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Walk, Don’t Run: 60 Years Of The Ventures will offer an inside look at how the Ventures grew to be considered one of the most prolific bands in rock music, having recorded more than 250 albums in the past 60 years. The inherent versatility as an instrumental band has allowed the band to explore several musical styles throughout their career, including surf, country, classical, and more. Between 1960 and 1972, 38 of the Ventures albums made it to the charts. Additionally, the Ventures released instructional albums that have made it to the Billboard charts. Many novice guitar players have credited these educational LPs as a direct influence on their own bands, which has earned the Ventures the honorary title of “the band that launched a thousand bands.”
Sixty years after the release of their first hit, “Walk, Don’t Run,” the Ventures are considered the most influential, best-selling instrumental band in rock and roll history. To showcase the group’s impact on pop culture, guitar players, and their worldwide fan base, the GRAMMY Museum® proudly announces Walk, Don’t Run: 60 Years Of The Ventures, a new exhibit showcasing original items from the group’s six-decade career including instruments, tour programs, never-before-seen photos, vinyl, and more. The exhibit will open on Dec. 7, 2019, and will run until Aug. 3, 2020.
Exhibit highlights include:
- A 1965 VENTURES MODEL MOSRITE ELECTRIC GUITAR
- FENDER LIMITED EDITION VENTURES SIGNATURE GUITARS (1996)
- MEL TAYLOR’S GRETSCH SNARE DRUM
- ORIGINAL 45 RPM OF “WALK, DON’T RUN”
- ORIGINAL TEST PRESSING OF “HAWAII FIVE-O”