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Canadian producer Jack Richardson dies: Which Guess Who song is your favourite?

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Jack Richardson, an influential Canadian producer best-known for helming the Guess Who's biggest hits, has died. He was 81.

Born in Toronto on July 23, 1929, Richardson saw the music business from a variety of perspectives -- as a musician, producer, advertising executive, record-company exec and college instructor.

After helping Canadian band the Guess Who to record their album Wheatfield Soul, Richardson continued producing each of the band's records as the Guess Who took off commercially, earning No. 1 hits with American Woman, No Sugar Tonight, No Time and Laughing.

He also produced Alice Cooper's 1971 breakout Love it to Death, Bob Seger's 1976 single Night Moves, as well as albums by Moxy, Poco and Rough Trade.

-With files from the Canadian Press

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Share your memories and impressions of Jack Richardson in the comments below.  Which of the singles he produced is your favourite?

(This survey is not scientific. It is based on readers' responses.)

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