The Wrecking Crew

Went to the LA Premiere of The Wrecking Crew at the Nuart last night.

For those of you who don’t know who they were, they were a conglomeration of about two dozen first-call studio musicians who made hundreds, thousands of hit records during the sixties.

Records you wouldn’t believe weren’t recorded by the original artists but by this amazing group of ultra-hard working music pros, mainly in Los Angeles studios. This is their story as told by the son of guitar wizard Tommy Tedesco.

People like the amazing Carol Kaye (I’m partial to bass players), Hal Blaine, Earl Palmer, Glen Campbell, Leon Russell, Don Randi, Joe Osborn, Billy Strange, Howard Roberts, Plas Johnson, and many more contributed to make the 60’s what it was for us.

The selflessness is staggering…it was this group who made multi-millions for famous artists like the Beach Boys, Sonny and Cher, the Association, the Monkees, and hundreds of other acts and yet so few people know their story. Well, those of you from my generation will really enjoy this documentary, this really neat piece of music history…go see it…it will make you feel good…

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