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Phil Ramone

Ramone, veteran record producer, was one of the most revered figures in the music business, working closely with Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Barbra Streisand and Billy Joel among others, shaping their sounds and crafting hits. He won 14 Grammy Awards. He was 79. Full obituary | An appreciation: Phil Ramone's golden ear for the hits | Photos Notable deaths of 2012 Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times