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...



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 radi...



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 #1...
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...