This Musician with 150 Top 10 Hits Just Passed Away

Last week the world lost quite literally one of the most prolific musicians in the history of recorded music and arguably one of the most successful.

A part-time member of legendary groups like The Beach Boys, Sonny and Cher, The Carpenters, The Byrds, Simon & Garfunkel, The Mamas & the Papas and a member of the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

But what is perhaps the most incredible is that you have probably never heard of him.

Session drummer, Hal Blaine, who passed away at the age of at 90 worked on a hard-to-believe 35,000 songs, making him the most recorded drummer of all time.

Even more impressive is how many of those became hits. Over 150 Top 10 singles, 40 of which hit No. 1.

The Beach Boys “" Get Around" and "Good Vibrations," Sonny and Cher’s "I Got you Babe" and Frank Sinatra’s "Strangers in the Night," just to name a few.

Hal’s advice for aspiring musicians was, "practice a ton, because once you’ve got it it’ll always be with you.” Hal’s music will always be with us as well.


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