Dylan on Dylan: Interviews and Encounters, Lennon on Lennon: Conversations with John Lennon, Springsteen on Springsteen: Interviews, Speeches and Encounters and Leonard Cohen on Leonard Cohen: Interviews and Encounters. Burger's website, byjeffburger.com, features info about his books and four decades' worth of music reviews, interviews and commentary. All content by Jeff Burger at the Morton Report is copyrighted by the author and may not be reproduced without permission." />
Jeff Burger's books include Dylan on Dylan: Interviews and Encounters, Lennon on Lennon: Conversations with John Lennon, Springsteen on Springsteen: Interviews, Speeches and Encounters, and Leonard Cohen on Leonard Cohen: Interviews and Encounters, all published in North America by Chicago Review Press. The Springsteen, Lennon, and Cohen books have since been republished in such countries as England, France, Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Ireland, and Turkey.
Burger has been a writer and editor for more than four decades and has covered popular music throughout his journalism career. His reviews, essays, and reportage on that and many other subjects have appeared in more than 75 magazines, newspapers and books, including Barron’s, the Los Angeles Times, Family Circle, Melody Maker, High Fidelity, Creem, Circus, Reader’s Digest, Gentlemen’s Quarterly, All Music Guide, the Berkeley Barb and No Depression. He has published interviews with many leading figures from the music world, including Bruce Springsteen, Roger McGuinn, Wolfman Jack, Tom Waits, Foreigner's Mick Jones, Billy Joel, Tommy James, the Righteous Brothers, Deep Purple's Tommy Bolin, and members of Steely Dan and the Marshall Tucker Band. He has also interviewed many other public figures, such as Donald Trump, Suze Orman, Daymond John, James Carville, Sir Richard Branson, F. Lee Bailey, Sydney Pollack, and Cliff Robertson.
Burger has been editor of several periodicals, including Phoenix magazine in Arizona, and he spent 14 years in senior positions at Medical Economics magazine, the country’s largest business magazine for doctors. A former consulting editor at Time Inc., he currently serves as editor of Business Jet Traveler, which the American Society of Business Publication Editors named one of the country’s best business magazines in 2011, 2013, 2016, and 2018.
Burger's website, byjeffburger.com, features information about his books and four decades' worth of music reviews, news, interviews, and commentary. All content by Jeff Burger at the Morton Report is copyrighted by the author and may not be reproduced without permission. Follow @byjeffburger
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