Thursday, December 14, 2006

Ahmet Ertegun (1923-2006)

Music industry mogul Ahmet Ertegun died Thursday from head injuries sustained during a fall at a Rolling Stones concert in October. Best known for founding Atlantic Records in 1947, and nurturing the careers of Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Led Zeppelin, and the Rolling Stones, the 83-year-old Ertegun was involved in the biz through his last days. This is a sad time for everyone working in music and entertainment. Check CNN and the New York Times for additional coverage.

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