Saturday, May 7, 2022

Who Are Those Singers & Musicians ~ John Campbell

Jon Campbell was a member of the Penobscot tribe of Native Americans in Maine, who was born in Maine in 1951. He was a singer, songwriter who also worked in films, as a grip and with pyrotechnics. He was a self-taught mixed-media artist “skilled at jewelry, metal working, stone cutting and painting.”

Campbell sang the opening songs for 1972’s “The Fabulous Trinity” and the sequel “The Fat Brothers of Trinity”. He can be seen in the opening credits sitting on the rear of a train playing his guitar and singing the main theme in “The Fat Brothers of Trinity”.

Campbell was inducted into the Rhode Island Hall of Fame in 2019 and died in Charlestown, Rhode Island on January 9, 2022.

CAMPBELL, John (Jon Campbell) [1951, Penobscot, Maine, U.S.A. - 1/9/2022, Charlestown, Rhode Island, U.S.A.] – Penobscot Indian - artist, songwriter, singer, musician (guitar), married to ?, father of Grasa Campbell,  Marina Campbell, inducted into the Rhode Island Hall of Fame [2019].

The Fabulous Trinity – 1972 [sings: “Restless Hands”]

The Fat Brothers of Trinity – 1972 [sings: “But You Might Fall In Love”]


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