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The Ventures

Mostly Credited As: The Ventures
Sometimes Credited As: The Versatones

Birth Name: The Ventures
Date Of Birth: 1958
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Seattle, Washington

The Ventures


Members have included:

Bob Bogle - lead guitar but in 1962 switched to bass guitar
Don Wilson - rhythm guitar
Nokie Edwards - bass guitar but in 1962 switched to lead guitar
Skip Moore - drums (session player)
Howie Johnson - drums (original)
Mel Taylor - drums (replaced Howie Johnson in 1962)
Gerry McGee - lead guitar (1968-1973)
Leon Taylor - drums (replaced his father Mel Taylor after his death in 1996)

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TV Appearances

Episode Cast Credits 

American Bandstand (1957) 
  The Ventures / DeeDee Warwick 12x38: (May/17/1969) As Themselves 
  The Ventures / Tina Turner 10x43: (Jul/01/1967) As Themselves 
  Mel Carter / The Ventures / Don Knotts 09x30: (Apr/02/1966) As Themselves 
  The Ventures / Bobby Jameson 08x04: (Sep/26/1964) As Themselves 

Shindig (1964) 
  Del Shannon / Coasters / Ventures / Marianne Faithfull 01x24: (Feb/10/1965) As Themselves 

The Dick Clark Show (1958) 
  The Ventures / Lloyd Price / Jamie Horton / Fabian 03x51: (Aug/27/1960) As Themselves 
Featured Songs

Happy Days Songs:
Great Expectations + "Wipe Out" (1964) 
Fonzie Joins the Band + "Perfidia" (played by the band) 
You Go to My Head + "Perfidia" 
The Lemon + "Perfidia" 
Mixology Songs:
Bruce & Maya + Apache 
American Dreams Songs:
New Frontier + Mashed Potato Time 
The O.C. Songs:
The Best Chrismukkah Ever + Santa Claus is Coming to Town 
Las Vegas Songs:
Whale of a Time + Secret Agent Man 
The Wonder Years Songs:
Full Moon Rising + Theme from Hawaii 5-O 
The Accident + Walk Don't Run 
The Dick Clark Show Songs:
The Ventures / Lloyd Price / Jamie Horton / Fabian + Walk, Don't Run 
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