The Hidden History of a Rock ‘n’ Roll Hitmaker

If a rock song came out of an L.A. recording studio from about 1962 to 1972, the odds are good that some combination of the Wrecking Crew played the instruments. No single group of musicians has ever played on more hits in support of more stars than this superbly talented, yet virtually anonymous group of men—and one woman.

Continue reading at Smithsonian.com.
Photo courtesy of GAB Archive / Redferns

The Hidden History of a Rock ‘n’ Roll Hitmaker

If a rock song came out of an L.A. recording studio from about 1962 to 1972, the odds are good that some combination of the Wrecking Crew played the instruments. No single group of musicians has ever played on more hits in support of more stars than this superbly talented, yet virtually anonymous group of men—and one woman.

Continue reading at Smithsonian.com.

Photo courtesy of GAB Archive / Redferns

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    Great picture of Carol Kaye and Bill Pitman, as seen in the book, The Wrecking Crew.
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