Filed under: Film | Tags: Audio Engineering Society, Denny Tedesco, EMP, The Recording Academy Pacific Northwest Chapter, The Wrecking Crew
The Recording Academy Pacific Northwest Chapter in conjunction with the Audio Engineering Society is hosting a very special screening of The Wrecking Crew at EMP’s JBL Theater Friday, May 6th. Writer and director Denny Tedesco’s chronicle of pop music’s heyday delves back to the late 50s, 60s and 70s, an era of all night recording sessions in cramped, smoke-filled rooms, when real musicianship was not only appreciated, it was demanded. When a hit record was the desired result, there were no others to consider except “The Wrecking Crew,” a group of professional session musicians for hire who, as the film unveils, lent far more to these hit songs than mere instrumentation. The film is stocked with rare, historical footage and interviews with the group’s members along with testimonials from music giants Dick Clark, Herb Alpert, Glen Campbell, Cher, Brian Wilson, Jimmy Webb, Gary Lewis and more. The “Crew” was the musical backbone for a varied list of renowned artists from The Beach Boys to Frank Sinatra; from The 5th Dimension to Sam Cooke; from The Carpenters to Cher. They crafted some of pop music’s most timeless and recognizable songs, yet outside the industry, few could name a single member. 100% of the proceeds from ticket sales for this screening are going to help The Wrecking Crew with licensing fees to help bring this film to the public. Click on the hyperlink above for more info on the film and special EMP screening.
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