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The Wrecking Crew: The Inside Story of Rock and Roll's Best-Kept SecretThomas Dunne Books #ad - Readers will discover the wrecking crew members who would forge careers in their own right, including Glen Campbell and Leon Russell, and learn of the relationship between the Crew and such legends as Phil Spector and Jimmy Webb. Industry insider kent hartman tells the dramatic, definitive story of the musicians who forged a reputation throughout the business as the secret weapons behind the top recording stars.
Mining invaluable interviews, the author follows the careers of such session masters as drummer Hal Blaine and keyboardist Larry Knechtel, as well as trailblazing bassist Carol Kaye-the only female in the bunch-who went on to play in thousands of recording sessions in this rock history. If you always assumed the musicians you listened to were the same people you saw onstage, you are in for a big surprise!"-Dusty Street, host of Classic Vinyl on Sirius XM Satellite RadioIf you were a fan of popular music in the 1960s and early '70s, you were a fan of the Wrecking Crew-whether you knew it or not.
The Wrecking Crew: The Inside Story of Rock and Roll's Best-Kept Secret #ad - On hit record after hit record by everyone from the byrds, the beach boys, and the monkees to the grass Roots, the 5th Dimension, this collection of West Coast studio musicians from diverse backgrounds established themselves in Los Angeles, and Simon & Garfunkel, Sonny & Cher, California as the driving sound of pop music-sometimes over the objection of actual band members forced to make way for Wrecking Crew members.
And the author recounts priceless scenes such as mike nesmith of the monkees facing off with studio head Don Kirshner, Grass Roots lead guitarist and future star of The Office Creed Bratton getting fired from the group, and Michel Rubini unseating Frank Sinatra's pianist for the session in which the iconic singer improvised the hit-making ending to "Strangers in the Night.
The wrecking crew tells the collective, behind-the-scenes stories of the artists who dominated Top 40 radio during the most exciting time in American popular culture. Winner of the oregon book award for General Nonfiction and Los Angeles Times bestseller"It makes good music sound better.