Hal Blaine (Wrecking Crew), R.I.P.

Hal Blaine, the famed session drummer known as a major part of the famous Wrecking Crew players, has passed away.

His family honored his passing with an absolutely perfect little eulogy on his Facebook page:

Hal Blaine – loving father of Michelle Blaine; grandfather of Anthony, Josh, Aaron, Whitney, Tempest, Ever and Lyryk; and inspiration to countless friends, fans and musicians – has passed on today, March 11th, 2019 at the age of 90. May he rest forever on 2 and 4. The family appreciates your outpouring of support and prayers that have been extended to Hal from around the world, and respectfully request privacy in this time of great mourning. No further details will be released at this time.

R.I.P. to someone that laid an incredible foundation for us music fans to appreciate forever.

Here are some of the tributes we’re seeing pour in…