It is with great sadness that I post of the loss of the great Hal Blaine, legendary drummer and beautiful human being. Hal will always be remembered as one of the greatest drummers of his generation and the guy who coined the phrase "The Wrecking Crew." He played on countless albums and singles including all of the Partridge Family albums. Hal was one of my very first interviews for the book. He spent a lot of time sharing stories of the music and the good times he had with the cast. He connected me to many of the other Wrecking Crew musicians who worked on the Partridge Family and I will never forget that. Coming on the heels of losing the beloved Peter Tork of the Monkees, it serves as another reminder of the limited time we have together on this planet.