Tommy Tedesco

Tommy Tedesco

Birth
Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York, USA
Death 10 Nov 1997 (aged 67)
Northridge, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Memorial ID 25819513 · View Source
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Premier Jazz and Bebop Guitarist. One of the most in-demand studio musicians of the 60's though 80's; often described as the most recorded guitarist in history. Along with Don Randi, Hal Blaine, and Carol Kaye, belonged to a group of session musicians informally known as The Wrecking Crew. Long time Guitar Player magazine contributor. Recorded with most of the top musicians/composers of the era including but not limited to: The Beach Boys, The Everly Brothers, The Ventures, Jan & Dean, The Association, The Mamas & the Papas, Stevie Wonder, Henry Mancini, Barbra Streisand, The Tijuana Brass, Ike and Tina Turner, Marvin Gaye, Elvis Presley, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Zappa, The Righteous Brothers, Ray Charles, Diana Ross, Linda Ronstadt, Glen Campbell, Jimmy Bruno, Shelly Manne, Sammy Davis, Jr., Bing Crosby, Larry Carlton, Sam Cooke, Cher, The Monkees, Vic Mizzy, and Nancy and Frank Sinatra. Television theme/soundtrack credits included: Bonanza, The Twilight Zone, Green Acres, M*A*S*H, Three's Company, Gunsmoke, The Waltons, Hawaii Five O, The Partridge Family, Roots, and Batman. Film soundtrack credits included: The French Connection, The Godfather, Jaws, The Deerhunter, Goodfellas, Indiana Jones, When Harry Met Sally, Field of Dreams, Bird, Cocoon, Cool Hand Luke, Cat Balou, as well as several Elvis Presley films. Additionally, he recorded several solo jazz guitar albums. Tommy suffered a stroke in 1992 that ended his musical career. In 1997, he died quietly with his family at his bedside.

Bio by: Steve Reger


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Steve Reger
  • Added: 7 Apr 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 25819513
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Tommy Tedesco (3 Jul 1930–10 Nov 1997), Find A Grave Memorial no. 25819513, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.