The Wrecking Crew: The Most Famous Band You Didn't Know You Love

By Kellar Ellsworth
Left: Hal Blaine and Glen Campbell at a Wrecking Crew session. Right: Leon Russell in the studio. Source: IMDB

You've heard, and probably love, the music of The Wrecking Crew. The studio musicians whose chops bolstered hits by The Beach Boys, The Mamas And The Papas, The Monkees, Simon & Garfunkel, Frank Sinatra, and more, The Wrecking Crew were so famously effective in the music industry that they were even known outside the industry. And some members became stars in their own right, notably Glen Campbell and Leon Russell.