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
Young Rascals". He came up with a new recipe
for combining Rock's back beat with jazz elements.