Phil Ramone to Receive Howie Richmond Hitmaker Award at the 2010 Songwriters Hall of Fame Awards
Thu, 08 Apr 2010 09:37:24
Phil Ramone –not of those Ramones- will be the 2010 recipient of the Howie Richmond Hitmaker Award at the Annual Awards, which he will receive at an awards dinner which is slated for Thursday, June 17 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.
"Phil Ramone represents the perfect choice as a recipient of our Howie Richmond Hitmaker Award,” commented Songwriters Hall of Fame Chairman/CEO Hal David in a statement. “We are looking forward to applauding his many varied accomplishments that have, both past and presently, influenced the craft and careers of music history’s finest artists." Phil Ramone is one of the most well respected and lauded music producers in the industry, notching an impressive 34 Grammy nominations, 14 Grammy Awards, an Emmy and numerous awards and honors to his credit. He has worked with a wide range of musicians from country to pop stars, such as Billy Joel's "Tell Her About It," "Uptown Girl" and "Modern Woman," "Late In The Evening" (Paul Simon), "Too Late for Goodbyes" (Julian Lennon) and many more. He has worked with many notable artists including Bono, Ray Charles, Natalie Cole, Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Quincy Jones, BB King, Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder, Madonna, Sting, Bruce Springsteen and James Taylor, to name a few.
When you saw the name "Ramone," did you automatically assume we were talking about one of the members of the NYC punk rock legends?