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Music doc ‘The Wrecking Crew,’ filmmaker featured at Astor Street

At screening, theater welcomes director Denny Tedesco, musician Josh Reynolds

Published on June 5, 2018 12:01AM

Last changed on June 6, 2018 2:11PM

Courtesy Denny Tedesco


ASTORIA — The musical documentary “The Wrecking Crew” will be screened at the Astor Street Opry Company from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 9, during the Tenor Guitar Gathering.

The Wrecking Crew was a group of studio musicians in Los Angeles in the 1960s who played on hits for the Beach Boys, Elvis, Frank Sinatra, The Byrds, Nancy Sinatra, Sonny and Cher, Jan & Dean, The Monkees, Gary Lewis & the Playboys, The Mamas & the Papas, Tijuana Brass, Ricky Nelson, Johnny Rivers and Phil Spector’s Wall of Sound.

In 1996, guitarist and Wrecking Crew member Tommy Tedesco was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Tommy’s son and filmmaker Denny Tedesco set forth to tell the story of his father and the other musicians known as The Wrecking Crew. That was the beginning of Denny’s 19-year odyssey to share “The Wrecking Crew” film with the world.

Denny and Josh Reynolds, the leader of the band The Kingston Trio, will be at the theater for a Q-and-A.

The pair will discuss how they met and bonded over their musician fathers and musical childhoods. They will also discuss music camps for adults and children — and many other aspects of their fathers’ legacies.

Josh’s dad, Nick Reynolds was an original member of The Kingston Trio.

The Astor Street Opry Company is located at 129 W. Bond St. Tickets to the event are available at tenorguitargathering.info/tggevents/2018/6/9/the-wrecking-crew-film-and-director-qa



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