Hal Blaine
February 5, 1929
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Hal Blaine
Hal Blaine may well be the most profilic drummer in rock and roll history. He's certainly played on more hit records than any drummer in the rock era, including 40 #1 singles and 150 that made the Top Ten.

Eight of the records he played on won Grammys for Record of the Year. Blaine, who was born Harold Simon Belsky in 1929, became a professional drummer in 1948 and joined teen idol Tommy Sands' band in the late Fifties. He was the most in-demand session drummer in Los Angeles during the Sixties and early Seventies, and a list of musicians he played with reads like a who's who of popular music.

In 1961, Hal Blaine drummed on "Can't Help Falling in Love With You," one of Elvis Presley's most memorable sides, and he would play on Presley's film soundtracks throughout the Sixties. However, Blaine's best-known affiliation is with producer Phil Spector, where he served as the percussive backbone of the "Wrecking Crew"—the nickname that younger studio hands on the L.A. scene bestowed on themselves after the rock-hating old-timers complained they were "wrecking the business."

He was a key component of Spector's "Wall of Sound" production, which yielded such classic rock and roll hits as "Be My Baby," by the Ronettes, and "Da Doo Ron Ron," by the Crystals.

Blaine also established a fruitful relationship with Beach Boys leader Brian Wilson, for whom he served as the first-call session drummer. Blaine appeared on innumerable Beach Boys hits, ranging from "Surfer Girl" to "Good Vibrations." He also drummed on countless recordings by the cream of West Coast pop musicians, including Jan and Dean, the Mamas and the Papas, the Byrds, Johnny Rivers, the Association, Sonny and Cher, the Grass Roots, and Gary Lewis and the Playboys.

On the more "adult" side of the pop ledger, Blaine played drums on recordings by Frank Sinatra and Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass.

By Blaine's own estimate, he performed on 35,000 recorded tracks over in a quarter century's worth of work.

He published his memoirs, Hal Blaine and the Wrecking Crew, in 1990.
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The No.1 Hits Hal Blaine plays drums:
Can''t Help Falling In Love With You
Hes A Rebel
Surf City
Everybody Loves Somebody
I Get Around
Ringo
Eve of Destruction
Help Me Rhonda
I Got You Babe
Mr. Tamborine Man
This Diamond Ring
Good Vibrations
Monday, Monday
My Love
Poor Side Of Town
Strangers In The Night
These Boots Are Made For Walkin
The Happening
Something Stupid
Windy
Mrs. Robinson 
Aquarius/Let The Sun Shine
Romeo & Juliet/Love Theme
Wedding Bell Blues
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Close To You
Cracklin'' Rose
I Think I Love You
Song, Sung Blue
Indian Reservation
Half Breed
Annie's Song
The Way We Were
 Top Of The World
I''m Sorry/Calypso
Lizzy & the Rainman 
Love Will Keep Us Together
Thank God I'm A Country Boy
Mahogany Theme
You're the Reason God Made Oklahoma
Jose Cuervo
Elvis Presley
The Crystals
Jan and Dean
Dean Martin
The Beach Boys
Lorne Greene
Barry McGuire
The Beach Boys
Sonny & Cher
The Byrds
Gary Lewis & the Playboys
The Beach Boys
The Mamas & the Papas
Petula Clark
Johnny Rivers
Frank Sinatra
Nancy Sinatra
The Supremes
Frank & Nancy Sinatra
The Association
Simon & Garfunkel
The Fifth Dimension
Henry Mancini
The Fifth Dimension
Simon & Garfunkel
The Carpenters
Neil Diamond
The Partridge Family
Neil Diamond
Paul Rever & the Raiders
Cher
John Denver
Barbra Streisand
The Carpenters
John Denver
Tanya Tucker
The Captain & Tennille
John Denver
Diana Ross
Frizzell & West
Shelly West






















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Hal Blaine 1975







...from Hal Blaine:
Wow! Bernhard - unreal!
An inspiration and complete treat to be included with all these amazing musicians! Thank you for your hard work- As soon as my site is complete we will add a link to your.
Unbelieveable! Have Fun! Play Drums!
Hal Blaine










performed with:

Elvis Presley
Phil Spector
Beach Boys
The Mamas and the Papas
Nancy Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
Richard Harris
The 5th Dimension Larry Knechtel
Joe Osborne
James Burton
Tommy Tedesco
Jim Horn
Mike Deasy
Gary Coleman
Don Randi
John Denver
Al Casey
Dennis Budimir
Louie Shelton
Ray Pohlman
Mike Melvoin
Max Bennett
Glen D. Hardin
Glen Campbell
Ollie Mitchell
Jim Gordon
Steely Dan
The Beach Boys
The Byrds
J.J. Cale
The Carpenters
Johnny Cash
Leonard Cohen
Doris Day
Delaney & Bonnie
John Denver
Neil Diamond
The Everly Brothers
Art Garfunkel
Albert Hammond
The Monkees
The Partridge Family
Johnny Rivers
Barbra Streisand
Steve Young

....and many more