[lastfm]Phil Ramone[/lastfm], a producer who has worked on such hits as [lastfm]Billy Joel[/lastfm]‘s “Uptown Girl” and [lastfm]Paul Simon[/lastfm]‘s “Late In The Evening,” will be honored with the Howie Richmond Hitmaker Award at an upcoming Songwriters Hall of Fame event.
The ceremony is set to place at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City on June 17. In the course of his illustrious career, Ramone has racked up 14 Grammy Awards and worked with legends like Ray Charles, Bob Dylan and Stevie Wonder.
“Phil Ramone represents the perfect choice as a recipient of our Howie Richmond Hitmaker Award,” commented Songwriters Hall of Fame Chairman/CEO Hal David. “We are looking forward to applauding his many varied accomplishments that have, both past and presently, influenced the craft and careers of music history’s finest artists.”