The Ventures

Morongo Casino


The Ventures performed at the Morongo Casino on May 25th 2007

As a dealer for Don's Wilson Bros. Guitars I was invited to the show as their guest and it was great to see them performing with the guitars.

I got there early for the sound check because they were borrowing a guitar of mine since Bob Bogle had their Chet Atkins guitar with him in Portland.

The line up for this show was founding member Don Wilson on guitar, Leon Taylor on drums and Bob Spalding and Jerry McGee who shared lead guitar and bass duties.

This first set of pictures are from the sound check

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Group shot with some friends after the sound check.

The performance

10:00PM Show Time

Dom Wilson addresses the crowd and keeps them entertained while Jerry McGee and Bob Spalding switch guitars

Jerry switches to the electric Sitar for a few numbers

Jerry McGee playing my Chet Atkins CEC for Maria Elena and Classical Gas

The enore for the show was Caravan with Leon Taylor playing part of his drum solo on Bob Spalding's Bass

I'd like to thank Don and the rest of The Ventutres for the invite to a great show and for 48 years of great guitar music.

Vince Motel