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What are you lookin' for MR. CO-MODERATOR?

The sets you see above have not changed.  &
I only owed 'you guys' one additional set which
is listed below.   

KANAD & SAUGATA GHOSE:   

OUT OF LIMITS, BLUE STAR, HANG ON SLOOPY, PEDAL PUSHER,
VICTORIA STATION, DETROIT CITY/ONE MORE TIME, SWINGIN' CREEPER,
GET SMART THEME, RAP CITY, BLUE CHRISTMAS, SUMMER AFFAIR, SAMOVER &
I WALK THE LINE


We'll have two featured bands this year- THE PICKNIKS & OLDSKOOL.   Those
bands did not submit set lists.  They wanna 'surprise' us.   Can say tho that 'the
guys' that comprise OLDSKOOL will offer up several vocals within their set!

Philly's 'very first' rock 'n roll star- MR. CHARLIE GRACIE will deliver a talk & perform
a half-dozen songs- (three of them instrumentals) prior to dinner.  I've requested his
band perform WALK, DON'T RUN for their final number.   

Tina Edwards, (Nokie's daughter) & Jill Wilson (Don's daughter will attend & lead a
NOKIE EDWARDS REMEMBERED tribute shortly after dinner!

Our grand finale this year will be a 'longer than usual' version of CARAVAN with (11)
year old DANNY ROBERTS manning the drums & performing the bass tattoo as well in
front of the drum kit!   


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Interviews & Praise / VINTAGE GUITAR MAGAZINE!
« on: September 13, 2018, 02:55:42 pm »
I'm being told by regular fest attendee. good friend &
longtime VENTURES fan Vic Hines that VINTAGE GUITAR
MAGAZINE is currently conducting their annual 'online' HALL
OF FAME inductions in various categories.   We both seem to think
that a fellow by the name of NOKIE EDWARDS should be a shoo-in for
a LEGENDARY PLAYER & or INNOVATOR nomination.

Vic further adds that we all have to 'get cracking' on this since only (4)
days remain for posting your ONLINE choices.   The process is simple enough-
google search Vintage Guitar Magazine & follow the prompts!   

LET'S MAKE THIS HAPPEN FOLKS!






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It's 'rather complicated' Walt.   I have all the backing info
noted but just 'too much' to post everything.   

KEN ARNOLD's band consists of:

Jeff Green on rhythm, John Magee on bass & Tom Connolly on drums

NOTE that RICHARD FRANKLIN & HARDKUCHO ERIQUES will play with
backing tracks.  I like to think of LES FRADKIN as a one man band tho
I suspect he has a few players in mind that'll join him.   

Within my personal set, there will be lots of switchin' in & out amongst
lead & rhythm players.   The one constant is that John Magee will handle
bass throughout, tho Saugata Ghose will play bass on the medley of
ONLY THE YOUNG/SILVER BELLS.   Below I've listed what I can in regards
to the other players joining me.

Pipeline, Trambone, Sukiyaki & Penetration- Bob Dowd (L) Kanad Ghose/James Cook (R) & Tom C. (AD) on Penetration
Only The Young/Silver Bells- Kanad Ghose (L) Bob Dowd (R) & Danny Roberts (AD)
A Taste Of Honey- Byron Tietjen (L) James Cook (R) & Danny Roberts (AD)
Needles & Pins- Ken Arnold (L) Jeff Green (R) & Danny Roberts (AD)
A Swingin' Creeper, California Dreamin,' & Summer Place- Les Fradkin (L) Byron Tietjen (R) & Tom C., Danny Roberts (AD)

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I'm still awaiting one song list but will post here what
I've lined up so far with approximate times:

12:15 PM - KEN ARNOLD

Instant Mashed, Instant Guitars, Mr. Moto, Gandy Dancer,
Summertime, Soul Coaxing, Go Go Slow, Part In Laguna &
The Ninth Wave

  1:00 PM - RICHARD FRANKLIN

Out Of Limits, Moon Child, Exploration In Terror, War Of The Satellites,
Love Goddess Of Venus, Solar Race, The Fourth Dimension, Gone Gone Gone,
Echo Boogie, Gringo, Josie & God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

  1:30 PM - HARDKUCHO ERIQUES

The Cruel Sea, Pipeline, Surf Rider, Out Of Limits, Bumble Bee &
Journey To The Stars

   2:15 PM - KANAD & SAUGATA GHOSE (list not available yet)

   3:00 PM - BOB DOWD w/ THE PICKNIKS

Red Top, Surf Rider, Blue Bird, Memphis, My Bonnie Lies, Blue Star,
Diamond Head, Wheels & Sleigh Ride

    3:30 PM - INTO THE MIX (Tom B. on drums)

Pipeline, Trambone, Sukiyaki, Penetration, Only The Young/Silver Bells,
A Taste Of Honey, Needles & Pins, Swingin' Creeper, California Dreamin'
& Theme From A Summer Place

      7:30 PM -  LES FRADKIN

Wipe Out w/ Danny Roberts & Richard Franklin, Bombora, Surfin' The Classics-
parts (1) & (2), Body Surfin,'/Rap City, Reverbia, Guitar Pschedelics, Kandy Konkoction,
Good Vibrations, William Tell Overture, Joy Of Man's Desiring, Mozart's 40th/Moonlight Sonata/Ode To Joy,
Canon In D, Peach Fuzz, Slaughter On Tenth Avenue & Caravan w/ Danny Roberts & Richard Franklin

On Wipe Out & Caravan- Richard Franklin will be playin' bass!


