Saturday, June 20, 2009
Bob Bogle, one of the founding members of The Ventures, died at 75 on Sunday, June 14. The Ventures were one of rock's most successful instrumental bands. They often reflected the surf guitar sound, evident in Bogle's twangy lead in their hit "Walk–Don't Run," performed above. The song sold 2 million copies in 1960, part of six Top 40 hits during that decade, including the theme for the TV show "Hawaii Five-O." The Ventures were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2008.