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ONE ORIGINAL BAND MEMBER REMAINS

Don Wilson of THE VENTURES Performing June 3, 2018 - 2 of 2 - YouTube

Don Wilson (above) continues to record with The Ventures, but 

retired from touring at the end of 2015. With Nokie Edwards’
death in 2018, Wilson is now the lone surviving member of the
original group.

 

Nokie Edwards, Whose Guitar Drove the Ventures, Dies at Is Dead at 82 - The New York Times


The Ventures are an American instrumental rock band, formed in

1958 in Tacoma, Washington, by Don Wilson (center) and Bob
Bogle
(right) (January 16, 1934 – June 14, 2009). While their

popularity in the United States waned in the 1970s, the group
remains especially revered in Japan, where they tour regularly
to this day. The classic lineup of the band consisted of Wilson
(rhythm guitar), Bogle (initially lead guitar, switched to bass),
Nokie Edwards (front) ((May 9, 1935 – March 12, 2018) initially
bass, switched to lead guitar), and Mel Taylor
(drums)
(September 24, 1933 – August 11, 1996).

 

 

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FORMER BAND MEMBER HAS DIED AT 64

Thank you Jack Sherman! Rest in peace : RedHotChiliPeppers

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Jack Sherman (January 18, 1956 – August 18, 2020)

Jack Sherman, a guitarist for the Red Hot Chili Peppers during their
debut in the 1980s, has
died. The cause of death is yet to be
determined. 

The Red Hot Chili Peppers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall
of Fame
in 2012. However, neither Sherman nor guitarist Dave Navarro,
who had each played guitar on one of the band’s albums, were
inducted

The band in 2006. From left to right: Flea, Anthony Kiedis, Chad Smith, John Frusciante

Red Hot Chili Peppers confirm new album featuring John Frusciante

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FORMER BEATLE HAS A BIRTHDAY TODAY

28 Pictures of Young Paul McCartney | Paul mccartney, Paul ...

Sir Paul McCartney Confirmed To Headline Glastonbury 2020 - Music ...
Sir James Paul McCartney is 78 years old today!

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Abbey Road marks 50 years of traffic mayhem by Beatles fans - CNN

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CONCLUSION NEAR ON THIS DAY IN 1965

Jack Ely, Who Sang the Kingsmen's 'Louie Louie', Dies at 71 - The ...
The Kingsmen, from left, Don Gallucci, Jack Ely, Lynn Easton, Mike Mitchell and Bob Nordby. (Gino Rossi photo)

Based on outcry from parents who bought into what may have started as an
idle rumor, the
FBI launched a formal investigation in 1964 into the so-called
pornographic lyrics of the song “Louie, Louie.” The investigation finally
neared its conclusion on this day in 1965, when the FBI Laboratory declared 
the lyrics of “Louie, Louie” to officially unintelligible.  The tune would go
on to become one of the most –covered songs in rock-and-roll history.

 
Louie Louie" Singer Jack Ely Dies in Oregon at 71 | Hollywood Reporter
Jack Ely, the guitar player and lead singer for the Kingsmen, sang
the classic rock and roll song “Louie, Louie, ” died April 27, 2015
at age 71.
 

Louie Louie - Under Appreciated Rock Drummers


    



   

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FORMER ROCK BAND MEMBER HAS DIED

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Kingsmen (from left) Jack Ely, Lynn Easton, Bob Nordby, and Mike Mitchell.

The Kingsmen, a 1960s garage rock band from Portland, Oregon
are known for their 1963 recording of
Richard Berry‘s "Louie
Louie
". It  held the No. 2 spot on the Billboard charts for six
weeks and became a popular classic. Members Lynn Easton
and Jack Ely from David Douglas High School formed a band
that would eventually be named the Kingsmen.
 


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Lynn Easton (easton3875) on Pinterest

“We lost a member of our Kingsmen family today,
Saturday April 25.

Lynn was a fun kid, a talented man, loving father
and he will forever be missed but never forgotten.

Our deepest sympathies, hearts and prayers go
out to his family. RIP brother.”
(From the Kingsmen website)

    
   


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