Fred McFarlane

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Frederick Craig McFarlane (November 14, 1959 – September 3, 2016)[1] 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."[2]

McFarlane began his professional career as a keyboardist, supporting such artists as Crown Heights Affair and Enchantment.[2] He transitioned to producing during the 1980s. McFarlane produced Jocelyn Brown's 1984 ballad, "Somebody Else's Guy".[2]

McFarlane, a prolific songwriter, penned songs for dozens of artists, including Will Downing, Force MDs, Evelyn "Champagne" King, Keith Sweat and Madonna.[2]

Fred McFarlane died in early September 2016. A cause of death was not released at the time.[2]


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  2. ^ a b c d e "R.I.P. R&B superproducer and musician Fred McFarlane". Soul Tracks. 2016-09-05. Retrieved 2016-10-02.

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