The Wrecking Crew

The Wrecking Crew was a group of highly talented and versatile session musicians who played on numerous hit records in the 1960s and 1970s. While the lineup of musicians varied depending on the recording session, here are some of the core members of the Wrecking Crew:

  1. Glen Campbell: Before his solo career took off, Glen Campbell was a member of the Wrecking Crew, known for his guitar skills.
  2. Hal Blaine: Hal Blaine was one of the most prolific drummers in the group and played on countless recordings, including those by The Beach Boys, The Ronettes, and many others.
  3. Leon Russell: Leon Russell was a pianist and songwriter who was a key member of the Wrecking Crew. He later had a successful solo career.
  4. Tommy Tedesco: Tommy Tedesco was a versatile guitarist who contributed to many recordings as part of the Wrecking Crew.
  5. Carol Kaye: Carol Kaye was one of the few female members of the group and was known for her exceptional bass guitar skills. She played on numerous hit records.
  6. Larry Knechtel: Larry Knechtel was a talented keyboardist and bass player who contributed to many famous recordings.
  7. Don Randi: Don Randi was a pianist and keyboard player who was a regular member of the group.
  8. Joe Osborn: Joe Osborn was a skilled bassist who played on many classic tracks recorded by the Wrecking Crew.
  9. Glen D. Hardin: Glen D. Hardin was a pianist who worked with Elvis Presley and played a significant role in the Wrecking Crew.
  10. Plas Johnson: Plas Johnson was a saxophonist known for his contributions to various recordings, including the iconic sax solo in “The Pink Panther Theme.”

These musicians, among others, were collectively responsible for providing the instrumental backing on countless hit songs during the heyday of the Wrecking Crew. Their skills and versatility made them some of the most sought-after session musicians in the music industry at the time.

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