Hal Blaine is dead, he died on March 11 2019, 90 years of age. He was part of that famous session musicians band from L.A. that left it's mark on oh, so many hits. Even if you've never heard his name, I am 100% certain you have heard quite a few tracks he has played on.
I personally "know" him from the Wrecking Crew's involvement with Brian Wilson's first masterpiece "Pet Sounds". That album has made me cry so often, tears of relief, joy and defiance to all that musical beauty. His drums not only carry the rhythm, they are an integral sonic element of the band and the arrangement.
If I was to select just one greatest single of all time it would be The Beatles' double A-side Strawberry Fields Forever / Penny Lane.
If I was to select only one song to keep with me it would be this one. Hal Blaine on drums.
The video though ... is a bit strange. But anyway. The Beach Boys - Good Vibrations
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