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You name to come to mind when you talk about the big -- sound of the sixties.
These guys with me today or not only famous for such hits as walk don't run in Hawaii 50 but.
As influencing dozens hundreds thousands.
Of guitar greats joining me now are the ventures Leon Taylor.
Don Wilson and Bob Spalding thanks for coming today guys very excited to have you here evidence so.
You know you guys -- have been around for fifty years you know -- your new album actually has a fifty year anniversary restaurant on -- particular.
Is it taken to endure for fifty years how -- a band has any company stick around.
Fifty years -- how they get along yeah.
-- let her break up you know but.
My partner who again I've started the ventures.
And then our first recording -- was -- yet.
So we had our fiftieth anniversary last year from our food relief but he passed away in.
In the last June Bob Bogle.
And -- and I actually started -- And you know we were together for.
Like fifty years 5152.
Years we never have an argument believe children come on -- -- window -- -- -- rock stars they have he goes.
Those didn't get in the way of knowing you know what happens what happens is that you would say something I want to say.
You gotta be out of your mind you gotta be getting.
I just go.
-- It's I have to do the same thing Michael winters all the -- all I ask myself.
Get over until it's a little bit about the history the difference between.
What a musician tried to do to make a living to break out in 1959.
Vs the realities here in 2000 -- It was competitive at that time to Vietnam in there weren't that many people who played guitar hole.
They have -- of both.
You know we bought two guitars and a poncho my partner -- -- Bob Bogle.
And then eighteen months later we -- you know we we've we've bought record books learned how to play.
You know we were two construction workers.
And we had a lot of time on our hands so we've heard how to play and we -- -- eighteen months later we had number to get the -- let's go walk.
Go wrong I I was mind music true worked out something like -- -- have you started.
Didn't decades after the -- had been for try to correct -- -- what's -- like sort of stepping in as the in the sixth youth young guy in the garage spirit.
Hey I'm always excited about it was the business already set when you got there did you.
What kind of influence of you had on the business itself.
The business is pretty much said pain in the that's -- the -- -- over the last ten years and we have business to business partners is pretty much in place that you know when -- join -- six.
My father -- Taylor the original drummer.
-- Yeah and Bob.
It's that you've obviously seen a lot of these cycles in music -- -- Yes he didn't what's that can an artist but I mean you hear those nightmare stories from the fifties and sixties I think you guys can relate to this work.
You sell your album to sell millions and you don't make any money.
-- persevere throughout then do you make money today.
Well there's no question.
That the economic model -- changed drastically over the fifty years and part of the I am very tired irony of where we are today.
The guys started out with forming their own record company to get started -- four blue.
Moving a little -- show 45 yeah that was Lou nobody wanted -- -- sold very quickly took delivery records and here we are again fifty years later.
Starting our own record company again because the economic conditions have changed so much.
Then of course today.
Artists have an immense amount of have more control.
Over their product than they had.
You know certainly -- even two years ago.
As well as access to their customers and fan base and an array of digital distribution and that's we're we're turning the business end of that.
And Donald you can just wrap -- up a force here I think one of the lessons that I take away from and get on idol of mine like he was that you're doing something you're passionate about and making it.
Whether it was easier not specially in the beginning.
You have figured out a way to make a living out of you know I didn't start I didn't learn to play the guitar solos twenty it.
And so you know -- work and I'll be 77 and 72 Sullivan -- up still work -- It rock -- someplace else.
Can then access my kind of suddenly senator Barack star I think you all for -- -- they are on and on until -- thanks go to guys.
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