The Wrecking Crew

First Hit:  This is an amazing well told story about the people behind the music of the early 60’s.

Just about everyone in the theater seemed to be old enough to be around during the early 1960s. Therefore the elongated applause at the end of the film was understood and well founded.

Most of the audience, including myself, grew up with the music this eclectic group of musicians created. Some of these musicians became famous on their own (Glen Campbell and Leon Russell) but mostly, this group is only famous to the marquee musicians that harnessed their talent.

The musicians this group backed and made music for included: The Beach Boys, The Righteous Brothers, Herb Alpert, The Association, Sonny and Cher, The Monkeys, Sam Cooke, Dean Martin, The Ronettes, The Platters, Sammy Davis Jr., Frank Sinatra, and Nancy Sinatra. This is only a partial listing, but anyone familiar with the music of this era will know the powerful and amazing extent this group made on music.

One of the better things about this film is that it is obviously made out of love, the love Denny Tedesco had for his father Tommy, one of "The Wrecking Crew".

Denny Tedesco did an amazing job of stringing together interviews, past and present, along with the glimpses of the actual music sessions. The music was extraordinary.

Overall:  This was a very beautiful satisfying film about the music of the early 1960s.