John Whitehead

 

 

 

Age: 55

 

Summary: R&B singer and songwriter who was half of the duo McFadden & Whitehead who scored a #1 R&B hit and top 20 pop hit with Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now in 1979, who with songwriting partner Gene McFadden wrote The O'Jays classic The Backstabbers as well as other 'Philadelphia sound' hits for acts such as Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes, The Intruders, Billy Paul, Teddy Pendergrass, The Jacksons, Archie Bell and The Drells, Lou Rawls, Freddie Jackson and Melba Moore.

 

 

Cause of Death: Homicide by shooting

 

Born: July 10, 1949

 

Died: May 11, 2004

 

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania