Steve Burgh Dies

Steve Burgh, 54, a record producer and musician who worked with Billy Joel, the Ramones, Phoebe Snow, and others, died of a heart attack February 7th at his home in Kingston, N.Y.

Burgh played with a number of artists in the ’70s and ’80s, including Willie Nelson, Judy Collins and Steve Goodman. He played guitar on Joel’s 1976 album, The Stranger.

In addition to being the musical director for Gladys Knight, Richie Havens, and others, Burgh recorded Emmylou Harris, John Cage, and Cypress Hill at his Manhattan recording studio, Baby Monster.

He also opened 33, a Kingston nightclub and recording studio.