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Eddie Brigati


In tandem with organist/singer Felix Cavaliere, Eddie Brigati was the tone of voice from the Rascals, in addition to — often in collaboration with Cavaliere — among the group’s two resident composers. Created Edward Brigati, Jr. in Garfield, NJ, in 1945, he reached his teenagers amid the tail-end from the 1st influx of American rock and roll & move, though his genuine 1st like was R&B and, later on, spirit music. He worked well in various organizations in northern NJ and NY, and actually been successful his older sibling David Brigati as an associate of Joey Dee & the Starliters. Following a 12 months, he, Cavaliere, and guitarist Gene Cornish made the decision that they ought to try to type their own music group, which they do with drummer Dino Danelli rounding out the quartet. That group became the Rascals (originally place before the general public as the Youthful Rascals), with Brigati and Cavaliere posting the business lead vocals. Although these were in the beginning a cover music group, doing as much as 25 tunes in their personal style, that was plenty of to delight viewers and attract the administration of Sid Bernstein — and have them their 1st major strike with “Great Lovin'” — ultimately they considered writing their very own tunes. That task dropped to Brigati and Cavaliere, and eventually the group became referred to as much for his or her initial compositions for their collective audio. Brigati’s credits included such classics as “Groovin’,” “I AM Lonely TOO MUCH TIME,” “HOW DO I BE CERTAIN,” “You Better Operate,” and “People Surely got to Become Free of charge”.” He continued to be using the group until 1970, departing at exactly the same time that they turned from Atlantic to Columbia Information. Since that time, he offers pursued various single and group efforts, including the recording Lost within the Wilderness, documented with his sibling in 1976 beneath the name Brigati. He offers became probably the most resistant to reuniting using the additional members, specifically Cavaliere (Cornish and Danelli been employed by together at numerous times because the initial group’s separation). The group was inducted in to the Rock and roll & Move Hall of Popularity in 1997, and twelve years later, in ’09 2009, both Brigati and Cavaliere had been inducted in to the Songwriters Hall of Popularity.

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Full Name Eddie Brigati
Date Of Birth October 22, 1945
Profession Singer, Songwriter
Nationality American
Siblings David Brigati
Music Groups The Rascals, Joey Dee & The Starliters
Music Songs Good Lovin, How Can I Be Sure, Peppermint Twist, Groovin', I've Been Lonely Too Long, Come on Up, You Better Run, I Ain't Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore, A Girl Like You, My Hawaii, I'm So Happy Now, It's Wonderful, Love Is a Beautiful Thing, Mickey's Monkey / Love Lights, What Kind of Love Is This, Ya Ya Twist, Baby Let's Wait, Find Somebody, Ya Ya, In the Midnight Hour, Shout, Too Many Fish in the Sea, Mustang Sally, It's Love, Nineteen Fifty Six, Hey Let's Twist, If You Knew, Good Little You, Baby, You're Driving Me Crazy, I Don't Love You Anymore, Land of 1000 Dances, Do You Feel It
Albums Time Peace: The Rascals' Greatest Hits, Once Upon a Dream, Groovin', The Young Rascals

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1 Brother of Dave Brigati.
2 Member of the 1960s rock group The Rascals.



Enragés 2015 writer: "A Beautiful Morning"
I'll See You in My Dreams 2015 writer: "Groovin'"
Lilyhammer 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Expendables 2 2012 writer: "Beautiful Morning", "Groovin"
Tower Heist 2011 writer: "Groovin'"
A Few Best Men 2011 writer: "A Beautiful Morning" - as E Brigati
Little Fockers 2010 writer: "Beautiful Morning"
Furry Vengeance 2010 writer: "Beautiful Morning" - as Eddie Brigati
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Feelin' Alright 2009 Video writer: "People Got To Be Free"
Pirate Radio 2009 writer: "Groovin'" 1967 - as Edward Brigati Jr.
Soul Men 2008 writer: "Walk in the Park"
Fly Me to the Moon 3D 2008 writer: "Groovin'" - as Eddie Brigati
The Simpsons 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Life on Mars 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Shaggy Dog 2006 writer: "Beautiful Morning" 1967 - as Eddie Brigati Jr.
Cold Case 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Sunday Driver 2005 Documentary writer: "Groovin'" - as Edward J Brigati
Pat Benatar: Choice Cuts - The Complete Video Collection 2003 Video writer: "You Better Run"
Anita & Me 2002 writer: "How Can I Be Sure"
Pat Benatar: Best Shots - The Videos 2002 Video writer: "You Better Run"
Sorority Boys 2002 writer: "Beautiful Morning" - as Eddie Brigati Jr.
Xena: Warrior Princess 2000 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Food for Thought 1999 Short writer: "A Beautiful Morning" - as Brigati
Ben & Gunnar 1999 TV Movie writer: "A Beautiful Morning" - uncredited
Earthly Possessions 1999 TV Movie writer: "It's a Beautiful Morning" - as Eddie Brigati
The Sopranos 1999 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Patch Adams 1998 writer: "People Got to Be Free" - as Eddie Brigati Jr.
Warriors of Virtue 1997 writer: "Beautiful Morning" - as Eddie Brigati
The First Wives Club 1996 writer: "A Beautiful Morning" - as Eddie Brigati, Jr.
Kingpin 1996 writer: "A Beautiful Morning" - as Edward Brigati Jr.
Apollo 13 1995 writer: "Groovin'" - as Eddie Brigati
A Bronx Tale 1993 writer: "A Beautiful Morning" - as Eddie Brigati
Quantum Leap 1991 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dogfight 1991 writer: "GROOVIN'" - as Eddie Brigati Jr.
She's Back 1989 lyrics: "FORGIVE AND FORGET" - as Edward Brigati Jr. / music: "FORGIVE AND FORGET" - as Edward Brigati Jr.
The Charmings 1988 TV Series writer - 1 episode
DTV Monster Hits 1987 TV Movie writer: "You Better Run"
The Lost Boys 1987 writer: "Groovin'" - as Eddie Brigati
Women in Rock 1986 Video documentary writer: "You Better Run"
Getting Wasted 1980 writer: "How Can I Be Sure", "It's A Beautiful Morning"
Roadie 1980 writer: "You Better Run"
The Graham Kennedy Show 1973-1975 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Music Scene 1969 TV Series writer - 1 episode



Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Feelin' Alright 2009 Video Himself
The Ed Sullivan Show 1966-1967 TV Series Singer

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Soulful Sixties 2004 Video Himself (as The Young Rascals)
Ed Sullivan's Rock 'n' Roll Classics, Vol. 4: Elvis & Other Rock Greats 2003 Video Himself (as The Yong Rascals)
Beat! Beat! Beat! 1967 TV Series Himself - Musician

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