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'The Wrecking Crew' filmmaker & keyboardist on unsung pioneers of west coast sound

"The Wrecking Crew"

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Would it surprise you to know that session musicians, not just official band members, recorded the famous "Good Vibrations" by the Beach Boys or "California Dreamin'" by The Mamas & The Papas?

If not, then it's likely you know The Wrecking Crew were a motley group of musicians who helped create "west coast sound" of the 1960s and 70s. A new documentary by Denny Tedesco, son of late Wrecking Crew guitarist Tommy Tedesco, is an educational, entertaining and musically rich labor of love that promises to become a classic primer on this fantastic chapter of American music.

"The Wrecking Crew" opens in Los Angeles this Friday, March 13 at the Nuart Theatre.    


Denny Tedesco, Producer & Director of “The Wrecking Crew” documentary (Magnolia Pictures); son of legendary late Wrecking Crew guitarist, Tommy Tedesco

Don Randi, Keyboardist of The Wrecking Crew & owner of the Studio City jazz club, The Baked Potato