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.
The Grammys are based on quality, not quantity. But is it possible to make an informed prediction of who will triumph at the annual awards ceremony by looking at the Billboard charts? Based on the number of winners who have topped the Billboard album chart since the first statuette was handed out in 1959, the answer is a qualified yes: Mumford & Sons are in good company.