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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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The Grammy Museum announces the new Ventures exhibit opening in December 2019

We are extremely proud and honored that the Grammy Museum will be having an exhibit for The Ventures, beginning on December 7, 2019 and running until the beginning of August 2020, per the press release attached here.  There will be a number of speci
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Gerry McGee passes away October 12, 2019

It is with extreme sadness that I write this post. I was advised by Gerry’s family this morning that he had passed away early this morning, California time, at approximately 4 p.m. in Japan on October 12. Gerry was on tour in Japan so that he c
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The Ventures Japan Tour 2019 review

I have spent the last 12 days in Japan and have had the distinct pleasure and good fortune to be able to attend 5 Ventures’ concerts in different cities, and have one more to go: tomorrow night’s show will be the final concert of this yea
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Larry Taylor – RIP

It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Larry Taylor yesterday, August 19, 2019. Larry was, of course, not only Mel’s younger brother but uncle to Leon Taylor and also my brother-in-law. He is more than just family because, d
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Japan 2019 tour merchandise – pre-orders being taken now

We are pleased to announce that we will once again be able to bring back items from the Japan 2019 tour merchandise list, for anyone who wishes to order through the website.  Please send us an e-mail to fionataylor@
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The Ventures 2019 Fan Fest – October 5, 2019

Tom Baltaeff, who organizes the annual Ventures Fan Jam near Philadelphia each year, is extending an invitation to all fans who would like to attend this year’s festivities. The event is the weekend of October 4-6, and will kick off as usual wi
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Pre-ordering CDs from Japan

I have already received requests from a number of fans for copies of the Daryl’s House Live CD released a few weeks ago.  Now, we have the 60th Anniversary Historic Collection CD available.  As most of you know, I will be in Japan at the end
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The Ventures are on their way to Japan today!

Get ready for summer in Japan!  The Ventures are leaving the US today and will arrive in Tokyo tomorrow to prepare for the 2019 tour.  Their first concert will be on Saturday, July 27 so I hope all the Tokyo area fans are ready for the show –
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