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The Drummer To All The Hits

Tuesday, March 12th, 2019

Sometimes it seems easier to name American hits of the 60s that didn’t have Hal Blaine on them. The list of number one hitsĀ  is impressive, and that doesn’t even allow the fact that he drummed on Pet Sounds and the SMiLEĀ sessions. Therefore it is no surprise that there has been a huge outpouring of grief as the world acknowledges the passing of the great drummer -and a huge part of many people’s coming of age in the 60s. Well played, Hal Blaine, and we will still be listening over and over again to the memories.

It Was 15 Years Ago Today

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

15 years ago today , SMiLE, was performed for the first time in London. The wait for SMiLE was a lot longer, but the first live performance is now receding more firmly into the past -for me personally, as I am sure for everyone else lucky enough to be there, it remains a moment of a lifetime. In the turmoil of 2019, it’s always good to remember that first performance, when a great artist conquered his own demons and gave the world brilliant, thought-provoking and joyful music.