might be said that if the '50s started things rolling for Rock
'n' Roll, then in the '60's it was time to jump on board!
Beatles obviously led the way in rekindling the flame in Rock
and Roll Combos, and Motown was still keeping things dancable
with their great roster of performers and songwriters, backed
by one of the greatest rythm sections ever - The Funk Brothers.
"The Wrecking Crew" fueled by legendary drummers Hal
Blane and Earl Palmer, were doing the same thing on the West
Coast, (even for groups boasting their own drummers). These
were all great jazz musicians who made the decision to adapt
to early Rock's simple requirements, and they went on to create
a standard by which Rock 'n' Roll was to be measured.
1965, a 21 year old drummer named Dino (Robert) Danelli was
shaking things up with a group called
"The Young Rascals". He came up with a new recipe
for combining Rock's back beat with jazz elements."