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Backing Trax, Sound Files and Video Clips / Ventures Live 2018
« on: March 12, 2018, 03:38:29 pm »
3/10/18 show @ the Egyptian Theater Park City, UT

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

Tour Dates / Re: Winter 2018 USA Tour
« on: February 05, 2018, 09:42:08 pm »
Thanks for posting your link, Tonester.
Do you have any other vids posted anywhere?

Tour Dates / Winter 2018 USA Tour
« on: January 23, 2018, 01:17:22 pm »
WDR from the Iron Horse 1/20/2018:

General Discussion / Re: How Musicians Rode the Surf Rock Wave
« on: January 23, 2018, 01:14:43 pm »
Email the writer of the story.

Ventures Fan Fest / Re: 2017 VENTURES FAN FEST- It's A Wrap!
« on: October 26, 2017, 04:41:45 pm »
Thanx Jeff for your kind words on behalf of yourself & the band.   What made me 'feel
especially' good after this year's gathering was hearing from BOB SPALDING a week
later giving 'all of us' a big thumbs up for another fine effort.   We did have a few
blunders that took place throughout the day & I've since 'huddled' with both
WALT & BERNIE, heard them out & jotted down a half dozen tips going
forward.   That's right, next year we'll incorporate several changes
'into the mix' in our quest to get 'fest day' nearly perfect in
'everyone's' minds!

Hey gang- looks as tho I logged into the site as WALT but trust me he'd give both above
posts his absolute approval!


Follow this link to download the pages:

Non xistant far as I no.
I have music from a 1960's Ventures book, if that would help U.

General Discussion / Re: Ventures Vinyl of the Month Discussion
« on: September 19, 2017, 05:31:25 pm »

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)

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:

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

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