The Wrecking Crew



Music lovers will be astonished at the influence The Wrecking Crew wielded over rock and pop music in the 1960s and early 1970s. These unsung …


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  1. This is "PURE GOLD!" Thank You Danny for creating this documentary! These artists are so overdue the rightful recognition that they so well deserve!

  2. A friend sent this to me 🥰🥰 I never knew. What a great treasure and wealth of information ❣️❣️❣️Thanks to all studio session people especially from those decades♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

  3. Lew McCreary (trombone) lived down the street from me growing up in Northridge California.
    He bought the house Mark Lindsay singer of Paul Revere and the Raiders and across the street lived Peter Breck of the Big Valley.

  4. As a bass player, I wanna dig Carroll Kaye. She's played some of the coolest ever recorded bass parts. However, l've always been non plussed by jazz snobbery. And, she's never acknowledged the influence of Paul McCartney on her technique ~ i.e. muting and playing with a pick That percussive attack on the note was not learned in jazz or anywhere else Most of these "LA musicians" were transplants from somewhere else Brian Wilson is divine!

  5. How could anyone with a brain give this a thumbs down? I’d give a thumbs down only because it’s not long enough!!! 11 out of 10 stars. Thank you for the history lesson. I always wondered why so many songs from the 60’s, I heard as a kid, had a similar yet different sound. IMO music peaked in the late 70’s early 80’s because real musicians played real music!

  6. Holy wow! If Brian Wilson needed the technical and creative expertise of a whole cadre of the Wrecking Crew to come up with "Pet Sounds," then I can only salute Sir Macca and the late George Martin to execute their vision of "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band."

  7. You know it really sucks here having a watch an ad for a rap group they use the N-word more than 20 fucking times fuck this ridiculous
    Your dad would not be fucking proud.

  8. Wow….just wow. I was vaguely aware of the Wrecking Crew but had no idea how deep their roots went in modern music. Beautiful tribute to your dad and all the musicians. Was in tears at the end.

  9. Wow, that's some talent. These people were amazing to say the least. I listen to their music everyday. It will never be replicated or duplicated. It was definitely something sacred. God Bless!!!

  10. So fun to watch this again, thanks for sharing and likely revealing this wonderful music history document for new and future fans can enjoy. This does a real great job covering the necessary lengths and history of what these incredible and insanely for-most-under-the-radar musicians and studio artists that played along to some and many of the favorite classic songs of the last half of the 20th century and the great rock n roll pantheon. Historic stuff!
    Wonderful footage and stories and narrative drive, they really broke down the musical and chronology and production processes experiences and likely a mere tip of the iceberg with all the many tales of the times each of these people still have.
    This was so much better watching it years later, I appreciate this stuff so much and so any Rock / Music / Culture / Artist / History-adjacent documentary like this is total catnip for my kind of soul! <3

  11. Denny, I watch this every few months to remind me what true musical talent really is. Thank you for telling the story of these magical people.

  12. The Wrecking Crew and the other musicians were the artists I listened to on the radio. Perhaps this process of deception caused the banality of today's music.

  13. wow! I love music and only heard the Monkees taking heat for not playing their own music … the movie "The Thing That You Do" was accurate in the studio musicians doing the music… great video!

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