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Encyclopedia > Phil Ramone

Phil Ramone is a violinist, composer, recording engineer, and innovative record producer born in 1934. A violinist is an instrumentalist who plays the violin. ... A composer is a person who writes music. ... Audio engineering is the branch of engineering dealing with the production of sound through mechanical means. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ...

As a young child in South Africa, Ramone was a musical prodigy, beginning to play the violin at age three and performing for Queen Elizabeth II at age ten. In the late 1940s he trained as a classical violinist at The Juilliard School, where one of his classmates was Phil Woods. A child prodigy is someone who is a master of one or more skills or arts at an early age. ... Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor; born 21 April 1926) is Queen of sixteen sovereign states, holding each crown and title equally. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Juilliard School is a performing arts conservatory in New York City, informally but definitively identified as simply Juilliard, and most famous for its musically-trained alumni. ... Phil Woods Philip Wells Woods (born November 2, 1931) is an American jazz bebop alto saxophonist, clarinetist, bandleader and composer. ...

In 1961 he established an independent recording studio A&R Recording. There he quickly gained a reputation as a sound engineer and music producer, in particular for his use of innovative technology. Among those whose music he has produced are Burt Bacharach, Laura Branigan, Karen Carpenter, Ray Charles, Chicago, Natalie Cole, Bob Dylan, Gloria Estefan, Aretha Franklin, Billy Joel, Elton John, Fito Páez, Quincy Jones, B. B. King, Julian Lennon, Madonna, Paul McCartney, George Michael, Sinéad O'Connor, Luciano Pavarotti, Andre Previn, Carly Simon, Paul Simon, Frank Sinatra, Rod Stewart, James Taylor, Olivia Newton-John, Liza Minnelli, Barry Manilow, Clay Aiken, Peter Paul and Mary, and most recently with Anne Murray, set to release an all duets album in 2008 in the US. See also: 1960 in music, other events of 1961, 1962 in music, 1960s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 15 - Motown Records signs The Supremes January 20 - Francis Poulencs Gloria is premiered in Boston February 12 - The Miracles Shop Around becomes Motowns first... This biographical article needs additional references for verification. ... Laura Branigan (July 3, 1957 – August 26, 2004) was a popular American singer/actress from Brewster, New York, best known in the U.S. for the song Gloria (1982). ... Karen Anne Carpenter (March 2, 1950 – February 4, 1983) was a successful American singer and drummer. ... For the composer and conductor of the Ray Charles Singers, see Ray Charles (composer). ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... Natalie Maria Cole (born February 6, 1950), known professionally as Natalie Cole, is an American singer and songwriter. ... This article is about the recording artist. ... Gloria Estefan (born Gloria María Fajardo on September 1, 1957 in Havana, Cuba) is a three-time Grammy Award-winning Cuban American singer and songwriter. ... Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. ... William Martin Billy Joel (born May 9, 1949) is an American singer, pianist, songwriter, composer and musician. ... Sir Elton Hercules[1] John CBE[2] (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is a five-time Grammy and one-time Academy Award-winning English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. ... Fito Páez Rodolfo Fito Páez (born March 13, 1963 in Rosario, Santa Fe Province) is an Argentine popular rock and roll pianist, lyricist, Spanish language singer and film director. ... This article is about the producer and songwriter. ... Riley B. King (born September 16, 1925 in Itta Bena, Mississippi) better known as B. B. King or The King of Blues, is an American blues guitarist and singer-songwriter, widely considered one of the best and most respected blues musicians of all time. ... John Charles Julian Lennon known universally as Julian Lennon, (born April 8, 1963 in Liverpool, England) is an English singer, songwriter, musician, and first son of Beatle John Lennon and the only child of his first wife Cynthia Lennon. ... This article is about the American entertainer. ... Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born 18 June 1942) is an iconic English singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who first gained worldwide fame as one of the founding members of The Beatles. ... This article is about the musician. ... Sinéad Marie Bernadette OConnor (IPA: [1]) (born December 8, 1966) is a Grammy Award winning Irish singer and songwriter. ... Luciano Pavarotti performing on June 15, 2002 at a concert in the Stade Vélodrome in Marseille Luciano Pavarotti, Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI[1] (October 12, 1935 – September 6, 2007) was a celebrated Italian tenor in operatic music, who successfully crossed into popular music becoming one of the most... Andr Previn (born April 6, 1929) is a prominent pianist, orchestral conductor, and composer. ... Carly Elisabeth Simon (born June 25, 1945 in New York City) is an Academy Award, Golden Globe and two-time Grammy Award winning American musician who emerged as one of the leading lights of the early 1970s singer-songwriter movement. ... Paul Frederic Simon (born October 13, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist, half of the folk-singing duo Simon and Garfunkel who continues a successful solo career. ... “Sinatra” redirects here. ... Roderick David Stewart, CBE (born January 10, 1945), is a British singer and songwriter born and raised in London. ... James Vernon Taylor (born March 12, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist, born in Belmont, Massachusetts. ... Olivia Newton-John AO OBE (born 26 September 1948) is a Grammy Award-winning and Golden Globe-nominated English-born Australian pop singer, songwriter and actress. ... Liza Minnelli (born March 12, 1946 in Los Angeles, California) is an American actress and singer. ... Barry Manilow is an American singer and songwriter best known for his recordings I Write the Songs, Mandy, Weekend in New England, and Copacabana. His career achievements include selling more than 75 million records worldwide. ... Clay Aiken (born Clayton Holmes Grissom on November 30, 1978) is an American pop singer who rose to fame on the second season of the television program American Idol in 2003. ... Peter, Paul and Mary (often PP&M) was one of the most successful folk-singing groups of the 1960s. ... Not to be confused with Ann Murray. ...

