‘Wrecking Crew’ Book Review

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on February 18, 2012

The Wrecking Crew
By Kent Hartman
Hardcover, 304 pages ($29.99)

Some of the most influential musicians in the history of rock ’n’ roll, the West Coast A-list instrumentalists known as the Wrecking Crew put their studio stamp on hundreds of hit singles, TV jingles, theme songs and movie soundtracks in the 1960s and ’70s. This rollicking account offers the definitive chronicle of who they were, how they got their “destructive” nickname, and their vast behind-the-scenes contributions to the projects of the Monkees, the Byrds, the Beach Boys, Simon & Garfunkel, John Denver, The 5th Dimension, the Carpenters, and dozens of the era’s other top singing stars.

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