RIP Hal Blaine

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  1. Titletown Tim

    Titletown Tim Very well Known Member

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    “May he rest forever on 2 and 4”

    Indeed he will.
     
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    sad another legend of my youth gone. great player
     
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    I'm sitting here with his discography of his biggest hits and Spotify - talk about the soundtrack of my life!!! Some of my earliest memories of getting into music and drums pre Beatles was Herb Alpert - the Lonley Bull and of course A Taste of Honey.

    Check out Indian Reservation - and crank it - I hear some double bass at the end. Those tom fills...
    Thanks for the inspiration Hal.
     
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    every time you turned on the radio in the 60's and 70's, you heard him...he was the beat of the times...so good
     
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    Thanks for all you did Mr. Blaine. R.I.P.
     
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    piccupstix Well-Known Member

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    You guys have said it all. Just add me to the list.

    RIP, Hal...and thank you, thank you, thank you.
     
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    RIP Mr. Blaine
     
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    JDA DFO Master

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    One of the funniest tales I ever read was in his book Him relaying the story---of going over to Korea--on the ship.... Funny as I've ever read
     
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    RIP Mr Blaine. What a legacy...
     
  10. Vistalite Black

    Vistalite Black Ludwigs in the Basement

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    To correct the record, he played on more than 35,000 songs, including all of these Billboard Number 1 songs:
     
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    drummerbill DFO Master

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    Bummer. Just watched the Wrecking Crew movie on PBS a few nights ago for the third time. Timeless output !!
     
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    Man, what a punch to the gut. Rest in Peace Hal!
     
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    It just makes reading any other posts today pointless. Just feels that way.
     
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    Vistalite's list proves that millions and millions of people have heard Hal Blaine play and most don't know it.
    RIP on your unbelievable contributions.
     
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    mtarrani DFO Master

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    He is now reunited with the other legend, Earl Palmer. Blaine's contributions are beyond measure - hell, even his mistakes turned out to be iconic grooves. This clip about the making of Be My Baby provides a glimpse into the creative process bubble in which Blaine lived. He dropped his stick and fumbled the beat while recovering it. He said later that if you can play two bars of a mistake it becomes part of the song :)
     
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    A huge part of all of our musical DNA, I suspect. RIP.
     
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    I doubt there's one person on this planet , knowingly or not,who hasn't heard his drumming .

    Many are picked, few are chosen . RIP Mr Blaine .
     
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    He had a long run...RIP.
     
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    Mike, thanks for posting this clip. Enjoyed watching and listening to it! Arguably the greatest!
     
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    Oh, man. RIP, Hal. Reminds me of how old I'm getting.
     

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