The Ventures Play Telstar and the Lonely Bull

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The Ventures Play Telstar and the Lonely Bull
Studio album by The Ventures
Released January 1963
Genre Surf rock
Length 27:43
Label Dolton Records
BST-8019, BLP-2019 [monaural]
Producer Josie Wilson & Bob Reisdorff

The Ventures Play Telstar and the Lonely Bull is a 1963 album by the band the Ventures. It consists entirely of cover versions of popular instrumentals from the late 50's to early 60's (all of which reached the Top 15 on Billboard, including eleven Top Tens and three #1's) and became their highest charting album, peaking at #8 on Billboard and earning the band a gold record for over 500,000 copies sold.


As written on the back cover

At the point that Edwards ceased strictly playing "base"[1] (as spelled on the cover), he became the chief guitarist, and co-founder Bogle settled on bass.

Track listing[edit]

Side One:

  1. "Telstar" (2:37)
  2. "The Lonely Bull" (2:11)
  3. "Mexico" (2:26)
  4. "Calcutta" (2:20)
  5. "Apache" (3:08)
  6. "Never on Sunday" (2:14)

Side Two:

  1. "Tequila" (2:44)
  2. "Green Onions" (2:05)
  3. "Percolator" (2:14)
  4. "Red River Rock" (2:15)
  5. "Let There Be Drums" (2:20)
  6. "Last Night" (2:29)


  1. ^ refers to basic guitar, as the bottom of the sound. So it's the most prominent guitar on a track which can be called lead guitar. Bogle did play also lead guitar but less prominent

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