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On March 11, 2019.

On March 11, 2019, Harold Simon Belsky aka Hal Blaine died aged 90. He was musician (drums) regarded to be one of the most recorded studio drummers in the history of the modern music. He had more than 35,000 recording sessions in various music genres including big number of film and TV soundtracks. He worked with Shelley Fabares, The Crystals, Jan & Dean, The Beach Boys, Dean Martin, Lorne Greene, Gary Lewis & the Playboys, The Byrds, Sonny & Cher, Barry McGuire, Petula Clark, Nancy Sinatra, The Mamas & the Papas, Frank Sinatra, Johnny Rivers, The Supremes, The Association, Simon & Garfunkel, Tommy Roe, The 5th Dimension, Henry Mancini, The Carpenters, Neil Diamond, The Partridge Family, The Raiders, Barbra Streisand, John Denver, Captain & Tennille, Diana Ross, Sam Cooke, Van Dyke Parks, John Lennon, Lulu, Dennis Wilson, Paul Simon, Richard Harris, Glen Campbell, Emitt Rhodes, Art Garfunkel, Juice Newton, Michael Nesmith, Cher, Dusty Springfield, Aretha Franklin, J.J. Cale, José Feliciano, Bobby Darin, Rosanne Cash, Cass Elliot, Rodney Crowell, Dion DiMucci, Paul Anka, Barry Mann, Emmylou Harris, Jackie Lomax, Elkie Brooks, Helen Reddy, John Philips, Thelma Houston and Leonard Cohen. As leader Blaine released five albums.

On November 8, 1965.

On November 8, 1965, “Capitol” label released “Beach Boys’ Party!”, the tenth Beach Boys studio album. It was recorded in September 1965, at “United Western Recorders” in Hollywood, and was produced by Brian Wilson.


  • Al Jardine – vocals, acoustic 6 and 12 string guitars, ashtray
  • Bruce Johnston – vocals, electric bass
  • Mike Love – vocals
  • Brian Wilson – vocals, bass, piano, bongos
  • Carl Wilson – vocals, acoustic 6 and 12 string guitars, overdubbed bass
  • Dennis Wilson – vocals, bongos, castanet, harmonica
  • Hal Blaine – bongos
  • Ray Avery – bongos
  • Steve Korthof – bongos, tambourine
  • Ron Swallow – tambourine
  • Terry Melcher – tambourine
  • Marilyn Wilson – vocals
  • Billy Hinsche – harmonica
  • Dean Torrence – co-lead vocal

Tack listing:

  1. Hully Gully – Fred Smith, Cliff Goldsmith
  2. I Should Have Known Better – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  3. Tell Me Why – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  4. Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow – Carl White, Al Frazier, Sonny Harris, Turner Wilson Jr.
  5. Mountain of Love – Harold Dorman
  6. You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  7. Devoted to You – Boudleaux Bryant
  8. Alley Oop – Dallas Frazier
  9. There’s No Other (Like My Baby) – Phil Spector, Leroy Bates
  10. Medley (I Get Around / Little Deuce Coupe) – Brian Wilson, Roger Christian
  11. The Times They Are a-Changin’ – Bob Dylan
  12. Barbara Ann – Fred Fassert

In June 1979.

In June 1979, “Pablo” label released “Classy Pair”, the 50th Ella Fitzgerald album. It was recorded in February 1979 and was produced by Norman Granz.


  • Ella Fitzgerald– vocals

The Count Basie Orchestra

  • Count Basie– piano
  • Ray Brown– trumpet
  • Sonny Cohn– trumpet
  • Pete Minger– trumpet
  • Nolan Andrew Smith– trumpet
  • Bill Hughes– trombone
  • Mel Wanzo– trombone
  • Dennis Wilson– trombone
  • Mitchell “Booty” Wood– trombone
  • Bobby Plater– alto saxophone
  • Danny Turner– alto saxophone
  • Eric Dixon– tenor saxophone
  • Kenny Hing– tenor saxophone
  • Charlie Fowlkes– baritone saxophone
  • Freddie Green– guitar
  • John Clayton– double bass
  • Butch Miles– drums
  • Benny Carter– arranger, conductor

