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McFadden and Whitehead
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    Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Gene McFadden (July 2, 1948-January 27, 2006)
    John Whitehead (July 10, 1949-May 11, 2004)
    Wrote and recorded the single 'Ain't No Stopping Us Now' (1979)
    McFadden died of lung and liver cancer at age 57
    Whitehead was murdered by two unknown gunmen while working on his car at age 54
    They were one hit wonders.
    They turned down an offer from Otis Redding to record the hit 'Sweet Soul Music.'
    After serving time for tax evasion and filing for bankruptcy, Whitehead released a solo album titled 'I Need Money Bad.'
    They started as backup singers for Otis Redding.
    In addition to their own hit, they wrote 'Back Stabbers' for the O'Jays, 'I'll Always Love My Mama' for the Intruders and 'Bad Luck' and 'Wake Up Everybody' for Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes.
    'Ain't No Stopping Us Now' went platinum with two million in sales and was adopted as a theme song by Philadelphia's Phillies, Eagles and 76ers.

Credit: C. Fishel

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