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  Ahmet Ertegun, Founder of Atlantic Records, Dies - New York Times
Ertegun fell backstage at the Beacon Theater in Manhattan on Oct. 29 as the Rolling Stones prepared to play a concert to mark former President Bill Clinton’s 60th birthday.
Ertegun was also a prime mover in starting the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland.
Ertegun was admired as a shrewd businessman with a passion for the creative artists and the music he nurtured.
www.nytimes.com /2006/12/14/arts/music/14cnd-ertegun.html?ex=1323752400&en=1a3048a679f6cf84&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss   (1338 words)

  
 The Seattle Times: Nation & World: Ahmet Ertegun, Atlantic Records founder, dies at age 83
Ertegun, who died Thursday at 83 after having been in a coma since Oct. 29, was hospitalized after taking a tumble backstage at a New York concert by his old pals The Rolling Stones.
Ertegun's jet-setting lifestyle may have sealed the deal, but it probably didn't hurt that Jagger was a rhythm-and-blues fanatic who knew that in the '50s, Atlantic was the cornerstone label of the R&B movement.
Ertegun was born in Istanbul, but his father's ambassadorial stints took him and brother Nesuhi to such capitals as Bern, Switzerland; Geneva; Paris; and London, where the youngsters fell in love with the great fl jazz bands of the '30s.
seattletimes.nwsource.com /html/nationworld/2003481624_ertegunobit17.html   (729 words)

  
 The Rhythm of a Heart - washingtonpost.com
Ahmet Ertegun was as much an icon as any rock, soul or jazz legend who ever passed through Atlantic Records, the label he founded in 1947 and turned into one of the most influential in history.
Ertegun's fabled international jet-setting lifestyle may have sealed the deal, but it probably didn't hurt that Jagger was a rhythm and blues fanatic who knew that in the '50s, Atlantic was the cornerstone label of the RandB movement.
Ertegun was the longest-standing record label founder, still at the helm of his company almost 60 years on.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/content/article/2006/12/15/AR2006121502029_pf.html   (1259 words)

  
 Press-Telegram - Atlantic founder Ertegun changed music industry
A spokesman for Atlantic Records said Ertegun's death was the result of a brain injury suffered when he fell backstage at the Beacon Theater in Manhattan on Oct. 29 as the Rolling Stones prepared to play a concert to mark former President Clinton's 60th birthday.
Ertegun often signed musicians who had been seasoned on the r&b circuit, and pushed them toward perfecting their performances in the recording studio.
Ertegun was now a rock mogul.Atlantic Records signed the Stones, Led Zeppelin and Crosby, Stills and Nash, who became Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young after Ertegun persuaded Neil Young to join the group.
www.presstelegram.com /music/ci_4847831   (1211 words)

  
 Journal Gazette | 12/16/2006 | ABBA to Zeppelin
Ertegun’s uncanny ability to recognize both talent and audience appeal allowed the Atlantic label to sign some of the best-selling musical artists long before their prime.
The sons of a Turkish ambassador to the United States, the Ertegun brothers saw Duke Ellington and Cab Calloway as youths in London and later were exposed to jazz musicians their father would invite to gatherings at the Turkish embassy.
He was a businessman, not a celebrity, but Ahmet Ertegun had a profound influence on the nation’s musical tastes and pop culture from the 1950s through the end of the 20th century – and beyond.
www.fortwayne.com /mld/journalgazette/news/editorial/16253503.htm   (367 words)

  
 Atlantic Records Story
Ahmet Ertegun was born in 1923 in Turkey, and came to the United States at the age of 11 when his father was appointed the Turkish Ambassador to the United States.
Under Kinney's ownership, Warner Brothers and Atlantic were brought together, Ahmet Ertegun was given considerable power in the new operation and he, along with both the President and Chairman of Warner Brothers Records, served on a committee to oversee the record business.
Nesuhi Ertegun was head of the Warner Records International Division until he retired in 1987; he died in 1989 at the age of 71.
www.bsnpubs.com /atlantic/atlanticstory.html   (5860 words)

  
 Ahmet Ertegun, Music Executive, Dies at 83 - New York Times
Ahmet Ertegun, the music magnate who founded Atlantic Records and shaped the careers of John Coltrane, Ray Charles, the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and many others, died yesterday in Manhattan.
Ertegun was also a prime mover in starting the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.
Ertegun was a backup singer on “Shake, Rattle and Roll.”) The songs had a good beat, and people danced to them.
www.nytimes.com /2006/12/15/arts/music/15ertegun.html?ex=1323838800&en=e9a65d375f17c5b4&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss   (1440 words)

