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 ...



Gerry McGee Forever – tribute CD set
As we all know, Gerry passed away in October 2019 while on a solo tour in Japan. His Japanese fans were – and are – many, and it is only fitting that Pony Canyon has decided to release a very comp...
RIP Alan White
We are very sad to have heard today that Alan White, long-time drummer with "Yes", passed away earlier today, May 26, 2022.  Alan lived in the Seattle area and had been a good friend of The Ventures,...



Vintage Guitar Magazine publishes tribute article for Don Wilson and The Ventures
Vintage Guitar Magazine has a terrific tribute to Don in their latest issue, remembering the life of Don Wilson and celebrating The Ventures. There are actually two major articles in this issue: the f...
The Ventures Annual Fan Fest, October 8, 2022
Once again, thanks to the hard work and loyalty of our friend, Tom Baltaeff, there will be a Fan Fest in the Philadelphia area on October 8, 2022. I (Fiona Taylor), plan to attend, and Tom is expectin...



Renaissance Records new release of the NASA 25th Anniversary album
Renaissance Records has just released a newly packaged, re-issue of the 1980's album, NASA 25th Anniver...
Tribute to Don Wilson by Ramon (RJ) Jacinto
Many years ago, when The Ventures first started appearing in Japan, they attracted many fans from other areas of SE Asia/Far East as well. One of these was Ramon (RJ) Jacinto, who has been a long-tim...



Tributes to Don Wilson
Love and Tributes are coming in from all over. Here are some articles we received in the honor of Don Wilson. Audio NPR News Item (you have to listen to a commercial first)
Don Wilson – a personal reflection by Fiona Taylor
From the moment I received word of Don's passing yesterday, January 22, 2022, I have been reflecting on so much of the parts of Don's life to which I have been privy. I immediately thought to myself ...



Don Wilson 1933-2022 – a life in music
It is with profound sadness and a great sense of loss that I have to tell the world that, on January 22, 2022, Don Wilson passed away at the age of 88. He was the last surviving member of The Venture...
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 s...