Hal Blaine came to Hollywood in the late-Fifties with a dream of becoming a studio drummer. Over the next 25 years he recorded nearly 35,000 tracks of music and became the heartbeat and backbone of major hits by such diverse artists as the Beach Boys, The Mamas & the Papas, The Byrds, Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, John Denver, Simon and Garfunkel and the Tijuana Brass. He has performed on more than 40 Number One and 350 Top Ten records, an achievement unmatched by any other musician. In 2000 the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted Blaine. Mr. Bonzai is a highly respected Hollywood-based journalist, author, and award-winning photographer. He has published more than 1000 articles and interviews worldwide and has worked as a disc-jockey, engineer, producer, and recording studio manager.