Remembering Drummer Hal Blaine / Chef Lidia Bastianich Hal Blaine, one of the most prolific drummers in rock 'n' roll history, played on recordings with the Beach Boys, Elvis, Sinatra and many others. He died Monday at age 90. Blaine was part of the group of sought-after studio musicians known as "The Wrecking Crew." He spoke with Terry Gross in 2001.

Chef Lidia Bastianich grew up eating farm-to-table meals with her Italian family. After they fled Europe as refugees, she drew on those meals in opening her first restaurant. Her 2018 book, 'My American Dream,' is out in paperback.

Also, film critic Justin Chang reviews 'Ash is Purest White,' a drama that follows a woman and her gangster boyfriend over the span of 17 years.
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Remembering Drummer Hal Blaine / Chef Lidia Bastianich

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Remembering Drummer Hal Blaine / Chef Lidia Bastianich

Remembering Drummer Hal Blaine / Chef Lidia Bastianich

Remembering Drummer Hal Blaine / Chef Lidia Bastianich

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Hal Blaine, one of the most prolific drummers in rock 'n' roll history, played on recordings with the Beach Boys, Elvis, Sinatra and many others. He died Monday at age 90. Blaine was part of the group of sought-after studio musicians known as "The Wrecking Crew." He spoke with Terry Gross in 2001.

Chef Lidia Bastianich grew up eating farm-to-table meals with her Italian family. After they fled Europe as refugees, she drew on those meals in opening her first restaurant. Her 2018 book, 'My American Dream,' is out in paperback.

Also, film critic Justin Chang reviews 'Ash is Purest White,' a drama that follows a woman and her gangster boyfriend over the span of 17 years.