Legendary producer Phil Ramone died today at the New York Presbyterian Hospital following hospitalisation for an aortic anuerysm in February. He was 79.
Over his 50 year career, the 14-time Grammy award has been instrumental in influencing and shaping the face of music to what it is today. His credits include the icons such as Frank Sinatra, Paul Simon, Barbara Streisand, Bob Dylan, Ray Charles, Billy Joel, Donny Hathaway and many, many more. He’s contributed to films such as Pippin’, A Star is Born and Chicago.
More recently he has worked with artists such as Tony Bennett, Rod Stewart, Joss Stone and Lela Hathaway.
Born in South Africa, Ramone left for New York to take up violin at Julliard. His pure and unmistakable talent, afforded the prodigy the opportunity to perform for Queen Elizabeth II at 10.
Ramone is survived by his Karen and sons Matt, BJ and Simon.
Gone but never forgotten. May his soul rest in perfect peace.