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Hal Blaine (1929–2019)


Hal Blaine was an American drummer and session musician of Jewish descent, with a career that lasted about 70 years. He was born in 1929 as "Harold Simon Belsky", son to Meyer Belsky and Rose Silverman. Both of his parents were immigrants from Eastern Europe. Blaine was born in Holyoke, Massachusetts, a planned city that was once famed for its ... See full bio »

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Known For

(2014)
Man on the Moon Harrah's Band
(1999)
The Racing Scene Music Department
(1969)

Filmography

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 1999 Man on the Moon
Harrah's Band
 1969 Mod Squad (TV Series)
Country Band Drummer
- The Death of Wild Bill Hannachek (1969) ... Country Band Drummer (uncredited)
 1966 Jan & Dean: On the Run (TV Movie)
Clobber
 1965 Baby the Rain Must Fall
Band Member (uncredited)
 1963 The Nutty Professor
Conga Player (uncredited)
 1962 Girls! Girls! Girls!
Drummer in Lounge Band (uncredited)
 1962 Escape from Zahrain
Arab (uncredited)
Show Show Music department (7 credits)
Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (1 credit)
Show Show Soundtrack (3 credits)
Show Show Thanks (5 credits)
Show Show Self (30 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Single: Drummer on "It's Over" by Roy Orbison. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 2 Portrayals | 2 Articles | See more »

Spouse:

Julianne Raymond  (divorced) | See more »
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Legendary session/studio drummer, used by music producer Phil Spector on virtually all of his famous Philles' Records "Wall of Sound" productions. He was the drummer on such classics as The Crystals' "Da Doo Ron Ron", "Uptown" and "He's a Rebel". Probably the biggest hit record he worked on was The Ronettes' million-selling "Be My Baby" from 1963, with the famous "thump, thump, thump, BOOM!" drum... See more »

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