Bob Bogle, 75, lead guitarist and cofounder of the Ventures rock band, known for 1960s instrumental hits including "Walk, Don't Run," died Sunday in Tacoma, Wash.

Don Wilson, the band's other cofounder, said that Mr. Bogle became ill over the weekend.

The band sold millions of albums and heavily influenced other rock guitarists. It was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008.

"Walk, Don't Run" reached No. 2 on the Billboard chart in 1960, and a revised version, "Walk, Don't Run '64," reached No. 8 in 1964. Among the band's other hits were "Perfidia" and the theme from Hawaii Five-O.

- AP