If you’re into music history like me, a must-see for this year needs to be THE WRECKING CREW. Just-released on Blu-ray by Magnolia Pictures, Denny Tedesco’s documentary was inspired by his father, Tommy – a member of the legendary, yet largely unknown musicians known as The Wrecking Crew – the true performers behind some of the biggest hits of the 60s and 70s. In fact, the sheer volume of famous tunes that this crew contributed to is in large part the reason that this film (which started loose production back in 1996) took so long to get a proper release – the music licensing fees were expensive. After some limited screenings, Tedesco raised funds via Kickstarter to get the licensing wrapped, and now it’s available to the masses. The folks at Magnolia Pictures recently provided me with a couple of copies on Blu-ray, and one of those could soon be yours…
About THE WRECKING CREW:
What the Funk Brothers did for Motown…The Wrecking Crew did, only bigger, for the West Coast sound. Six years in a row in the 1960s and early 1970s, the Grammy for “Record of the Year” went to Wrecking Crew recordings. THE WRECKING CREW tells the story of the unsung musicians that provided the backbeat, the bottom and the swinging melody that drove many of the number one hits of the 1960s. It didn’t matter if it was Nat “King” Cole, Frank Sinatra, Nancy Sinatra, The Monkees, The Byrds or The Beach Boys, these dedicated musicians brought the flair and musicianship that made the American “West Coast sound” a dominant cultural force around the world.
Just a handful of records that The Wrecking Crew was behind…
Enter to Win THE WRECKING CREW on Blu-ray:
Use the Rafflecopter Widget below (it will guide you), starting with the first (mandatory) entry method – Leave a Disqus comment on this post that shares your answer to the following:
QUESTION: What is your favorite song of the 60s or 70s? (please include the artist)
After that, you can complete social actions for additional, completely optional entries. Please Note: By entering giveaways on The Rock Father, you agree to comply with my fairness policy.
Twitter “Egg” Accounts are ineligible for entry and WILL BE BLOCKED.
The Fine Print:
Promotion open to residents of the U.S. only, ages 18+, void where prohibited. Winners will be chosen on, about, or after July 30, 2015, and will be notified via email to confirm. If no response within 24 hours, an alternate winner will be chosen. Prizing provided by Magnolia Pictures and shipped by THE ROCK FATHER.
1980s-style Disclaimer: Many will enter, few will win! Please allow 8-12 weeks for delivery of prizing (seriously, probably not that long), The Rock Father is not responsible for any lost or misdirected packages. In the rare occasion that a prize does not arrive (which, sadly, has happened), you have no remedy other than moving on.