'The Wrecking Crew': See the Poster for Documentary on West Coast Session Musicians

"The Wrecking Crew" documentary
Magnolia Pictures

"The Wrecking Crew" documentary

Magnolia Pictures has released the poster for The Wrecking Crew, Denny Tedesco's documentary on the West Coast session musicians featured on countless hit records of the 1960s.

Having played film festivals such as SXSW, Mill Valley and Nashville, The Wrecking Crew opens in theaters and on demand on March 13. Tedesco, son of late Wrecking Crew guitarist Tommy Tedesco, started the film in 1996 with a roundtable featuring his father, bassist Carol Kaye, drummer Hal Blaine and saxophonist Plas Johnson, who were among the 20 or so musicians considered Crew members.

Songwriter Jimmy Webb refers to the Wrecking Crew as "the stone cold rock 'n' roll professionals" in the film, a point backed up by Herb Alpert, who tags them as "an established groove machine." Considered the creators of the West Coast sound, the musicians were featured on six consecutive Grammy winners for Record of the Year in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Among the music stars interviewed in the film are Brian Wilson, Cher, Dick Clark, Glen Campbell, Nancy Sinatra and the Byrds' Roger McGuinn.