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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2022

All of us in The Ventures’ family want to wish all our friends and fans all over the world a very Merry Christmas holiday season and a wonderful (hopefully better!) year in 2022. We look forward to seeing everyone at events in the New Year and
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URGENT – The Ventures Live Interview on Remember Then Radio on Monday, November 8, 2021

To all our fans and friends – there is going to be a live interview on Remember Then Radio (RTR), on Monday evening, November 8, 2021 at 8 p.m. ET. This is an on-line radio station so it’s available to everyone, no matter where they are l
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La Bamba in Australia – 55 years later!

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.
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Live shows coming up in late 2021 and summer 2022

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”.   Anyw
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Photos from the archives – never shown before

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 Or
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Takeshi Terauchi passes away

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
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The Ventures Japan tour 2021 canceled

We are extremely sad to have to announce that our Japanese promoters, M&I Company, reached the incredibly difficult decision to cancel the tour for this year.  Given the circumstances in Japan due to the pandemic, this was really not unexpected
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The Ventures Japan Tour 2021

Our promoters in Japan, M&I Company, have just announced The Ventures’ Japan Tour 2021.  The official promotion photo is shown here.  Let us all keep our fingers crossed that the pandemic will be in our rear-view mirror by August 2021 and
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Happy birthday, Don Wilson and Bob Spalding, February 10, 2021

It’s that time of year – birthday season!  Let us all say Happy Birthday and congratulations to Don Wilson on the occasion of his 88th birthday!  Bob Spalding’s birthday is the same day, so more congratulations to Bob too!  May t
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Back in stock in time for the holidays – Ventures’ songbooks

We have added back stock of the Pipeline Songbook, just in time for gift-giving and bringing music into your life and the lives of those around you. I am sorry to say that I had forgotten what a great buy this is: there are the tabs for 25 surfing hi
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Sample Tracks

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