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Posted on June 14, 2009

Bob Bogle

Guitarist of The Ventures

1934-2009

Bob Bogle, one of the founding members of the 60s instrumental group “The Ventures”, passed away on Sunday, June 14, 2009. Bogle suffered from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Bob Bogle and Don Wilson founded the band in 1958 in Tacoma, Washington. In 1960 the group took the song “Walk, Don’t Run” to #2 on the pop charts. For over a decade they recorded over 38 albums and toured the world. In 1969 they scored their last major hit with the theme from the TV show “Hawaii 5-0”. In 2008 the group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Sadly Bogle was too sick to attend the ceremony. Bob Bogle was 75 years young.

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