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For Your Quarantine Pleasure, “The Wrecking Crew” Is Free On YouTube

The Wrecking Crew documents the history of the legendary crew of studio musicians who played on nearly all popular music of the 1960s. Hal Blaine has to be one of my favorite drummers of all time, and he was one of the crew’s staple members. Definitely watch this movie if you’ve never seen it!

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 instrumentalists were the de-facto backing band on hit records by The Beach Boys, Phil Spector, Frank Sinatra, Nancy Sinatra, Sonny & Cher, Elvis, The Monkees and many more. These dedicated musicians brought the flair and musicianship that made the American “West Coast Sound” a dominant cultural force around the world.