I don't know about the other geezers here, but I find it very sad that one of the most inspirational instrumental bands of the 60s is still not recognized by the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. I bought my first Fender and Mosrite because of the Ventures influence. I don't know one guitarist that doesn't play at least one Ventures song. How could they be overlooked? Anyone care to agree or disagree or even "venture" a guess on why?