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Old 10-21-14, 01:14 PM   #1
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Default The Ventures "Walk Don't Run" - Are you old enough to remember?

I found this interesting and thought I'd share it here.

Remember the Ventures ? They were an instrumental rock band from the 1960s. Their biggest hit was Wipeout, but their first hit was Walk Don't Run. The original (17 year old) drummer left after 8 months to join the Air Force. Now a Four Star General, he played with them again - almost 40 years later!

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As a teenager in the late 1950s, Babbitt became the original drummer for The Ventures rock group. Just before the band gained fame with their huge hit "Walk Don't Run" in 1960, Babbitt had to drop out because he was not old enough to play the night clubs and bars the band was beginning to work in.

Babbitt was commissioned in 1965 through the Reserve Officer Training Corps program at the University of Washington. He trained as an aircraft maintenance officer and served as officer in charge of fighter flight lines in the United States, the Pacific and Europe. He twice commanded aircraft maintenance squadrons and was deputy commander for maintenance of a European F-15 wing.

Prior to assuming command of Air Force Materiel Command, Babbitt was director of the Defense Logistics Agency at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. Other assignments include deputy chief of staff for logistics, Headquarters U.S. Air Force; deputy director for materiel management, Defense Logistics Agency; director of supply, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, and director of logistics for both Headquarters Air Training Command and Headquarters U.S. Air Forces in Europe.
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http://www.stumptownblogger.com/2012/04/what-a-cool-video.html
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Old 10-21-14, 05:19 PM   #2
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Thank you for the old memories.
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Old 11-07-14, 01:17 PM   #3
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Old 23 Hours Ago, 05:59 AM   #6
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Default The old "Ventures"

J'ai bientôt 68ans et je souviens très bien de ce groupe et de son tube "Walk don't run". Merci beaucoup pour ça.
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