Pearl Jam Legend Devastated By Death Of Drummer

2
531

Former Pearl Jam drummer Dave Abbruzzese has posted on Facebook about the death of drummer Hal Blaine:

There are very few people that have had such an impact on the soundtrack of my life. Thank you for creating the groove that I strolled through my young life with. RIP

Hal Blaine
February 5, 1929 – March 11, 2019

Hal Blaine’s List of #1 Hits:
• “The Lonely Bull” – Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass, 1962
• “Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah” – Bob B. Soxx and the Blue Jeans, 1962
• “He’s A Rebel” – The Crystals, 1962
• “Surfer Girl” – The Beach Boys, 1963
• “Surfin’ USA” – The Beach Boys, 1963
• “Da Doo Ron Ron (When He Walked Me Home)” – The Crystals, 1963
• “Surf City” – Jan and Dean, 1963
• “Be My Baby” – The Ronettes, 1963
• “I Get Around” – The Beach Boys, 1964
• “Dead Man’s Curve” – Jan and Dean, 1964
• “Little Old Lady (from Pasadena”) – Jan and Dean, 1964
• “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin'” – The Righteous Brothers, 1964
• “Mountain Of Love” – Johnny Rivers, 1964
• “Help Me, Rhonda” – The Beach Boys, 1965
• “Mr. Tambourine Man” – The Byrds, 1965
• “This Diamond Ring” – Garry Lewis and the Playboys, 1965
• “California Dreamin'” – The Mamas & the Papas, 1965
• “Eve Of Destruction” – Barry McGuire, 1965
• “I Got You Babe” – Sonny & Cher, 1965
• “Good Vibrations” – The Beach Boys, 1966
• “Poor Side Of Town” – Johnny Rivers, 1966
• “Monday, Monday” – The Mamas & the Papas, 1966
• “Strangers In The Night” – Frank Sinatra, 1966
• “These Boots Are Made For Walkin'” – Nancy Sinatra, 1966
• “Never My Love” – The Association, 1967
• “Up, Up and Away” – The 5th Dimension, 1967
• “San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Hair)” – Scott McKenzie, 1967
• “Woman, Woman” – Garry Puckett and the Union Gap, 1967
• “Him Or Me (What’s It Gonna Be)” – Paul Revere & the Raiders, 1967
• “The Beat Goes On” – Sonny & Cher, 1967
• “Wichita Lineman” – Glen Campbell, 1968
• “Midnight Confessions” – The Grass Roots, 1968
• “MacArthur Park” – Richard Harris, 1968
• “Mrs. Robinson” – Simon & Garfunkel, 1968
• “Valleri” – The Monkees, 1968
• “Young Girl” – Gary Puckett and the Union Gap, 1968
• “Classical Gas” – Mason Williams, 1968
• “Galveston” – Glen Campbell, 1969
• “Holly Holy” – Neil Diamond, 1969
• “Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In” – The 5th Dimension, 1969
• “Dizzy” – Tommy Roe, 1969
• “The Boxer” – Simon & Garfunkel, 1969
• “(They Long to Be) Close To You” – The Carpenters, 1970
• “Cracklin’ Rosie” – Neil Diamond, 1970
• “Arizona” – Mark Lindsay, 1970
• “I Think I Love You” – The Partridge Family, 1970
• “Bridge Over Troubled Water” – Simon & Garfunkel, 1970
• “Rainy Days And Mondays” – The Carpenters, 1971
• “Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves” – Cher, 1971
• “Sooner Or Later” – The Grass Roots, 1971
• “Don’t Pull Your Love” – Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds, 1971
• “Indian Reservation” – Raiders, 1971
• “Hurting Each Other” – The Carpenters, 1972
• “Last Night (I Didn’t Get to Sleep)” – The 5th Dimension, 1972
• “Rockin’ Pneumonia And The Boogie Woogie Flu” – Johnny Rivers, 1972
• “Mother And Child Reunion” – Paul Simon, 1972
• “Yesterday Once More” – The Carpenters, 1973
• “Half Breed” – Cher, 1973
• “All I Know” – Art Garfunkel, 1973
• “The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia” – Vicki Lawrence, 1973
• “Chevy Van” – Sammy Johns, 1974
• “The Way We Were” – Barbra Streisand, 1974
• “Rhinestone Cowboy” – Glen Campbell, 1975
• “Love Will Keep Us Together” – Captain & Tennille, 1975

Outside of recording popular music, Blaine also played drums on many television and film scores, including “The Brady Bunch,” “Dynasty,” “Happy Days,” “Hotel,” “Laverne & Shirley,” “The Partridge Family,” “Three’s Company,” ”WKRP In Cincinnati,” “The Monkees” and many others
________________________________________________