Production legend Phil Ramone on 15 career-defining records

Posted Nov 15, 2012 at 11:18am

He's produced records for a staggering array of some of the biggest names in music, everyone from Frank Sinatra to Billy Joel to Dionne Warwick to Paul McCartney, spanning every conceivable genre. But despite having his name on hundreds of millions of albums, Phil Ramone's ego is surprisingly intact.

"I like to joke with people, 'I'm the guy on the back cover,' the affable producer says. "It's not like in the movies where it says, 'Steven Spielberg presents Abe Lincoln.' What I do is kind of invisible."