Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The Ventures and Jeff "Skunk" Baxter

Sometimes this "Internet" serves up a surprise. We have via Google an automated search going for - amongst other things - "Steely Dan". That means we get an alert whenever Steely Dan is mentioned.

Today, thanks to founding Steely Dan member Jeff "Skunk" Baxter, we got a link to the blog written by Staci Layne Wilson. (Both Jeff and Staci pictured to the left).

She's the daughter of Don Wilson, who back in 1958 together with Bob Bogle formed what to this day is the world's best selling instrumental band; The Ventures.

The band was inducted into the Rock 'N Roll Hall Of Fame this year, and also played a tribute concert to Les Paul with Slash. Steve Lukather, Eric Carmen, Jeff Baxter et al.
Thanks to the Stacy we get a behind scenes report with pics, and suddenly Rock 'N Roll history and the room were we as kids sat and played records on the record player are one.

Text and pics here.

(Did you know that Jeff has a son named Fender? And what's the answer to the question we know you've asked yourself; Does Jeff ever shave that moustache? Read Stacy's blog entry for the answer...)

And how about a little Walk Don't Run from 1960?


Gina said...

ha, wonderful find. i just watched some mr 335 tv, Larry Carlton's in Facebook and said we all needed to visit that site... posted it in Mizar6, old habits etc etc

zen said...

Hey i am a big fan of Steely Dan, but Mr Walter Becker has a new album called Circus Money, What a great album it is, just had to share that with all the Steely Dan Fans.


Neb & Siggy said...

@ Gina: Thanks for the reminder. Been meaning to explore Mr Carlton's homepage and videos and now he's on Facebook as well.

@ zen: Glad to hear of another happy customer. It's a great album.