Bob Bogle, who co-founded the best selling rock instrumental band in music history the Ventures after meeting Don Wilson while trying to buy a used car from a dealership owned by his father in 1958, passed away on Sunday at the age of 75 after long battle with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma.
Although he hasn’t played live with the band in four years, he remained active in recording and producing. Bogle lived long enough to see the band inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in March, 2008 and to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the group’s founding in April of this year.
Arrangements for a private funeral service are for this Friday, June 19th. He is survived by his beloved wife Yumi, brothers Clarence, Dennis and Curtis, his sister Sybil, his children Gary, Mike, Paul, Kathy, Randy and Brandon, and his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.