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Ventures Fan Fest / Re: Fanfest 2017 All Star Band Grouping
« on: July 28, 2017, 01:30:34 pm »
The 2017 Fanfest All Star Band Consists of:

Ken Arnold- lead guitar, Walt Stagner- rhythm guitar, John Magee- bass, Tom Connolly- drums
1. Steel Guitar Rag
2. Party in Laguna (Surfing Album)
3. Instant Mashed
4. Driving Guitars
5. The Intruder
6. Diamonds (Surfing Album)
7. Meet the Culligan Man

Bob Dowd- lead guitar, John Magee- bass, Glen Caplan- drums

1. Web Surfin'   From New Depths CD
2. Hide Away     From New Depths CD
3. The Lonely One   From Acoustic Rock CD
4. Night Bird    From Surfin' to Baja CD
5. Perfidia
6. Bulldog
7. Blue Tango
8. Sukiyaki*

* possible addition

Kanad Ghose- lead guitar, Walt Stagner- rhythm guitar, Saugata Ghose- bass guitar, Tom Connolly- drums

1) Bulldog
2) Bumble Bee
3) Surfrider
4) Swingin Creeper
5) Setu No Hanayome
6) Soul Coaxing
7) Born To Be Wild
8) Oh! My Love
9) Mona Lisa

Byron Tietjen- lead guitar, John Magee- bass, Tony Bazinetti- drums

1. Romanhikou (J-Rock CD) Walt on synth
2. Hurricane- Bob Dowd on rhythm
3. Baja- Bob Dowd on rhythm
4. Batman-Kanad on Rhythm, Walt on synth
5. Green Hornet-Kanad on Rhythm, Walt on synth
6. Someday, Someway--Kanad and Walt
7. Hawaiian War Chant- Bob Dowd on rhythm

Guest band members: Walt Stagner, John Magee, Tom Connolly & Glen Caplan

Approximate time-frame is 12:00/12:15 PM

Ventures Fan Fest / Re: Fanfest 2017 Items For Sale
« on: July 12, 2017, 03:43:09 pm »
I will be bringing the following Japanese vinyl pressings (all mint condition) to sell:

Surfin' (the original LP)
Bobby Vee Meets the Ventures
Ventures in Japan Volume 2
Live Again
On Stage '73
Live '77
On Stage '78
Double Deluxe
Rare Collections For Great Collectors Only

I will be bringing the following Japanese CDs (all mint condition) to sell:

Hyper V-Gold
V-Gold Live
V-Gold Live Vol 2.
Kayama Yuzo w/Nokie
60's Rockin' Christmas

Ventures Karaoke Lessons: Vol 1, 2, 3

Play BASS With Vol. 4 (USA release)

Ventures Fan Fest / Fanfest 2017 Items For Sale
« on: July 12, 2017, 03:39:22 pm »
If anyone has any guitars, vinyl LPs or CDs they'll be bringing to Fanfest 2017 to sell, this is the thread where you can list those items.
Anyone interested in those items before Fanfest 2017, can send you a PM and it's then between yourselves.
FOTV is not responsible for ANYTHING related to transactions NOR will FOTV have any involvement in such transactions.

Ventures Fan Fest / Re: Fanfest 2017 Groupings
« on: July 05, 2017, 09:25:21 pm »
Thanks, I've revised Danny's set list.
If you can provide any additional info that might help players, let me know.


Ventures Fan Fest / Fanfest 2017 Groupings
« on: July 05, 2017, 05:00:57 pm »
Currently Tom is in the process of formulating 'the groupings' that will
take the stage for our 'get this' NINTH STRAIGHT YEAR honoring the

In connection with that, our little 'dynamo' (10) year old drummer,
Danny Roberts, hailing from Paint Lick, Kentucky will be
front & center with his own band this time around.   

Let's help surround him with our finest players for the following songs:

GHOST RIDERS- Kanad & Saugata Ghose, Joe Klink
TRAMBONE- Bob Spalding, Joe Klink
HOUSE OF THE RING SUN- Kanad & Saugata Ghose, Jim Bryant
AME NO MIDOSUJI- Walt Stagner, Jim Bryant
BLUE MOON- Jeff & Grant Green
MR. MOTO- Walt Stagner, Jim Bryant
GREEN ONIONS- Bob Spalding, Jim Bryant
MEET MR. CALLAHAN- Ken Arnold, Walt Stagner
HOME- Bob Spalding, Jim Bryant
NIGHT TRAIN (WDR '64 LP version) Kanad & Saugata Ghose, Joe Klink

Big John Magee from Indianapolis, Indiana has agreed to handle bass
guitar duties throughout the set.   

Tour Dates / Ventures & Surfaris in Southern CA June 2017
« on: June 16, 2017, 09:41:25 am »
Any 1 going?
Mostly West Coast attendees, I'd guess:

Ventures Fan Fest / 2016 FanFest Review by Luke Griffin
« on: June 01, 2017, 07:20:15 am »
With The Ventures International Fan Fest 2017 starting to come to life, I wanted to share the experience that I had in 2016. I attended the 2016 Fest with a good friend of mine, Evan Caverninha.

Evan and I arrived at the hotel the day before the Ďfest to a lobby packed full of Ventures fans and fest jammers. Everyone was hanging out and getting to know one another before the pre-fest dinner that evening.

The pre-fest dinner at Ichiban restaurant was a perfect way for everyone to get to know each other. The food was great and the conversation was even better. Evan and I got to sit with a couple of fans and had a really nice time sharing a meal.

The next day, we headed over to the fest and what can I say? Tom really out does himself putting this thing together. Itís a perfectly executed day of music, food, and fun. As much as I enjoyed watch the bands perform and even taking the stage for a few songs myself, to me, that is all secondary to the conversations I had with the fans. Getting to meet and talk to the attendees was my absolute favorite part of the day. Their dedication to The Ventures and the music is truly inspiring.

Tom really has created something special in The Ventures International Fan Fest and Iím excited to be attending this year.

Luke Griffin

General Discussion / Re: Ventures Vinyl of the Month Discussion
« on: May 16, 2017, 12:55:49 pm »
Nice, thankx 4 posting.

General Discussion / Re: RIP Lonnie Mack
« on: May 12, 2017, 03:35:17 pm »

Introduction / Re: Hello
« on: May 12, 2017, 03:34:12 pm »
No tab that I'm aware of. :'(

it's a good read and worth posting several times ;D

Chords & Tabs / Re: Looking for ' moon dawg' tabs
« on: April 06, 2017, 08:54:44 pm »
I've never found any tabs for this on the Internet.
Best hope is someone here might have it.

You might also visit
It's a site that purports to generate chords/tabs for any toon.

General Discussion / Re: Ventures Vinyl of the Month Discussion
« on: March 16, 2017, 07:44:46 pm »

Introduction / Re: Hello
« on: March 02, 2017, 12:19:53 pm »
Welcome here...and happy you joined us.
I've been playin V music for 50 years.....never saw any Moon Dawg tab.


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