Bob Bogle – the co-founder of legendary Tacoma garage-rock band, the Ventures, and the architect behind the distinctive guitar sound of early hits "Walk, Don’t Run" and "Perfidia" – has died.
Bogle, a resident of Vancouver, Wash., was 75 when he died on Sunday. He suffered from Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and became too frail to play with the Ventures in his waning years. But he lived long enough to see his band inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in March 2008.
"Thank God that they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame before Bob’s passing so that he had the joy of that long overdue and well-deserved recognition," said Seattle rock legend Pat O’Day, who helped break the Ventures as a DJ for KJR-AM in 1960.