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The Byrds speak on
"The Wrecking Crew"
|Chris Hillman - Connect Savannah, Jim Reed, November
Well, Denny Tedesco contacted me a year ago about being
interviewed, but I said I hadn't really done those kind of sessions. I
suggested he talk to Roger, because the Wrecking Crew played on Mr.
Tambourine Man. Now, I know most of those guys by name. Hal Blaine is a
friend. Those guys were all phenomenal. I mean, whether it was the Beach
Boys or whoever, they played on everybody's records! But Carol Kaye didn't
play bass on Tambourine Man, Larry Knechtel did. That was the only song we
didn't play on, because Columbia was hedging their bets. They signed us
initially just for a single, so in case that didn't sell well, they
wouldn't be obligated to make a full record with us.
also see Mr. Tambourine Man