This old fart remembers back in the 60's when if you didn't own a strat or jazzmaster and play Ventures music, you weren't considered a player. I constantly read where todays great players mention playing Ventures music, but still they are not in the Hall of Shame, I mean Fame. They have released more albums than 99% of the people there, yet still no recognition! This band has been around for 42 years and still going. Is this just an oversight or are they being left out intentionally? Is it because they played only instrumentals? Aren't instrumental songs also a part of Rock and Roll's history? How does one go about getting this band considered for this prestigious honor? If anyone here feels as strongly as I do, (Walk, Don't Run) please contact me and lets get this travesty corrected. End of rant.