John Whitehead

John Whitehead

Birth
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 11 May 2004 (aged 55)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Section M, Lot 1, Row 10 from West Line, Grave South Line
Memorial ID 8748950 · View Source
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Rhythm and Blues Artist. A native of Philadelphia, he and Gene McFadden formed a group called the Epsilons, were discovered by Otis Redding and toured with him until his death, in 1967. The two wrote several hit songs performed by others in the 1970's, including "Back Stabbers," "For the Love of Money," "I'll Always Love My Mamma," "Bad Luck," "Wake Up Everybody," "Where Are All My Friends?" "The More I Want" and "Cold, Cold World." "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now," a platinum record, went to No. 1 on the R & B charts and reached No. 13 on the pop charts. The song became the anthem for the Phillies as they made their way to a World Series championship in 1980 and for the Eagles as they reached the Super Bowl in 1981. Cause of death was from a non intended gun shot wound outside his West Oak Lane, Philadelphia home.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
  • Added: 13 May 2004
  • Find a Grave Memorial 8748950
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Whitehead (10 Jul 1948–11 May 2004), Find a Grave Memorial no. 8748950, citing Mount Moriah Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .