A new documentary tells the story of the Wrecking Crew, a collective of Los Angeles musicians who played on hits by the Righteous Brothers, the Beach Boys, the Byrds and many others. Directed by Denny Tedesco, son of the late guitarist Tommy Tedesco, The Wrecking Crew features interviews with Brian Wilson, Cher, Roger McGuinn, and famed Crew members like bassist Carol Kaye and drummer Hal Blaine. “These guys were chameleons,” Tedesco says. “They went from Phil Spector to Nancy Sinatra to the Beach Boys. They always had to sound like somebody else.”

Rolling Stone