Hal Blaine (born Harold Simon Belsky; February 5, 1929 – March 11, 2019) was an American rock drummer and session musician. He was one of the most known session drummers. He was known for his works with the Wrecking Crew. He also performed alongside Frank Sinatra.
Blaine recording at the Record Plant in 1995
|Birth name||Harold Simon Belsky|
|Born||February 5, 1929|
Holyoke, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Died||March 11, 2019 (aged 90)|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Genres||Pop, rock and roll|
|Associated acts||Wrecking Crew, The Beach Boys, The Byrds, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Johnny Rivers, Simon & Garfunkel, Neil Diamond, John Denver, Barbra Streisand, Captain & Tennille|
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- "Hal Blaine, Wrecking Crew Drummer, Dies at 90". Billboard. March 11, 2019. https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/8502133/hal-blaine-wrecking-crew-member-dies-at-90. Retrieved March 11, 2019.
- "Hal Blaine, Studio Drummer Dies at 90". Variety. March 11, 2019. Retrieved March 11, 2019.