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Hal Blaine Has Struck for the Last Time. RIP

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by DanOregon, Mar 11, 2019.

  1. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Last edited: Mar 11, 2019
  2. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    He was the drummer on six consecutive "Record of the Year" Grammy winners.

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  3. cyclingwriter2

    cyclingwriter2 Well-Known Member

    Paraphrasing his famed quote: “who cares if no one knows my name, I have a mansion in beverly hills and a Rolls Royce.”

    What an amazing career.
  4. Jake from State Farm

    Jake from State Farm Well-Known Member

  5. Slacker

    Slacker Well-Known Member

    Blaine also was great on the soundtrack for "The Client."

    Dunno why nobody ever mentions that. He carried that film. :cool:
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  6. HC

    HC Well-Known Member

    Having spent many hours reading the album covers I can also report that Blaine played on the Partridge Family albums. :)
  7. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    Caught a great Wrecking Crew doc on PBS a while back. There was a moment when they were talking about the recording of "A Taste of Honey" by Herb Alpert and they couldn't figure out how to get from the opening passage to the main song until Blaine put the bass drum thumps in there that kick it off. I have always dug that kind of inside baseball when it comes to the creative process.

    What a career, RIP to one of the greats.

    Now this riff will be in your head all day.....

    Last edited: Mar 12, 2019
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  8. CD Boogie

    CD Boogie Well-Known Member

    So he was an unknown asshole, got it ;)
  9. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Supposedly during a session they were short a song for an Elvis album and Mac Davis and The Wrecking Crew came up with this without putting a note on paper.

  10. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    As the man says, if that story ain't true it should be. Great single.
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