The Ventures finally arrive at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

For years, it gnawed at Don Wilson, this thing with The Ventures being ignored by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

He took it personally, having co-founded the group in Seattle in 1959 with his friend, Bob Bogle.

They were two construction guys who bought $15 guitars at a pawnshop, taught themselves to play and evolved into a four-man band.

The rest was rock history resulting in an astounding 250 albums — that’s right, 250 albums — with sales of 100 million copies.

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