Multiple Grammy Award-winning producer Phil Ramone died Saturday at New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. He was 79. His son Matt confirmed his father was hospitalized in late February with an aortic aneurysm. Ramone won 14 Grammys and worked with a wide range of artists over his 50 years in the music business, including Ray Charles, Paul Simon, Chicago, Frank Sinatra, Bob Dylan, Billy Joel, Barbra Streisand, The Band, Donny Hathaway, Rod Stewart, Tony Bennett, Kenny Loggins, Barry Manilow, Dionne Warwick, Luciano Pavarotti and Phoebe Snow, among countless others. Ramone’s work on Charles’ Genius Loves Company, Joel’s 52nd Street and Simon’s Still Crazy After All These Years helped those collections capture Grammys for Album of the Year. Ramone came to the United States from his native South Africa at the age of 10 to study violin at Julliard. At 18, he opened A&R Recording Studios in New York City.
Random Fact of the Day: A group of unicorns is called a blessing. Twelve or more cows are known as a “flink.” A group of frogs is called an army. A group of rhinos is called a crash. A group of kangaroos is called a mob. A group of whales is called a pod. A group of ravens is called a murder. A group of officers is called a mess. A group of larks is called an exaltation. A group of owls is called a parliament.
Random Word of the Day: Ginglyform – Hinge Shaped
Don’t miss the Womack Family Band on the Firelands Local Music Spot this Friday with
Kelly Rose at 1pm!
YOU could design the album cover for the Womack Family Band!
The album itself is in the very early stages, it doesn’t have a name yet and the songs are only beginning to take shape. This way, we are all working from the beginning; scheming, dreaming, and conceptualizing all at once, building this album together. You may use ANY medium you’d like, be it paint, photo, crayon, marker, baby food, dog fur, etc. You are limited only by the bounds of your own imagination. Here’s the rundown:
• 1st Place Winner’s Artwork will be used as the cover of our next album, with credit included in the album notes. Winner will also receive 2 tickets to the album release show, a signed copy of the album, and a new WomackT-shirt.
• 2nd Place Winner will receive the Womack Uke- a ukelele from our house that we did a custom paint job on, 1 free ticket to the release show, a signed copy of the new album, and a new Womack T-shirt.
• 3rd Place Winner will receive 1 free ticket to the release show, a signed copy of the new album, and a new Womack T-shirt.
Other Important Information:
The Official Womack Family Art Contest Judges Board will begin accepting submissions on February 1st and will stop accepting on March 7th. Take a well-lit picture of your submission with a digital camera or a phone camera with high resolution and send it to ArtContest@WomackBand.com. You may submit as many as you want!