This event is free, but reservations are required. Reserve now at www.mifafestival.org.
MIFA Victory Theatre presents a 90th Birthday Bash for Holyoke born, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Hal Blaine at the Leslie Phillips Theater (FORUM) at Holyoke Community College on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
There was one band behind them all. The favorite songs of a generation are all here, presented by the people who made them for you. “The Wrecking Crew” is a documentary film produced and directed by Denny Tedesco, son of legendary late Wrecking Crew guitarist Tommy Tedesco. The film tells the story of the unsung musicians that provided the backbeat, the bottom and the swinging melody that drove many of the number one hits of the 1960’s and 70’s. It didn’t matter if it was Nat “King” Cole, Frank Sinatra, Nancy Sinatra, The Monkees, The Byrds or The Beach Boys, these dedicated musicians brought the flair and musicianship that made the American “west coast sound” a dominant cultural force around the world. Here are a few of their great hit songs: "Surfin' U.S.A.", "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'", "I Got You Babe", "Bridge over Troubled Water”, "Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In", "California Dreamin'", and "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'". Distributed by Magnolia Pictures International. Copyright Licensing by SWANK Motion Pictures, INC.