Showing of Wrecking Crew documentary Monday

Thursday, June 16th, 2011
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Their sounds can be heard on some of the biggest hits from 1960s including the Beach Boys, The Mamas & the Papas, the Monkees, the Carpenters and Simon & Garfunkel to name just a few.

The Wrecking Crew consisted of a large group of session musicians in Los Angeles more than 40 years ago. They’ve been called the most successful group of studio musicians in history.

A few years ago a documentary called “The Wrecking Crew” was directed by Denny Tedesco, whose father Tommy, was a member of the group. The film will be shown during a private showing Monday at the Blue Dragon in Kawaihae. The event, which begins at 7 p.m., is open to friends and fans of the Olliephonics, a group of local jazz musicians led by Ollie Mitchell. Mitchell, along with fellow Big Island resident Richard “Slyde” Hyde, were members of the Wrecking Crew. The two will be on hand Monday to answer questions from the audience following the showing of the film.

Admission is $10 which includes free popcorn. The restaurant will not be open that night but there will be a no-host bar.

For more information, call the Blue Dragon at 882-7771.

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