August 5, 2012 in Features

‘Wrecking Crew’ comes to town

By The Spokesman-Review
 

Maybe the Glen Campbell show at Northern Quest Casino in March sparked an interest in some of the man’s early works. If so, there’s a movie coming to town that’s just for you.

“The Wrecking Crew” is a documentary about the band of Los Angeles studio musicians behind the scenes of some of the biggest hits of the 1960s and ’70s. Tickets are on sale now for a screening at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox. (A Saturday screening has been canceled.)

The Wrecking Crew featured such top studio musicians as Campbell, Hal Blaine, Tommy Tedesco, Plas Johnson and Carol Kaye. They performed on hits such as the Beach Boys’ “Good Vibrations” and “California Girls,” The Byrds’ “Mr. Tamborine Man,” Simon and Garfunkel’s “Mrs. Robinson,” the Ronettes’ “Be My Baby” and the Mamas and Papas’ “California Dreamin’” among many others.

The film, directed by Denny Tedesco, son of Crew member Tommy, is touring the country on a fundraising trip to help pay for the music rights. Once the rights to the songs used in the film are paid for, filmmakers hope to get the documentary into wide distribution.

Tickets are $15 general admission, available through TicketsWest outlets, online at www.ticketswest. com or by phone at (800) 325-SEAT.

Denny Tedesco is scheduled to be in Spokane for a Q-and-A session after the screening.


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