The Wrecking Crew
Two of their members, drummers Hal Blaine and Earl Palmer, were among the inaugural "sidemen" inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000, while the entire Wrecking Crew was inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame in 2007. In 2008, they were the subject of the documentary of the same name.
Rock and Roll was just coming on the scene. Artists wanted (and needed) more. They would not get that on the East Coast . . . but in Los Angeles "The Wrecking Crew" was ready to get the job done! No written or "preplanned" script required. Their talent was to "Make Music" and make it they did. The Wrecking Crew is most certainly the reason for the success of many of our most popular singers of the day.
Following is a rare look at the "The Wrecking Crew's" creative talent. Watch as they transform a background sound into something great. Glen Campbell plays lead guitar. Glen could not read music.
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