The Beach Boys, Elvis, Frank Sinatra, Nate King Cole and many more. Behind their success was a group of studio musicians called The Wrecking Crew.
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 1960s and early 1970s, 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 WRECKING CREW is 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. (YouTube)
The Wrecking Crew - Official Trailer
The Wrecking Crew is playing in Toronto at Hot Docs festival, check out the schedule here: http://boxoffice.hotdocs.ca/websales/pages/info.aspx?evtinfo=34317~fff311b7-cdad-4e14-9ae4-a9905e1b9cb0