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Ventures Fan Fest / 2018 INTERNATIONAL FAN FEST- schedule of events!
« on: August 12, 2018, 01:22:14 pm »
We're less than (2) months away from our annual event.
Realize the schedule here is 'tentative' & subject to change
'ever so slightly!'   & at this point in time, I'm happy to announce
that both JILL WILSON (Don's daughter & TINA EDWARDS (Nokie's daughter)
plan to be on hand joining in the festivities.   FIONA TAYLOR, The Ventures business
manager returns for her 3rd year!   


SATURDAY OCTOBER 6TH   (Knights Of Columbus- Crum Lynne, Pa.)


10:30 AM - 10:45 AM    OPENING REMARKS (moderator Dave)

10:45 AM - 12:15 PM    THE PICKNIKS

12:15 PM -  12:45 PM    KEN ARNOLD

12:45 PM -    1:15 PM     RICHARD FRANKLIN

  1:15 PM -    1:30 PM     HARDKUCHO ERIQUES

  1:45 PM -     2:15 PM     Pizza Break, Group Photo & Auction (1)

  2:15  PM -    3:00 PM     KANAD & SAUGATA GHOSE

  3:00  PM -    3:30 PM     BOB DOWD w/ THE PICKNIKS

  3:30  PM -    4:00 PM     INTO THE MIX (fest host performs)

  4:00  PM -    5:00 PM     CHARLIE GRACIE (discusses the early days of rock 'n roll)

  5:00  PM -    5:30 PM     Auction (2)     

   5:30 PM -    6:00 PM     Dinner Buffet

   6:00 PM -     6:45 PM    OLDSKOOL

   6:30  PM -    7:30 PM    NOKIE EDWARDS REMEMBERED

    7:45 PM -     9:00 PM    LES FRADKIN w/ Danny Roberts On Wipe Out & Caravan

    9:00 PM -     9:15 PM    Testimonials/Handouts

 




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Interviews & Praise / Re: Review of 2016 Fan Fest
« on: July 06, 2018, 10:51:33 am »
It 'certainly appears' as tho some of the above
review is missing.   I'm 'just dying' to see 'the
rest' of it!

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General Discussion / Re: Newbie
« on: May 08, 2018, 11:48:12 am »
Welcome aboard Bob-

Co-moderator Tom here.   Enjoy all the site has to
offer & feel free to weigh-in on any topic.   Better
yet- why not create one for others to weigh-in on.

I'm sure your buddy Walt will be welcoming you with
'open arms' as well shortly!   

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General Discussion / Re: R.I.P. Nokie Edwards
« 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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General Discussion / Nokie's 'Celebration Of Life' Memorial Service
« on: April 17, 2018, 02:29:15 pm »
Longtime Ventures fan STEPHEN PEEPLES uploaded 'full video'
of this wonderful presentation to YOUTUBE yesterday (4/16/18) for
fans 'the World over' to view.   It's 'so moving' throughout- heartfelt words
from dozens mixed amongst many musical tributes from his peers.   

I 'initially' placed the link below but for some reason it didn't bring up the
video.   Until myself or Walt can figure that out- be advised that the link is
posted on my 'regular' facebook pg. (Thomas Baltaeff) or if you prefer using
YOUTUBE search, simply type in-

The Ventures' Nokie Edwards Memorial Service!


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Ventures Fan Fest / 2018 INTERNATIONAL FAN FEST
« on: March 25, 2018, 06:20:46 pm »
This will be our TENTH year holding the event & last year,
we used the heading FANS OF THE VENTURES on the front
of the keepsake 'commemorative program!'   Planning to do
the same this year.

The theme for the gathering come October is:   
NOKIE EDWARDS REMEMBERED.

Hopefully, many of you were able to catch 'the current lineup'
on tour in late January or more recently over a mid-March
weekend in Utah.   Now's the time to get behind 'the guys' &
help them continue the legacy of THE VENTURES.   During the
recent tour, a couple penned articles appeared locally.   'Great
reading' on both, chocked full of direct & sincere remarks from
Bob Spalding & Leon Taylor.   The best line went something like
this:   "We plan to stick as closely as possible to the DYNAMIC
SOUND co-founders Don Wilson & Bob Bogle 'perfected' early on,
then nurtured throughout five decades!   We're aware that even
some of 'the stalwart fans' have made remarks stating 'there are
no original members left' & that 'at this point, they're a tribute
band at best' but we don't see it that way- we want to continue
the legacy of THE VENTURES MUSIC!"     

Have been told by The Ventures booking manager- Ryan Greenblatt
that they'll try to 'tie-in' a fest appearance with another batch of East
Coast concert dates.  We can only keep our fingers crossed & hope it
becomes reality!   

In closing, please consider joining us for this rip-roaring (12) hour event
celebrating the 'infectious sounds' of THE VENTURES, offered up in tribute
by some of their biggest fans.   Cover charge for the day is $60 & includes
breakfast, lunch & dinner.   

Below is this year's version of the FEST ID CARD!   


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General Discussion / Re: R.I.P. Nokie Edwards
« 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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General Discussion / Re: R.I.P. Nokie Edwards
« 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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General Discussion / Re: R.I.P. Nokie Edwards
« 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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General Discussion / Re: R.I.P. Nokie Edwards
« 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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Tour Dates / Re: Winter 2018 USA Tour
« on: January 23, 2018, 11:52:23 pm »
Thanx for posting Walt.   My guess is that other clips will surface
on YOUTUBE as the tour progresses.   I plan to give taping 'the
old college try' during both shows later in the week.   

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