Earlier this year, season nine finalist Siobhan Magnus successfully raised over $23,000 to support her ‘90s tribute band, Doubtful Guest, and other alums are following suit. Idol season four runner-up Bo Bice, season eight finalist Scott MacIntyre and season 10 finalist Erika Van Pelt have all recently launched campaigns to fund and market their respective releases.
In a career that spanned 50 years, Phil Ramone’s credit graced some of the rock era’s most celebrated albums, from Glass Houses to Graceland and from A Star Is Born to Flashdance. In memory of a man who devoted his life to the industry he loved so much, here are Phil Ramone’s greatest hits.
Phil Ramone, who passed away today at 79, leaves a striking legacy on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, where he produced or engineered 39 top 10 hits for such stars as Paul Simon, Billy Joel, Lesley Gore, Peter, Paul & Mary, B.J. Thomas, Gordon Lightfoot and many more.
March 05, 2013 3:58 PM EST
To coincide with the first live shows of season 12 of "American Idol," here are the top 100 songs by Idols based on chart performance on the Hot 100, with the stories behind the songs, many of them being told for the first time.