Greg Perry Death And Obituary – My sympathies go out to Greg Perry’s family and friends. He was a performer, writer, and producer. He was married to the well-known vocalist Edna Wright at the time. On September 12, 2020, Honey Cone’s singer and frontman passed dead.
He began his career in Chicago, where he collaborated with producer and songwriter Billy Davis, who had previously worked for Motown. He was employed by Holland-Dozier-Holland at Invictus/Hot Wax Records at that time as a keyboard player. Following that, and was in charge of penning or producing hundreds of hit songs for different record labels. He co-wrote songs like “bring The Boys Home,” which he did with General Johnson and Angelo Bond, for his wife’s band Honey Cone, Freda Payne.
Songs by Honey Cone and Freda Payne are among the other top successes. Songwriting for the label has also been done by other musicians, including 100 Proof (Aged In Soul), Laura Lee, Chairmen of the Board, Glass House, 8th Day, Flaming Ember, Scherie Payne, The Politicians with McKinley Jackson, Brotherly Love, Lee Charles, and others. Oops! He produced the studio album Here I Go Again for his wife Edna Wright, a former member of Honey Cone, and it was released by RCA in 1977. He played keyboards, provided backing vocals, and co-wrote five songs on Mary Wells’ album In And Out Of Love in 1981 in addition to producing it.
He also oversaw the album’s production. Also, both his wife Edna Wright and brother Zachary Perry made diverse contributions to the album. On Bonnie Pointer’s 1984 album “If the Price Is Right,” which was released, both the tracks “Under the Influence of Love” and “If the Price Is Right” could be found. Both of these tracks were co-written and co-produced by him. He also enjoyed success in his solo career, putting out four tracks that reached the R&B charts.
In 1971, his song “The Boogie Man” peaked at number 81 on the charts. The top positions for “Come On Down (Get Your Head Out of the Clouds)” and “I’ll Be Comin’ Back” were #24 and #48 in 1975, respectively. In 1982, the song “It Takes Heart” peaked at #53 on the charts. My sincere sympathies are extended to his family and friends.