THE WRECKING CREW TO HIT THEATERS AND VOD
NEXT FRIDAY, MARCH 13!
VIEW THE TRAILER NOW ONLINE AND
LISTEN TO AN AMAZING SELECTION OF SONGS FROM
THE WRECKING CREW 115-TRACK SPOTIFY PLAYLIST!
THE WRECKING CREW (Magnolia Pictures), the acclaimed documentary nearly two decades in the making is finally set to hit the big screen with it’s theatrical release on Friday, March 13. The film will also be available video-on-demand the same day. A documentary film produced and directed by Denny Tedesco, son of legendary late Wrecking Crew guitarist Tommy Tedesco, the film tells the story of the unsung musicians that provided the backbeat, the bottom and the swinging melody that drove many of the number one hits of the 1960’s.
Nearly two decades in the making, Denny spent years interviewing producers, engineers, and the musicians themselves to reveal the warmth and humor that allowed their collective talents to turn a simple chord chart into an international phenomenon and give a unique signature to recordings that are now part of the soundtrack of our lives.
For more information, clips, outtakes, photos, and screening locations please visit: www.WreckingCrewFilm.com
The Wrecking Crew trailer: http://youtu.be/SX5BCgmr7tg
What the Funk Brothers did for Motown…The Wrecking Crew did, only bigger, for the West Coast Sound. Six years in a row in the 1960’s and early 1970’s, the Grammy for “Record of the Year” went to Wrecking Crew recordings. And now, THE WRECKING CREW tells the story in pictures and that oh, so glorious sound. The favorite songs of a generation are all here, presented by the people who made them for you. It didn’t matter if it was Nat “King” Cole, Frank Sinatra, Nancy Sinatra, The Monkees, The Byrds or The Beach Boys, these dedicated musicians brought the flair and musicianship that made the American “west coast sound” a dominant cultural force around the world. The film is a fun and moving tribute from Denny to his father and to the music, the times and to the secret star-making machine known only as “The Wrecking Crew.”
The played around the world in the festival circuit with over a dozen awards and rave reviews and other accolades. The film was released into the festival circuit in 2008 and garnered a dozen awards in over 50 festivals around the world. The film includes wonderful interviews with Brian Wilson, Cher, Nancy Sinatra, Herb Alpert, Glen Campbell, Micky Dolenz, Roger McGuinn, Gary Lewis, as well as Crew members themselves.
THE WRECKING CREW: Hal Blaine (drums), Tommy Tedesco (guitar), Carol Kaye (bass), Al Casey (guitar), Earl Palmer (drums), Plas Johnson (saxophone), Joe Osborn (bass), Don Randi (keyboard).
A SELECTION OF SONGS RECORDED BY ‘THE WRECKING CREW’
“Be My Baby” – The Ronettes
“California Girls” – The Beach Boys
“Bridge Over Troubled Water” – Simon & Garfunkel
“Strangers in the Night” – Frank Sinatra
“You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling” – The Righteous Brothers
“Viva Las Vegas” – Elvis Presley
“Monday Monday” – The Mamas & the Papas
“By the Time I Get to Phoenix” – Glen Campbell
“C’mon Get Happy” – The Partridge Family
“Close To You” – The Carpenters
“Da Doo Ron Ron” – The Crystals
“God Only Knows” – The Beach Boys
“I’ve Got You Babe” – Sonny and Cher
“Johnny Angel” – Shelly Fabre
“Pink Panther” – Henry Mancini
“Return to Sender” – Elvis Presley
“River Deep, Mountain High” – Ike & Tina Turner
“Suicide is Painless” – MASH theme song
‘THE WRECKING CREW’
Al Casey, Al Jardine, Bill Pitman, Bones Howe, Brian Wilson
Carmie Tedesco, Carol Kaye, Cher, Chuck Berghofer, Dave Gold
Dick Clark, Don Randi, Earl Palmer, Gary Lewis, Glen Campbell
Hal Blaine, Herb Alpert, Jimmy Webb, Joe Osborn, Julius Wechter, Larry Levine
Leon Russell, Lou Adler, Lew McCreary, Micky Dolenz, Nancy Sinatra
Peter Tork, Plas Johnson, Roger McGuinn, Snuff Garrett, Stan Ross