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Founder and President of Atlantic Records
Ahmet Ertegun Biography »
Ahmet Ertegün , (July 31 1923 – December 14, 2006) 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."
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