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Permalink Wrecking Crew Drummer Hal Blaine passes

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Age 90, natural causes. Sad to hear but now it's time for him to grab some chow and a beer with Tommy T.
RIP Hal and thanks for being here for a bit.

Link to one of the stories

SoCal ex-pat with a snow shovel

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I just saw that notice, gee.


Traditional........speak softly and play through a big blonde amp. Did I mention that I sill like big blonde amps?

RIP Hal - wow played on 30,000 recordings

Mr. Hal Blaine you were a phenomenal drummer. May you rest in peace.

What an amazing legacy he leaves behind!

What an astounding body of work. What a drummer. RIP.

I love his work on all those Richie Allen / Podolor songs.

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He was at the foundation of so many great recordings. As I’ve learned more about The Wrecking Crew, one major takeaway is the magnitude of Hal Blaine’s contribution.

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Read his book: Hal Blaine and the Wrecking Crew", 3rd edition 2010.
There are lots of b/w fotos as well.
Who still knows that he was in Tommy Sands Band in 1957?
He drummed at the TAMI Show in October 1964 and supported live
Jan & Dean, Bruce & Terry (in Hawaii) and so many others!
(Tom Tourville talked to Terry Melcher who told him the story about
the Bruce & Terry band comprising of him, Bruce, Glen Campbell, Hal and Phil Sloan!I recommend highly to buy the book "Sun,Sand,Surf & Sidewalks" from 2013 with signatures and fotos on 94 pages!!)

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