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Friday, August 26, 2011

One of the Three Suns in Sunny Southern California

One of the touring members of the Three Suns, Joe Vento played the accordion and piano in the Three Suns for many years.   Another website dedicated to the Three Suns has credited Joe Vento for only a few years of service in the Three Suns, but I have found independent documentation to show Joe was possibly more involved as touring member than anyone else besides original member Artie Dunn (organ) after Morty Nevins (accordion) and Al Nevins (guitar) hung up their tour gear.

Joe was also on the tour with Del Casher (guitar) who was highlighted in the last two posts and Artie Dunn  who went on a wildly successful tour of Japan and the Philippines to promote the album "The Three Suns in Japan" that Joe, Del and Artie recorded.

Joe will be playing this Sunday August 28th from 5PM to 8PM at the Las Hadas restaurant at 4098 Balboa Blvd. in Northridge.   Joe will be conducting a band of about 18 fine musicians in the "Joe Vento Big Band."
Joe usually plays nightly from 6PM at the Zeffirino Restaurant at the Venetian Resort in Las Vegas.

Here's Joe's website:

About 47 years ago today, the Three Suns played the Chase County Fair in Nebraska.

From last week's column about Del Casher, network radio personality Doug McIntyre added, "Del recorded my first and second demo reels for Talk Radio and is a great guy and a wonderful musician."   Here's Del Casher's website:

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