George Michael's latest album to be released April 7

George Michael's latest album to be released April 7

NEW YORK, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- "Symphonica," British pop star George Michael's first album in seven years, is to be released next month, Island Records announced Tuesday.

Record producer Phil Ramone dies at 79

NEW YORK, March 30 (UPI) -- Phil Ramone, a producer-engineer who won 14 Grammys for his work with a who's who of recording artists, died Saturday in New York, his son said. He was 79.

Songwriters Hall of Fame to honor Ramone

NEW YORK, April 7 (UPI) -- The Songwriters Hall of Fame says it plans to present producer Phil Ramone with the Howie Richmond Hitmaker Award at its upcoming ceremony in New York.
Hall of Fame to honor 'Take Me Out'

Hall of Fame to honor 'Take Me Out'

NEW YORK, May 27 (UPI) -- "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" is to be honored with the Towering Song Award at the upcoming 2008 Songwriters Hall of Fame gala in New York, organizers said.
Producer brings stars out for Franklin

Producer brings stars out for Franklin

NEW YORK, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Record producer Phil Ramone says this weekend's MusicCares tribute to Aretha Franklin in Los Angeles will give props to the Queen of Soul's celebrated career.

USC to honor Ella Fitzgerald

LOS ANGELES, April 24 (UPI) -- The University of Southern California is getting ready to celebrate the music of the late jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald.

Tony Bennett, Elton John record duet

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Tony Bennett and Elton John have teamed up for a duet on one of Bennett's early hits, "Rags to Riches," for an album to celebrate Bennett's 80th birthday.

Winners at 47th Grammy Awards

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Here is a list of winners at the 47th Grammy Awards, which were presented Sunday in Los Angeles:

Feature: Ray Charles' valedictory

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Ray Charles' final CD, "Genius Loves Company," features Charles duets with 12 of the leading contemporary singers of soul, pop and jazz -- and producers said the line of artists who wanted to participate was so long that there might well have been a secon
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Kevin Spacey to tour with Darin tunes

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Kevin Spacey will promote his movie biography of Bobby Darin by singing Darin's music in a 12-city U.S. tour, Hollywood columnist Army Archerd said Thursday.

Burt Bacharach set for Mancini award

LOS ANGELES, July 7 (UPI) -- The Henry Mancini Institute announced Wednesday saxophonist Tom Scott will headline the 2004 Mancini Musicale in Los Angeles next month.

From jazz charts to the big parade

NEW YORK, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Peter Cincotti, whose debut recording topped the jazz charts earlier this year when he was 19, will be in a bigger spotlight later this month in New York.

LaBelle to get achievement award

NEW YORK, June 11 (UPI) -- The National Academy of Popular Music-Songwriters Hall of Fame will present its Lifetime Achievement Award to Patti LaBelle in New York Thursday night.


Jennifer Aniston has a bone to pick with Redbook magazine -- not just a bone, more like a whole body -- over her image on the cover.
PAT NASON and DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for April 12-18.
By United Press International
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Phil Ramone is a violinist, composer, recording engineer, and innovative record producer born in 1941.

As a young child in South Africa, Ramone was a musical prodigy, beginning to play 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, where one of his classmates was Phil Woods.

In 1959 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. Among those whose music he has produced are The Guess Who, Burt Bacharach, Laura Branigan, Karen Carpenter, Ray Charles, Peter Cincotti, Chicago, Natalie Cole, Bob Dylan, Gloria Estefan, Aretha Franklin, Billy Joel, Elton John, Sheena Easton, Fito Páez, Quincy Jones, B. B. King, Diane Schuur, Julian Lennon, Madonna, Richard Marx, Paul McCartney, George Michael, Sinéad O'Connor, Luciano Pavarotti, Andre Previn, Carly Simon, Paul Simon, Frank Sinatra, Rod Stewart, James Taylor, Olivia Newton-John, Liza Minnelli, Barry Manilow, Clay Aiken, Peter Paul and Mary, and Melissa Errico.

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