What’s on Charlie Rose:
Tonight: David Kilcullen, Karen Greenberg, Micah Zenko and more Yesterday: Phil Jackson and Richard Anderson 5/21: Andrew Revkin, Peter Baker, David Paulison and more 5/20: Farnaz Fassihi, Ben Wedeman, Tung Chee Hwa and more 5/17: Karen Tumulty, Al Hunt, Jessica Yellin and more
Phil Ramone is a violinist, composer, recording engineer, and innovative record producer. As a young child in South Africa, Ramone began playing 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. 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.
Just a few of the big name performers whose music he has produced are Ray Charles, Chicago, Natalie Cole, Bob Dylan, Gloria Estefan, Aretha Franklin, and Paul McCartney. Ramone is also credited with recording Marilyn Monroe’s rendition of “Happy Birthday to You” to President John F. Kennedy. Among the technical innovations Ramone 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. Ramone has won nine Grammy Awards and an Emmy.
Source- Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phil_Ramone