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The Ertegun brothers, Ahmet Ertegun (born 1923) and Nesuhi Ertegun (19171989), were executives of Atlantic Records. They also co-founded the New York Cosmos soccer team of the North American Soccer League. 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Atlantic Records (Atlantic Recording Corporation) is a record label founded in 1947 by Ahmet Ertegun and Herb Abramson, principally as a R&B label. ... The New York Cosmos (1971-1985) was a franchise in the North American Soccer League. ... Football is a ball game played between two teams of eleven players, each attempting to win by scoring more goals than their opponent. ... NASL logo North American Soccer League (NASL) was a professional American soccer league that operated from 1968 to 1984. ...


Born in Istanbul, Turkey, they moved to Washington, DC with their father M. Munir Ertegun, who was then the Turkish Ambassador to the United States. Shows the Location of the Province Istanbul The Sultan Ahmed Mosque, Istanbul Istanbul (Turkish: İstanbul) (a Turkish contraction of Greek εις την πολιν into the city, the former Constantinople, Κωνσταντινούπολις) is the largest city in Turkey, and arguably the most important. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... M. Munir Ertegun (1883 Istanbul - 1944 Washington D.C.) was a famous Turkish politician and diplomat of late Ottoman Empire and Turkish Republican time. ... For other uses, see Ambassador (disambiguation). ...


Ahmet Ertegun, producer Tom Dowd, Herb Abramson and others created Atlantic Records in the late 1940s as an independent record company that became a jazz and pop empire in the 1960s. Tom Dowd (October 20, 1925 - October 27, 2002) was an American recording engineer and producer. ... Herb Abramson (1916-1999) was a record company executive and producer. ... Atlantic Records (Atlantic Recording Corporation) is a record label founded in 1947 by Ahmet Ertegun and Herb Abramson, principally as a R&B label. ... // Events and trends World War II was a truly global conflict with many facets: immense human suffering, fierce indoctrination, and the use of new, extremely devastating weapons such as the atomic bomb. ... Jazz master Louis Armstrong remains one of the most loved and best known of all jazz musicians. ... For the 1979 song by M, see Pop Muzik. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969, inclusive. ...


Their first success came in rhythm and blues, with such artists as Joe Turner, Ruth Brown, The Clovers, The Drifters, and Ray Charles. Regarding Ray Charles, Ahmet Ertegun is quoted as saying "First time I saw Ray I told him, 'You are the fucking end, you know.'" Rhythm and blues (or R&B) was coined as a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Jerry Wexler at Billboard magazine, used to designate upbeat popular music performed by African American artists that combined jazz and blues. ... Big Joe Turner (May 18, 1911 - November 24, 1985) was an American blues singer from Kansas City, Missouri. ... Ruth Brown (b. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... This article is about the American vocal group. ... Ray Charles at the piano. ... Ray Charles at the piano. ...


They brought a jazz sensibility (and many jazz artists) into R&B and participated in turning the genre from a minority interest into a major part of the musical scene. Ahmet Ertegun wrote a number of classic blues songs, including "Chains of Love" and "Sweet Sixteen" under the pseudonym "A. Nugetre" (Ertegun backwards), as well as Ray Charles' first hit "Mess Around". The blues is a vocal and instrumental form of music based on a pentatonic scale and a characteristic twelve-bar chord progression. ... A pseudonym (Greek: false name) is a fictitious name used by an individual as an alternative to his or her legal name. ...


Neshui was persuaded to join Atlantic in 1955 and became vice-president in charge of the jazz and LP department. 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Manufacturers put records inside protective and decorative cardboard jackets and an inner paper sleeve to protect the grooves from dust and scratches. ...


During the 1960s, Ahmet heard Led Zeppelin's demo and knew they would be a smash hit after hearing the first few songs. He quickly signed them. He also convinced Crosby, Stills and Nash to allow Neil Young to join them on one of their tours, thereby founding Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. Led Zeppelin was a British rock band that became one of the most popular and influential musical ensembles of all time. ... A demo version or demo of a song is one recorded for reference rather than for release. ... Crosby, Stills, & Nash (sometimes known as Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young) is a pioneering folk rock/rock supergroup that formed out of the remnants of three 1960s bands the Buffalo Springfield, the Byrds, and the Hollies. ... Neil Young with guitar (from the 1991 Weld tour) Neil Percival Kenneth Robert Ragland Young, better known as Neil Young (born November 12, 1945) is a Canadian singer-songwriter who has become one of the most respected and influential musicians of his generation. ... Crosby, Stills, & Nash (sometimes known as Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young) is a pioneering folk rock/rock supergroup that formed out of the remnants of three 1960s bands the Buffalo Springfield, the Byrds, and the Hollies. ...


