Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Ventures Guitarist Bob Bogle Dies at 75

Bob Bogle, the red haired guitarist for The Ventures - the most popular instrumental group of all time - has died of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. He was 75 years old. Not bad - beating the Biblical "three-score and ten" - for a musician, and he leaves generations of guitarists in his debt.

Walk, Don't Run.

Wipe Out.

More recently, with Jeff "Skunk" Baxter, Tequila (My favorite hard liquor!).

The Ventures induction into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Bob was ill, and not there, but he lived to see it.

Needless to say, I had Ventures albums growing up, and was hugely influenced by them. RIP and Godspeed, Bob.


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