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Catalyst Radio: "The Wrecking Crew" music documentary at Wealthy Theatre Aug. 23

Denny Tedesco brings to GR his movie about prominent LA studio musician of the 1960s.

About Catalyst Radio

Catalyst Radio is the weekly public affairs radio program of Community Media Center, with producer and host Linda Gellasch. The program is a feature of WYCE and The Rapidian and includes interviews with organizations and people working on social change and community support, examines media and free speech issues, and takes a look at the behind-the-scenes of Rapidian reporting. You can catch it on air at noon every Friday on WYCE 88.1 FM or streaming on the Grand Rapids Community Media Center Website.

Past Catalyst Radio episodes are archived on The Rapidian.

Documentary producer/director Denny Tedesco, pictured with his father Tommy Tedesco of The Wrecking Crew.

Documentary producer/director Denny Tedesco, pictured with his father Tommy Tedesco of The Wrecking Crew. /Wrecking Crew Film

Carol Kaye, the only female member of studio musicians The Wrecking Crew

Carol Kaye, the only female member of studio musicians The Wrecking Crew /Wrecking Crew Film

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INTERVIEW

Tonight – Aug. 23 – is the rare local screening of the music documentary The Wrecking Crew. The Wrecking Crew documentary tells the story of a group of studio musicians who were behind some of the best known pop starts of the 1960s and ‘70s, including The Mamas And The Papas, Nat King Cole, Elvis, The Beach Boys, and The Monkeys.

In this edition of Catalyst Radio, we are joined by Producer/Director of film Denny Tedesco, son of Wrecking Crew guitarist the late Tommy Tedesco.

Denny Tedesco, who will be at tonight’s film screening, has collected hundreds of hours of interviews with the musicians, to create this testament to The Wrecking Crew’s influence of a generation of music.

 

Music featured in this episode of Catalyst Radio features some of the hits that are backed by the studio musicians The Wrecking Crew.

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