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March 30, 2013 | By Mikael Wood, This post has been corrected. See the note below for details.
Phil Ramone, the veteran record producer whose work with A-list artists including Barbra Streisand, Bob Dylan and Paul Simon made him one of the most respected figures in the music industry, died Saturday at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Billboard reported. He was 79. Ramone was hospitalized last month following an aortic aneurysm. Born in South Africa, Ramone studied classical violin at New York's Juilliard School before moving behind the board. His extensive credits include Dylan's "Blood on the Tracks," Billy Joel's "52nd Street" and Paul Simon's "Still Crazy After All These Years," for which he shared the Grammy Award for album of the year.
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December 16, 2013 | By Todd Martens
Vevet Underground drummer Maureen "Moe" Tucker reflected on friend and former bandmate Lou Reed in an appreciation published this weekend by British newspaper the Observer .  Reed, 71, died in October of complications from a May liver transplant. "It's just dawning on me that he's not out there anymore," Tucker wrote in the piece, which chronicles her first meeting with Reed as well as how the Velvets transformed her from a simple pop drummer into one trafficking in the avant-garde.
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May 11, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Record producer David Anderle has sold his home in the Hollywood Hills West area for $3.7 million. The Spanish-style villa, built in 1925, was once used as a speak-easy. Features include decorative tile work, beamed ceilings, a wine cellar and an artist's studio. The three-bedroom, 31/2-bathroom house contains 3,813 square feet of living space and sits on a third of an acre. The former A&M Records executive produced songs for Rita Coolidge, Kris Kristofferson and the Circle Jerks, among others.
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October 3, 2013 | By John Horn
The last three movies produced by Mark Burg - a sequel to "Saw," the remake "Texas Chainsaw 3D" and a violent revenge tale called "The Tortured" - were all rated R for "grisly" and "sadistic" violence and were hardly pleasant experiences for characters trying to remain alive. But Hollywood has a habit of making strange bedfellows, and when Burg's latest project arrives in theaters on Friday, fans of the horror veteran's work may be surprised by its story: "Grace Unplugged" is a Christian drama about a church singer (AJ Michalka)
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March 23, 2006 | From Times Staff Reports
The murder trial of record producer Phil Spector has been moved to Sept. 11. Spector's trial was to begin April 24, but his attorney, Bruce Cutler, and prosecutors are involved in other trials during that period. Spector is accused of shooting actress Lana Clarkson at his Alhambra home in 2003. He is free on $1-million bail.
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November 21, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Time
Record producer David Anderle has listed his longtime Hollywood Hills home for sale at $4.75 million. Built in the 1920s, the Spanish-style villa was once a speak-easy. Details include decorative tile work and beamed ceilings. The three-bedroom, four-bathroom house contains 3,813 square feet of living space and sits on a third of an acre. The former A&M Records executive produced songs for Rita Coolidge, Kris Kristofferson and the Circle Jerks, among others. He worked with Brian Wilson to help him form Brother Records.
NEWS
February 27, 1995
Denny Cordell, 51, record producer who worked with such artists as Chet Baker, Tom Petty and Melissa Etheridge. A native of Argentina educated in England, Cordell became influential in the evolution of contemporary popular music. He managed Baker in the mid-1960s and then went to work for Island Records in 1965. He left to produce the Moody Blues' first album, "Go Now: The Moody Blues 1."
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August 23, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Record producer Terry Lewis and his wife, Indira, have sold their ocean-view house in Malibu for $3.735 million. The one-acre estate includes a Spanish-style house, a sports court, a swimming pool with a spa, and gardens. The 6,710-square-foot open-plan home, built in 2001, features a media room, five bedrooms and 51/2 bathrooms. Lewis is part of a songwriting and production team with Jimmy Jam. The Grammy-winning Jam and Lewis have produced hits for singers including Janet Jackson, Boyz II Men and Mariah Carey.
NEWS
January 15, 1994
Thomas Patrick Wilson, known professionally as Tom Wilson, 47, singer, composer and record producer. Wilson performed and recorded with such stars as Glen Campbell, Stevie Wonder and Ernie Freeman. After he was found to have AIDS, Wilson devoted his remaining years to helping to develop the 24-hour radio network KHIV, which provides AIDS information. His hope was to provide a nationwide forum for doctors, patients and their families and friends to discuss problems and treatment for AIDS victims.
NEWS
April 28, 1990
Dave Dexter Jr., 74, jazz critic and record producer. As a young executive for Capitol Records in the 1940s, Dexter discovered and promoted such jazz singers as Nellie Lutcher. Later he was responsible for signing the Beatles, Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole with Capitol Records. In 1964, he published a history of the musical art form from its New Orleans beginnings in the 1890s to modern jazz, titled "The Jazz Story: From the '90s to the '60s."
