RIP: Legendary Album Cover Artist Gary Burden

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GRAMMY® winner Gary Burden was a legendary artist praised for conceiving designs for many classic album covers for more than 40 years.

Neil Portnow, President of the Recording Academy expressed his thoughts over the loss of Burden. "Burden will be deeply missed, but remembered for shaping the visual element of the music listening experience for artists and listeners alike. Our thoughts are with Gary's family, friends, and fellow colleagues during this difficult time."

A pioneer in his field, Burden played a significant role in conceptualizing album packaging for the Doors' Morrison Hotel, Joni Mitchell's Blue, and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young's Déjà Vu, among others.

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He earned five GRAMMY nominations during his career and was awarded the Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package GRAMMY for his contributions to the album design for Neil Young Archives Vol. I (1963-1972) for 2009.

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