The instrumental parts to dozens of hit songs in the ’60s and ’70s were played by a clique of about 15 LA studio musicians know as ‘the Wrecking Crew.’ Some of the songs include You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ by the Righteous Brothers, Mr Tambourine Man by the Byrds, Simon & Garfunkel’s I Am A Rock, Frank Sinatra’s Strangers in the Night, and Scott MkKenzie’s San Francisco.
The Wrecking Crew is essential viewing for every working or aspiring pop music professional. There are also documentaries on other great studio cliques like the Muscle Shoals Swampers, and Motown’s Funk Brothers. More on those later.
The Wrecking Crew is currently on Netflix. It’s also available on Youtube and other video platforms. See the trailer below.
And here’s another extended excerpt.