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Encyclopedia > Freddie Perren

Frederick "Freddie" Perren (1943 - December 16, 2004) was an African American songwriter and record producer. December 16 is the 350th day of the year (351st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... African Americans, also known as Afro-Americans or black Americans, are an ethnic group in the United States of America whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Sub-Saharan and West Africa. ... A songwriter is someone who writes either the lyrics or the music for songs. ... In the music industry, record producer designates a person responsible for completing a master recording so that it is fit for release. ...

He is notable for being a member of The Corporation, a hitmaking production team that wrote and produced The Jackson 5's early hits, including "I Want You Back", "ABC", "The Love You Save", "Mama's Pearl", and "Maybe Tomorrow". Perren also produced G.C. Cameron "It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday" from the film Cooley High; later songwriting and production works included hits for Gloria Gaynor ("I Will Survive") and Peaches and Herb ("Reunited"). The cover to the Jackson 5s first LP, Diana Ross Presents the Jackson 5, released on Motown Records in 1969. ... Gloria Gaynor (real name Gloria Fowles, born September 7, 1949) is a U.S. singer best-known for the disco hit songs I Will Survive (1979) and Never Can Say Goodbye (1973). ...

He has received two Grammy Awards for his work: the 1979 Grammy Award for Album of the Year as a producer on the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack, and the Grammy Award for Best Disco Recording in 1980 (the only time it was awarded) for Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive." Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music... 1979 is a common year starting on Monday. ... The Grammy Award for Album of the Year has been awarded since 1959. ... Saturday Night Fever is a 1977 movie starring John Travolta based around New York discotheques of the disco era period, the associated music and dancing, and the subculture surrounding such. ... The Grammy Award for Best Disco Recording was presented at the Grammy Awards of 1980. ...

In the 1990s, he suffered a massive stroke and died 11 years later, on December 16, 2004, in his home in Chatsworth, California. He was 61 years old. Events and trends Technology Explosive growth of the Internet; decrease in the cost of computers and other technology Reduction in size and cost of mobile phones leads to a massive surge in their popularity Year 2000 problem (commonly known as Y2K) Microsoft Windows operating system becomes virtually ubiquitous on IBM... A stroke or cerebrovascular accident (CVA) occurs when the blood supply to a part of the brain is suddenly interrupted by occlusion (an ischemic stroke- approximately 90%of strokes) or by hemorrhage (a hemorrhagic stroke - approximately 10% of strokes). ... December 16 is the 350th day of the year (351st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Chatsworth is a community of Los Angeles, bordered by the Santa Susana Mountains and unincorporated Los Angeles County lands to the north, Porter Ranch to the northeast, Northridge to the east, West Hills to the south, and the Simi Hills, Ventura County, Simi Valley, and Chatsworth Lake Manor to the...



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