The Wrecking Crew

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USA | 2008 | 95 min | Denny Tedesco

March 20 - April 16, 2015

Meet "The Wrecking Crew," a gang of extremely talented studio musicians famed for their creative hooks and speed in the recording studio, who were the secret driving force behind classic hits by The Beach Boys, Simon and Garfunkel, The Mamas & The Papas, The Monkees, The Carpenters, Bread, and many more.

They have recorded more number one singles than the Beatles, but odds are you’ve never heard of "The Wrecking Crew": a legendary group of studio musicians whose members included Hal Blaine, Carole Kaye, Tommy Tedesco, Glen Campbell, and Earl Palmer. The Crew could record four songs in three hours, put a group together and tour under a catchy made-up name (like the Marketts, Routers, and T-Bones), then do it all over again – same musicians…different band name.

Directed by Tommy Tedesco’s son, this remarkable musical history lesson features conversations with Brian Wilson, Cher, Nancy Sinatra, Dick Clark, Mickey Dolenz, and more, in a heartfelt tribute to a father, his music, and his musical friends who helped create the soundtrack of America.