Denny Tedesco, son of legendary guitarist Tommy Tedesco, has issued the following call to arms seeking funding for his excellent documentary film The Wrecking Crew, the story of an elite group of studio session musicians in Los Angeles in the 1960s who played on hits for the Beach Boys, Frank Sinatra, Nancy Sinatra, Sonny and Cher, Jan & Dean, The Monkees, Gary Lewis and the Playboys, Mamas and Papas, 5th Dimension, Tijuana Brass, Ricky Nelson, Elvis Presley, Johnny Rivers, and Phil Spector's Wall of Sound, and that’s just a few!
View the official trailer here:
I apologize if I've already sent you this note. But many of you know that I've been on this project for 17 years. For the last 30 days, we've been raising money on KickStarter to help pay off the last of the licensing so that the movie can be released.
Many of you have given so much help in the past in donations and other means. But now we're really asking for help. This is it.
We have to raise $250,000 before December 20th. If we don't make it, we don't get a dime and we start all over some other way.
As I'm typing this email, we are at $149,958.00 we have 15 days left.
No pledge is too small. It all adds up. Right now, 42 $1.00 pledges would work. But most importantly is to tell others about the film.
It's not a donation. You can get something for it. You can actually order the DVD now. Or have Hal Blaine or Jimmy Webb leave a message on your machine!
Here is an article in the New Yorker today.
If you pledge and we don't make it, (I can't go there) you don't get charged a penny.
Below is more info about the project as well.
Thanks again for all the support over the years.
- Denny Tedesco
Get more information at the Wrecking Crew Kickstarter page.