Legendary music producer Phil Ramone has been hospitalized in New York City after suffering an aortic aneurysm.
The 71-year-old is being treated by critical care for the condition in which the aorta is more than 1.5 times its normal size and is in danger of rupturing.
Ramone has 33 Grammy nominations and 14 awards. His first work was with Leslie Gore on hits like It’s My Party and She’s a Fool and grew into one of the most impressive production resumes of the last 25 years including work with Billy Joel (most albums), Frank Sinatra (Duets), Tony Bennett (all three Duets albums), Ray Charles (Genius Loves Company), Brian Setzer (Guitar Slinger), Chicago (Hot Streets), Rod Stewart (Great American Songbook series), Paul Simon (Still Crazy After All These Years, So Beautiful or So What) and The Carpenters.
And just when you thought 2020 couldn’t throw up any more surprises Bob Dylan has become a complete sell-out. Dylan has sold the publishing rights to his songwriting catalogue in a deal said to be worth around $300 million to Universal Music.
Hot on the heels of performing his 100th concert at Madison Square Garden on July 18th (during which Bruce Springsteen showed up, and the pair sang duets of "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out" and "Born to Run"), Billy Joel returned to perform for his fifth straight year at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts on August 10, 2018.