Duane Eddy – sad news
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 ...
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Updates to our website and contact information
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 ...



Nokie news from Tulsa
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 ca...
On-line store – shipping in December 2023
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 ou...



New Ventures Baseball Caps now available!
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 wor...
August 2023 tour dates for The Ventures
We are pleased to announce that The Ventures will be making three appearances on the East Coast in mid-August 2023, as follows: August 18  Pearl Street Warehouse, Washington, DC August 19  Asb...



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The Ventures in Asbury Park, NJ, Saturday, August 19, 2023
For many years now, The Ventures have not been able to perform in the US during the summer months, because the group has always been in Japan.  This summer, 2023, will be a little different because, ...
Rock & Roll in Kennedy’s America – new book by Richard Aquila
I just received a copy of this book from the author, Richard Aquila.  Some time ago, pre-Covid I believe, I spoke with him about The Ventures and he told me about the book he was writing, covering th...



Al Malaikah Shriners event March 4, 2023 at the Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles
For anyone interested in attending this event, which will feature a screening of "Stars on Guitars", the Ventures' documentary produced by Staci Wilson, Don Wilson's daughter, along with awards and ap...
Jeff Beck RIP
The Ventures would like to honor the memory of Jeff Beck, one of the great guitar players of our time, who just passed away.  The music world has lost another legend.  He will be missed but his musi...



50 year anniversary
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 inv...
The Ventures New Space CD – Japan release
Later this month, in conjunction with our Japan Tour 2022, Pony Canyon will be releasing a completely new ...