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Hal Blaine, Wrecking Crew Drummer, Dies at 90

Postby MrFredPFL » Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:10 pm

Story : https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/8502133/hal-blaine-wrecking-crew-member-





Hal Blaine, known as the drummer on various smash hits throughout the 1960s and 1970s, died on Monday (Mar. 11). He was 90.

Blaine was a member of the “Wrecking Crew,” Hollywood’s elite group of studio musicians, and played on a number of well-known songs including the Ronettes’ “Be My Baby,” and many of the Beach Boys’ records such as the classic 1966 album Pet Sounds and its breakout tune, “Good Vibrations.”

He also played on Frank Sinatra’s “Strangers in the Night,” Simon & Garfunkel’s “Mrs. Robinson” and “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” the 5th Dimension’s “Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In,” the Carpenters’ “Close to You” and Barbra Streisand’s “The Way We Were.”

He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a sideman in 2000 and received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Recording Academy in 2018.







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