In February 2023, legendary drummer Hal Blaine will posthumously receive his star on the Walk of the Stars Palm Springs.
The ceremony will take place at 2:30 p.m. on February 6, 2023, the day after what would have been his 94th birthday, at 100 N Palm Canyon Dr. An after-party will be held at Oscar’s restaurant in Downtown Palm Springs. Continue reading →
Hal Blaine’s drums can be heard as part of the Wall of Sound on the Ronettes’ 1963 hit “Be My Baby” produced by Phil Spector at Hollywood’s Gold Star Studios, founded by David S. Gold and Stan Ross in 1950.
Life Member. Drum Set
2/5/1929 – 3/11/2019
by David Gold
and sometimes conductor too,
Four bass beats to set the tempo,
And start the music too.
The bass, the toms and symbols still,
The sticks now quietly lie on the snare,
And now the stool is empty too.
For Hal is no longer there.