Hal Blaine

Session musician, Drummer

1929 –

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Who is Hal Blaine?

Hal Blaine is an American drummer and session musician. He is most known for his work with the Wrecking Crew in California. Blaine played on numerous hits by popular groups, including Nancy Sinatra, Elvis Presley, John Denver, the Ronettes, Simon & Garfunkel, the Carpenters, the Beach Boys, the 5th Dimension, and Steely Dan. He has played on 50 number one hits, over 150 top ten hits and has recorded, by his own admission, on over 35,000 pieces of music over four decades of work. Blaine is a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum and the Percussive Arts Society Hall of Fame. He is widely regarded as one of the most prolific drummers in recording music history.

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Born
Feb 5, 1929
Holyoke
Also known as
  • Harold Simon Belsky
Children
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Lived in
  • Massachusetts

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on July 23, 2013

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