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'Unsung Heroes:' Hal Blaine

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In many ways he was the beat of the Sixties, playing on recordings by Elvis, Sinatra, and thousands of others. He drummed for The Beach Boys, Jan and Dean, The Mamas and the Papas and jazz great Gerry Mulligan. In the 1960s and 1970s, Hal Blaine is said to have played on over 35,000 recordings. He was hailed by recording industry insiders, but remained practically unknown to everyone else. Join host Tom Engelmann as he celebrates the wacky world of drummer Hal Blaine on another edition of Unsung Heroes: Influential But Overlooked Masters of Modern Music, Monday, July 1 at 8:00 p.m.

(Broadcast: 7/1/19, as the Monday Music Special.)

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