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NOKIE EDWARDS 1935 – 2018

Nole “Nokie” Edwards passed away early this morning 12 March, according to family sources. The musical world has lost an iconic treasure. He was an accomplished musician known primarily for his work with the Ventures, starting as their bass player, but quickly taking over as lead guitarist. The Ventures sold over 100 million records. He played lead guitar for many Country and Western legends throughout his career and he had a worldwide following. In 2008 he was inducted, along with The Ventures, into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. For the last 25 years he has released numerous CDs and has had an ever-increasing fanbase, thanks to his virtuoso fingerstyle guitar style. Nokie always made us laugh with his jokes and smile with his music. He will be missed. “Nokie” Edwards 1935-2018 R.I.P.

PIPELINE #106 Latest issue – AUTUMN 2017