ON THE ROAD WITH BILL and SUE-ON HILLMAN
A 50-Year Musical Journey

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Intro | Early/40s/50s | Early Years/60s | 70s Decade | UK | 80s and 90s | 21st Century | Sue-On | Roots | Guitar Roots | Gigs

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GUITAR ROOTS and INFLUENCES
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 "ROOTS" YEARS : INFLUENCES
TEN GUITARS 
THAT CHANGED MUSIC FOREVER
Chosen by Randy Bachman ~ CBC Music Series

Hillman Personal Favourites:
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APACHE

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Meet the Ventures On and Off Stage
View Ventures Classic Album Covers
Visit our Vintage Mosrite Site
Live Performances on YouTube
HILLMANS PLAY APACHE: 1971
MEETING WITH THE VENTURES 50 YEARS LATER
50th Anniversary Show at McPhillips Station Casino
Winnipeg ~ January 17, 2011

APACHE  |  TAMMY
* In the early '60s we were the house band at the Brandon Roller Rink. We had a chance to meet and perform with many top acts: Rockin' Conway Twitty with Al Bruno on guitar, Elvis's Memphis buddies Johnny and Dorsey Burnette, top Blues acts, Chad Allan and the Reflections, the Fireballs . . . and the VENTURES.

* Those were the days before we did many vocals and we often played guitar instrumentals for the whole gig. . . which led me on a constant search for guitar records:  Ventures, Shadows, Fireballs, Duane Eddy, Chet Atkins, Wes Dakus, Champs, Lonnie Mack, Link Wray, Spotnicks, and many one-hit wonders such as Jorgen Ingmann, String-A-Longs, Surfaris, Chantays, Rebels, Tornadoes, Pyramids, et al. I went so far as to import all the Shadows records from England and the band worked out synchronized steps to accompany the tunes.

* It was great to have the chance to meet again with the two surviving members of the original Ventures that influenced so many guitarists through so many decades.

CHET ATKINS
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