Jeff Burger in 2017

Jeff Burger’s books include Dylan on Dylan: Interviews and EncountersLennon on Lennon: Conversations with John LennonLeonard Cohen on Leonard Cohen: Interviews and Encounters, and Springsteen on Springsteen: Interviews, Speeches, and Encounters, all of which are published in the U.S. and Canada by Chicago Review Press. The books have been republished in numerous other countries, including England, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, France, Hungary, Argentina, Japan, Turkey, and Italy.

A writer and editor for many years, Burger has covered popular music throughout his journalism career. His reviews, essays, and reportage on that and many other subjects have been published 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, GQ, All Music Guide, the Berkeley Barb, Country Standard Time, SeattlePI, and No Depression. His music reviews now appear regularly on this website and in such other publications as Best Classic Bands, Americana Highways, Blogcriticsand The Aquarian.

He has interviewed many luminaries from the music world, including Bruce Springsteen, Steve Van ZandtRoger McGuinn, John Sebastian, Wolfman Jack, Tom Waits, Foreigner’s Mick Jones, Billy Joel, Steve Forbert, 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 Suze Orman, Daymond JohnJames Carville, Donald TrumpSir Richard Branson, F. Lee Bailey, Sydney Pollack, and Cliff Robertson.

Burger has been the 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 is now the editor of Business Jet Traveler, which has won more than 110 editorial awards since he joined the publication in 2004. In an annual competition sponsored by the American Society of Business Publication Editors, BJT has been cited for general excellence and named as one of the country’s best business magazines in 2011, 2013, 2016, and 2018. The publication has also won several Folio: Eddie Awards for Best Consumer Travel Magazine, most recently in 2020.

Burger lives in Ridgewood, New Jersey. His wife, Madeleine Beresford, is a puppeteer and a former preschool director and teacher. The couple have two grown children.

For more about Burger’s work, please see Chicago Review Press Author PageAmazon Author Page, and LinkedIn Profile.


  1. Jeff… I just stumbled on your 1977 Interview you did with me at the hobbit hole on Long Island..
    Yes I remember that..I want you to know that your review, when I was 26 yrs old, inspired and encouraged me as I, shortly after that, made my way to Nashville and eventually in 2009 into the songwriters hall of fame. Thank you for believing I had something .. I am still in Nashville .. Helping encourage and helping Develop young artists and writers. Thank you… 30 yrs later kye fleming


    • Thanks for putting some insight into the 1989 Bee Gees concert Blu-ray.
      Many rock critics have trouble with these Masters of songwriting, because they have spread their talents into so many different styles. Then it’s easy to forget that You Win Again from 1987 is One of the most successfull singles in the pop history, selling about 2 500 000 copies, with countless cover versions. Also For Whom The Bell Tolls and Alone from the 90s were huge hits and of the best singles ever crafted. Still Waters was a big million-seller, together with the best selling live-album One Night Only, both from late 90s. In fact, The Bee Gees gained even more success in the 90s compared to the 60s, which is often overlooked.
      Besides that, I hope you will put the remastered editions of HORIZONTAL and ODESSA on your want list: Two of the best rock albums ever made. These masterpieces have, besides beautiful melodies, strong lyrics. Which is, again, often overlooked.


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