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Who is Ahmet Ertegun?
Ahmet Ertegun a.k.a. Ahmet Ertegün, was a Turkish-American businessman, songwriter and philanthropist. He was best known as the founder and president of Atlantic Records, and for discovering and championing many leading rhythm and blues and rock musicians. He also wrote classic blues and pop songs, and served as Chairman of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and museum. Ertegün has been described as "one of the most significant figures in the modern recording industry.
- also known as A. Nugetre; Jesmet; Ertegün, Ahmet; Father of Rock and Roll
- born on (91 years ago) in Istanbul, child of Münir Ertegün
- nationality: United States of America, Turkey
- profession: Record producer, composer
- died on (8 years ago) in New York City
- genres: Blues, Rhythm and blues
- read more about Ahmet Ertegün (blues artist)
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by Edward E. Curtis
Atlantic Records founder, chairman of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame One of the giants of the American music industry, Turkish American and secular Muslim Ahmet Ertegun founded Atlantic Records, promoted Ray Charles, ...
Encyclopedia of Genocide (1999)
The chair was funded by the Turkish government and by the wealthy Turkish- American businessman Ahmet Ertegun, the son of the Turkish ambassador who was instrumental in quashing the film The Forty Days ofMusa Dagh in 1935.
by Ali Welky, Mike Keckhaver
At Atco Records in Los Angeles, they were one of the last acts signed personally by legendary music producer Ahmet Ertegun. Ertegun saw potential in Mangrum's waistlength blond hair, raucous onstage antics, and white spandex pants ...
Baseball, Basketball, Football, Hockey, Soccer by David Blevins
Thomas Dunn, James Edwards, Gene Ely, Alexandre Epperlein, Rudy Ertegun, Ahmet Ertegun, Nesuhi Fairfield, Harry Fawcett, Joy Feibusch, Ernst Ferguson, John Fernley, John Ferro, Charles Fishwick, George Player (1995) Player (1986) ...
by Frank R. Abate
King Clyde McPhatter Ricky Nelson Roy Orbison Carl Perkins Smokey Robinson Big Joe Turner Muddy Waters Jackie Wilson Non-Performers Leonard Chess Ahmet Ertegun Jerry ...
by Emmett G. Price, III, Tammy Kernodle, Horace Maxille
Atlantic record's co-founder, Ahmet Ertegun, has claimed that the Drifters were the alltime greatest Atlantic Records group, having achieved number one singles with three different lead singers (McPhatter, Moore, and King) (Rock and Roll Hall ...
by Steve Sullivan
Atlantic president Ahmet Ertegun also had doubts about the record, but gave Leiber and Stoller two hours to mix the song with master engineer Tom Dowd. “ Maybe we ought to try and put it out,” Ertegun finally decided after hearing the results.
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