Ahmet also used his considerable personal skills in negotiations with major stars, such as when The Rolling Stones were shopping for a record company to distribute their independent Rolling Stones Records label. Ertegun personally conducted the negotiations with Mick Jagger, successfully completing the deal between The Stones and Atlantic, when other labels had actually offered the band more money. The Rolling Stones are a British rock group who rose to prominence during the 1960s. ... Rolling Stones Records is the record label formed by The Rolling Stones in 1970, after their recording contract with Decca Records expired. ... Mick Jagger, seen here on Box of Pin Ups, 1964. ...


Many independent record executives, like the Erteguns, were from immigrant backgrounds, including the Bihari brothers and the Chess brothers. Chess Records was an American record label, based in Chicago, Illinois. ...


The Ertegun's primary musical interest was Jazz. Nesuhi produced records for artists like John Coltrane, Charles Mingus, Ornette Coleman and Hank Crawford. Both brothers promoted jazz concerts, founded jazz record companies, and organized jazz bands. Nevertheless, they were also open to more modern popular styles and worked with such famous artists as Sonny and Cher. Jazz master Louis Armstrong remains one of the most loved and best known of all jazz musicians. ... John Coltrane John William Coltrane (September 23, 1926 – July 17, 1967) was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. ... Charles Mingus Stamp issued by the USPS on September 16, 1995. ... Ornette Coleman Ornette Coleman (born March 19, 1930) is an American jazz saxophonist and composer. ... Sonny Bono Salvatore Phillip Sonny Bono (February 16, 1935–January 5, 1998) was an American record producer, singer, actor, and politician whose career spanned over three decades. ... Cher on the cover of her album Living Proof Image:CherCher Photo Cher (born Cherilyn Sarkisian on May 20, 1946) is an American actress and singer of half Armenian, Scots Irish, and 1/16th Cherokee descent. ...


In 1971, Nesuhi founded WEA International, now Warner Music International. 1971 (MCMLXXI) is a common year starting on Friday (click for link to calendar). ... Warner Music Group is one of the Big Four record labels. ...


In 1987, Ahmet was inducted to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Nesuhi Ertegun was inducted there four years later in 1991. Ahmet was awarded the Grammy Trustees Award for his lifetime achievements in 1993; Nasuhi was awarded the same two years later in 1995. For their contributions to the sport of soccer, both were inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 2003. 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, showing Lake Erie in the background The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is a museum in Cleveland, Ohio, United States, dedicated, as the name suggests, to recording the history of some of the best-known and most influential rock and... 1991 (MCMXCI) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Grammy Trustees Award is awarded by the Recording Academy to individuals who, during their careers in music, have made significant contributions, other than performance, to the field of recording [1]. Through 1983, performers could also receive this award. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The National Soccer Hall of Fame in Oneonta, New York, is located within driving distance from the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown and the International Boxing Hall Of Fame in Canastota. ...


In Ray, the biopic of Ray Charles, Ahmet Ertegun is portrayed by Curtis Armstrong. In Beyond the Sea, the biopic about Bobby Darin, Ahmet is played by Tayfun Bademsoy. Ray is a 2004 biographical film of the late Ray Charles. ... Ray Charles at the piano. ... Curtis Armstrong (born November 27, 1953 in Detroit, Michigan, USA) is an American actor. ... Beyond the Sea (2004) is an English language German-based production from Lions Gate Films about singer Bobby Darin (1936-1973). ... A biographical film or biopic is a film about a particular person or group of people, based on events that actually happened. ... Bobby Darin in concert. ...


Ahmet Ertegun is still employed at Atlantic Records as Founding Chairman.


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Ahmet Ertegun, Founder of Atlantic Records, Dies - New York Times (1338 words)
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.
The Seattle Times: Nation & World: Ahmet Ertegun, Atlantic Records founder, dies at age 83 (729 words)
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.
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