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

BST 8003 The Ventures Walk Don't Run (Album, Comp) Dolton Records BST 8003 US 1960 Sell This Version
BST 8008 The Ventures The Colorful Ventures (Album, EP) Dolton Records BST 8008 US 1961 Sell This Version
LRP 2004 The Ventures The Ventures (Album) Dolton Records LRP 2004 Australasia 1961 Sell This Version
HA-G 2376 The Ventures Another Smash (Album) Dolton Records HA-G 2376 UK 1961 Sell This Version
HA-G 2429 The Ventures Twist With The Ventures (Album) Dolton Records, Dolton Records HA-G 2429 UK 1961 Sell This Version
BLP 2014 The Ventures Twist Party Vol. 2 (Album) Dolton Records BLP 2014 Canada 1962 Sell This Version
SLBY 1110 The Ventures Going To The Ventures Dance Party! (Album) Dolton Records SLBY 1110 UK 1962 Sell This Version
BST 8016 The Ventures Mashed Potatoes And Gravy (Album) Dolton Records, Dolton Records BST 8016 US 1962 Sell This Version
BLP-2019 The Ventures Play Telstar - The Lonely Bull And Others (Album) Dolton Records BLP-2019 US 1962 Sell This Version
LRP-2023 The Ventures The Ventures Play The Country Classics (Album) Dolton Records LRP-2023 Australia 1963 Sell This Version
SLBY 1150 The Ventures Surfing (Album) Dolton Records SLBY 1150 UK 1963 Sell This Version
LBY 1169 The Ventures Let's Go! (Album) Dolton Records LBY 1169 UK 1963 Sell This Version
LRP-3289 Bobby Vee And The Ventures Bobby Vee And The Ventures - Bobby Vee Meets The Ventures (Album) Liberty LRP-3289 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
BST-8027 The Ventures (The) Ventures In Space (Album) Dolton Records, Dolton Records BST-8027 US 1964 Sell This Version
LRP-2029 The Ventures The Fabulous Ventures (Album) Dolton Records LRP-2029 Australia 1964 Sell This Version
OR-645 The Ventures Walk, Don't Run Vol. 2 (Album) Dolton Records OR-645 South Korea 1964 Sell This Version
BLP 16501 The Ventures Play Guitar With The Ventures! (Album) Dolton Records BLP 16501 US 1965 Sell This Version
LBY 1252 The Ventures Knock Me Out! (Album) Dolton Records LBY 1252 UK 1965 Sell This Version
SLYL-932,554 The Ventures A Go-Go (Album) Dolton Records, Dolton Records SLYL-932,554 Australia 1965 Sell This Version
BST-8038 The Ventures The Ventures' Christmas Album (Album) Liberty, Dolton Records BST-8038 US 1965 Sell This Version
BST-8035 The Ventures On Stage (Album) Dolton Records BST-8035 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
LP 7464 The Ventures Ventures In Japan Vol. 2(LP, Album, Ltd, Gat) Liberty LP 7464 Japan 1965 Sell This Version
LP-7270 The Ventures Ventures In Japan(LP, Album, Red) Liberty LP-7270 Japan 1965 Sell This Version