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Duane Eddy – sad news
Posted on May 7, 2024 . Comments are off
The Ventures' organization mourns the passing of the great guitar legend, Duane Eddy.  Don and Bob often spoke of Duane as one of the players who influenced their music in the early days.  It was a privilege and a pleasure to have known him and an equal privilege when Duane came to Ca
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Updates to our website and contact information
Posted on April 27, 2024 . Comments are off
As of today, April 26, The Ventures' land-line phone number has been disconnected.  For now, if anyone wishes to contact us, please use my (Fiona)'s phone number: 818-903-6381. In addition, sales from our on-line store have been discontinued. More information will be forthcoming
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Nokie news from Tulsa
Posted on January 27, 2024 . Comments are off
Tulsa World is reporting that the Oklahoma Museum of Pop Culture (OKPOP) has received a vintage Mosrite Guitar that was originally owned by Nokie Edwards and will be on display at the museum.  You can read all about it by logging on to the link to Tulsa World.  The legacy of Nokie and
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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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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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