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

BLP 2003 The Ventures - Walk Don't Run album art The Ventures Walk Don't Run (Album) Dolton Records BLP 2003 US 1960 Sell This Version
BLP-2004 The Ventures - The Ventures album art The Ventures The Ventures (Album) Dolton Records BLP-2004 US 1961 Sell This Version
BLP-2008 The Ventures - The Colorful Ventures album art The Ventures The Colorful Ventures (Album) Dolton Records BLP-2008 US 1961 Sell This Version
SAH-G 6176 The Ventures - Another Smash album art The Ventures Another Smash (Album) Dolton Records SAH-G 6176 UK 1961 Sell This Version
BST 8016 The Ventures - Mashed Potatoes And Gravy album art The Ventures Mashed Potatoes And Gravy (Album) Dolton Records, Dolton Records BST 8016 US 1962 Sell This Version
BLP 2014, BLP. 2014 The Ventures - Twist Party Vol. 2 album art The Ventures Twist Party Vol. 2 (Album) Dolton Records BLP 2014, BLP. 2014 Canada 1962 Sell This Version
HA-G 2429 The Ventures - Twist With The Ventures album art The Ventures Twist With The Ventures (Album, MiniAlbum) Dolton Records, Dolton Records HA-G 2429 UK 1961 Sell This Version
BST-8017 The Ventures - Going To The Ventures Dance Party! album art The Ventures Going To The Ventures Dance Party! (Album) Dolton Records BST-8017 US 1962 Sell This Version
BST-8019 The Ventures - The Ventures Play Telstar, The Lonely Bull album art The Ventures The Ventures Play Telstar, The Lonely Bull (Album) Dolton Records BST-8019 US 1962 Sell This Version
LBY 1169 J (BLP 2024) The Ventures - Let's Go! album art The Ventures Let's Go! (Album) Dolton Records LBY 1169 J (BLP 2024) South Africa 1963 Sell This Version
LRP-3289, LRP 3289 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 LRP-3289, LRP 3289 Canada 1963 Sell This Version
SLBY 1150 The Ventures - Surfing album art The Ventures Surfing (Album) Dolton Records SLBY 1150 UK 1963 Sell This Version
LBY-1149J The Ventures - The Ventures Play The Country Classics album art The Ventures The Ventures Play The Country Classics (Album, Comp) Dolton Records LBY-1149J South Africa 1963 Sell This Version
LRP-2029 The Ventures - The Fabulous Ventures album art The Ventures The Fabulous Ventures (Album) Dolton Records LRP-2029 Australia 1964 Sell This Version
BLP-2031, BLP 2031 The Ventures - Walk, Don't Run Vol. 2 album art The Ventures Walk, Don't Run Vol. 2 (Album) Dolton Records BLP-2031, BLP 2031 US 1964 Sell This Version
BST-8027 The Ventures - (The) Ventures In Space album art The Ventures (The) Ventures In Space (Album) Dolton Records, Dolton Records BST-8027 US 1964 Sell This Version
BLP-2033 The Ventures - Knock Me Out! album art The Ventures Knock Me Out! (Album) Dolton Records BLP-2033 Canada 1964 Sell This Version
BST-8031 The Ventures - Walk, Don't Run Vol. 2 album art The Ventures Walk, Don't Run Vol. 2(LP) Dolton Records BST-8031 US 1964 Sell This Version
LP 7464 The Ventures - Ventures In Japan Vol. 2 album art The Ventures Ventures In Japan Vol. 2 (Album) Liberty LP 7464 Japan 1965 Sell This Version
LP-7270 The Ventures - Ventures In Japan album art The Ventures Ventures In Japan (Album, Comp) Liberty LP-7270 Japan 1965 Sell This Version
BLP-16502 The Ventures - Play Guitar With The Ventures! Volume 2 album art The Ventures Play Guitar With The Ventures! Volume 2 (Album) Dolton Records BLP-16502 US 1965 Sell This Version
BST-8040 The Ventures - Where The Action Is album art The Ventures Where The Action Is (Album) Dolton Records BST-8040 US 1965 Sell This Version
FLP-35032 The Ventures - À Go-Go album art The Ventures À Go-Go (Album) Dolton Records, Dolton Records FLP-35032 Brazil 1965 Sell This Version
BST-8035 The Ventures - On Stage album art The Ventures On Stage (Album, Comp) Dolton Records BST-8035 US 1965 Sell This Version
BST-8038 The Ventures - The Ventures' Christmas Album album art The Ventures The Ventures' Christmas Album (Album) Dolton Records BST-8038 US 1965 Sell This Version