The american drummer Hal Blaine, who played on many pieces of legend, died Monday at the age of 90 years. “May he rest forever on the 2nd and 4th time (of the measure),” wrote his family in a news release announcing his death. A native of Massachusetts, Harold Simon Belsky, his real name, was known in the 1960s as a member of the collective californian studio musicians The Wrecking Crew. He was accompanied by the great classics of pop, among whom Be My Baby of the Ronettes, the Bridge Over Troubled Water of Simon & Garfunkel, or Strangers In The Night of Frank Sinatra.

In 2000, Hal Blaine was inducted into the “hall of fame rock’ n ‘roll” in Cleveland (Ohio). In 2018, he received a Grammy for his whole career, by the national Academy of arts and sciences. According to the trade magazine Modern Drummer , the american artist has participated in the recording of over 6000 singles. Between 1963 and 1968, he recorded four instrumental albums in his name.

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“I’m so sad that I don’t know what to say,” tweeted Brian Wilson, leader of the Beach Boys, Hal Blaine was fast paced, the famous tube Good Vibrations . “Hal taught me a lot, we owe him a large part of our success. It was the greatest drummer of all time,” said Brian Wilson. “Good journey, dear friend”, for its part, has responded to Nancy Sinatra, whom he had accompanied on These Boots Are Made For Walkin’ . “You made our world a better place”, she added.

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