The first songs I ever learned on guitar were all by instrumental bands (even if I could sing I didn’t have a microphone or PA system) so my best friend and I played local parties as a duo featuring mostly songs by The Ventures. So you could imagine what an honor it was for me and my partner here at Amplify, Bob Lundblad, to help create an exhibit at the Grammy Museum on a retrospect of 60 years of The Ventures.
The official launch party at the Museum was Thursday January 9, 2020, and rarely have I felt such love and emotion at an event as we did that night. The outpouring was for the family members of the band and of course, the last original member, Don Wilson. Don will turn 87 this year and is still going strong.