Image Courtesy of Robin Knoke
The Ventures
Tacoma, Washington
1958 - Present


Nokie Edwards ~ Lead Guitar, Bass
Gerry McGee ~ Lead Guitar, Bass
Bob Spalding ~ Lead Guitar, Bass
Leon Taylor ~ Percussion
Don Wilson ~ Rhythm Guitar


George Babbitt ~ Drums
Joe Barile ~ Drums
Bob Bogle ~ Lead, Bass Guitar
Johnny Durrill ~ Keyboards
Howie Johnson ~ Drums
Sandy Lee ~ Keyboards
Skip Moore ~ Drums
Mel Taylor ~ Drums

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In Memory of:

Bob Bogle (1934 - 2009)
Howie Johnson
Mel Taylor (1933-1996)
Nokie Edwards

Album Release Date April, 10th 2009. Two Car Garage is a 50 year Celebration of two bands: Don Wilson and the Ventures and The Fabulous Wailers. This ground breaking CD is now available for your consumption at Two Car Garage Music.
I played sax with the Ventures at a couple of Gigs at Shadow Lake before they cut Walk Don't Run.

Ted Vanderford June 2008

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Last Update:  13 March 2018
Credits: Don Rogers, "Garrycee", Del Halterman, Ted Vanderford, Dan Thompson, Dennis Cory, Robin Knoke
Band # 257