FM Odyssey salutes the "Master", Phil Ramone. A recording engineer, record producer & artist! His early recording and producing credits came from working on John Coltrane albums and engineering the landmark: Getz/Gilberto' album in 1964, for which he won his
From there he produced albums for : Clay Aiken,
Burt Bacharach, The Band, Bono, Laura Branigan,
Ray Charles, Karen Carpenter, Chicago, Natalie Cole,
Bob Dylan, Sheena Easton, Gloria Estefan,
Aretha Franklin, Billy Joel, Elton John, Quincy Jones,
B.B. King, Julian Lennon, Shelby Lynne, Madonna,
Barry Manilow, Richard Marx, Paul McCartney, George Michael, Liza Minnelli, Anne Murray,
Olivia Newton-John, Sinéad O'Connor, Luciano Pavarotti, Peter, Paul and Mary, André Previn,
Diane Schuur, Carly Simon, Paul Simon, Frank Sinatra, Rod Stewart, James Taylor, The Guess Who, Dionne Warwick, Stevie Wonder and more!
He is also credited with having recorded Marilyn Monroe's intoxicated version of
"Happy Birthday to You" to President John F. Kennedy.
Phil was nominated for 33 Grammy awards, winning 14!!
FM Odyssey dedicates this entire show to the music that became the soundtrack of our lives.
- Fred Migliore
Woodstock Anniversary With Rememberences From The Artists Who Performed There - An Encore Exclusive With Guest, Pete Fornatale 8/17/14
FM Odyssey remembers Lauren Bacall, Robin Williams, music from the fabulous new Rosanne Cash album and more.
PLUS! An Encore Performance of FMO's 40th anniversary Woodstock show with Pete Fornatale, on this 45th anniversary! Featured guests include many of the headliners: Alvin Lee, Melanie, Leslie West, Stephen Stills. They will share with you some of what they remember from being on that stage in front of hundreds of thousands of people.
What did Stephen Stills recall? "I was size 29 waist and nothing hurt!"
With all the High School and College reunions that occur
in the summer, FM Odyssey continues its soundtrack for the people who graduated in 1971 and all the others that just "listened in"! Carly Simon was introduced to us that year as well as America, Little Feat, The Doobie Brothers, Yes as well as groundbreaking albums like 'Tapestry"
by Carole King, "Imagine" from John Lennon,
'Blue" from Joni Mitchell and many more.
How did it start & end for 3 NY radio pioneers (WNEW-FM) of early FM radio in the 60's? This week, the Nightbird, Alison Steele (the first woman DJ in America who opened the door for all other females to follow) tells us her story as well as the conclusion of my Pete Fornatale interview and clips from the legendary Rosko. And the music. . . OMG! The 'Music"!!
FM Odyssey will bring you its most requested show of its 23 years: The Rise and Fall of FM Radio - Part One. The stories of three New York radio pioneers, Jonathan Schwartz, Pete Fornatale & Alison Steele (the first female radio DJ who opened the door for all other women that followed) who not only ushered in the new era of FM radio in the late '60s, (WNEW-FM) but shaped it into the legacy it is now known as.