Frederick Craig McFarlane (November 14, 1959 – September 3, 2016) was an American R&B songwriter, record producer, musician, and multi-instrumentalist. McFarlane's career as a songwriter and producer spanned more than 30 years. McFarlane wrote or co-wrote a number of R&B and dance hits, including Jenny Burton's "Bad Habits" in 1985; Robin S.' 1993 debut single "Show Me Love", which he co-wrote with Allen George; and Jason Derulo's "Don't Wanna Go Home."
McFarlane began his professional career as a keyboardist, supporting such artists as Crown Heights Affair and Enchantment. He transitioned to producing during the 1980s. McFarlane produced Jocelyn Brown's 1984 ballad, "Somebody Else's Guy".
Fred McFarlane died in early September 2016. A cause of death was not released at the time.
- "R.I.P. R&B superproducer and musician Fred McFarlane". Soul Tracks. 2016-09-05. Retrieved 2016-10-02.
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