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Snuff Garrett, Record Producer Who Made a String of Hits, Dies at 77

Thomas Lesslie "Snuff" Garrett (July 5, 1938 – December 16, 2015) was an American record producer whose most famous work was during the 1960s and 1970s. 

His nickname is a derivation of Levi Garrett, a brand of snuff. WIKIPEDIA Snuff Garrett, a former Texas disc jockey who was forsaken by his own music teachers but became a millionaire by the time he was 30 producing records for Bobby Vee, Del Shannon, Gary Lewis & the Playboys and other artists, died on Dec. 16 in Tucson. He was 77. NYTimes Obit