Legendary Music Producer & Educator, Jack Richardson
Fanshawe College was saddened to learn of the passing of Canadian music icon and retired faculty member, Jack Richardson, on May 13, 2011.
Jack enjoyed a legendary career in the music industry, winning 38 gold and platinum awards for his work as a producer. He was well-known internationally for his work with Canadian artists such as The Guess Who, David Clayton-Thomas and Bobby Curtola. During his diverse career, he also worked with Alice Cooper, Bob Seger, Canadian Brass, Irish Rovers and others.
Jack began his teaching career at Fanshawe College in the Music Industry Arts program in 1985, instructing up-and-coming record producers until his retirement in 2007. His contribution to the program and the legacy he left behind continue to benefit our students and the program faculty.
The Canadian music industry acknowledged Jack's extraordinary contributions by naming the producer of the year Juno Award the Jack Richardson Producer of the Year award in 2002. He was also awarded the Order of Canada in 2003.
A funeral service was held at London's St Paul's Cathedral, on May 19, 2011. Those wishing to honour Jack's memory and help the music live on, can donate to the annual Jack Richardson Music Awards (www.jrma.ca), which are given to support local artists in London.
Jack's complete obituary can be viewed at: