- The Wrecking Crew
- 07-Nov-2012 08:00PM
- The Arlington Theatre - Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara CA, November 7 2012 -- They were the studio musicians behind some of the biggest hits in the 1960’s and 70’s. From "Be My Baby" to "California Girls;" "Strangers in the Night" to "Mrs. Robinson;" "You’ve Lost that Lovin’ Feelin’" to "Up, Up and Away;" and from "Viva Las Vegas" to "Mr. Tambourine Man," the group dubbed The Wrecking Crew played on them all. Six years in a row in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, the Grammy for "Record of the Year" went to Wrecking Crew member recordings.
We are pleased to announce that this award-winning film will make its Santa Barbara premiere Wednesday November 7th 8pm at the beautiful Arlington Theatre.
"The Wrecking Crew," a documentary film produced and directed by Denny Tedesco, son of legendary late Wrecking Crew guitarist Tommy Tedesco, has played around the world in the festival circuit with over a dozen awards and rave reviews and other accolades. The film was released into the Festival Circuit in 2008 and garnished a dozen awards in over 50 festivals around the world but never found a distributor. The film includes wonderful interviews with Brian Wilson, Cher, Nancy Sinatra, Herb Alpert, Glen Campbell, Gary Lewis, as well as Crew members themselves.
Why the film hasn’t reached a wider audience, even though it is championed by all who see it, is becoming a bit of lore itself. A labor of love by director Tedesco, the film is also ultimately a love letter to the legacy of his late father and musician friends in the Crew. Documenting the work of musicians on such iconic songs, however, can be cost -- and distribution -- prohibitive. According to the American Federation of Musicians, the film may one of the largest soundtracks of any film in history, with 131 music cues. With songs by Frank Sinatra, Nancy Sinatra, The Monkees, The Byrds, Mamas and Papas, Sonny and Cher, The Beach Boys and dozens of others, the cost of licensing the music for the film is estimated at more than $300,000.
Tedesco came up with a unique solution. Work through a fiscal sponsor to help accept donations. The film is now eligible for funding through the International Documentary Foundation, a California non-profit, tax-exempt corporation.
For more information about "The Wrecking Crew" film and The Wrecking Crew musicians, please visit
November 7th – The Arlington Theatre
1317 State Street Santa Barbara, CA
Call the Arlington Box Office for tickets 805-963-4408
Or go to www.TicketMaster.com
Q&A Director Denny Tedesco and "Bones" Howe
For more information about the screening, contact:
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- The Arlington Theatre