Hal Blaine: Time Well Kept

The numbers alone are amazing. Forty #1 hits had Hal Blaine keeping time on them. More than 35,000 recorded tracks over the years.

He called it playing “on the 4.”

When the distinctive drum intro to The Ronettes’ “Be My Baby” comes on, produced by Phil Spector and the now famous (infamous to the people who

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Writer. Mountaineer diaspora. Veteran. Managing Editor @ordinarytimemag on culture & politics, food writing @yonderandhome, Host @heardtellshow & other media

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Andrew Donaldson

Writer. Mountaineer diaspora. Veteran. Managing Editor @ordinarytimemag on culture & politics, food writing @yonderandhome, Host @heardtellshow & other media