Brian Levin, J.D.: Phil Ramone, Magical Genius Who Elevated His Artists' Music Passes
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
The legendary, yet humble, recording genius, Phil Ramone, 79, whose influence across a stunning spectrum of popular music for decades has passed away in New York. CNN stated, "His collaboration credits are a Who's Who of the music industry," while the Associated Press praised his "platinum touch" in engineering and producing as "spectacular and diverse." He was the recipient of 14 Grammy Music Awards as well as a lifetime achievement Grammy, and was nominated for a dizzying total of 33 overall. He has won Grammy Awards in every decade from the 1960s onward for albums, play scores and soundtracks. Included in these are Albums of The Year for 1975, Paul Simon's Still Crazy After All These Years (#1); 1979, Billy Joel's 52nd Street (#1); and 2004, Ray Charles' Genius Loves Company, as well as Producer of the Year for 1980, and 1978 Record of the Year for Billy Joel's beautiful Just The Way You Are. His work on a 1973 television special on Duke Ellington earned him an Emmy A...
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