Seattle FUN Message Board › Dinner and then go to The Ventures & The Fabulous Wailers April 10
|A former member||
RSVP by Tuesday the 7th for dinner at the "Pope's table" at Buca through this message board and order your own ticket for the show.
STG Presents: The Ventures & The Fabulous Wailers
at The Moore Theatre
Friday April 10, 2009
$29.50, $50, $100
(not including fees)
*$100 ticket includes a
pre-show meet & greet
PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE ›
For more information go to: http://www.stgpresent...
Buca di Beppo
701 9th Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98109
In 1958, Bob Bogle and Don Wilson, formed the nucleus of the original music group, The Ventures. The duo was joined a few years later by Nokie Edwards to record “Walk, Don't Run”. The song hit Billboard's Singles Chart on July 18, 1960 and peaked at #2. The band was prolific during the 60’s with touring and recording albums.
Since that spectacular beginning, The Ventures—later joined by Mel Taylor, Gerry McGee, Leon Taylor and Bob Spalding—have gone on to help define an often overlooked branch of rock and roll music—Instrumental Rock. The band is credited by many guitar legends as being an influence on them. Their style and music is certainly unique.
More than 49 years later -- with record sales approaching 100 million—with 14 songs that hit the Singles Charts—with 37 LPs that hit the Album Charts—with a lineup that remains solid—The Ventures style and sound is as pure and powerful as ever.
The Ventures are:
Don Wilson — Rhythm Guitar — (co-founder in 1958)
Bob Bogle — Lead and Bass Guitar — (co-founder in 1958)
Nokie Edwards — Lead Guitar — (joined in 1960)
Gerry McGee — Lead Guitar — (joined in 1968)
Bob Spalding — Lead Guitar and Bass Guitar — (joined in 1981)
Leon Taylor — Percussion — (joined in 1996 after the passing of his father, Mel Taylor)
The Legend Lives On
The Ventures remain active, recording and touring to the delight of fans around the world. 2007 has been a good year. 2008 will mark the 50th Anniversary of the band, truly a remarkable accomplishment. It is certain to be a year to remember.
The Ventures are considered by many to be the greatest “surf band”. While it is true that The Ventures style and music helped define that musical genre as much as anyone, they are much more than that. Surf is just a subset of what The Ventures are: The Best Selling Instrumental Rock Band in Music History.
One of the most dominating forces in the 60s Northwest music scene, The Wailers are an American rock band from Tacoma, Washington. Formed around 1958, they are often considered the first garage rock group. They perform a hybrid of saxophone-driven R&B and good old Chuck Berry rock and roll.
Five 45s (four released in 1959, including "Tall Cool One", and one in 1960) and an LP release, The Fabulous Wailers (released December 1959 on Golden Crest Records), put the Wailers on the national scene. Their 1961 cover of "Louie Louie", which they recorded as a backing band for singer Rockin' Roberts, was the first to use the trademark 1-2-3, 1-2, 1-2-3 riff.