The Ventures came to prominence in 1960 when their Dolton release ‘Walk Don’t Run’, recorded in a small Seattle studio, raced all the way to #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. Soon afterwards they were lured toHollywoodand signed to the bigger Liberty label. Their classic line-up was completed in 1962 when drummer Mel Taylor joined Don Wilson, Bob Bogle and Nokie Edwards. Adept at virtually any music genre, unlike some contemporaries in LA they played on their own records, but were not averse to adding session musicians when necessary. They have maintained an extensive career, with a huge number of album releases, but at Ace we have concentrated on our “In The Vaults” series which has delighted the group’s worldwide army of fans.
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