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Freddie Perren
Birth: May 15, 1943
Englewood
Bergen County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Dec. 16, 2004
Chatsworth
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Grammy Award-winning Songwriter and Producer. Joining Motown Records in 1965, he became a member of "The Corporation," a songwriting-producing quartet that also included Berry Gordy, Deke Richards and Fonce Mizell. The team created the Jackson 5's first hits, "I Want You Back," "ABC," and "The Love You Save," as well as Michael Jackson's first solo single, "Ben." In 1975 Perren helped usher in the disco era by producing The Miracles' "Love Machine" and "Do It Baby." Moving to Polydor Records in 1976, he was responsible for Peaches and Herb's "Reunited" and "Shake Your Groove Thing," the Sylvers' "Boogie Fever" and "Hot Line," and Tavares' "Heaven Must Be Missing an Angel." Perrin shared an Album of the Year Grammy in 1978 as co-producer of the "Saturday Night Fever" soundtrack, and a Disco Recording of the Year Grammy for his biggest hit, Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive" (1979). He also scored the films "Hell Up in Harlem" (1973), "Cooley High" (1975), and "Record City" (1977). Perren was born in Englewood, New Jersey. His career faded along with the disco craze, although he remained active in the music industry throughout the 1980s, notably with the group New Edition. He died from complications of a massive stroke he had suffered in 1993. (bio by: Bobb Edwards) 
 
Burial:
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills)
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Hillside section, Map D32, Lot 7040, Interment Space 1
 
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Record added: Mar 04, 2005
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