Walk Don’t Run – Bob Bogle

Bob Bogle who you may ask. He and his friend Don Wilson were co-founders of the Tacoma Washington band The Ventures, forerunners of the “surf sound” in the early sixties. It makes you wonder if there would have been a Dick Dale or The Beach Boys if it weren’t for that Fender Stratocaster played by Bogle?

Bob Bogle died at the age of 75 this week and after fifty plus years his music will undoubtedly continue to be Rock “n” Roll classics. “Walk Don’t Run”, “Perfidia”, “Slaughter on Tenth Ave”, “Diamond Head”, “Telstar”, and of course “Hawaii Five-O”.

“That song (Walk Don’t Run) started a whole new movement in Rock ‘n’ Roll. The sound of it became ‘surf music’ and the audacity of it empowered guitarists everywhere,” said Creedence Clearwater Revival’s John Fogerty, as he inducted the Ventures into the rock hall of fame last year. “Every guitar player on this planet knows what I’m talking about.”

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