American musicianDied when: 79 years 84 days (950 months)
Star Sign: Capricorn
Philip Ramone (né Rabinowitz, January 5, 1934 – March 30, 2013) was a South African-born American recording engineer, record producer, violinist and composer, who in 1958 co-founded A & R Recording, Inc., a recording studio with business partner Jack Arnold at 112 West 48th Street, New York, upstairs from the famous musicians' watering hole, Jim & Andy's, and several doors east of Manny's Music.
The success of the original A & R Recording allowed it to expand into several studios and a record production company.
He was described by Billboard as "legendary", and the BBC as a "CD pioneer".