RIP Phil Ramone

RIP Phil Ramone

Phil Ramone, music producer and dear friend, died this morning in New York at age 79.

Phil produced The Stranger, 52nd Street, Glass Houses, The Nylon Curtain, An Innocent Man, The Bridge, and the single “All My Life” released 2007. Our prayers and condolences are with the Ramone family. Phil will be deeply missed.

"I always thought of Phil Ramone as the most talented member in my band. He was the band member that no one ever ever saw onstage. He was with me as long as any of the musicians I ever played with - longer than most. So much of my music was shaped by him and brought to fruition by him. I have lost a dear friend - and my greatest mentor. The music world lost a giant today." - Billy Joel

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Re: RIP Phil Ramone

RIP to your "George Martin" Phil Ramone and session guru Hugh McCracken, made really good songs sound even better, didn't they??

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Dear Billy,
In reading interviews that both you and Phil gave, where you mentioned each other, it's clear what a strong and meaningful friendship you had with each other. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Chris

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The death of Phil Ramone is a great loss to his family, friends and the music business. Phil was the core of Billy's greatest records, the director who pulled those young eager musicians into shape.

As well as Billy I know that Liberty & Russell are mourning his death. Lets remember him for the genius he was.

Phil, thank you for the music.

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Re: RIP Phil Ramone

What a wonderful genius. I am greatly saddened by his passing.

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