Rick Burgess (c. 1938 - 2009) was co-owner of The Earle, former owner of the Del Rio, and a jazz pianist.

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Karen’s hopes for the memorial service were that there would be a “healing” (over the controversial closing of the Del Rio) and “recognition” for Rick – “and both happened tonight.” Three old scrapbooks from the Del Rio days mysteriously appeared after five years, and were given to Karen for donation to the Bentley Historical Library. “Rick never sought the recognition,” Karen observed, “but he brought jazz to this town.”