Bogle died on Sunday of non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma at a hospital after falling ill at his home in Vancouver, Washington, according to bandmate Don Wilson.
The Ventures were "the most popular instrumental rock 'n' roll band of all time" and are worshiped as "gods" in Japan, rocker John Fogerty said at the band's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction last year.
Influenced by the likes of Les Paul and Chet Atkins, the Ventures helped pave the way for surf music, and sent 38 albums into the pop charts between 1960 and 1972. They continue to perform to this day with a slightly different lineup.
the ventures' origins date back to 1958, when Bogle and Wilson started performing as a guitar duo around Tacoma, Washington. …