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Documentary Showcases Musicians Behind LA's Biggest Hits

May 5, 2015

The film "The Wrecking Crew" is at the Tower Theatre Friday night.
Credit Fresno Filmworks

What do The Beach Boys, Glen Campbell and Frank Sinatra and The Monkees have in common? They all relied on the same group of backup musicians, studio pros in LA in the 60's and early 70's known informally as "The Wrecking Crew." While you probably haven't heard their names, you have heard their music.

Now you can hear their stories thanks to a new documentary by filmmaker Denny Tedesco, whose father Tommy was a guitarist in the group. "The Wrecking Crew" film will be in Fresno on Friday night at the Tower Theatre for a presentation by Fresno Filmworks. Denny Tedesco joined us on Valley Edition to talk about the movie and the incredible legacy of the group.