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R.I.P. Nokie Edwards
« on: March 12, 2018, 03:35:27 pm »

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Re: R.I.P. Nokie Edwards
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2018, 08:47:52 pm »
Thanx so much for posting this Walt.   

I feel as tho since late last year, the writing seemed to
be 'on the wall' as complications from surgery in Dec.
first reared their ugly head.   

Seems as tho the site has been forgotten of late.   Now
that THE VENTURES have started workin' again in The States,
I for one expected quite an uptick in posts in '18.   I'm still waitin.'   
C'mon- let's get behind 'the new lineup' & really hop back onboard this
'continuing legacy' quest since Don Wilson retired a few years back.   I'm
sure more than a handful of our members have had the thrill of catching a recent
concert or two, yet there are no reviews here.   I know 'you guys' have got it in ya!!!

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Re: R.I.P. Nokie Edwards
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2018, 09:14:49 pm »
I did post some video from the 3/10/18 show in another thread.
If I find more, I'll post it. Maybe they'll find a few new fans, who nose?

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« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2018, 09:24:47 pm »
& having attended two concerts myself, I managed to upload
quite a few video clips of the new lineup on YOUTUBE- tab11balt11.
The 'almost full show' at last check had rec'd over 6,000 plays in less than
a month- pretty amazing.     

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Re: R.I.P. Nokie Edwards
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2018, 11:17:18 pm »
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Re: R.I.P. Nokie Edwards
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2018, 08:39:00 pm »
Just read about Nokie. So sad. I got to meet him at two shows they did here in North Carolina. I remember he was so approachable and easy to talk to. I will miss him. I know his music will live on. God bless.

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Re: R.I.P. Nokie Edwards
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2018, 08:55:35 am »
Sad news indeed..

He was a great player, a fine gentleman and a true legend.

RIP Nokie.

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Re: R.I.P. Nokie Edwards
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2018, 07:08:37 pm »
Yes sir- you are absolutely right.   Nice to see.   'Most likely'
the first of many.   Billboard also ran a nice article titled 'the
(10) most influential Ventures songs!'   I posted it to my regular
facebook page!   

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Re: R.I.P. Nokie Edwards
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2018, 09:15:42 pm »
Nice article BUT where WAS this kind of prose/praise when Mel & Nokie were still around makin' music?

https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/8247406/nokie-edwards-10-essential-songs-the-ventures

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Re: R.I.P. Nokie Edwards
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2018, 01:22:19 am »
Good point- perhaps The Ventures individual
players talents were taken for granted all those
decades- Don's unique rhythm style, Bob's lead bass
approach & Nokie's ability to handle any genre on lead! 

As you infer, in 'plenty of cases' regarding the arts,
praise seems 'grudging,' until they pass on & then
everyone seems to come out of the workwork!   It
certainly seems to be the case here!

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Re: R.I.P. Nokie Edwards
« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2018, 04:20:50 pm »
CELEBRATION OF LIFE MEMORIAL SERVICE

Saturday April 14th '18

Longtime Ventures fan STEPHEN PEEPLES uploaded 'full video'
of this wonderful presentation to YOUTUBE (4/16/18) for fans 'The
World Over' to view.   It's 'so moving' throughout- heartfelt thoughts
from dozens, sprinkled amongst many musical tributes from his peers!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUoQEm4y5zQ

On behalf of all our members, Walt & I thank you 'immensely' STEPHEN!


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Re: R.I.P. Nokie Edwards
« Reply #12 on: April 17, 2018, 05:18:51 pm »
Dr. Mouth remembers Nokie.
I wish more of this "recognition" could have come when Nokie was still alive to appreciate it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJz_-n3XFvw

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