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‘A Simple Song of Freedom’ Music Video Debut

December 20, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Brooks Museum for the debut of ‘A Simple Song of Freedom’ music video.

  • 6 – 7p Reception
  • 7 – 7:45p Program

About A Simple Song of Freedom:

Memphis musicians are uniting in song in a worldwide  humanitarian effort to raise one voice to bring peace and love to the world threatened by war  through a remake of Bobby Darin’s 1969 song, Simple Song of Freedom. This Memphis music  project was spearheaded by the Italian guitarist/songwriter/producer, Mario Monterosso, resident of  Memphis since 2016.

Simple Song of Freedom was written by Bobby Darin, and first recorded and released by Tim  Hardin in 1969. Darin, known for his hits, such as “Splish Splash,” “Mack The Knife,”  and  “Dream Lover,”  ventured into the burgeoning folk scene in the late 1960s, with his albums“If I  Were A Carpenter,” “Born Walden Robert Cassotto,” and “Commitment,”  reissued this year on the  artist’s Direction Records. Darin passed away 50 years ago this December.

The MVP3 Foundation and MVP3 Records joined in Monterosso’s mission to help roll out this  project in efforts to bring this song to global attention. MVP3 Foundation and MVP3 Records is  releasing the song on Sunday, November 26, 2023, through Select-O-Hits, an American  independent record label distributor of music based in Memphis, owned by Sam W. and John  Phillips, co-founded in 1960 by their father, Tom and uncle, Sam Phillips. Sam Phillips is the  founder of the legendary Sun Records, where Elvis, Johnny Cash and many others started their  careers.

The MVP3 brand and trademark was created in Memphis in 2005. The founder of the MVP3 brand,  Marie Pizano also spearheaded the non-profit organization, MVP3 Foundation whose mission is to  help heal and educate communities with Memphis musicians, filmmakers and other artists through  its many programs, events and films.

Marie Pizano, President of MVP3 Foundation and owner of MVP3 Records stated: “MVP3 is all  about Films, Music and Community. I am very humbled to have this song released on our platform.  Our mission is to help highlight Memphis talent through this song. We need love right now, we need  peace! This song needs to be heard all over the world to inspire unity, while helping children’s  hearts heal all over the world. The unified decision was made to give back from this song to the  Novick Cardiac Alliance organization.” This non-political project that Mario Monterosso conceived and produced was recorded and filmed  at the renowned Sam Phillips Recording Studio in Memphis, with Emmy Award-winning film  composer and Grammy-nominated music producer, Scott Bomar as Recording Engineer.

Free for members | Free with admission


December 20, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Brooks Museum of Art
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Brooks Museum of Art
1934 Poplar Ave.
Memphis, TN 38104 United States
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