Hal Blaine (born Harold Simon Belsky, 5 February 1929, Holyoke, Massachusetts) is an American drummer and session musician. He is most known for his work with the Wrecking Crew in California. Blaine played on numerous hits by popular groups, including Nancy Sinatra, Elvis Presley, John Denver, the Ronettes, Simon & Garfunkel, the Carpenters, the Beach Boys, and the 5th Dimension. He has played on 50 number one hits, over 150 top ten hits and has recorded, by his own admission, on over 35,000 pieces of music over four decades of work. Blaine is a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Percussive Arts Society Hall of Fame. He is widely regarded as one of the most prolific drummers in recording music history.
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BIRTH DATA: Harold Simon Belsky, 5 February 1929, 01:00 (1 a.m.) EST (+5), Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA (42n12, 72w37). ASC: 18 Scorpio. RR: B (from biography). SOURCE: Sy Scholfield (c) quotes Hal Blaine and David Goggin, Hal Blaine and the Wrecking Crew. . (Alma, Michigan: Rebeats, 2003 ), p. 1: "The Holyoke Story . . . Harold Simon Belsky was born about 1 a.m., February 5. The year was 1929, the year of the crash."
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