Gene McFadden, songwriter, producer
Singer ~ Songwriter ~ Producer
McFadden & Whitehead

Gene McFadden

July 2, 1948, Philadelphia, PA ~ January 27, 2006, Philadelphia, PA

While in high school, they formed the Epsilons with Whitehead's cousin Ronald Lowry (later a member of Frankie Beverly's Maze) and Allen Beatty, and in 1966, Otis Redding saw the group perform and hired them as his backing vocalists. The Epsilons also backed Arthur Conley on his classic Sweet Soul Music, but following Redding's tragic death the group's fortunes waned, and after the 1968 Stax single The Echo they dissolved. McFadden and Whitehead returned to Philadelphia, forming Talk Of The Town with James Knight and Lloyd Parks. Two singles, Little Bit Of Your Lovin’ and Don't Be So Mean, appeared on North Bay in 1971; neither was a hit, and Whitehead went to work in the mailroom of the fledgling Philadelphia International Records. ~ Allmusic: Gene McFadden ~ retrieved January 23, 2014 © Allmusic

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July 2, 1966 ~ Billboard Hot 100 ~ #3 (6) the Cyrkle, Red Rubber Ball ~ #2 (1) the Beatles, Paperback Writer ~ #1 (2) Frank Sinatra, Strangers In The Night

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McFadden & Whitehead

McFadden and Whitehead was a talented duo that made its mark in songwriting, production, and recording duo. They are best known, however, for their signature tune Ain't No Stoppin Us Now. They wrote and produced some of the most popular R&B hits of the 1970s, and were primarily associated with Gamble and Huff's Philadelphia International soul music record label. ~ Soultracks: McFadden & Whitehead ~ retrieved April 17, 2014 © Soultracks



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