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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Albums

The Ventures - Walk Don't Run album art The Ventures Walk Don't Run (Album) Dolton Records US 1960 Sell This Version
The Ventures - The Ventures album art The Ventures The Ventures (Album) Dolton Records US 1961 Sell This Version
The Ventures - The Colorful Ventures album art The Ventures The Colorful Ventures (Album) Dolton Records US 1961 Sell This Version
The Ventures - Another Smash album art The Ventures Another Smash (Album) Dolton Records UK 1961 Sell This Version
The Ventures - Mashed Potatoes And Gravy album art The Ventures Mashed Potatoes And Gravy (Album) Dolton Records, Dolton Records US 1962 Sell This Version
The Ventures - Twist Party Vol. 2 album art The Ventures Twist Party Vol. 2 (Album) Dolton Records Canada 1962 Sell This Version
The Ventures - Twist With The Ventures album art The Ventures Twist With The Ventures (Album, MiniAlbum) Dolton Records, Dolton Records UK 1961 Sell This Version
The Ventures - Going To The Ventures Dance Party! album art The Ventures Going To The Ventures Dance Party! (Album) Dolton Records US 1962 Sell This Version
The Ventures - The Ventures Play Telstar, The Lonely Bull album art The Ventures The Ventures Play Telstar, The Lonely Bull (Album) Dolton Records US 1962 Sell This Version
BST 2019 The Ventures Play Telstar - The Lonely Bull And Others(LP, Album) Dolton Records BST 2019 Canada 1962 Sell This Version
The Ventures - Let's Go! album art The Ventures Let's Go! (Album) Dolton Records South Africa 1963 Sell This Version
The Ventures - Bobby Vee Meets The Ventures album art Bobby Vee Meets The Ventures Bobby Vee Meets The Ventures - Bobby Vee Meets The Ventures (Album) Liberty, Liberty Canada 1963 Sell This Version
The Ventures - Surfing album art The Ventures Surfing (Album) Dolton Records UK 1963 Sell This Version
The Ventures - The Ventures Play The Country Classics album art The Ventures The Ventures Play The Country Classics (Album, Comp) Dolton Records South Africa 1963 Sell This Version
The Ventures - The Fabulous Ventures album art The Ventures The Fabulous Ventures (Album) Dolton Records Australia 1964 Sell This Version
The Ventures - Walk, Don't Run Vol. 2 album art The Ventures Walk, Don't Run Vol. 2 (Album) Dolton Records US 1964 Sell This Version
The Ventures - (The) Ventures In Space album art The Ventures (The) Ventures In Space (Album) Dolton Records, Dolton Records US 1964 Sell This Version
The Ventures - Knock Me Out! album art The Ventures Knock Me Out! (Album) Dolton Records Canada 1964 Sell This Version
The Ventures - Ventures In Japan Vol. 2 album art The Ventures Ventures In Japan Vol. 2 (Album) Liberty Japan 1965 Sell This Version
The Ventures - Ventures In Japan album art The Ventures Ventures In Japan (Album, Comp) Liberty Japan 1965 Sell This Version
The Ventures - Play Guitar With The Ventures! Volume 2 album art The Ventures Play Guitar With The Ventures! Volume 2 (Album) Dolton Records US 1965 Sell This Version
The Ventures - Where The Action Is album art The Ventures Where The Action Is (Album) Dolton Records US 1965 Sell This Version
The Ventures - À Go-Go album art The Ventures À Go-Go (Album) Dolton Records, Dolton Records Brazil 1965 Sell This Version
The Ventures - On Stage album art The Ventures On Stage (Album, Comp) Dolton Records US 1965 Sell This Version
The Ventures - The Ventures' Christmas Album album art The Ventures The Ventures' Christmas Album (Album) Dolton Records US 1965 Sell This Version