Hal Blaine

Rock & Roll Hall of Famer

Category: Sideman

Inducted in: 2000

Inducted by: Mike Leiber and Jerry Stoller


Inducted into Rock Hall Revisited in 1989 (ranked #1 in the Sidemen (Individuals) category) .


Hal Blaine @ Wikipedia

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The true rock and roll drummer of the 60's 70's and beyond...Gee more hits than any one can count...

Posted by Mrxyz on Saturday, 08.9.08 @ 10:49am


Hal Blaine the most recorded drummer in music history...!
He has more 1# hits than any drummer.. From 1961 until 1980..! He was on 1 or more 1# hit every year.
Most years he had 2-4 #1 hits..
For over 15 years he was on a "top ten" hit or hits continually through out the year!!!! WOW
He is on more than 20,000 released recordings.
I would say he is the best rock drummer in Rock HISTORY!!!
ROCK ON HAL!!!

Posted by mrxyz on Tuesday, 10.7.08 @ 23:54pm


Funny how I am the only one with a comment on Hal..
Here is the greatest rock drummer of all time and know ones talking LOL More Hits that the Beatles Stones, Zeppelin ,Who, Radio Head , Madonna ,U2, SRV .. etc
Just goes to show that most on this forum are HOLLYWOOD HYPED,,,!!

Posted by mrxyz on Tuesday, 10.14.08 @ 07:52am


mrxyz...since He's already in the HOF and is one of the greatest and most sought after drummers ever, there's not much more to say about him. I think the whole "Wrecking Crew" should be in.

Oh, and George Martin is in the HOF as well!!!

Posted by Gitarzan on Tuesday, 10.14.08 @ 08:32am




mrxyz...since He's already in the HOF and is one of the greatest and most sought after drummers ever, there's not much more to say about him. I think the whole "Wrecking Crew" should be in.

Oh, and George Martin is in the HOF as well!!!

Posted by Gitarzan on Tuesday, 10.14.08 @ 08:32am

Yes Both of them are..RHOF As I stated... I am the only one even Talking about them.. OMG Probably some of the most important people in ROCK and only me talking about them..I do find it strange... ???LOL What orbit do you travel on ...
Where would Brian Wilson and Spector be with out Hal .Where would the Beatles been with out George...These 2 cats
were 65 % of the brains and talent behind it...
Any many many other top acts...

Posted by mrxyz on Tuesday, 10.14.08 @ 21:05pm


The BEST ROCK and Studio DRUMMER BAR none !!!!!000000000000000000000




Hal Blaine may well be the most profilic drummer in rock and roll history. He's certainly played on more hit records than any drummer in the rock era, including 40 #1 singles and 150 that made the Top Ten. Eight of the records he played on won Grammys for Record of the Year. Blaine, who was born Harold Simon Belsky in 1929, became a professional drummer in 1948 and joined teen idol Tommy Sands' band in the late Fifties. He was the most in-demand session drummer in Los Angeles during the Sixties and early Seventies, and a list of musicians he played with reads like a who's who of popular music.

In 1961, Blaine drummed on "Can't Help Falling in Love With You," one of Elvis Presley's most memorable sides, and he would play on Presley's film soundtracks throughout the Sixties. However, Blaine's best-known affiliation is with producer Phil Spector, where he served as the percussive backbone of the "Wrecking Crew"—the nickname that younger studio hands on the L.A. scene bestowed on themselves after the rock-hating old-timers complained they were "wrecking the business." He was a key component of Spector's "Wall of Sound" production, which yielded such classic rock and roll hits as "Be My Baby," by the Ronettes, and "Da Doo Ron Ron," by the Crystals.

Blaine also established a fruitful relationship with Beach Boys leader Brian Wilson, for whom he served as the first-call session drummer. Blaine appeared on innumerable Beach Boys hits, ranging from "Surfer Girl" to "Good Vibrations." He also drummed on countless recordings by the cream of West Coast pop musicians, including Jan and Dean, the Mamas and the Papas, the Byrds, Johnny Rivers, the Association, Sonny and Cher, the Grass Roots, and Gary Lewis and the Playboys. On the more "adult" side of the pop ledger, Blaine played drums on recordings by Frank Sinatra and Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass. By Blaine's own estimate, he performed on 35,000 recorded tracks over in a quarter century's worth of work. He published his memoirs, Hal Blaine and the Wrecking Crew, in 1990.

Posted by mrxyz on Monday, 07.13.09 @ 01:47am


As Hal's 80th birthday has come and gone .We must always thank good old Rick Faucher, his drum tech for being there for Hal.. Rick was the first rock drum tech and still is the best! From Hal, Ringo ,Keltner,Pollard,Moon,Wilson and a host of others .Rick is the man at the drum stand.Also a great recording tech .{first mobil studio.. }Let's hope Rick is feeling better soon...

Posted by mrxyz on Sunday, 10.4.09 @ 01:06am


As Hal's 80th birthday has come and gone .We must always thank good old Rick Faucher, his drum tech for being there for Hal.. Rick was the first rock drum tech and still is the best! From Hal, Ringo ,Keltner,Pollard,Moon,Wilson and a host of others .Rick is the man at the drum stand.Also a great recording tech .{first mobil studio.. }Let's hope Rick is feeling better soon...

Posted by mrxyz on Sunday, 10.4.09 @ 01:06am


Apri 6th At the Rock Walk in Hollywood at the Guitar Center! See an meet Hal Blaine .The most recorded drummer of all time From Elvis to the Beach Boys He is the rock drummer of Rock..
Be there or be square

Posted by mrxyz on Wednesday, 03.24.10 @ 14:19pm


RIP Rick Faucher
Hals drum tech
He worked with the best... Ringo, Moon. Kelnter,Wilson etc.. Lot of drum inovations came from Rick

Posted by Wrecker on Wednesday, 04.18.12 @ 11:43am


REMO BELI, THE GREAT DRUM HEAD INNOVATOR AND DRUMMER HAS PASSED AWAY RIP REMO

Posted by drumhead on Tuesday, 04.26.16 @ 19:42pm


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