LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) – The GRAMMY Museum® has today (Nov. 21) announced a new exhibit in honor of the best-selling instrumental group in rock and roll history, The Ventures.
The exhibit, which is entitled ‘Walk, Don’t Run: 60 Years Of The Ventures,’ will showcase original items from the group’s six-decade career including instruments (1965 Ventures model Mosrite electric guitar, Fender Limited Edition Ventures Signature guitars (1996), and Mel Taylor’s Gretsch snare drum), tour programs, never-before-seen photos, vinyl (the original 45 rpm of “Walk, Don’t Run” and the original test pressing of “Hawaii Five-O”), and more.
“It’s such an honor to have an exhibit dedicated to The Ventures at the GRAMMY Museum and be recognized for our impact on music history,” said Don Wilson, a founding member of the band. “I like to think that, because we ‘Venturized’ the music we recorded and played, we made it instantly recognizable as being The Ventures. We continue to do that, even today.”
“The Ventures have inspired generations of musicians during their storied six-decade career, motivating many artists to follow in their footsteps and start their own projects,” added Michael Sticka, GRAMMY Museum President. “As a music museum, we aim to shine a light on music education, and we applaud the Ventures for earning their honorary title of ‘the band that launched a thousand bands.’ Many thanks to the Ventures and their families for letting us feature items from this important era in music history.”
‘Walk, Don’t Run: 60 Years Of The Ventures’ will open on December 7 and will run until August 3, 2020.
GRAMMY Museum Members can purchase tickets starting on December 5. Tickets will go on sale to the general public at www.grammymuseum.org starting December 12.