The Wrecking Crew

The Wrecking Crew

Brian Wilson
Director: Denny Tedesco Cast: Brian Wilson
Brian Wilson
, Cher
, Nancy Sinatra
Nancy Sinatra
Denny Tedesco

DVD (German Import)

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The names Hal Blaine, Plas Johnson, Carol Kaye, Earl Palmer, Don Randi and Tommy Tedesco may not mean much to most music fans, but nearly everyone has heard and loved their work. They were members of the team of session musicians nicknamed "the Wrecking Crew," and they were the backbone of the West Coast pop music industry in the Sixties. Gifted, versatile and possessing the knack for turning a simple tune into something memorable, the Wrecking Crew were the players who turned the Wall of Sound in Phil Spector's head into a reality, and helped Brian Wilson create the musical vision that would redefine California pop. The Wrecking Crew also backed up everyone from Sonny and Cher, the Mamas and the Papas and the Monkees to Herb Alpert, Nat King Cole and Frank Sinatra, but while they became legends in the music business, they were all but unknown to the millions of people who made their records some of the biggest hits of the day. Filmmaker Denny Tedesco -- whose father Tommy was a member of the Wrecking Crew and perhaps the most recorded guitarist in history -- brings the free-wheeling story of the most famous musicians you've never heard of to the screen with the documentary The Wrecking Crew, which includes interviews with Cher, Brian Wilson, Nancy Sinatra, Roger McGuinn, Mickey Dolenz, Dick Clark and many more.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/24/2015
UPC: 5018755259111
Original Release: 2008
Source: Imports

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Brian Wilson Participant
Cher Participant
Nancy Sinatra Participant
Micky Dolenz Participant
Jimmy Webb Participant
Lou Adler Participant
Hal Blaine Participant
Don Randi Participant
Roger McGuinn Participant
Earl Palmer Participant
Tommy Tedesco Guitar
Carol Kaye Bass
Al Casey Guitar
Plas Johnson Saxophone
Joe Osborn Bass

Technical Credits
Denny Tedesco Director,Producer
Herb Alpert Executive Producer
Cliff Burnstein Executive Producer
Suzanne Coffman Musical Direction/Supervision
Trish Govoni Cinematographer,Editor
Suzie Greene Producer
Chris Hope Producer
Julie Glaze Houlihan Musical Direction/Supervision
Dennis Joyce Executive Producer
Randy Kirk Associate Producer
Jon Leonoudakis Producer
Mitchell Linden Producer
Jerry Moss Executive Producer
Claire Scanlon Editor,Producer
Micki Stern Musical Direction/Supervision
Michelle Sullivan Associate Producer
Rodney Taylor Cinematographer
Damon Tedesco Producer

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