TERRY DULLUM: The Dullum File — The Man Who Made Album Covers Sing

John Berg has died.  You may not know his name, but you know his work. I guarantee it.

John Berg's cover for Carly Simon's "Boys in the Trees" album.
John Berg’s cover for Carly Simon’s “Boys in the Trees” album.

Berg was Columbia Records’ Grammy-winning art director, the man responsible for some of the most iconic album covers of all time. The New York Times calls him the man who made album covers sing.

His work includes the famous backlit image of Bob Dylan. The one of Bruce Springsteen sharing a joke with sax player Clarence Clemons. On and on and on.

He died Sunday of pneumonia at the age of 83.

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