VIDEO: Crowd-Funding Campaign Launched to Support Rock-N-Roll Documentary "The Wrecking Crew"

Posted on November 4, 2013 | by Amber von Nagel

Denny Tedesco, son of legendary session guitarist Tommy Tedesco, has launched a crowd-funding campaign to pay for the licensing costs involved in the production of his completed rock-n-roll documentary, The Wrecking Crew. The campaign began on October 30 and has raised $44,686 of its $250,000 goal.

The film tells the story of the Wrecking Crew, the Los Angeles–based group of session musicians who played for numerous artists during the 1960s, including the Beach Boys, the Monkees, Sonny and Cher, Tijuana Brass, and others. Their acoustic guitar work was prominently featured on Nancy Sinatra's "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'." When talking about her experience with the Wrecking Crew, Sinatra said, "The musicians were really the unsung heroes of all those hit records."

The Kickstarter campaign ends on December 21, 2013. The rewards for donating include personal thank-yous from the director, movie posters, digital downloads of the film, apparel, a drum head signed by Hal Blaine, vinyl signed by Nancy Sinatra, song dedications, and more.

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