Legendary record producer Phil Ramone in 'critical care'

The 14 time Grammy Award winner has worked with everyone from Marilyn Monroe to Paul Simon

Legendary record producer Phil Ramone in 'critical care'

Photo: PA

Legendary record producer Phil Ramone is in critical care in hospital in New York City.

The 14-time Grammy winner, who has worked with Aretha Franklin, Paul Simon - pictured above - Tony Bennett, George Michael, Dionne Warwick and Billy Idol, underwent surgery yesterday (February 28) to prevent an aortic aneurysm.

The Hollywood Reporter writes that Ramone is expected to be released over the weekend.

Ramone's producing partner Gregg Field said that the surgery was successful, and that Ramone "is resting comfortably and expected to be released in the next few days".

The 72-year-old Ramone was named Producer of the Year at the 1981 Grammys. He has been nominated for 33 Grammy Awards over the years.

It was Ramone who recorded Marilyn Monroe’s 1962 rendition of 'Happy Birthday' for the US President John F Kennedy.

Ramone also has a number of movie and Broadway stage show credits to his name, including A Star is Born, August Rush, Beyond the Sea, Flashdance, Ghostbusters and Midnight Cowboy.

Read More On This Artist

More News
St Vincent hosts radio show for BBC 6 Music's 'Three Wise Women' Christmas...
The War on Drugs' Adam Granduciel: 'I didn't like the way Mark Kozelek criticised...
Avril Lavigne denies rumours that she's in rehab
Prince shares lyric video for 'ANOTHERLOVE' - watch
Arctic Monkeys share short documentary film to mark end of 'AM' world tour
Wale and A-Trak release new Seinfeld-themed 'Festivus' mixtape
Madonna asks fans not to listen to her leaked album tracks
Bryan Ferry's son Merlin injured in car crash
One Direction sing 'Santa Claus Is Coming To Town' with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots - watch
Footage emerges of a young Björk telling the nativity story - watch
Kanye West impersonator turns 'Yeezus' into a Christmas album - listen
$39 million settlement reached for 2011 Sugarland stage collapse which killed seven
Darkside's Dave Harrington joined by Antlers' frontman for Joni Mitchell cover - listen
Justin Timberlake joined onstage by country singer Garth Brooks - watch
The National make Christmas cameo in 'Bob's Burgers' - watch
Slipknot share video for 'The Devil In I', filmed live at Knotfest
Joey Bada$$ shares new song 'Curry Chicken' – listen
Pusha T says his new album will be 'smacking people left and right' when it is released...
Future Islands' Samuel T Herring reveals he was hurt by reaction to his Letterman performance
Mark Ronson reveals 'Daffodils' collaboration with Tame Impala's Kevin Parker –...
Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters attacks 'institutionalised brutality' of Guantanamo Bay
Tom DeLonge: 'Blink-182 don't have anything to prove'

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM