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Old 15-12-2006, 09:25 AM
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Default Ahmet Ertegun RIP

Founder of Atlantic records passed away last night.

A true innovator.

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Old 15-12-2006, 11:37 AM
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Damn without doubt one of the most important music figures of all time

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Old 15-12-2006, 05:28 PM
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Atlantic Records Founder Ahmet Ertegun Dead at 83

Ahmet Ertegun, founder of Atlantic Records, died yesterday, December 14, in New York City. He was 83 years old. The legendary executive had been in a coma following an October 29 fall backstage at a Rolling Stones concert. It was a fitting conclusion to a life that both was shaped by rock'n'roll and helped shape rock'n'roll.

The son of the United States' Ambassador to Turkey, Ertegun was born in Isanbul, Turkey in 1923 and spent his childhood traveling the world. He founded Atlantic at the age of 24 in 1947 with $10,000 borrowed from his family dentist. Through the label, Ertegun would go on to cultivate the careers of stars in virtually every era of rock history.

In the 1950s, Ertegun helped lay the groundwork for American soul and r&b as we know it by signing such artists as Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Otis Redding, and Ray Charles. Concurrently, Atlantic also released seminal jazz records by the likes of John Coltrane, Charles Mingus, and Ornette Coleman.

In the 1960s, Ertegun and Atlantic virtually invented classic rock, putting out albums by Led Zeppelin, Yes, Buffalo Springfield, Cream, King Crimson, Crosby, Stills & Nash, and Blind Faith. He signed the Rolling Stones in 1971 and Genesis in 1973.

Atlantic was sold to the company that would go on to become Warner Communications in 1967. It continues to be a powerhouse to this day, with artists ranging from Diddy, Lupe Fiasco, Death Cab for Cutie, and Bjork to Gnarls Barkley, Bloc Party, the Streets, and Missy Elliott.
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Old 15-12-2006, 11:23 PM
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He was a genius and did more for music than any other single person in the 20th century. What a visionary.
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Only Knew he was ill when watching zeppelins induction into the UK hall of fame and Jimmy dedicated the induction to Mr. Ahmet Ertegun. Knew some of the bands that were with atlantic records.But tis a whos who of music really. Some funeral that will be.
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Old 16-12-2006, 01:19 AM
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From atlantic records

"A pioneer. A gentleman. And a true original."

would that be a good summing up of the man ?
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Old 16-12-2006, 01:38 PM
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Yup, you can't overestimate his importance really
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