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Almost 40 Ventures albums charted, and 17 hit the Top 40. And though the group's popularity in America virtually disappeared by the 1970s, its enormous contribution to pop culture was far from over. The Ventures soon became one of the most popular worldwide groups, with dozens of albums recorded especially for the Japanese and European markets. They toured continually throughout the '70s and '80s, influencing Japanese pop music of the time more than they had American music during the '60s.
Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008, The Ventures remain incredibly active, recording and touring to the delight of fans around the world. Over 50 years into their storied career, the band is considered by many to be the greatest surf band ever, boasting hits like "Perfidia," "Telstar," "Secret Agent Man," "A Summer Place," "Blue Moon," and "Ram-Bunk Shush." However, while it is true that The Ventures' style (marked by the Fender solid body guitars played by Bog Bogle and Don Wilson) was a critical influence in defining that musical genre, they are much more than that. Surf is just a subset of what The Ventures are: the best-selling instrumental rock band in music history.
Seating for concerts are on a first come first served basis. Unfortunately, incomplete parties cannot be seated. Some performances are only partially or even non-seated, so please arrive early and bring your printed confirmation and a valid ID to the venue. Doors open at 6:00PM. Your name will be on a list at the door. All seating is cabaret style; you may be seated at a table with other guests.
The venue is handicap accessible. The club is open to all ages. Shorts or tank tops are not encouraged. Please call the box office at 212-997-4144 for additional information.
There is a $10 per person Food & Beverage minimum
B.B. King Blues Club
237 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036