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
Don Wilson (Rhythm Guitar)
Bob Bogle (Bass Guitar)
Nokie Edwards (Lead Guitar)
Mel Taylor (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 Canada 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, BST-8016 The Ventures - Mashed Potatoes And Gravy album art The Ventures Mashed Potatoes And Gravy (Album) Dolton Records, Dolton Records BST 8016, 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
BST 8010, BST-8010 The Ventures - Twist With The Ventures album art The Ventures Twist With The Ventures (Album, MiniAlbum) Dolton Records, Dolton Records BST 8010, BST-8010 Canada 1962 Sell This Version
LBY 1110 M The Ventures - Going To The Ventures Dance Party! album art The Ventures Going To The Ventures Dance Party! (Album) Dolton Records LBY 1110 M New Zealand 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
LBY 1147M The Ventures - Bobby Vee Meets The Ventures album art Bobby Vee And The Ventures Bobby Vee And The Ventures - Bobby Vee Meets The Ventures (Album) Liberty, Liberty LBY 1147M New Zealand 1963 Sell This Version
SLBY 1150 The Ventures - Surfing album art The Ventures Surfing (Album, Comp) 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 The Ventures - Walk, Don't Run Vol. 2 album art The Ventures Walk, Don't Run Vol. 2 (Album) Dolton Records BLP-2031 US 1964 Sell This Version
BST-8027 The Ventures - (The) Ventures In Space album art The Ventures (The) Ventures In Space (Album, Comp) 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
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-16501 The Ventures - Play Guitar With The Ventures! album art The Ventures Play Guitar With The Ventures! (Album) Dolton Records BLP-16501 US 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
BSP - 8040 The Ventures - Where The Action Is album art The Ventures Where The Action Is (Album) Dolton Records BSP - 8040 Peru 1965 Sell This Version
FLP-35032 The Ventures - À Go-Go album art The Ventures À Go-Go (Album, Comp) 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