Beach Boys Mastermind Brian Wilson paid tribute to Hal Blaine as "the greatest drummer of all time". His Name was outside of music circles, however, is not so well known. His drums game millions of Fans of pop music know but since the 1960s the world: to Be a drum riff at the Ronettes Hit "Be My Baby" from 1963 is considered to be awesome and was often copied.
Blaine played with Presley's "Return to Sender", "Mr. Tambourine Man" by the Byrds, Barbra Streisands "The Way We Are", Dean Martin's "Everybody Loves Somebody" and "Good Vibrations" by the Beach Boys. He was a member of the Studio band The Wrecking Crew, the producer Phil Spector invented the "Wall of Sound".
This guy played on half of the record collection I've just sold .. RIP Hal Blaine .. https://t.co/XyloDsxKBQ— danny watson (@Danny's death disco) March 12, 2019
According to the Hall of Fame of Rock'n'Rolls Blaine played on 40 number-One Hits on the drums and was involved in 150 Top-Ten-Songs. He was honored with a Grammy for his life's work and played on eight of the Songs on the drums, which were awarded a Grammy as best recording of the year. Including Frank Sinatra's "Strangers In The Night" and Simon & Garfunkels "Bridge Over Troubled Water".
drummer with most of the recordings
He is regarded as perhaps the only drummer who played for Presley, Sinatra and John Lennon.
Blaine has estimated itself to have 6000 shots drums played. Some of the records go up to 35'000. Blaine is the drummer with the most of the recordings.
"good luck, old friend," wrote Sinatra's daughter Nancy on Instagram a photo that shows it with Blaine in the Studio. Wilson tweeted an old photo of him with Blaine at the piano: "He has taught me so much, he has so much to do with our success – he was the greatest drummer of all time."
Please keep good thoughts for @HalBlaine who is in the fight of his life. He needs the Twitter Force to stand with him. the— Nancy Sinatra (@Nancy Sinatra) 8. March 2019
Hang in there, old buddy. pic.twitter.com/NhRQdCfps0
The legendary spell of blaine's following statement became: "people often ask me, what was the Hardest part of the Job and the Studio musician. And I'm going to tell you the truth: to find A Parking space." (nag/sda)
Created: 12.03.2019, 10:02 PM