TORONTO, Oct. 5, 2011 /CNW/ - Harris Institute will celebrate the life
of Canada's most honoured record producer with the presentation of the
first 'Jack Richardson Award' and $1,000. to its top graduating student on Sunday, October 30, 2011
at a lobster Awards Dinner at Captain John's on Toronto's waterfront.
Jack Richardson, who passed away at 81 on May 31, 2011, is a Member of the Order Of
Canada and the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and a recipient of the SOCAN
Special Achievement Award. He produced 38 gold and platinum records by The Guess Who, Bob Seger, Alice Cooper, Rough Trade, The Association,
Poco, Badfinger, The Irish Rovers, Max Webster, The Boss Brass, David
Clayton Thomas, Bobby Curtola, Moxy, The Brecker Brothers, Hagood Hardy
and countless others at his legendary Nimbus 9 Studios in Yorkville. The
Juno Award for 'Producer of the Year' was renamed in his honour in 2002. He taught at Harris Institute for thirteen years, helped develop and taught in Fanshawe College's Music Industry Arts program in London and played a role in the creation of his son Garth's Nimbus School of Recording Arts in Vancouver.
Richardson's longtime friend David Greene will present the award. Greene engineered Richardson's production of The Guess Who's pivotal "These Eyes" at Phil Ramone's renowned A&R Studios in New York
City in 1968. The recording was the first stereo single released by RCA
in the US and it launched The Guess Who's international career. In 1971, Greene relocated to Toronto to be the
Chief Engineer at Canada's leading recording studio, Manta Sound, which
was built and operated by Harris Institute faculty member Andy Hermant. In 1989, Greene created the first ever course in the field of "Audio
Post" as a founding faculty member of Harris Institute.
"Jack the Bear was a much loved member of our faculty and we look forward to honouring
his memory on an annual basis", says the college's president John
Harris, "He was the antithesis of the saying, those who can't, teach and an inspiration to us all".
Jack Richardson discusses some of his career highlights click here
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