Hal Blaine

Harold Simon Belsky

Also known as Blaine, H. Blaine, Hal Blaine (The Drummer Man) And The Young Cougars, Hal Blaine, His Drums & Orchestra, Hal Blane, Harold Blaine
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.halblaine.com/, http://www.wreckingcrew.tv/storycomplete.html, http://www.myspace.com/halblaine

Discography of Hal Blaine:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Deuces, "T's", Roadsters & Drums 22 Audio 2001-03-26 Sundazed Music
2 Deuces, "T's", Roadsters & Drums 12 Audio 1963 RCA Victor
3 Drums! Drums! À Go Go 12 Audio 1965
4 Psychedelic Percussion 12 Audio 1967 Dunhill
5 Topsy 65 2 Audio 1965 Dunhill
6 Psychedelic Percussion 12 Audio 2005 Harkit Records
7 Wiggy (November) / Love-In (December) 4 Audio 1967 Dunhill
8 Deuces, "T's", Roadsters & Drums 12 Audio 1963 RCA Victor
9 Drums! Drums! À Go Go 12 Audio 2002 MCA Records
10 Have Fun!!! Play Drums!!! 12 Audio 2002-05-29
11 Drums! Drums! A Go-Go! 12 Audio 2006 Harkit Records
12 Psychedelic Percussion / Stones 23 Audio Innerspace Records
13 Have Fun!!! Play Drums!!! 12 Audio 1968 ABC/Dunhill Records
14 Have Fun!!! Play Drums!!! 12 Audio 1968 Victor
15 Secret Agent Man 2 Audio 1966 Dunhill
16 Psychedelic Percussion 12 Audio 2002
17 Drums A Go-Go 2 Audio 1967 Dunhill
18 Gear Stripper / Challenger II 2 Audio 1964 RCA Victor
19 Drums! Drums! A Go Go 16 Audio 1995-07-04 Varèse Sarabande


Studio drummer and percussionist, born 5 February 1929, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA

Blaine began his career drumming for various bands that toured back and forth across the States in the 1950s, playing theaters, supper clubs and casinos. He finally hooked up with the [a=Tommy Sands] show and learned much of his craft working closely with producers at Capitol Records. Blaine's drumming skills became highly utilized as a session member of the 'Wrecking Crew' Collective. He was one of many 'first call' players who would sit in for recordings around the Los Angeles area, in studios such as Gold Star Recording Studios, Western Recorders, Radio Recorders, CBS Studios and RCA Victor Studios.

From the late 1950s to the mid 1970s Blain performed 'on call', in many cases anonymously, on over 35,000 tracks of major artists. His work has helped provide more than 350 Top Ten records and over 40 Number One hits. Blaine is also the guy responsible for coining the name 'Wrecking Crew' for this team of accomplished musicians who would help to furnish the hits from California.

Occasionally, members of the Crew would come together and release works in their own right. In this respect Blaine featured in the group [url=http://www.discogs.com/artist/Zodiac,+The]The Zodiac[/url].

Inducted into Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 2000 (Sidemen).


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