posted on Oct, 14 2011 @ 05:47 PM
reply to post by Tuned Agent
Not subjective but bassed on fact.
The Ventures released their first album in 1960
The Beatles released their first album in 1963
The Ventures were among the first rock acts able to sell albums based on a style and sound without needing hit singles on the albums. These albums are
also some of the earliest examples of the concept album in rock music.
Their instrumental virtuosity, experimentation with guitar effects, and unique sound laid the groundwork for innumerable groups, earning them the
moniker "The Band that Launched a Thousand Bands"
Their instructional album, Play Guitar with the Ventures, was the first such record to chart on the Billboard Top LPs list, peaking at #96, and taught
thousands of budding guitarists how to play the guitar. (1965)
In 2003, Link Wray was ranked at number sixty-seven in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the Hundred Greatest Guitarists of all time, but has yet to be
inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He is, however, a member of the Rockabilly Hall of Fame.
edit on 14-10-2011 by OLD HIPPY DUDE
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