The Wrecking Crew makes Jeopardy! Alex Trebek and company picked the Crew to be a full category on a recent episode of the venerable game show. There is a killer story in my book about the last question in the category (the one that none of the contestants could answer).
Here’s a fantastic, short video on Wrecking Crew bassist Carol Kaye, who was the only female in the whole bunch. She is a featured character in my book for a reason. A real pioneer, to say the least.
Hal Blaine, the Wrecking Crew’s drummer-in-chief, briefly talks about working with the brilliant yet troubled Phil Spector. There are several previously untold Spector/Wrecking Crew stories in my book.
Here is one-time Wrecking Crewer Glen Campbell playing “Wichita Lineman” live on The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour in 1969. Glen’s pals from his earlier days in the Wrecking Crew, including Carol Kaye, played all the instruments on the studio hit version.