Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction -2007
Hal Blaine, one of the most prolific and influential drummers of his generation, has died at the age of 90.
Over the course of his career, he played on countless hits by Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, the Beach Boys and John Lennon, amongst others.
But his most recognisable riff was the “boom-ba-boom-crack” bar that opened The Ronnettes’ Be My Baby.
On hearing of his death, the Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson called him “the greatest drummer ever”.
The Big TNT Show – California, November 1965
Mark David Hollis (4 January 1955 – February 2019) RIP