  
 Ahmet and Nesuhi Ertegun   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Ahmet Ertegun was "one of the most significant figures in the modern recording industry" who "co-founded Atlantic Records in 1947 with partner Herb Abramson.
Under the guiding hand of Ertegun - the son of a career diplomat and a lifelong jazz and blues aficionado - Atlantic became the nation's premier rhythm & blues label in a few short years.
Though he was less directly involved as a producer, Ertegun continued at the helm of Atlantic in the Sixties and Seventies as the company conquered the realms of soul and rock, from Aretha Franklin to Led Zeppelin, with phenomenal success.
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 Scotsman.com News - Obituaries - Ahmet Ertegun
Ertegun was a founder of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and remained chairman of Atlantic Records until his death.
Ertegun's legacy was spun not only in platinum and gold records but also in the careers of others who looked to Atlantic as the template for independent label success and to Ertegun as a charismatic hero.
Ertegun was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a non- performer in 1987 (four years later, Nesuhi, who died in 1989, also was inducted).
news.scotsman.com /obituaries.cfm?id=1882062006   (1237 words)

  
 Musical ambassador - JAMAICAOBSERVER.COM
Mr Ertegun was equally at home at a high-society soiree or a rhythm and blues club, the kind of place where, in the 1950s, he found the performers who went on to make hits for Atlantic Records, one of the most successful American independent music labels.
But in an industry in which back-stabbing is commonplace, Mr Ertegun was admired as a shrewd businessman with a passion for the creative artistes and the music he nurtured.
The Ertegun brothers and their partner, Mr Wexler, sold the Atlantic label to Warner Brothers-Seven Arts in 1967 for $17 million in stock.
www.jamaicaobserver.com /lifestyle/html/20061216T170000-0500_116796_OBS_MUSICAL_AMBASSADOR_.asp   (1227 words)

  
 Variety.com - Music pioneer Ertegun dies
Ertegun, who signed, produced and/or collaborated with Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, John Coltrane and Led Zeppelin, slipped and hit his head backstage at the Oct. 29 Stones show at the Beacon Theater.
The son of the Turkish ambassador to the U.S., Ertegun was born July 31, 1923, in Istanbul, but left Turkey at the age of 2, spending most of his childhood in Berne, Geneva, Paris and London.
Aside from music, the Ertegun brothers co-founded the New York Cosmos soccer team and were instrumental in bringing in soccer legends such as Pele to play for the team in the 1970s.
www.variety.com /article/VR1117955781.html?categoryid=16   (1779 words)

  
 Deborah Bonham Message Board: Ahmet Ertegun Obituary
Ertegun, who continued to hold the title of founding chairman at Atlantic Records Group, had been in declining health since injuring his head in a fall Oct. 29 at a Rolling Stones show held in President Clinton's honor at New York's Beacon Theatre.
Ertegun was one of the driving forces behind Atlantic, which grew from a humble independent label recording jazz and R&B acts to one of the country's top rock labels.
Ertegun was the subject of a 1990 biography, "Music Man: Ahmet Ertegun, Atlantic Records, and the Triumph of Rock 'n' Roll," by Dorothy Wade and Justine Picardie.
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 Atlantic's Early Years - A Closer Look
The Ertegun brothers and Abramson had been acquainted with Jerry Wexler, another white hipster jazz and blues fan, for a few years by the early fifties.
They had all haunted the same ballrooms, clubs and record stores in their youths and now that Wexler was a reporter for Billboard magazine (Where, in 1949, he coined the term “rhythm and blues”;), they saw a lot of him.
Ertegun had signed a Washington-based vocal group called The Clovers, as well as veteran Kansas City blues shouter Big Joe Turner, who had been a major figure in boogie-woogie in the 1930s due to his records and appearances with pianist Pete Johnson, and a successor to Jimmy Rushing as the Count Basie band’s singer.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/r&b_history/77219/2   (492 words)

  
 Rolling Stone : CHEMICAL BROTHERS
Even more significant than the Brothers' weird-science sounds was their proclivity for primal beats.
The Chemical Brothers' music is not about delicacy and distinction, it's built to careen at high speed and splatter like an aural pie in the face.
The Brothers themselves didn't move much at all -- but they were still treated like rock gods by the jam-packed mob.
www.rollingstone.com /news/story/5926444/chemical_brothers   (423 words)

  
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The life and career of Ahmet Ertegun, dome-pated, raspy-voiced patrician founder of Atlantic Records, has been a succession of blessed conjunctions, foremost his being born younger brother of the cultured Nesuhi, of whom more later.
The family would not even have been called Ertegun; the name translates roughly as "living in a hopeful future" and was adopted when a 1936 edict required Turks to take a surname.
The brothers Ertegun were jazz enthusiasts from the start.
www.theage.com.au /cgi-bin/common/printArticle.pl?path=/articles/2002/02/25/1014471621810.html   (885 words)

  
 Ahmet Ertegun Dies
Ertegun was one of the driving forces behind Atlantic, which grew from a humble independent label recording jazz and RandB acts to one of the country's top rock labels.
As a youth in London, where his father was ambassador to the Court of St. James, Ertegun was taken by his older brother Nesuhi to see concerts by Cab Calloway and Duke Ellington, beginning his lifelong love affair with jazz.
Ertegun will be buried in a private ceremony in Turkey, said Bob Kaus, a spokesman for Ertegun and Atlantic Records.
www.mylovehewitt.com /mylovenews/hr20061214.htm   (1327 words)

