Tag Archives: Hal Blaine

Hal Blaine: You Gotta Watch, Learn, Listen

SKF NOTE: Hal Blaine was a great friend to Modern Drummer magazine while I was on staff. It would not surprise me to know Hal is still a great friend to MD. In the early 1980’s, when I was writing The History … Continue reading

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Sharkey Hall: Third Man on Call in the Studios

SKF NOTE: This short interview with Ed Sharkey Hall is another of background info gathering session for my History of Rock Drumming series. Read my first posting of background info for the series. I wouldn’t swear to it in a … Continue reading

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Frank Capp: ‘I Was Like a Studio Rock Percussion Player’

  SKF NOTE: As with my recent Bob Berryhill, Sandy Nelson, and Jesse Sailes interview postings, drummer Frank Capp‘s interview here was done circa 1981 as backgrounder for my History of Rock Drumming series. I recall wanting to get back … Continue reading

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Scott K Fish Interview: Jesse Sailes

SKF NOTE: It was Hal Blaine, I think, who recommended I speak with drummer Jesse Sailes when I was writing Modern Drummer’s History of Rock Drumming. I knew Jesse Sailes only from one B.B. King album. Hal, among others, said Jesse … Continue reading

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Hal Blaine: Inside the “Eve of Destruction”

ANATOMY OF A SONG How We Got to the ‘Eve of Destruction’ ‘Eve of Destruction,’ which topped the charts in 1965, was slammed by critics and banned by some radio stations. Here’s how the song came to life By STEVE … Continue reading

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