Last Saturday night’s free screening of “The Wrecking Crew” was a huge success with about 1500 people enjoying the outdoor movie and the concert afterward. (I had blogged about it here.) If you wished you could have gone you are in luck as tomorrow night, July 3rd, you get another chance. The Silent Movie Theater is showing the film twice. The film’s Director/Producer Denny Tedesco, son of legendary guitarist Tommy Tedesco, will be there for a Q&A after the screenings.
A synopsis of this important piece of Los Angeles music history:
You heard them playing on the Beach Boys hits, on the Mamas and the Papas’ tunes, on Frank Sinatra records, on Monkees’ singles and they were Phil Spector’s Wall of Sound. Simply put, you heard them everywhere. They have performed on more number-one charted singles than the Beatles, and were one of rock and roll’s most legendary bands, a hit-making machine. Most likely, you never heard their name; if you knew who they were, you called them the Wrecking Crew. Denny Tedesco, son of Crew member Tommy Tedesco, knew their story was too important to leave to just a small circle of friends, and set out to film his father and other members of the Wrecking Crew to capture their story firsthand. The film features conversations with Brian Wilson, Cher, Nancy Sinatra, Mickey Dolenz, Herb Alpert, Lou Adler, Dick Clark, Jimmy Webb, Brian Wilson, Roger McGuinn and many others.
(Tomorrow night’s event is part of the weekly “Don’t Knock The Rock ’08” festival in July and August. Click right here, baby, for all the details of this series.)
The Silent Movie Theater
611 N Fairfax Avenue
8:00 PM Sold out!
Tickets are $10 each and you can buy tickets online right here.
(Again, full disclosure: the filmmakers are good friends of mine.)