- Associated Press - Monday, March 11, 2019

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Session drummer Hal Blaine, who died Monday at age 90 , played on thousands of records in the 1960s and ‘70s. He was best known for the opening solo on the Ronettes’ “Be My Baby,” but also played on a wide range of songs now considered classics. Here are highlights:

- “Strangers in the Night,” Frank Sinatra.

- “Return to Sender,” Elvis Presley.

- “Good Vibrations,” The Beach Boys.

- “Mr. Tambourine Man,” The Byrds.



- “A Taste of Honey,” Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass.

- “California Dreaming,” The Mamas and the Papas.

- “The Way We Were,” Barbra Streisand.

- “Love Will Keep Us Together,” The Captain and Tennille.

- “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” Simon & Garfunkel.

- “Another Saturday Night,” Sam Cooke.

- “Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In,” The 5th Dimension.

- “(They Long To Be) Close To You,” The Carpenters.

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