The Wrecking Crew

The Inside Story of Rock and Roll’s Best-Kept Secret (2012)
The Wrecking Crew

You might ask…what is Rock and Roll’s Best-Kept Secret? Read this book and find out! Here’s a clue…most of the finished product from studio recordings was performed by behind the scenes session musicians. Some of those musicians ultimately became famous in their own right. Think Glen Campbell, Leon Russell, and Neil Diamond, to name a few. Hartman leads us through the stories behind Phil Spector’s wall of sound, and Sonny and Cher’s rise to fame with their signature song, I Got You, Babe. Learn about the metamorphosis of the popular 60s television program, The Monkees. Did you know that Stephen Stills and Gary Lewis auditioned to become a part of America’s take on the fab four before Davy Jones, Mike Nesmith, Peter Tork, and Mickey Dolenz were chosen? From Brian Wilson to Frank Sinatra, Hartman’s fascinating account makes for a breezy read.

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