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Eddie Brigati, c. 1984

Eddie Brigati (born Edward Brigati Jr., 22 October 1945, Garfield, New Jersey) is an American singer and songwriter.

Most memorably, Brigati shared vocals, and played tambourine, in the pop group The Young Rascals from 1965 to 1970. Prior to his stint with The Young Rascals (who later shortened their name to The Rascals), Brigati had been a member of Joey Dee and the Starliters (having actually replaced his brother, original Starliter David Brigati, in that group). The Rascals were the first all-white group signed to Atlantic Records. They (along with The Righteous Brothers and The Box Tops), were practitioners of a genre of music coined 'blue-eyed soul'.

Brigati (along with fellow group member Felix Cavaliere) wrote the songs that made the Rascals' one of the more successful recording groups of their era. He helped compose "A Beautiful Morning", "Groovin'", "People Got to Be Free", "I've Been Lonely Too Long", "You Better Run", and "How Can I Be Sure".

Brigati left the group in 1970 after their contract with Atlantic expired, and they chose to sign with Columbia. In 1976, Eddie and David Brigati recorded an album, Lost In the Wilderness, under the name Brigati. They also performed on The New York Rock and Soul Revue: Live at the Beacon in 1992.

The (Young) Rascals were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997. On June 18th, 2009, Brigati (along with Cavaliere) was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

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