Nokie Edwards passed away today

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  1. FenderGyrl

    FenderGyrl Friend of Leo's

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    Check out the Scruggs Banjo tuner on Nokies Guitar
     
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    ........... :(
     
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    Yep. It all started with the Ventures for me too.
     
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    Sad news; two original Ventures remaining? I remember dedicating "Walk Don't Run" to Bob Bogle at a gig after he passed away.

    Spudcaster, that's awesome you got to play with Nokie Edwards. :)

    I don't think I've ever seen or read an interview with him, anyone have a link offhand?
     
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    RIP Nokie! Thanks for imparting your wisdom onto many thousands and millions of guitar nerds like me!
     
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    A great & influencial player from that cool era of pre-Invasion, instumental rock...what a loss!
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    Love the Ventures. RIP - Nokie.
     
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    He was the hero I never knew I had. If it was cool, I found out it was Nokie. RIP, ride the golden waves, and ride them hard.
     
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    Big influence for me. RIP....
     
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    Add my name to the roster, Ventures hits on the radio were always my big challenge to figure out. RIP, Nokie.
     
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    Very nice guy I was lucky to get to tech for him on a show! I remember his fingers and how he played even at his age he still was so articulate. He really made a big contribution to guitar!
     
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    Most of the first licks I learned I stole from him. Walk don’t run is the first song I learned to play.
     
  13. Teleguy61

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    Sad news, great player, huge influence on me and millions of others.
     
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    Very sad, one of the first guitarists that I recall hearing when I was very young, my father had many Ventures albums. :(
     
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    RIP Nokie, we played Wipeout in my first band as snotty nosed 15 Yr olds back in 1964
     
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    Sad news! Saw him sit in with a country bad in a small bar in Cave Creek Ariz. a few yrs. back. More than half of the party goers had no idea who he was. I leaned over and told my wife, if that's who I think it is, then this is our lucky nite. The best Western swing guitar licks ive ever heard in my life. RIP Nokie and thanks for all the golden memories you gave us.
     
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    The Ventures were stars in Germany too!

    Nokie was in the film "Rumble" (2016) - about the influence of native Americans on Rock music - too. He reported that it wasn't always easy as a Cherokee in the 1950s and 60s. He performed on the stage of Las Vegas hotels but could not have had the possibility to get a room there...

    Rock in Peace!
     
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    Awww.
    RIP
     
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    "Walk don't run" ala the Ventures was one of th 1st things I ever learned to hack my way through. RIP.
     
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