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Steve Douglas, 6/25/83, The Stone, San Francisco. 66-18-26A, American saxophonist, flautist and clarinetist. Douglas is best known as a Los Angeles session musician, a member of The Wrecking Crew, who worked with Phil Spector, Brian Wilson and The Beach Boys. He can be heard on records by Duane Eddy, Aretha Franklin, Elvis Presley, Willy DeVille, Bob Dylan and many others. He was also a record producer, having produced Mink DeVille's Le Chat Bleu.<br />
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On April 19, 1993, while warming up for a recording session with Ry Cooder, Steve Douglas collapsed and died. Heart failure was the official given cause of death. He was only 54. In 2003, he was elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the category "Sidemen."[1]