HAPPY BIRTHDAY DON WILSON ~ 78 TODAY

don wilson and bob bogel ventures
Don Wilson (left) is the rhythm guitarist and a founding member of the legendary
instrumental  group The Ventures. He and Bob Bogle (right) formed the group in
1958 while both were doing masonry work in Tacoma, Washington. Bogle, who
was the lead guitarist and later bassist of The Ventures, died on June 14, 2009 in
Vancouver, Washington at the age of 75. On March 10, 2008, The Ventures were
inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Ventures are still the most popular American rock group in Japan.

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The Ventures hit record released in 1960

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Don Wilson and The Ventures today

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posted by Bob Karm in Awards,BIRTHDAY,DEATH,HISTORY,MUSIC and have Comments (5)

5 Responses to “HAPPY BIRTHDAY DON WILSON ~ 78 TODAY”

  1. JOE COOK says:

    IT ABSOLUTLY “BOGLES” MY MIND…..THAT AS POPULAR AS THE VENTURES WERE, THEY ONLY HAD SIX TOP 40 HITS. I PLAYED MY DRUMS ALONG WITH MY VENTURES RECORDS FOR HOURS AND HOURS AND STILL HAVE SEVERAL VENTURES CD’S TODAY THAT I STILL PLAY ALONG WITH!

  2. Sissy Poettler says:

    Happy Birthday Don!!!

    By chance, if it is possible, I’d love to hear you and the guys do the soundtrack of Grease. :-D

  3. Jim Schiller says:

    Happy Birthday Don!! You probably get this all the time, but, I was playing the piano and wanted to switch to the guitar. My parents were not too eagar, but I played them “Cookies and Coke” then The Ventures first album and they went along with me.
    May you have at least another 78 healthy years.

  4. rob herz says:

    hey don, my father inlaw would like to contact you, emilo de la barreda, if you could email me back, he would also like to know if you still have the belt buckel. cheers and happy bday.

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