Deke Richards, 68, who as part of the songwriting and producing team known as the Corporation was responsible for many of the Jackson 5's early hit songs for
Richards and the other members of the Corporation — Alphonso Mizell, Freddie Perren and Motown founder
FOR THE RECORD:
Deke Richards: An obituary of Motown songwriter and producer Deke Richards in the March 27 LATExtra section misidentified Richards' father, screenwriter Dane Lussier, as Dane Richards. —
Other recording artists for whom Richards produced or wrote songs include
More recently he helped assemble several Motown box sets.
Born Dennis Lussier on April 8, 1944, in Los Angeles, he was the son of screenwriter Dane Richards.
[For the Record, 7:30 a.m. PDT March 27: Deke Richards: A news obituary of Motown songwriter and producer Deke Richards in the March 27 LATExtra section said he was the son of screenwriter Dane Richards. His father's name was Dane Lussier.]
-- Los Angeles Times staff and wire reports