Nokie Edwards R.I.P

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by engineer909, Mar 12, 2018.

  1. engineer909

    engineer909 Active Member Thread Starter

    R.I.P , You're the reason I picked up a guitar. You'll be missed...
  2. Kevin Howard

    Kevin Howard Forum Resident

    Oakland, CA
  3. angelo73

    angelo73 ⬚⿻⬚⿻⬚⿻⬚

    Michigan, USA
  4. Boulder Bob

    Boulder Bob Forum Resident

    Boulder, CO
    RIP, Nokie - you have been the biggest influence on my playing, and have inspired so many...
  5. EddieMann

    EddieMann I used to be a king...

    Geneva, IL. USA.
    What a loss! Incredible guitarist. RIP Nokie.
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  6. Boulder Bob

    Boulder Bob Forum Resident

    Boulder, CO
    me too
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  7. Sidewinder43

    Sidewinder43 Forum Resident

    Pasadena, TX
    The Ventures was the first group I ever liked. Always enjoyed watching him play Apache and the sly smile he would flash when he did the finger wipe thing.
  8. John Fell

    John Fell Forum Survivor

    R.I.P. Nokie! The Ventures are great!
  9. Glenn Christense

    Glenn Christense Foremost Beatles expert... on my block

    Ah, sad .
    The Ventures on Stage was the first album of theirs that I had.
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  10. bxbluesman

    bxbluesman Forum Resident

    Bronx, NY
    Me too. The "Play Guitar With The Ventures" albums got me started.
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  11. alchemy

    alchemy Forum Resident

    Sterling, VA

    Thanks for the ride. I find myself wanting to collect every Ventures LP I run across.
  12. stereoguy

    stereoguy The King Of Stereo Mixing

    Rest Easy Nokie. You inspired thousands of kids to buy a Guitar and learn how to play...and I'd bet it kept most of them out of trouble. And you were a Fantastic guitarist, too. The Ventures would not have had their signature sound without you.
  13. baconbadge

    baconbadge Chooglin’

    Queens, NY
    Oh man, the greatest ever. Guitar players KNOW.
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  14. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Your Host Your Host

    Can a moderator PLEASE fix the thread title of this misleading thread? Thanks.
  15. Glenn Christense

    Glenn Christense Foremost Beatles expert... on my block

    You have some work to do. :D
    I think they have recorded over 100 albums or so, not all of them with Nokie of course .
  16. billybudapest

    billybudapest Well-Known Member

  17. TS582

    TS582 Forum Resident

    Central MA
    RIP Nokie.
  18. tommy-thewho

    tommy-thewho Forum Resident

    detroit, mi
    So sad.

    One of the greatest ever.

    Huge Ventures fan here.

    RIP Nokie....
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  19. alchemy

    alchemy Forum Resident

    Sterling, VA
    I've been grabbing them since I first bought the 45 of Hawaii Five-O. I've made a good dent in collecting them, I have most of the 60's and 70's recording. The latter ones very hit and miss same with the compilations.

    Japan EMI has done a nice job on the seminal LPs. Collectibles has some nice 2fers. Also See-For-Miles and Magic have some nice one.

    You need a check list to be able to grab them.

    I've got some needle drops of their every year Live In Japan LP's.
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  20. Scope J

    Scope J Forum Resident

  21. efraley

    efraley Forum Resident

    Richmond Va USA
    Part of my teenage years. I was smart enough to get most of their albums on CD when they came out. RIP
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  22. Maseman66

    Maseman66 Forum Resident

    Westchester, NY
    Some of my first LPs were Ventures records. Very sad. RIP
  23. Cousin It

    Cousin It Forum Resident

    Sydney, Australia
    R.I.P. Nokie.
  24. sixtiesstereo

    sixtiesstereo Forum Resident

    I can't believe that this thread isn't at least five or six pages by now. Nokie was one of the greatest
    and most influential guitarists in rock and roll history. From the time I was 12 years old (in 1962)
    to the the present day his playing was (and is) one of the most important things in my music collecting life.
    Younger music fans today probably dismiss the Ventures (their loss) but by doing so they are overlooking
    some of the greatest rock and roll ever recorded. Don, Bob, Mel and especially Nokie laid down some of the
    hardest rocking recordings ever recorded. They're all gone now except Don, but their legacy will be around
    for another 60 years. When Nokie switched from bass to lead in 1962 (and Bob switched from lead to bass) their sound changed forever. Bob was a great guitarist....Nokie became a legendary guitarist. Not only an innovator (he was one of the first to use fuzz guitar) but over the decades he gave us a huge number of jaw dropping solos.
    RIP Nokie....and thanks for giving me so much joy over the last 60 years.
    (There are a number of Ventures' recordings I could post here, but here's just ONE that shows
    the greatness of the group and especially Nokie's brilliance (from 1964)..........)
  25. Zoot Marimba

    Zoot Marimba And I’m The Critic Of The Group

    Man, I definitely enjoy some Ventures, and Nokie was an excellent guitar player. He will definitely be missed.
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