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Sun March 31, 2013
Phil Ramone's 'Musical Mind' Set Him Apart As A Producer
Originally published on Sun March 31, 2013 7:25 am
Phil Ramone was a violin prodigy; he played for Queen Elizabeth when he was 10. As a fledgling recording engineer, he manned the booth for "Alice's Restaurant." And as a producer, he recorded hits for Frank Sinatra, Billy Joel and Paul Simon. As NPR's Sami Yenigun reports, Ramone died Saturday at the age of 79.