It 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!
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.
In 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."