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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 08:06 AM
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A legend has passed away today: Ahmet Artegun
The man that brought my beloved Led Zeppelin to the world - you will truly be missed

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/12/14/arts/music/14cnd-erte...

Ahmet Ertegun, Founder of Atlantic Records, Dies

By TIM WEINER
Published: December 14, 2006
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 today in Manhattan. He was 83.

A spokesman for Atlantic Records said the death was the result of a brain injury suffered when Mr. 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 Clintons 60th birthday. He had been in a coma since then.

Few people have had a bigger impact on the record industry than Ahmet, David Geffen, the entertainment mogul, said today in a telephone interview from Los Angeles, and no one loved American music more than he did.

Mr. Geffen said that Mr. Ertegun started me in the record business in 1970 by helping to finance his own record company, Asylum, just as he gave many independent entrepreneurs the chance to start their own companies.

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bridgit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 08:11 AM
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1. seen that, dude had a golden ear...
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