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The Wrecking Crew! / Magnolia Pictures, Lunchbox Entertainment ; directed by Denny Tedesco ; producers, Suzie Greene Tedesco [and six others].

Tedesco, Denny, 1961- (film director.). Tedesco, Suzie Greene, (film producer.). Kaye, Carol, (on-screen participant.). Johnson, Plas, (on-screen participant.). Tedesco, Tommy, (on-screen participant.). Blaine, Hal, (on-screen participant.). Lunch Box Entertainment, (production company.). Magnolia Home Entertainment (Firm), (film distributor.).

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Bethlehem Area Public Library System.
  • 3 of 3 copies available at Lehigh Valley Library System. (Show)

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0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bethlehem Main Library 782.421 2 DVDs (Text) 33062009263691 Adult DVD Non-Fiction Available -

Record details

  • Physical Description: 2 videodiscs (approximately 102 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Los Angeles, CA : Magnolia Home Entertainment, [2015]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally produced in 2008.
Special features: Deleted scenes; song credits; dedications; trailer.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Editor, Claire Scanlon ; director of photography, Rodney Taylor, Trish Govoni.
Participant or Performer Note:
Invterviews with: Carol Kaye, Plas Johnson, Tommy Tedesco, Hal Baline, Brian Wilson, Glen Campbell, Dick Clark, Cher, Herb Alpert, Nance Sinatra, Micky Dolenz, Carol Kaye, Jimmy Webb, Bones How, Al Casey, Earl Palmer, Larry Levine.
Narrator: Denny Tedesco.
Summary, etc.:
Profiles the group of Los Angeles studio musicians known as the Wrecking Crew--featuring Tommy Tedesco, guitar, Hal Blaine, Earl Palmer, drums, Carol Kaye, Joe Osborne, bass--who played on many rock and pop hits during 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. Bonus disc includes interviews with guitarists, various performing artists, drummers/percussionists, producers/arrangers, engineers, bassists, pianists, and saxophonists associated with the Wrecking Crew.
Target Audience Note:
Rating: PG.
System Details Note:
DVD; region 1; NTSC; widescreen 1.78:1; Dolby Digital 5.1.
Language Note:
In English, with optional English SDH, Spanish, and French subtitles.
Subject: Wrecking Crew (Musical group)
Rock musicians > United States > Biography.
Rock music > California > Los Angeles > 1961-1970 > History and criticism.
Sound recording industry > California > Los Angeles > History > 20th century.
Genre: Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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