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Best known as co-writer of “Lets Get it on” for Marvin Gaye and as a producer for Curtom and Mercury Records, where he produced “First Impressions” by The Impressions and “Foolish fool” for Dee Dee Warwick, respectively. He produced around 50 major artists during his career. Edward Benjamin ‘Ed’ Townsend was born on April 16, 1929 and died on August 13, 2003. He wrote and produced Theola Kilgore’s “The Love Of My Man” which was released on UK Sue. Prior to his music career he served in US forces, winning a Purple Heart in the Korean war. For much of his life he battled addictions.