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Nokie Edwards (Photo by Joe Kohen/WireImage)
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February 04, 2019 "The Ventures were the main reason I took up guitar. The first song I learned was Walk Don't Run.The music they made was so clean and natural and unique. When Nokie switched to lead guitar, they became so varied in style. Nokie was a gifted musician and added so much class to The Ventures music.I set my style of playing to imitate The Ventures as I am sure so many other musicians did.I did get to meet Nokie ,Bob Bogle and Mel Taylor in Oakland, MD. in 1993. WHAT A NIGHT. I was in my glory listening to those guys. " - Harold Winters (Cumberland, MD)
December 17, 2018 "Before the big time, at my aunt Tootsie and uncle Buck Jacksons house on the south hill of Puyallup in the late 1950s, my sister and I were in the living room when a group of musicians came in and played. It was incredible, in that small room we heard what was to be the most influential instrumental group of our time. " - Curtis Jackson (Everett, WA)
August 14, 2018 "Nokie was one of my first guitar Heros. I finally met him at the Chet Atkins Association festival and enjoyed his Music and solo CDs and also got Nokie to sign some CDs and I talked to him several times. I still listen to his Ventures music that as I did constantly as a kid. I am saddened to hear of his passing and I have to believe he is playing again in the all star band in Heaven. R.I.P. Nokie." - David Deneke (dale, IN)
August 02, 2018 "He was the BEST!!"
June 04, 2018 "You're one the best Pickers around and now you'll be entertaining in heaven with the angels. Our condolences to your family and friends. May God comfort and give strength to all. Thank God for our memories of all the times we played together.

R.I.P. Nokie

Shotgun Red and family.
Terry Ray
Mike" - Debbie Carson (Tacoma, WA)
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Obituary for Nokie Edwards
Nokie Edwards, lead guitarist for the influential instrumental rock band The Ventures, has died at the age of 82, according to multiple news sources....
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