The Ventures

The Ventures

Profile:
American instrumental rock group formed in 1958 by Bob Bogle and Don Wilson in Tacoma, Washington.
Inducted into Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 2008 (Performer).

Line up:
1958 (as The Versatones):
Don Wilson (Rhythm Guitar)
Bob Bogle (Lead Guitar)

1959:
Don Wilson (Rhythm Guitar)
Bob Bogle (Lead Guitar)
Earl Herbert (Bass Guitar)
George T. Babbitt, Jr. (Drums)

1960 (Walk, Don't Run sessions):
Don Wilson (Rhythm Guitar)
Bob Bogle (Lead Guitar)
Nokie Edwards (Bass)
Skip Moore (Drums)

1960–1961:
Don Wilson (Rhythm Guitar)
Bob Bogle (Lead Guitar)
Nokie Edwards (Bass)
Howie Johnson (Drums)
1961–1962:
Don Wilson (Rhythm Guitar)
Bob Bogle (Bass Guitar)
Nokie Edwards (Lead Guitar)
Howie Johnson (Drums)

1963–1968:
Don Wilson (Rhythm Guitar)
Bob Bogle (Bass Guitar)
Nokie Edwards (Lead Guitar)
Mel Taylor (Drums)

1968–1969:
Don Wilson (Rhythm Guitar)
Bob Bogle (Bass Guitar)
Gerry McGee (Lead Guitar)
Mel Taylor (Drums)

1969–1972:
Don Wilson (Rhythm Guitar)
Bob Bogle (Bass Guitar)
Gerry McGee (Lead Guitar)
Mel Taylor (Drums)
John Durrill (Keyboards)

1972–1973:
Don Wilson (Rhythm Guitar)
Bob Bogle (Bass Guitar)
Gerry McGee (Lead Guitar)
Joe Barile (Drums)

1973–1979:
Don Wilson (Rhythm Guitar)
Bob Bogle (Bass Guitar)
Nokie Edwards (Lead Guitar)
Joe Barile (Drums)

1979–1984:
Don Wilson (Rhythm Guitar)
Bob Bogle (Bass Guitar)
Nokie Edwards (Lead Guitar)
Mel Taylor (Drums)

1985–1996:
Don Wilson (Rhythm Guitar)
Bob Bogle (Bass Guitar)
Gerry McGee (Lead Guitar)
Mel Taylor (Drums)

1996–2005:
Don Wilson (Rhythm Guitar)
Bob Bogle (Bass Guitar)
Gerry McGee (Lead Guitar)
Leon Taylor (Drums, son of Mel Taylor)

2005–present:
Don Wilson (Rhythm Guitar)
Bob Spalding (Bass Guitar)
Gerry McGee (Lead Guitar)
Leon Taylor (Drums)
Nokie Edwards (Lead Guitar, as a special guest)
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The Ventures Discography

Albums

The Ventures Walk Don't Run (Album, Comp) Dolton Records Mexico 1960 Sell This Version
The Ventures The Colorful Ventures (Album, EP) Dolton Records US 1961 Sell This Version
The Ventures The Ventures (Album) Dolton Records Australasia 1961 Sell This Version
The Ventures Another Smash (Album) Dolton Records UK 1961 Sell This Version
The Ventures Twist With The Ventures (Album) Dolton Records, Dolton Records UK 1961 Sell This Version
The Ventures Twist Party Vol. 2 (Album) Dolton Records Canada 1962 Sell This Version
The Ventures Going To The Ventures Dance Party! (Album) Dolton Records UK 1962 Sell This Version
The Ventures Mashed Potatoes And Gravy (Album) Dolton Records, Dolton Records US 1962 Sell This Version
The Ventures Play Telstar - The Lonely Bull And Others (Album) Dolton Records US 1962 Sell This Version
LBY 1018J The Ventures Twist with The Ventures(LP, Mono) Liberty LBY 1018J South Africa 1962 Sell This Version
The Ventures The Ventures Play The Country Classics (Album) Dolton Records Australia 1963 Sell This Version
The Ventures Surfing (Album) Dolton Records UK 1963 Sell This Version
The Ventures Let's Go! (Album) Dolton Records Canada 1963 Sell This Version
Bobby Vee And The Ventures Bobby Vee And The Ventures - Bobby Vee Meets The Ventures (Album) Liberty US 1963 Sell This Version
LBY 1161 F The Ventures The Ventures U.S.A.(LP) Liberty LBY 1161 F France 1963 Sell This Version
The Ventures (The) Ventures In Space (Album) Dolton Records, Dolton Records US 1964 Sell This Version
The Ventures The Fabulous Ventures (Album) Dolton Records Australia 1964 Sell This Version
The Ventures Walk, Don't Run Vol. 2 (Album) Dolton Records South Korea 1964 Sell This Version
The Ventures Play Guitar With The Ventures! (Album) Dolton Records US 1965 Sell This Version
The Ventures Knock Me Out! (Album) Dolton Records UK 1965 Sell This Version
The Ventures A Go-Go (Album) Dolton Records, Dolton Records Australia 1965 Sell This Version
The Ventures Ventures In Japan (Album) Liberty Japan 1965 Sell This Version
The Ventures The Ventures' Christmas Album (Album) Liberty, Dolton Records US 1965 Sell This Version
The Ventures On Stage (Album) Dolton Records Canada 1965 Sell This Version
BLP-16502 The Ventures Play Guitar With The Ventures Volume 2(LP, Album) Dolton Records BLP-16502 US 1965 Sell This Version