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Phil Ramone

  • Birth 5 Jan 1941 South Africa
  • Death 30 Mar 2013 New York, USA
  • Burial Unknown
  • Memorial ID 107540885

Music Producer, Composer, Songwriter. Ramone, who at age 3 began studying the piano and violin and attended the Juilliard School in New York as a teenager, spent years working as a songwriter, engineer and acoustics expert in New York before going on to work with some of the greatest artists in the music industry. Among some of the albums the 14-time Grammy winner worked on were, Barbra Streisand's 'A Happening in Central Park' (1967), Paul & Linda McCartney's 'Ram' (1971), Bob Dylan's 'Blood on the Tracks' (1975), Paul Simon's 'Still Crazy After All These Years' (1975), Billy Joel's 'The Stranger' (1977) Frank Sinatra's 'Duets' (1993) and Ray Charles' final album, 'Genius Loves Company' (2004). In 1958, he co-founded A & R Recording and in 1964, he engineered the classic bossa nova album 'Getz/Gilberto', which would become one of the biggest-selling jazz albums of all time and earn him his first Grammy, for album of the year. Other albums he produced were Lesley Gore's 'I'll Cry If I Want To' (1963), Julian Lennon's debut 'Valotte' (1984), Liza Minnelli's live 'Liza's Back' (2002) and Rod Stewart's 'It Had to Be You: The Great American Songbook' (2002). Among artists we worked with were Burt Bacharach, Bono, Karen Carpenter, Chicago, Natalie Cole, Sheena Easton, Gloria Estefan, Aretha Franklin, Elton John, Quincy Jones, B. B. King, Madonna, Barry Manilow, Richard Marx, George Michael, Anne Murray, Olivia Newton-John, Sinéad O'Connor, Luciano Pavarotti, Peter Paul and Mary, Carly Simon, James Taylor, The Guess Who, Dionne Warwick and Stevie Wonder. He also contributed to the films 'Midnight Cowboy' (1969), 'Ghostbusters' (1984) and 'Beyond the Sea' (2004). Ramone, who was nominated for a Grammy 33 times in his career, was hospitalized in late February 2013 with an aortic aneurysm.

Bio by: Louis du Mort

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  • Originally Created by: Louis du Mort
  • Added: 30 Mar 2013
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