He is also credited with recording Marilyn Monroe's rendition of Happy Birthday to You to President John F. Kennedy. Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson on June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962), was a Golden Globe Award-winning American actress, singer, model and pop icon. ... For the birthday song by The Beatles, see Birthday (song). ... John Kennedy and JFK redirect here. ...

Among the technical innovations he introduced at A&R are four-track recorders, optical surround sound for movies, and digital recording techniques. His studio was the first to release music commercially on compact disc; Billy Joel's 52nd Street was the first album to be broadly released on the medium. In the music industry, Artists and Repertoire (A&R) is the division of a record label company that is responsible for scouting and artist development. ... Multichannel audio is the name for a variety of techniques for expanding and enriching the sound of audio playback by recording additional sound channels that can be reproduced on additional speakers. ... “CD” redirects here. ... 52nd Street is the sixth studio album by Billy Joel, released in 1978. ...

Ramone has been awarded honorary degrees by Five Towns College and Berklee College of Music. He is also on Berklee's Board of Trustees. Five Towns College is an institution of higher learning located in Dix Hills, Long Island, New York (USA). ... Berklee College of Music, founded in 1945, is an independent music college in Boston, Massachusetts with many prominent faculty, staff, alumni, and visiting artists. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Board of directors. ...

Look for his book, Making Records: The Scenes Behind The Music, by Chuck Granata, to be released 9 October 2007.


Ramone has won nine Grammy awards: This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

He also won an Emmy Award in 1973 as sound mixer for "Duke Ellington...We Love You Madly", a tribute to Duke Ellington broadcast on CBS. The 7th Grammy Awards were held in 1965. ... The Grammy Award for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical has been awarded since 1959. ... Getz/Gilberto, is an album by Stan Getz and João Gilberto, featuring [[Antonio Carlos Jobim], released in 1964. ... The 12th Grammy Awards were held in 1970. ... The Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album has been awarded since 1959. ... Promises, Promises is a musical, based on the film The Apartment by Billy Wilder. ... The 18th Grammy Awards were held in 1976, and were broadcast live on American television. ... The Grammy Award for Album of the Year is the most prestigious award category. ... The 21st Grammy Awards were held in 1979, and were broadcast live on American television. ... The jejejeje Record of the Year is one of the four most prestigious Grammy Awards presented annually. ... Just the Way You Are is a love song from Billy Joels 1977 pop rock album, The Stranger. ... The 22nd Grammy Awards were held in 1980, and were broadcast live on American television. ... 52nd Street is the sixth studio album by Billy Joel, released in 1978. ... The 23rd Grammy Awards were held in 1981, and were broadcast live on American television. ... The Grammy Award for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical has been awarded since 1975. ... The 26th Grammy Awards were held in 1984, and were broadcast live on American television. ... The Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media has been awarded since 1960. ... Flashdance is a musical and romance film released in April 1983. ... The 37th Grammy Awards were presented March 1, 1995. ... Pasión es una obra musical que se estreno en Broadway en 1994, adaptada de la película de Ettore Scola Passione dAmore que, a su vez , se basa en la novela de Igino Tarchetti Fosca. Con libreto de James Lapine y música y letras de Stephen Sondheim. ... The 45th Grammy Awards were held on February 23, 2003. ... The Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album has been awarded since 1992. ... For other persons named Tony Bennett, see Tony Bennett (disambiguation). ... An Emmy Award. ... See also: 1972 in television, other events of 1973, 1974 in television and the list of years in television. For the American network television schedule, please see 1973-74 American network television schedule. ... Audio mixing is used in sound recording, audio editing and sound systems to balance the relative volume and frequency content of a number of sound sources. ... This article is about the American Jazz composer and performer. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ...

Ramone is not related to the punk group The Ramones. The Ramones (L-R, Johnny, Tommy, Joey, Dee Dee) on the cover of their debut self-titled album (1976), cementing their place at the dawn of the punk movement. ...

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