The Ventures
Rock & Roll Hall of Famers are the best-selling instrumental combo of all time: "The band that launched a thousand bands."
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THE VENTURES were inducted into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2008. They are "the band that launched a thousand bands" and are the best-selling instrumental band of all time.  Formed in Tacoma, Washington in 1958, their legacy kicked off with the opening drum roll of 1960’s Walk Don’t Run, a #2 hit that would go on to sell more than 2 million copies. From the garage, to the beach, to the stars, the Ventures defined an entire decade of instrumental rock music. A cultural and musical phenomenon bar none in the instrumental world, The Ventures charted 37 records in 12 years, releasing a staggering number of now classic tunes: "Walk Don’t Run", "Perfidia", "Lullaby of the Leaves", "Bulldog", "Driving Guitars", "Surf Rider", "Apache", "Tequila", "Pipeline", "Wipe Out", "Out of Limits", "Journey to the Stars", "Diamond Head", "Walk Don’t Run ’64", "Slaughter on 10th Ave.", and the incomparable "Hawaii Five-O".

  

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