On August 9, as part of the Rhode Island Independent Film Festival, there will be a screening of an award-winning documentary about the career of Brute Force at the Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St, at 8 pm. The now 70-year-old Brute has told us that he will be in attendance.
Brute performed with the Tokens (they of "The Lion Sleeps Tonight") in the '60s and made his landmark LP, I,Brute Force: Confections of Love for Columbia Records in 1967. In 1969, Brute became (along with James Taylor and Linda Hopkins) one of the first artists signed to the Beatles' Apple Records. George Harrison and John Lennon loved Brute's song "King of Fuh" and it was released in Great Britain in a limited run (with a musical arrangement by Harrison). But it was shrouded in controversy from the outset.
Find out why on August 9 and also meet the legendary Brute Force.
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: Phillipe And Jorge
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