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    R&B Artist John Whitehead Shot Dead

    R&B Artist John Whitehead Shot Dead

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    PHILADELPHIA - John Whitehead, a prominent R&B artist best known for the 1979 hit song "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now," was shot dead Tuesday, police said.



    Whitehead, 55, and another man were working on a vehicle when they were shot by two gunmen, police said. The assailants fled.


    Whitehead was shot in the neck and collapsed. Ohmed Johnson, who was shot in the buttocks, was in good condition early Wednesday, a hospital spokeswoman said.


    Police said the gunmen fired a series of bullets; a young neighborhood girl said she heard about a dozen shots.


    "Why did they do this to my dad?" Dawn Whitehead, 33, asked at the scene. "I just talked to him yesterday ... He was a fun person. Who would want to kill him?"


    Police had no immediate suspects or motive.


    Gene McFadden, who was Whitehead's partner in the singing group McFadden & Whitehead, went to the scene in the city's West Oak Lane neighborhood and stood there trembling, WPVI-TV reported.


    The two men formed a group called the Epsilons in their youth and were discovered by Otis Redding (news), touring with the legendary performer in the 1960s, according to their Web site.


    The duo wrote several hit songs performed by others in the 1970s, 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" went to No. 1 on the R&B chart and reached No. 13 on the pop chart. The song became an unofficial anthem for the Phillies as they charged to a World Series (news - web sites) championship in 1980 and the Eagles as they reached the Super Bowl in 1981.


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    McFadden & Whitehead: http://www.delafont.com/music_acts/M...-Whitehead.htm

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    geez why does the news have to be so depressing? Like someone getting, shot, stabbed, raped, chopped up every blasted two seconds steups I cyah tek it

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    Originally posted by QueenBea
    geez why does the news have to be so depressing? Like someone getting, shot, stabbed, raped, chopped up every blasted two seconds steups I cyah tek it
    dat's what i am sitting here talking to my co worker about. every bit of news is bad news. what the hell is going on?

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    Originally posted by QueenBea
    geez why does the news have to be so depressing? Like someone getting, shot, stabbed, raped, chopped up every blasted two seconds steups I cyah tek it
    You should watch the documentary "Bowling For Columbine" by Michael Moore...gives a very interesting view and might give you an answer to that same question.

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    Originally posted by QueenBea
    geez why does the news have to be so depressing? Like someone getting, shot, stabbed, raped, chopped up every blasted two seconds steups I cyah tek it
    every second thats all ya hearing

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    hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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    so sad..
    dat was a good tunee too....
    Americas love affair with voilence needs to cease

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    That song "Aint No Stopping Us Now" was a Black Anthem.

    His death is truly tragic and sad. RIP.

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    Originally posted by HornaMan4Hire
    so sad..
    dat was a good tunee too....
    Americas love affair with voilence needs to cease

    i dont think that is "america" , its a human problem

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    Aww that is awful.. what is wrong with people in this world..

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    May he RIP

    de world corrupted dats why... dese people need to put down dese blasted gun and pick up a roti and jam to some soca!

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    Originally posted by Socaboy
    You should watch the documentary "Bowling For Columbine" by Michael Moore...gives a very interesting view and might give you an answer to that same question.
    I've wanted to watch this movie, but doh know if I can handle it...maybe I'll rent it soon

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    Originally posted by QueenBea
    I've wanted to watch this movie, but doh know if I can handle it...maybe I'll rent it soon
    it's nothing hard to handle, it's not graphic or anything like that, it's really just a simple documentary, but will really make you sit back and think about our current state.

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    May he rest in piece...

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