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The Passing of Hal Blaine

Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Mark Lindsay, Hal Blaine and the Raiders' #1 hit Indian Reservation

Following the March 11 death of recording session legend Hal Blaine, many of the artists who made recordings with the Los Angeles-based session musicians known as the Wrecking Crew shared stories about working with the drummer. One such musician is Mark Lindsay, best known as the lead vocalist of Paul Revere and the Raiders.

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Celebrity tributes to Hal Blaine include Ringo Starr

Between 1966 and 1971, Hal Blaine played on six consecutive Grammy Record of the Year winners. Following his passing, the musicians and singers who worked with Blaine or were influenced by his talent, shared their appreciation and grief. Ringo Starr tweeted, "Peace and love to all his family Goodbye Hal an incredible musician."

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Monday, March 11, 2019
Hal Blaine, Wrecking Crew drummer on 100s of hits, dies

Hal Blaine, legendary drummer with the Los Angeles-based studio musicians known as The Wrecking Crew, died March 11. During The Wrecking Crew's heyday in the 60s and 70s, they were the musical backbone on hundreds of classic rock recordings, including scores of Top 10 pop hits, including the Beach Boys, the Monkees and many others.

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