Ahmet Ertegun 1923-2006
One of the giants of the Music industry, Ahmet Ertegun has died. He was the co-founder of Atlantic Records.
The list of people whose career blossomed under his direction and care is important: Ray Charles, The Coasters, Aretha Franklin, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Crosby Stills, Nash and Young, John Coltrane, Charlie Mingus... the list is stellar; truly galactic.
He died, aged 83, as he had lived, a true devotee, after sustaining a fall at a Rolling Stones concert in New York.
Posted by Wrinkled Weasel on Friday, December 15, 2006