Track listing:

  1. Honeysuckle Rose – Andy Razaf, Fats Waller
  2. My Kind of Trouble is You – Benny Carter, Paul Vandervoort II
  3. Teach Me Tonight – Sammy Cahn, Gene de Paul
  4. Organ Grinder’s Swing – Will Hudson, Irving Mills, Mitchell Parish
  5. Don’t Worry ‘Bout Me – Rube Bloom, Ted Koehler
  6. I’m Getting Sentimental Over You – George Bassman, Ned Washington
  7. Ain’t Misbehavin – Harry Brooks, Andy Razaf, Fats Waller
  8. Just A-Sittin’ and A-Rockin’ – Duke Ellington, Lee Gaines, Billy Strayhorn
  9. Sweet Lorraine – Cliff Burwell, Mitchell Parish

On January 8, 1973.

On January 8, 1973, “Brother” label released “Holland”, the nineteenth Beach Boys studio album. It was recorded June – October 1972, at “BBC 2 Studio” in  Baambrugge, Utrecht, Netherlands, and “Village Recorders” in California, and was produced by Brian Wilson, Carl Wilson, Dennis Wilson, Blondie Chapin, Ricky Fataar, Alan Jardine and Mike Love. In 2007, the Netherland magazine “OOR Magazine” ranked the album among “100 Best Albums of All Time”.


  • Brian Wilson– vocals, narration
  • Carl Wilson– vocals, guitar, piano, electric piano
  • Dennis Wilson– vocals, piano
  • Blondie Chaplin– vocals, bass guitar, guitar
  • Ricky Fataar– vocals, drums, slide guitar
  • Alan Jardine– vocals, guitar
  • Mike Love– vocals
  • Daryl Dragon– Moog bass
  • Bruce Johnston– backup vocals
  • Jack Rieley – narration

Track listing:

  1. Sail On Sailor – Brian Wilson, Tandyn Almer, Ray Kennedy, Jack Rieley, Van Dyke Parks
  2. Steamboat – Dennis Wilson, Jack Rieley
  3. California Saga: Big Sur – Mike Love
  4. California Saga: The Beaks of Eagles – Robinson Jeffers, Al Jardine, Lynda Jardine
  5. California Saga: California – Al Jardine
  6. The Trader – Carl Wilson, Jack Rieley
  7. Leaving This Town – Ricky Fataar, Blondie Chapin, Carl Wilson
  8. Only With You – Dennis Wilson, Mike Love
  9. Funky Pretty – Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Jack Rieley


On July 30, 1984.

On July 30, 1984, “Atlantic” label released “Right By You”, the sixth Stephen Stills studio album. It was recorded in 1984, and was produced by Stephen Stills, Ron Albert and Howard Albert. The album was dedicated to Felix Pappalardi, Marvin Gaye, Dennis Wilson and JC Agajanian.


  • Stephen Stills – vocals, guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, percussion
  • Bernie Leadon- guitar, vocals
  • Jimmy Page- guitar
  • Chris Hillman- mandolin, vocals
  • Tony Concepcion, Al De Gooyer – trumpet
  • John Kricker – trombone
  • Mike Finnigan- keyboards, vocals
  • Kim Bullard, Lawrence Dermer- keyboards
  • Jerry Scheff, George “Chocolate” Perry- bass
  • Joe Galdo, Joe Lala- drums, percussion
  • Graham Nash, John Sambataro, Herb Pedersen- background vocals

Track listing:

  1. 50/50 – Joe Lala, Stephen Stills
  2. Stranger – Stephen Stills, Christopher Stills
  3. Flaming Heart – Ray Arnott
  4. Love Again – Stephen Stills
  5. No Problem – Stephen Stills
  6. Can’t Let Go – Joe Esposito, Ali Willis
  7. Grey to Green – Stephen Stills, James Newton Howard
  8. Only Love Can Break Your Heart – Neil Young, additional lyrics Stephen Stills
  9. No Hiding Place – Louise Cirtain, Gladys Stacey,  P. Carter, additional lyrics Stephen Stills
  10. Right by You – Stephen Stills

On December 18, 1967.


