Hal Blaine, the drummer who worked on hits from the 1960s and 1970s, has died at 90. Among his hits are the Beach Boys’ “Good Virbrations,” the Byrds’ “Mr. Tambourine Man,” and Simon and Garfunkel’s “Mrs. Robinson.”
“Few people knew his name, but Blaine’s playing can be heard on thousands of recordings by many of the biggest names in popular music. In 2000 he was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, which credited him with playing on more hit records — including 40 No. 1 singles — than any drummer in the rock era,” CNN says.