1. R.I.P.

    Music Legend Phil Ramone Dead

    In this Oct. 6, 2008 photo, Arts Advocacy Award honoree Phil Ramone attends the 2008 National Arts Awards presented by Americans For The Arts at Cipriani's 42nd St. in New York.  Ramone, the Grammy Award-winning engineer and producer whose platinum touch included recordings with Ray Charles, Billy Joel and Paul Simon, has died. He was 72.  His son, Matt Ramone, confirmed the death.  Phil Ramone was among the most honored and successful music producers in history, winning 14 Grammys and working with many of the top artists of his era. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)

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    Music producer Phil Ramone, who worked with Frank Sinatra, Barba Streisand, and Ray Charles, among others, died Saturday morning after a monthlong hospitalization for an aortic aneurysm. He was 72. In his time in the music business, Ramone was nominated for 33 Grammys and won 14, including awards for Paul Simon’s album Still Crazy After All These Years. Seen as a pioneer in the music world, he produced the original Broadway-cast album of Promises, Promises as well as Bob Dylan's Blood on the Tracks and seven of Billy Joel’s albums over several decades.

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