On December 18, 1967, “Capitol” label released “Wild Honey”, the 13th Beach Boys studio album. It was recorded September – November 1967, and was produced by the Beach Boys.


  • Mike Love– vocals
  • Al Jardine– vocals
  • Bruce Johnston– vocals, organ solo, electric bass guitar
  • Brian Wilson– vocals
  • Carl Wilson– vocals
  • Dennis Wilson– vocals
  • Jim Lockert – engineer
  • Bill Halverson– engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Brian Wilson and Mike Love, except where noted.

  1. Wild Honey
  2. Aren’t You Glad
  3. I Was Made to Love Her – Cosby, Moy, Hardaway, Wonder
  4. Country All
  5. A Thing or Two
  6. Darlin’
  7. I’d Love Just Once to See You
  8. Here Comes the Night
  9. Let the Wind Blow
  10. How She Boogalooed It – Mike Love, Bruce Johnston, Al Jardine, Carl Wilson
  11. Mama Says

On October 7, 1963.


On October 7, 1963, “Capitol” label released “Little Deuce Coupe” is the fourth Beach Boys studio album. It was recorded April 19, 1962; January 5 – September 2, 1963, at “United Western Recorders” in Hollywood, and was produced by Brian Wilson.


  • Brian Wilson – lead, harmony and backing vocals; bass guitar
  • Carl Wilson – harmony and backing vocals; lead guitar
  • Dennis Wilson – harmony and backing vocals; drums
  • Al Jardine – harmonyand backing vocals; bass guitar
  • Mike Love – lead, harmony and backing vocals; saxophone
  • David Marks – harmony and backing vocals; rhythm guitar

Track listing:

All tracks by Brian Wilson and Roger Christian except where noted.

  1. Little Deuce Coupe
  2. Ballad of Ole’ Betsy
  3. Be True to Your School – Brian Wilson, Mike Love
  4. Car Crazy Cutie
  5. Cherry, Cherry Coupe
  6. 409 – Wilson, Gary Usher, Mike Love
  7. Shut Down
  8. Spirit of America
  9. Our Car Club – Brian Wilson, Mike Love
  10. No-Go Showboat
  11. A Young Man Is Gone – Troup, Mike Love


On September 18, 1967.


On September 18, 1967, “Capitol” label released “Smiley Smile”, the 12th Beach Boys studio album. It was recorded February 1966 – July 1967, at “Sunset Sound Recorders”; “United Western Recorders”; “CBS Columbia Square”; Brian Wilson’s home studio, and “Wally Heider Studios”, in Los Angeles, and was produced by The Beach Boys. In 1974, “NME” magazine voted “Smiley Smile” the 64th greatest album of all time.


  • Al Jardine– vocals
  • Bruce Johnston– vocals
  • Mike Love– vocals
  • Brian Wilson– vocals
  • Carl Wilson– vocals
  • Dennis Wilson– vocals
  • Chuck Britz– engineer
  • Jim Lockert– engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Brian Wilson except where noted.

  1. Heroes and Villains – Brian Wilson, Van Dyke Parks
  2. Vegetables – Brian Wilson, Van Dyke Parks
  3. Fall Breaks and Back to Winter (W. Woodpecker Symphony)
  4. She’s Goin’ Bald – Brian Wilson, Van Dyke Parks, Mike Love
  5. Little Pad – Carl Wilson, Brian Wilson
  6. Good Vibrations – Brian Wilson
  7. With me Tonight
  8. Wind Chimes
  9. Getting’ Hungry – Brian Wilson, Mike Love
  10. Wonderful – Brian Wilson, Van Dyke Parks
  11. Whistle In


On July 13, 1964.

