The co-founder and rhythm guitarist of the highly influential instrumental surf-rock guitar group known as The Ventures has just died. According to NPR, to this day, The Ventures are the best-selling instrumental group of all time, known for their up-tempo, driving, pulsating beats. Bass player Nokie Edwards died in 2018.
Here are three examples of their music.
Here is their version of the theme from the popular TV show Hawaii Five-O.
Another is the tune Wipe Out.
Here is the band playing their first big hit Walk, Don’t Run that was released in 1960.