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Posted on June 14, 2009

Bob Bogle

Guitarist of The Ventures


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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