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The Ventures

Induction category: Performer


The Ventures are the most successful instrumental combo in rock and roll history. They also rank among its most prolific bands, too. They’re best remembered for a pair of Sixties smashes, “Walk – Don’t Run” and “Hawaii Five-O.” Yet their most impressive feat was charting 37 albums from 1960 to 1972. The Ventures’ “big guitar sound” made them instrumental institution in the Sixties, and they’ve remained an in-demand working unit down the decades. Guitar Player magazine called them “the quintessential guitar combo of the pre-Beatles era, [who] influenced not only styles, but also a generation’s choice of instruments.” The Ventures’ nucleus came ...

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