  
 May 19, 1999: Making Records   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Ertegun launched Atlantic Records in 1948 with a friend and $10,000 that he borrowed from his dentist.
Much of Atlantic's early success through the 1950s came from its jazz selections, overseen by Ahmet's older brother Nesuhi, who died in 1989, and additional successes were rhythm and blues artists like Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, Booker T. and the MG's and Aretha Franklin.
But the Ertegun brothers also recognized the importance of rock and roll and that it would later come to the forefront.
www.lasvegasweekly.com /departments/05_19_99/sound_ahmet.html   (1464 words)

  
 Ahmet Ertegun Passes On - Military Photos
Ertegun fell backstage at the Beacon Theater in Manhattan on Oct. 29 as the Rolling Stones prepared to play a concert that marked former President
Ertegun was also a prime mover in starting the
Ertegun often signed musicians who had been seasoned on the RandB circuit, and pushed them toward perfecting their performances in the recording studio.
www.militaryphotos.net /forums/showthread.php?t=99951   (1191 words)

  
 Monterey County Herald | 12/19/2006 | REMEMBERING AHMET ERTEGUN
He was born in Istanbul but his father's ambassadorial stints took him and brother Nesuhi to such world capitals as Bern, Switzerland; Geneva; Paris; and London, where the youngsters fell madly in love with the great fl jazz bands of the '30s.
He recalled hearing, as a 9-year-old, the Cab Calloway Orchestra and savoring ''the dazzling presence of these fl gentlemen in their white, shining suits...
Ertegun said proudly that he and his early partners ''wanted to make the kinds of records that we would want to buy.''
www.montereyherald.com /mld/mcherald/16272202.htm   (1165 words)

  
 XMFan.com :: #1 Fan Site of XM Satellite Radio :: RIP Atlantic Records co-founder
Ertegun fell backstage Oct. 29 at Manhattan's Beacon Theatre and subsequently went into a coma, Atlantic Records said today in a statement.
Ertegun used his natural charm, stamina and musical instincts to spot and sign talent in smoke-filled clubs from New Orleans to Harlem and London.
Ertegun was preceded in death by his brother, Nesuhi, who died in 1989.
www.xmfan.com /viewtopic.php?p=894027   (1375 words)

  
 Atlantic Records
Ahmet's father Munir choose the surname Ertegun which means "living in a hopeful future." His mother Hayrunisa Rustem was very musical and a terrific dancer.
Ahmet's older brother Nesuhi introduced to many different artists and by age of five Ahmet had fallen in love with jazz.
Though he was less directly involved as a producer, Ertegun continued at the helm of Atlantic in the Sixties and Seventies as the company conquered the realms of soul and rock, from Aretha Franklin to Led Zeppelin, with phenomenal success.
www.history-of-rock.com /atlantic_records.htm   (1420 words)

  
 Memorials and obituaries to celebrate and remember life
Dynamite," "Soul Brother No. 1," "the Minister of Super Heavy Funk" and "the Godfather of Soul," and he was all of those and more.
Watched by her mother, Terri, brother Bob, and about 5000 mourners at the Crocoseum at Australia Zoo in Beerwah, the eight-year-old spoke with remarkable clarity and assurance.
Lynn Isenberg, a writer and entrepreneur, had never heard of funeral planners or concierges when she attended funerals for her father and brother in 1998 and 1999.
www.rememberwell.net /now.php   (16758 words)

  
 Ahmet Ertegun R.I.P - Telecaster Guitar Forum
Ahmet Ertegun, who helped define American music as the founder of Atlantic Records has died at age 83.
He was an astute judge of both musical talent and business potential, surrounding himself with skillful producers and remaking rhythm and blues for the pop mainstream.
Also, consider how American music was shaped by immigrant outsiders: the Erteguns, the Chess brothers from Chicago and the Biharis from LA (Modern Records).
www.tdpri.com /forum/bad-dog-cafe/63518-ahmet-ertegun-r-i-p.html   (2731 words)

  
 Clovers_part_one
Because of the persistence of the legendary D.C. music personality "Waxie Maxie" Silverman, the Clovers came to the attention of the Ertegun brothers at their Atlantic Records company.
Ahmet Ertegun decided to take the Clovers out of the Inkspots mold and try something blusier and more in tune with what that label was trying to accomplish.
Along with co-founder Herb Abramson and soon to be producer Jerry Wexler, the Clovers entered the Atlantic studios in February of 1951 and music history was about to be made.
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 The Big Note | Serving The Lumpy Gravy
Ahmet Ertegun used this towel as a bathmat six weeks ago at a rancid motel in Orlando, Florida, with the highest MILDEW rating of any commercial lodging facility within the territorial limits of the United States (naturally excluding tropical possessions).
In 1967 Ertegun and Wexler allowed Warner Brothers (my emphasis) to purchase Atlantic stock in return for an executive position in a conglomerate known as WEA with the acquisition of Elektra.
Ultimately, Ertegun may have been one of the people FZ had a falling out with at Warner Brothers.
www.thebignote.com /archived/can_i_have_an_ahmet.php   (4248 words)

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