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Legendary record producer Phil Ramone has died, aged 72.

The producer first made his mark in the world of global music at aged 10, playing violin for Queen Elizabeth II. Over the years, his contribution to the music industry spanned everything from TV, concerts, movies and Broadway shows.

The producer’s credits were long and lasting, dating back to the late 1950s. Over the years he worked with a long and diverse list of artists, including Stevie Wonder, Frank Sinatra, Paul McCartney, Madonna and Ray Charles. In his lifetime his brilliant work earned him 14 Grammy Awards.

Away from the sound world, his contribution to the music industry still resonated highly; Ramone was one of the key innovators whose work helped CDs replace vinyls as the sole commercial choice for both the consumer and the industry itself.

He will be sorely missed.

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