Phil Ramone

1934 - 2013

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Philip Ramone (né Rabinowitz, January 5, 1934 – March 30, 2013) was a South African-born American recording engineer, record producer, violinist and composer, who in 1958 co-founded A & R Recording, Inc., a recording studio with business partner Jack Arnold at 112 West 48th Street, New York, upstairs from the famous musicians' watering hole, Jim & Andy's, and several doors east of Manny's Music. The success of the original A & R Recording allowed it to expand into several studios and a record production company. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Phil Ramone has received more than 585,367 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Phil Ramone is the 294th most popular inventor (down from 224th in 2019), the 88th most popular biography from South Africa (down from 48th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular South African Inventor.

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Among inventors, Phil Ramone ranks 294 out of 355Before him are Jay Miner, David Dunbar Buick, Kálmán Kandó, Henry M. Leland, Isaac Pitman, and Henry Shrapnel. After him are Jacob Ellehammer, Per Georg Scheutz, Jozef Murgaš, Whitcomb L. Judson, An Wang, and Ivan Polzunov.

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Among people born in 1934, Phil Ramone ranks 287Before him are Glenn Davis, Galina Bystrova, Tomás Eloy Martínez, Humberto Tozzi, Gulzar, and Raúl Eduardo Vela Chiriboga. After him are Ole Madsen, Sergio Balanzino, Héctor De Bourgoing, Francisco J. Ayala, Yuri Vizbor, and Peter Maxwell Davies. Among people deceased in 2013, Phil Ramone ranks 285Before him are Harold Agnew, Maria Tallchief, Medardo Joseph Mazombwe, Jean Marcel Honoré, Boris Vasilyev, and Amparo Rivelles. After him are George Jones, George Herbig, Ottavio Missoni, Alla Kushnir, Antonio Puchades, and Steve Forrest.

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In South Africa

Among people born in South Africa, Phil Ramone ranks 88 out of 312Before him are Navi Pillay (1941), Constand Viljoen (1933), Bruce Grobbelaar (1957), Alan Paton (1903), Gary Player (1935), and Ingrid Jonker (1933). After him are Deon Meyer (1958), Mark Shuttleworth (1973), Marjorie Courtenay-Latimer (1907), Bevil Rudd (1894), Jim Fouché (1898), and Sharlto Copley (1973).

Among INVENTORS In South Africa

Among inventors born in South Africa, Phil Ramone ranks 2Before him are Elon Musk (1971).