The Ventures: Stars on Guitars

2020 • 89 minutes
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"The Ventures are one of the most influential guitar-based bands of their era." - Rolling Stone The Ventures have been thrilling music lovers with songs like "Wipe Out," "Walk Don't Run," and "Hawaii 5-0" for over half a century. Started by Don Wilson and Bob Bogle in 1959, the band went from humble beginnings in Tacoma, WA., to worldwide acclaim, culminating as inductees into the prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as the #1 Bestselling Instrumental Rock and Roll Group of all time. Now, see the story of the world's most famous instrumental rock and roll band from those who know them the best: movie stars like Billy Bob Thornton, music legends such as Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin), Jeff "Skunk" Baxter (Steely Dan), The Surfragettes, Lalo Schifrin (Academy Award winning composer of The Mission Impossible theme), Randy Bachman (Bachman-Turner Overdrive), and John Fogerty (Creedence Clearwater Revival), and their family. Witness the rise and influence of the electric guitar, the history, and the relevance of the band in pop culture still today, while you rock out to the stellar soundtrack.

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