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Legendary Session Drummer Hal Blaine Dead At 90


Legendary session drummer Hal Blaine has died at age of 90. He was known for playing on songs by Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley,the Beach Boys and many others.

Blaine died of natural causes at his home in Palm Desert, California.

"Hal Blaine - loving father of Michelle Blaine; grandfather of Anthony, Josh, Aaron, Whitney, Tempest, Ever and Lyryk; and inspiration to countless friends, fans and musicians - has passed on today, March 11th, 2019 at the age of 90," a message on his Facebook page reads.

"May he rest forever on 2 and 4. The family appreciates your outpouring of support and prayers that have been extended to Hal from around the world, and respectfully request privacy in this time of great mourning. No further details will be released at this time."

Blaine won the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award last year.

Brian Wilson called him the "greatest drummer ever."

"I'm so sad, I don't know what to say. Hal Blaine was such a great musician and friend that I can't put it into words. Hal taught me a lot, and he had so much to do with our success - he was the greatest drummer ever. We also laughed an awful lot. Love, Brian," he wrote on twitter.

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