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December 31, 2012
Bob and Don sought to change their vocation and created what became the number one instrumental group in the history of Rock and Roll. I am a musician and I have a complete collection of The Ventures albums. My favorite is still their first album (Walk Don't Run). Bob's unique sound is still with me as is his version of "Caravan." His passing is a loss and I extend my condolences to his family. Rest in peace Bob, your influence on music will continue.
September 30, 2010
Like so many, I learned to play guitar from listening to and playing along with The Ventures' albums. I still listen to these albums, although I have replaced them with cds. Personally I prefer the earlier work of The Ventures largely because of Bob's unique style with the wammy bar. I'm in my 60s and when I want to relax I put on the Ventures and play along with the records. Bob thank you for the music. You and Don really made a difference in this world.
August 01, 2010
This message is a little offkey but still musically inspired & loved in only a way someone who loves guitar & the impacts some of our friends, teachers, prodigies have made on our lives-- even some 50 YEARS later-- can appreciate..
I would like to say that my daddy knows Paul Kirby. And remembers the cool story P.K. relayed (with photos) about the Venturers, you see, cause my daddy was around, too ;)
My daddy (Bob Hunt) told me an awesome story TODAY about how he knew a guy named Paul Kirby and how great a guitar player he was (Called em a Prodigy) and the drummer they played with, and about how the Venturers came to see Paul bedside around the time of the surgery he had.
It inclined me to do a Google search, and wouldn't ya know it, this was the very first result that popped up with "Paul Kirby Nevada Venturers" ?? ;)
If PAUL KIRBY ever gets a chance to see this message, my daddy misses playing guitar with you and he still plays today. I heard a wonderful story about you today, some of your friends and the drives my daddy would make to visit you acrosss the desert.
If you ever see this message, please email me for him! Menstra@msn.com =)
May 03, 2010
Most people wrote that The Ventures inspired them to learn guitar. For me, it was my learning guitar that introduced me to The Ventures. My guitar teacher taught me how to play Walk Don't Run, Pipeline and Hawaii Five O. I used to bug my Mom for juke box money to play Hawaii Five-O every time we went out to eat. Finally, she bought me every Ventures album we could find at the local department store. I still play Walk Don't Run every once in a while. RIP Bob Bogle
March 16, 2010
Met Bob in 1965, when The Ventures played my college in California. I mentioned I had seen the group in Tokyo a few years earlier and he told me they were going back that Summer, as they did forever -- and likely still do. I was also going, to visit my dad, and Bob told me to come to see them. I stood on stage left and watched a great concert. Thanks for so many great musical memories.
Kevin Buey
March 12, 2010
Thanks Bob for the memories! To a great guitarist that all of Us will miss. Your guitar inspired me in 1959. I started playing because of you and The Ventures. I would like to share one photo with those here at the guestbook. When I was dying Bob and the Ventures came to my hospital room the night before brain surgery in Phoenix, Arizona. You will see him in this vintage picture with Nokie, Mel, and Don.
February 12, 2010
I just found out now. Thanks, Bob, for the never-ending pile of sweet guitar licks you've given me (and all guitar players) to mine for the rest of our lives. You made it all sound so darn easy! Rest in peace.
February 06, 2010
I am a day one fan and am so sorry to hear of Bob's passing RIP and rock on for eternity. It was great to see you on Mike Huckabee's show.
February 01, 2010
Watching the Grammy presentation this evening, I was struck by the announcement that Bob had passed away this past year. I am simply taken back by this and would just like to say that he was a kind and just person. He gave much to all of us in his music and for those who knew him he was a wonderful human being as well.

Good bye Bob and thank you for all that you gave to us. Your music is a lasting testimony and gift for generations to come. We will miss you and your kindness in this World.

Our thoughts and prayers go out the the Bogle family.
January 17, 2010
I bought my first electric guitar when I was 48 years old, because I heard an old familiar Ventures song in a movie, and decided that I had to learn to play that song as one of the things on my "Bucket List". Tonight, I am sitting in my computer room with my 19 year old son, who is playing a strange online role playing game that I don't really understand. This game (Anarchy Online) has an "In Game " radio station, and they have been playing a tribute to the Ventures for the last little while. Two generations inspired by Bob. As a fellow Bob, I salute you Bob Bogle. Walk, Don't Run into whatever lies next.

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