOB BOGLE

JOINED BAND: 1958 - Co-Founder POSITION: Bass Guitar, Lead Guitar, Song Writer Robert Lenard Bogle, was born on January 16, 1934 at the rural residence of his family near Wagoner, Oklahoma. Bob li
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NOKIE EDWARDS

JOINED BAND: 1960 POSITION: Lead Guitar, Song Writer Nokie Edwards (born Nole Edwards 9 May 1935, in Lahoma, Oklahoma), started playing guitar at a very early age. By his teens, he was working wit
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GERRY McGEE

JOINED BAND: 1968 POSITION: Lead Guitar, Song Writer Gerald James McGee, known as Gerry McGee, was born in Eunice, Louisiana on November 17, 1937, into a very musical Cajun family. His father, Den
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MEL TAYLOR

JOINED BAND: 1962 POSITION: Percussion, Song Writer Mel Taylor was born in Brooklyn, New York, on September 24, 1933, the first child of Grace and Lawrence Taylor. His mother"s family was Russian/
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LEON TAYLOR

JOINED BAND: 1997 POSITION: Percussion, Song Writer Melvin Leon Taylor, known to all as Leon Taylor, was born on September 23, 1955 in Johnson City, Tennessee. When Leon was three, the family move
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BOB “ZONK” SPALDING

JOINED BAND: 1981 POSITION: Bass Guitar, Lead Guitar, Song Writer Bob Spalding"s interest in the guitar stems back to the fifties when, like most other teenagers, his ear was caught by the early r
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