Denny Tedesco with a documentary about the band that played on ‘everyone's records’ in LA in the 1970s.

Danny "Kootch" Kortchmar (guitar/vocals), Leland Sklar (bass), Russ Kunkel (drums), Waddy Wachtel (guitar/vocals) and Steve Postell played with "everyone" and keep it going today as the band called Immediate Family, with own record releases.



Tedesco is aiming to do the same for the musicians who largely took over the baton from "The Wrecking Crew" in the 1970s.

Tedesco has interviewed a large number of artists who have benefited from their skills; Jackson Browne, Carole King, James Taylor, Stevie Nicks, Phil Collins, David Crosby, Neil Young, Lyle Lovett, Keith Richards and Linda Ronstadt.

In addition, industry legend Lou Adler, actor (and musician) Billy Bob Thornton and new Rolling Stones drummer Steve Jordan, who from time to time plays in Keith Richard's solo band with Waddy Wachtel.


Follow up to “The Wrecking Crew

Fourteen years ago, Denny Tedesco made the film "The Wrecking Crew" about the band that played on everyone's records in the 1960s in Los Angeles, from Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin to The Beach Boys, Phil Spector, The Byrds and The Mamas & the Papas.


The film received a lot of attention, not least because these musicians, who created the magic that meant so much to so many, were virtually unknown.


Musicians who significantly contributed to a large number of releases on the company Asylum records achieving an exceptionally high musical level and became an industry standard.


Musicians, who, once again, were only known to those of us who turned the record covers and read the fine print – now known to all.





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Updated: Oct 11


There is every reason to think that Mary McCartney, daughter of Paul and Linda McCartney, has unique access to Abbey Road studios in London. This autumn, Disney+ will show her documentary film, "If these walls could talk", about the mythical studio.


In the past year, Disney+ has distinguished itself as the Beatles channel after premiering both Peter Jackson's great "The Beatles: Get back" and "McCartney 3,2,1" with Paul McCartney and producer Rick Rubin.


"If these walls could talk" is produced by John Batisek, who has "One Day in September" and "Searching for Sugarman" on his CV.


The film will include interviews with e.g. Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Elton John, John Williams, Jimmy Page, Pink Floyd, Liam and Noel Gallagher and Kate Bush.


Mary McCartney is a photographer, writer and food presenter.





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Elton John's husband, David Furnish, is one of the producers behind the documentary with the sensational title "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road: The Final Elton John performances and the years that made his legend".


The film is directed by R.J. Cutler ("Belushi", Billie Eilish: The World's a little blurry") and will include concert recordings of Elton John's last concert in the United States, which will take place at the Los Angeles Dodger Stadium in November.


The film will otherwise focus on the first five years of John's solo career in the early 1970s, when he released a total of ten albums. Several of which went to the top of the sales lists.


In 2019, the biographical feature film "Rocket Man" was successful in cinemas, starring Taron Egerton.


The upcoming documentary is scheduled to premiere on Disney+ during 2023.




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