By Dana Attocknie
“Wherever it landed was where our first job was,” Nole “Nokie” Edwards, lead guitarist for The Ventures, said.
Edwards joined the band in 1959 and said initially they played anywhere they could. Eventually stardom ushered the band to play at venues around the world. Most recently, Edwards performed at the Muskogee Civic Center in Muskogee, Okla. He and two other American Indians, Jessie Ed Davis and Cheevers Toppah, were inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame 2011 class.
“It’s great,” Edwards, 76, said. “I want to thank all the fans for supporting me over the years. If it wasn’t for them, this wouldn’t have happened.”
Below: Noble Edwards.