Coronavirus forces cancellation of Egyptian Theatre shows
As I'm sure everyone is aware, events and shows are being cancelled left and right in all parts of the country due to the widespread fear of crowded venues during the Coronavirus pandemic.  Our upcom...
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Don Wilson receives the Music For Life Award at the 2020 NAMM show
Each year in January, the NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) holds its convention in Anaheim, CA.  This year at the 35th Annual TEC Awards dinner on January 18, Don Wilson was given the g...



A Blast from the Past – look at the Australian charts from August 30, 1963
I recently received a mailing tube from good friend and fan of The Ventures, Terry Robins.  He sent me some rare posters from Ventures' tours in Japan and Scandinavia, plus two charts from Australian...
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!...



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 Ye...
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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 audienc...



Excellent article about The Ventures’ Grammy Museum exhibit
This Harvey Kubernik article initially displayed on Cavehollywood.com 
Sixty years after the r...
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 releas...



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...
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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...



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...
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...