Denny Tedesco grew up in a household where his life was just as normal as yours and mine. And even as he grew and would sometimes accompany his father Tommy Tedesco to work everything seemed, well…ordinary.
What Denny came to realize later was that his father was part of an unsung group of musicians based here in Los Angeles, affectionately known as “The Wrecking Crew”.
This band of musicians first walked into the recording studios of Gold Star, Western Recorders, A&M and many more, drew the ire of the older musicians with their long hair and beards wearing blue jeans and smoking cigarettes. They were dubbed The Wrecking Crew due to the older guys feeling “these kids were going to wreck the music business”.
An all male group with the exception of bassist Carol Kaye, they can be heard on countless hit records and albums between the 1960′ s through the end of the 1970’s. From Sonny & Cher’s The Beat Goes On to Nancy Sinatra’s These Boots are Made for Walkin’ to the Beach Boys The Warmth of The Sun to Elvis Presley’s Viva Las Vegas, the list goes on and on. Now Denny Tedesco has assembled a fabulous film documentary that tells the story of these incredible musicians and the ups and downs of their lives and careers having never been acknowledged for their craft and dedication to their work and the impact they had on our culture and all of popular music.
Visit the wrecking crew film at http://www.wreckingcrew.tv/index2.html