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Richard Gottehrer is an American songwriter, record producer and record label executive.

Gottehrer came to prominence as a songwriter in the 1960s with his most notable songs being "My Boyfriend's Back" and "I Want Candy". As Feldman-Goldstein-Gottehrer (FGG Productions), he wrote various songs including "Sorrow" with Jerry Goldstein and Bob Feldman. The three were also known as The Strangeloves.

By the 1970s, he had progressed to record production, and was responsible for the debut albums by Blondie and The Go-Go's. Among the other artists produced by Gottehrer were Marshall Crenshaw, Joan Armatrading, The Fleshtones, The Bongos, Richard Barone, Mental As Anything, Dr. Feelgood and Nuclear Valdez.

With Seymour Stein, Gottehrer founded Sire Records, and in 1997 he founded The Orchard a digital music distribution company.

Gottehrer also recently joined the 9th annual Independent Music Awards judging panel to assist independent musicians' careers. [1]

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