Tuesday, March 22, 2011


If you're a music lover and are looking for something to do on Friday, here's an event that's sure to be good time.

March 25, 2011 7PM
Museum of Making Music
5790 Armada Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92008

Who Were The Wrecking Crew?
In the early to mid 1960s artists such as The Beach Boys, Jan & Dean, Sonny & Cher, The Byrds, The Righteous Brothers, Nancy Sinatra, and the Fifth Dimension, topped the pop charts with songs like Up, Up and Away, Little Old Lady From Pasadena, Cherish, These Boots Are Made for Walking and Good Vibrations. They were the ‘Wall’ in Phil Spector’s ‘Wall of Sound.’

It was known as the West Coast Sound, and the artists who sang these songs are household names, but the musicians who performed those hits were virtually unknown to the listening public and remain so today. The old studio musicians said these young players were going to “Wreck The Music Business” with their rock & roll, yet Tommy Tedesco, Hal Blaine, Earl Palmer, Carol Kaye, Joe Osborne and a select host of others remain some of the most recorded musicians in history. These talented young studio musicians were known within the industry as The Wrecking Crew.

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My mother-in-law, Allyn, has had the honor of sitting in on  a few one-on-one bass lessons from a Wrecking Crew member, Carol Kaye (aka The First Lady of Rock Guitar and Bass).

Carol Kaye during the bebop era, 1955

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