Perren was a member of the Motown Records production group The Corporation (2), which wrote and produced The Jackson 5's first hits. The Corporation (including Motown founder Berry Gordy, Deke Richards and Fonce Mizell) produced the group's "I Want You Back", "ABC" and "The Love You Save". Perren also produced The Miracles' hits "Love Machine" and "Do It Baby" while at Motown. His post-Motown records include Peaches & Herb's "Reunited" and "Shake Your Groove Thing"; The Sylvers' "Boogie Fever" and "Hot Line"; and Tavares' "Heaven Must Be Missing an Angel". Perren shared an Album of the Year Grammy in 1978 for producing two songs on the Saturday Night Fever (The Original Movie Sound Track) album. With Dino Fekaris, Perren produced I Will Survive, sung by Gloria Gaynor, which won the Grammy for best disco recording in 1979.
Perren suffered a severe stroke in 1993. He died at his home in Chatsworth, aged 61 and is interred at Oakwood Memorial Park Cemetery, Chatsworth, California.
Freddie Perren Discography
- 10 Vocals
- 37 Instruments & Performance
- 1125 Writing & Arrangement
- 5 Conducting & Leading
- 303 Production
- 6 Technical
- 1 Visual
- 1 Acting, Literary & Spoken
Singles & EPs
|Freddie Perren / The Team Players And Keni St. Lewis||Freddie Perren / The Team Players And Keni St. Lewis - Shine On / Record City||Polydor||Italy||1977||Sell This Version|
|none||Freddie Perren||Two Pigs And A Hog (Acetate, 10", S/Sided)||Angel Sound||none||US||Unknown||Sell This Version|
|none||Dewane Dixon, Freddie Perren||Dewane Dixon, Freddie Perren - Two Pigs & A Hog (10", S/Sided)||Sunshine Sound||none||US||Unknown||Sell This Version|