John Berg


Age: 83

Grammy-winning art director for Columbia Records who helped to create some of the most emblematic album covers of the late 20th century featuring images of Bob Dylan's backlit corona of hair, the Chicago logo embossed in chocolate, and Bruce Springsteen sharing a private joke with saxophonist Clarence Clemons, but who had never worked on a record album when he joined Columbia in 1961 and was responsible in his 25 years there for more than 5,000 of them by musicians as diverse as Blood, Sweat & Tears, the Byrds, Lead Belly, Thelonious Monk, Simon & Garfunkel, Bessie Smith, Barbra Streisand, and conductor George Szell.

Cause of Death: Pneumonia

Born: January 12, 1932

Died: October 11, 2015

Southampton, New York