All Summer Long

On July 13, 1964, “Capitol” label released “All Summer Long”, the sixth Beach Boys studio album. It was recorded October 1963 -May 1964, at “United Western Recorders” in Hollywood, and was produced by Brian Wilson. The album was certified Gold in the US by the “RIIA”. The album cover photographs were by Kenneth Veeder and George Jerman


  • Al Jardine– harmony and backing vocals; bass guitar; electric rhythm guitar
  • Mike Love– lead and bass vocal
  • Brian Wilson– lead, harmony and backing vocals; piano; harpsichord; Hammond B3 organ; xylophones or marimba
  • Carl Wilson– harmony and backing vocals; electric, lead, and rhythm guitars
  • Dennis Wilson– harmony and backing vocals; drums; brushed drums; percussion; vocal
  • Hal Blaine– timbales with brush, rim with thin stick
  • Glen Campbell– 6-string electric bass guitar
  • Steve Douglas– tenor saxophone
  • Jay Migliori– baritone saxophone
  • Ray Pohlman – 6-string electric bass guitar
  • Chuck Britz– engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Brian Wilson and Mike Love, except where noted.

  1. I Get Around
  2. All Summer Long
  3. Hushabye – Doc Pomus, Mort Shuman
  4. Little Honda
  5. We’ll Run Away – Brian Wilson, Gary Usher
  6. Carl’s Big Chance – Brian Wilson, Carl Wilson
  7. Wendy
  8. Do You Remember
  9. Girls on the Beach – Brian Wilson
  10. Drive In
  11. Our Favorite Recording Sessions – Brian Wilson, Dennis Wilson, Carl Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine

On July 5, 1965.

Summer Days and Summer Nights

On July 5, 1965, “Capitol” label released “Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!)”the ninth Beach Boys studio album. It was recorded February – June 1965, at “United Western Recorders”, “Gold Star Studios” and “CBS Columbia Square” in Hollywood, and was produced by Brian Wilson.


  • Al Jardine– lead, harmony and backing vocals; electric rhythm guitar; hand claps
  • Bruce Johnston– harmony and backing vocals; acoustic grand piano, Hammond organ, celeste; hand claps
  • Mike Love– lead, harmony and backing vocals; hand claps
  • Brian Wilson– lead, harmony and backing vocals; bass guitar; acoustic upright piano; Hammond organ; hand claps, timpani
  • Carl Wilson– lead, harmony and backing vocals; lead, rhythm, acoustic and twelve-string guitar; hand claps
  • Dennis Wilson– harmony and backing vocals; drums, tambourine, hand claps
  • Israel Baker– violin
  • Arnold Belnick – violin
  • Hal Blaine– drums, timbales
  • Chuck Britz– sound engineer
  • Glen Campbell– electric guitar
  • Frank Capp– vibraphone
  • Roy Caton– trumpet
  • Jerry Cole – twelve-string guitar
  • Al De Lory– organ
  • Joseph DiFlore – viola
  • Steve Douglas– tenor saxophone
  • James Getzoff – violin
  • William Hinshaw – french horn
  • Harry Hyams – viola
  • Plas Johnson– tenor saxophone
  • Carol Kaye– electric bass guitar
  • Bernard Kundell – violin
  • Jay Migliorii– baritone saxophone
  • Leonard Malarsky – violin
  • Jack Nimitz– bass saxophone
  • Bill Pitman– electric guitar
  • Ray Pohlman – bass guitar
  • Lyle Ritz– upright bass
  • Howard Roberts– guitar
  • Leon Russell– piano
  • Billy Lee Riley– harmonica
  • Ralph Schaeffer – violin
  • Sid Sharp – violin
  • Billy Strange– rhythm guitar, ukulele; tambourine
  • Ron Swallow – tambourine
  • Tommy Tedesco– lead guitar
  • Julius Wechter– claves
  • Marilyn Wilson– harmony and backing vocals
  • Tibor Zelig – violin

Track listing

All tracks by Brian Wilson and Mike Love, except where noted.

  1. The Girl from New York City
  2. Amusement Parks U.S.A.
  3. Then I Kissed Her – Phil Spector, Ellie Greenwich, Jeff Barry
  4. Salt Lake City
  5. Girl Don’t Tell Me – Brian Wilson
  6. Help Me, Rhonda
  7. California Girls
  8. Let Him Run Wild
  9. You’re So Good to Me
  10. Summer Means New Love – Brian Wilson
  11. I’m Bugged at My Ol’ Man – Brian Wilson
  12. And Your Dream Comes True