Brute Force

Musical Artist

1940 –

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Who is Brute Force?

Brute Force is the pseudonym of Stephen Friedland, an American singer and songwriter. He wrote and performed with The Tokens in the 1960s and wrote songs for Peggy March, Del Shannon, The Chiffons and The Cyrkle.

He wrote and recorded the LP I, Brute Force - Confections of Love for Columbia Records in 1967. One song on the album, "No Olympian Height", was covered by The Other Voices and released on Atlantic Records in 1968. He also recorded and released the album Extemporaneous on BT Puppy Records in 1970. Original copies of this album are scarce and it is now a very collectible disc.

In 2010, Bar None Records reissued and released Brute Force's first solo album I, Brute Force - Confections of Love with bonus tracks not contained on the original 1967 vinyl edition. Brute Force's infamous single "The King of Fuh" was also included among songs by James Taylor, Badfinger, Mary Hopkin and others on Come and Get It: The Best of Apple Records, released in October 2010.

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Born
1940
Jersey City
Also known as
  • Stephen Friedland
  • The King of Fuh
Children
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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