Seattle Times has the sad news of Ventures’ co-founder Bob Bogle’s passing from Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma on Sunday, June 14. We here at L.A. RECORD often if not always sneak a Ventures song into the set if we’re out DJ-ing. Our condolences to the Ventures and their families.
Mr. Bogle became ill over the weekend and was taken to a hospital where he died, according to Ventures co-founder Don Wilson, Mr. Bogle’s friend and musical collaborator for more than five decades.
“Even though you know it’s gonna happen, when it does, it’s like a bomb dropping on you,” said Wilson, who lives in Sammamish.
“Boy, I tell you, he’s the brother I never had,” he said. “And he is much more than any brother could be. He and I were partners for, like, 52 years. And to tell you the honest truth, we had never, ever had an argument in all that time — never.”