Ed Thrasher

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Edward Lee Thrasher Jr. (March 7, 1932 – August 5, 2006), known as Ed Thrasher, was an American Art Director and photographer. He was the recipient of numerous Grammy Award nominations for his work on album covers and won a Grammy for Best Album Package in 1974 for the Mason Proffit cover "Come & Gone". He worked with many artists, such as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and The Beach Boys.

He was born in Glendale, California to a Los Angeles city councilman.[1] He served in the Navy during the Korean War and since 1957 he worked at Capitol Records as an assistant. Later he worked for Warner Brothers, where he designed a number of album covers. He was married to Linda Gray for 22 years.[2] He died of cancer at the age of 74 at his home in Big Bear Lake, California.[1] He is survived by his two children, Jeff and Kehly who both reside in Los Angeles. Ed's artwork legacy continues to be in demand and can be sourced through the MPTV Agency in Van Nuys, CA.


  1. ^ a b Heller, Steven (24 August 2006). "Ed Thrasher, 74, Album Designer, Dies". The New York Times. Retrieved 15 June 2014.
  2. ^ McLellan, Dennis (21 August 2006). "Ed Thrasher, 74; Veteran Art Director Worked on Hundreds of Albums". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 15 June 2014.

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