RIP producer and engineer Phil Ramone

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Photo via http://www.philramone.com/gallery.php
Photo via http://www.philramone.com/gallery.php
The legendary award-winning producer and engineer Phil Ramone has died. He was 72 years old. Acoording to Billboard.com:

The 14-time Grammy winner and 33-time nominee once dubbed “The Pope of Pop” was hospitalized in late Feb. with an aortic aneurysm in New York and died Saturday morning at New York Presbyterian Hospital, according to Ramone’s son Matt.

Ramone’s discography is staggering. For over 50 years he worked on numerous important records with many influential artists. He engineered the classic Getz/Gilberto album, worked with Quincy Jones and Dionne Warwick, worked on records by Bob Dylan (Blood On The Tracks), Ram (Paul and Linda McCartney), and work by Kenny Loggins, Ray Charles, Barbara Sreisand. His varied credits also included engineering records for Alice Cooper, Neil Diamond, Wes Montgomery, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Peter, Paul & Mary, and The Free Design. Included amongst his Grammy Award winning records are Just The Way You Are and 52nd Street by Billy Joel, and Still Crazy After All These Years by Paul Simon. It’s mind blowing the amount of really great records he either engineered or produced; check out an extensive list here.

Read an extensive interview with Ramone from 1996 at Billboard.com here.

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