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Influential instrumental rock band The Adventures get their own exposure to GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles which will show the group’s impact on pop culture since the release of their huge hit “Walk, Don’t Run” 60 years ago.

The Rock Hall of Fame inductees and Billboard chart-toppers have become particularly iconic in the surf-rock world, known for its reverb-laden guitar sound, for songs like “Wipeout,” “Hawaii Five-O” and “Walk, Don’t Run.” The Walk, Don’t Run: 60 Years Of The Ventures exhibit opening Dec. 7 will feature late bandmate Mel Taylor’s Gretsch snare drum, a 1965 Ventures model Mosrite electric guitar, the 45rpm original from “Walk Don’t Run”. a Fender Limited Edition Ventures Signature guitar, rare photos and other artifacts from their career spanning six decades and 250 albums.

“It’s such an honor to have an exhibit dedicated to The Ventures at the GRAMMY Museum and to be recognized for our impact on music history,” founding band member Don Wilson said in a statement. “I like to think that because we ‘venturized’ the music we recorded and performed, we made it instantly recognizable as The Ventures. We continue to do so even today.”

Don Wilson, Gerry McGee, Bob Spalding and Leon Taylor are the current members of the group. On January 9, Taylor’s widow and former Fiona Taylor, Ventures associate musician Jeff “Skunk” Baxter and others will be in conversation with GRAMMY Museum Artistic Director Scott Goldman about the group’s journey to becoming the band. most successful instrumental rock band in history at Clive. Davis Theater.

“The Ventures have inspired generations of musicians over their six-decade career, motivating many artists to follow in their footsteps and start their own projects,” said GRAMMY Museum President Michael Sticka. “As a music museum, we aim to shine a light on music education, and we congratulate The Ventures on earning their honorary title of ‘The Band That Started A Thousand Bands’. Many thanks to The Ventures and to their families for allowing us to present elements of this important era in the history of music.”

The exhibition will run from December 7 to August 31. 3, 2020 to GRAMMY Museum.

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