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Legendary Producer Phil Ramone Dies

Mar 31 2013

Legendary producer Phil Ramone, know for his work with artists like Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, Paul Simon, Billy Joel and Tony Bennett, died at the age of 79 in Manhattan yesterday (March 30).  A highly respected and sought after producer and engineer, Ramone won fourteen Grammy Awards and one Emmy Award during his stellar career.  Ramone was a classically trained violinist who studied at Juilliard School before shifting to jazz and pop music.  He worked on the Grammy winning albums Still Crazy After All These Years by Paul Simon (1976), Billy Joel's 52nd Street (1980) and Ray Charles' Genius Loves Company (2005).  He most recently won an award for his work with Tony Bennett on his Grammy winning release Duets II released in 2012.  Ramone is survived by his wife Karen and his three sons Simon and William (named after Paul Simon and Billy Joel) and Matthew.   

Last changed: Mar 31 2013 at 11:47 AM

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