Phil Ramone, the famed record producer who worked with a who's who of music industry legends, has died from complications of pneumonia. He was 79.
Ramone, who shepherded some of the greats - Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Barbra Streisand - throughout their careers, began as a sound engineer.
Soon, he made the move to producing, and the music world was never the same.
Over a 50-year career, Ramone won 14 Grammy Awards and one lifetime achievement Grammy while supervising production on a slew of legendary albums.