Ahmet Ertegun, founder of Atlantic Records, has died. His epic career spanned five decades and introduced the world to many of the 20th century's greatest musicians.
Among zillions of other accomplishments, Ertegun was the man who sent Dusty Springfield to Memphis to record "Dusty in Memphis" and who partnered with influential producers Jerry Wexler and Tom Dowd to bring the world the sounds of Wilson Pickett and Aretha Franklin. He and Wexler were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.
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