"Hal Blaine was a giant, a titan and will always be a legend. He and The Wrecking Crew broke the rules, defied convention and raised the bar for the studio musicians to this day. His talent is immortalized in the thousands of recordings he performed on and the spirit/humor he embodied became life’s soundtrack for all those who listen to music. His was a life well lived and he touched the hearts of so many. He will be missed dearly not just by his Zildjian family, but by all music fans worldwide." - Kirsten Matt, Artist Relations Manager

In this video, Hal Blaine runs through his extensive career that includes endless gold records and awards, playing parts of these iconic songs that would revolutionize drumming.

In Part 2 of our feature, Hal continues sharing anecdotes from his storied career, and talks about Zildjian cymbals.