Docuweek, sponsored by the International Documentary Association, is on now at the Arclight and one major treat is “The Wrecking Crew”. I’ve mentioned it before, and I really really really want you to see it. I saw it again for the second time last night and just can’t get enough. Hal Blaine and Don Randi were there last night along with filmmaker Denny Tedesco. If you are serious about 60’s rock and pop and LA music history, this is the film and Q&A panel for you.
The film is screening twice a day at the Arclight Hollywood until Thursday, but there will be Q&A with Denny Tedesco and Don Randi this weekend: today at 4:30 and 9:45 and tomorrow at 7:00 pm. For full schedule and ticket purchases, click into the Arclight webpage.
For some of the songs you will hear and awesome photos, join me after the 8 count intro.
It’s all about the music and the music is just about everything you’ve ever heard. Just a small random sampling: Good Vibrations (oh you thought the Beach Boys recorded that?), California Dreamin’, These Boots Were Made For Walkin’, The Beat Goes On, Twistin’ The Night Away, Taste of Honey, You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’, and my personal karaoke favorite: Gypsies Tramps and Thieves. There are over a hundred in the movie and many many more out there in the world. For a full list of songs in the movie, click here.
And these are just a few of the musicians from The Wrecking Crew:
For many more great photos, click here.
I hope you can make to the Arclight to see this love letter to 60’s music and the amazing unsung heroes who made it.
Photos used with permission from The Wrecking Crew filmmakers.