ENTERTAINMENT
May 30, 2013
The transformation of Long Island boy and wannabe rock star Jeffrey Kagel into Krishna Das, a singer of Hindu devotional chants, is an odyssey as long and winding as any searcher's tale. In "One Track Heart," director Jeremy Frindel lays out the biographical basics in boilerplate fashion: the barefoot pilgrimages through India, the struggles with depression, the stumbles and renewals. The admiring documentary grows frustratingly repetitive as friends, meditation experts, fellow yogis and record producer Rick Rubin testify to Krishna Das' talent and sincerity.
BUSINESS
April 15, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
A family home of pop singer Colbie Caillat is on the market in Tarzana at $1.399 million.   Owned by her father, Grammy-winning record producer Ken Caillat, the French-style house was once featured on MTV's “Cribs.”   The 3,701-square-foot house, built in 1995, features high ceilings, a media room, a den, a crafts room, four bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. There is a lagoon-style swimming pool on the more than a half-acre of grounds. Colbie Caillat, 27, is a singer-songwriter and acoustic guitarist.
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March 31, 2013 | Mikael Wood
Phil Ramone, the veteran record producer whose work with such top-tier talent as Barbra Streisand, Bob Dylan and Paul Simon made him one of the most revered figures in the music business, died Saturday. He was 82. He died of complications from pneumonia stemming from surgery he had last month to prevent an aortic aneurysm, his son, Matt Ramone, told the Associated Press. "Our industry has lost an immense talent and a true visionary," Neil Portnow, president and chief executive of the Recording Academy, said in a statement Saturday.
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March 31, 2013 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
That Phil Ramone was a musical force in the recording studio is undeniable, and the evidence lies in the range of his accomplishments. For example, within one three-year period in the early 1960s, Ramone mixed Lesley Gore's smash hit "It's My Party," recorded Marilyn Monroe seducing President John F. Kennedy in song on his birthday and engineered essential double-quartet recordings by jazz innovators Ornette Coleman and Eric Dolphy. Ramone, who died Saturday in his late 70s or early 80s, depending on sources, would have been only around 30 at the time.
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March 30, 2013 | By Mikael Wood, This post has been corrected. See the note below for details.
Phil Ramone, the veteran record producer whose work with A-list artists including Barbra Streisand, Bob Dylan and Paul Simon made him one of the most respected figures in the music industry, died Saturday at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Billboard reported. He was 79. Ramone was hospitalized last month following an aortic aneurysm. Born in South Africa, Ramone studied classical violin at New York's Juilliard School before moving behind the board. His extensive credits include Dylan's "Blood on the Tracks," Billy Joel's "52nd Street" and Paul Simon's "Still Crazy After All These Years," for which he shared the Grammy Award for album of the year.
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March 21, 2013 | By Harriet Ryan, Los Angeles Times
Are you planning to watch HBO's "Phil Spector"? Then step into my cubicle. We need to talk. I'm just a reporter, so my opinions about film aesthetics don't add up to much, but as one of the only journalists to cover both of Spector's murder trials, I can tell you that this movie, which premieres Sunday, is a bomb factually. And in an era when millions depend on "The Daily Show" for their news and best picture nominees for their history lessons, that scares me. Most viewers will know very little about the Spector case, and when the program is over, their understanding will be deeply flawed.
NEWS
March 7, 1996
Wes Farrell, 56, songwriter and record producer whose career stretched from rock 'n' roll to religious music. A native of New York City who attended the University of Miami, Farrell started writing music in the late 1950s as rock 'n' roll grew. His hits included "Come a Little Bit Closer" and the Beatles' "Boys." Moving into publishing, he was the first to sign Neil Diamond, for such recordings as "Daddy Don't Walk So Fast" and "Spanish Eyes."
MAGAZINE
September 16, 2001 | MARK EHRMAN
Invited to: "The Last Bash at Rick Rubin's Houdini Mansion" in Laurel Canyon to benefit the homeless organization School on Wheels. And for my next trick: "Just showing my respects for the Wheels thing, that's all," says Coolio, grinning and hand-signing his way through the many hallways, stairs and patios of the estate. But good intentions notwithstanding, virtue will have to be its own reward for any kind souls ponying up the "suggested donation" at this affair.
NEWS
March 14, 2013 | By Jay Jones
Guests can take a trip down rock music's memory lane with the opening of “ Raiding the Rock Vault ” at the LVH Las Vegas Hotel & Casino , formerly the Las Vegas Hilton. Using narration and video clips, the musical extravaganza weaves together the history of rock 'n' roll from 1948 to 1989. It features classic anthems from AC/DC, the Doors, the Eagles, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Queen, the Who and other bands. The music is performed by a cast that brings together many well-known names from the world of rock.
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March 2, 2013 | By Liesl Bradner
It began in 1964 as a Time magazine photo assignment for Henry Grossman to cover the Beatles' debut appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show. " It developed over the years into a deep friendship between Grossman and the group, one that allowed him rare access to document the members' public and private moments during the height of their fame. "I wasn't into rock 'n' roll so at first they were just another assignment," said the 76-year-old Grossman, recalling how he plugged his ears with tissues during another Beatles concert that year in Atlantic City.
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