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The Ventures Japan Tour 2020 has been canceled

We are really devastated to have to pass on the announcement from our Japanese promoters, M&I Company, that the scheduled Ventures’ 2020 Japan tour has had to be canceled due to the restrictions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.  At this
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The Ventures Fan Fest 2020

As many of you know, there is a Fan Fest (or Fan Jam) held each year, usually at the beginning of October in the Philadelphia area  This is organized by Tom Baltaeff who works extremely hard every year to make the event a success.  I have had the d
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Sad news – JD Hoag 1947-2020

We were informed by Judy Edwards that JD Hoag, who played with The Ventures in the early 1980s, passed away from the Corona virus on Sunday, April 26, 2020.  He was 73 years old and had been battling the disease for several weeks.  Our thoughts and
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Grazing in the Grass – featured on TV show “Better Call Saul” episode

Anyone remember the 1968 Ventures LP, “The Horse” from 1968?  There was a track on that album called “Grazing in the Grass”.  We just became aware that the song was recently used in an episode of “Better Call Saul̶
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A Happy Easter and Passover season to all our fans at this difficult time

The Ventures would like to wish all of you a happy weekend as everyone tries to celebrate Easter and Passover in whatever way they can in the midst of this awful pandemic.  Normally, it is a joyous season to be spending time with family and friends
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Coronavirus forces cancellation of Egyptian Theatre shows

As I’m sure everyone is aware, events and shows are being cancelled left and right in all parts of the country due to the widespread fear of crowded venues during the Coronavirus pandemic.  Our upcoming shows in Park City on April 16-18 are no
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Don Wilson receives the Music For Life Award at the 2020 NAMM show

Each year in January, the NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) holds its convention in Anaheim, CA.  This year at the 35th Annual TEC Awards dinner on January 18, Don Wilson was given the great honor of receiving the Music For Life Award,
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A Blast from the Past – look at the Australian charts from August 30, 1963

I recently received a mailing tube from good friend and fan of The Ventures, Terry Robins.  He sent me some rare posters from Ventures’ tours in Japan and Scandinavia, plus two charts from Australian music magazines: 2SM National Top 100 and 2
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Happy Birthday, Don Wilson and Bob Spalding

Yes, it’s that time of the year again – the birthdays are here!  Let’s all wish Don and Bob a wonderful day with good wishes for a healthy year ahead.  Keep the music going!
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Grammy Museum – Ventures exhibit T-shirts available

The Grammy Museum has manufactured some great T-shirts to celebrate The Ventures’ exhibit at the Museum.  The design features the special logo created for the exhibit, showing “Walk Don’t Run – 60 Years of The Ventures”
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The Ventures exhibit at the Grammy Museum – January 9, 2020 gala event

On the evening of January 9, 2020, the Grammy Museum in downtown LA at LA Live! (close to the Staples Center) hosted a wonderful evening to celebrate The Ventures’ exhibit at the Museum.  The audience was treated to a great evening with histor
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Excellent article about The Ventures’ Grammy Museum exhibit

This Harvey Kubernik article initially displayed on Cavehollywood.com  Sixty years after the release of their first hit, “Walk, Don’t Run,” the Ventures are considered the most influential, best-selling instrumental band in rock and roll histo
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