Music Producer Phil Ramone Dies At 72
Music producer Phil Ramone, who worked with top artists to create some of the most unforgettable music of our era, has died.
Ramone was one of the most prolific music producers of his time, as NPR's Sami Yenigun says:
"The list of musicians Phil Ramone produced reads like a who's who of 20th century musical icons. Paul McCartney Tony Bennett, Barbara Streisand, Paul Simon, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Burt Bacharach, Bono, Ray Charles, Andre Previn, Renee Fleming and BB King.
"In a career that spanned over five decades, Ramone racked up, 14 Grammy awards, and a technical grammy for a lifetime of innovation in the industry. He was a classical violin prodigy who got his start in the industry as a recording engineer. He went on to work in a diverse range of media, producing for film, broadway, and TV."
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