|Rock & Roll Hall of Famer|
Inducted in: 1987
Inducted by: Jann S. Wenner and Walter Yetnikoff
Inducted into Rock Hall Revisited in 1991 (ranked #1 in the Non-Performers - Industry category) .
Ahmet Ertegun @ Wikipedia
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ARTISTS INDUCTED INTO THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME BY AHMET ERTEGUN
Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 02.8.11 @ 10:07am
I can't understand why someone of Brian Epstein's stature hasn't been given the nod for the Ertegun Award. Of course, Eppy was the man who brokered the deal that brought about a merger between The Beatles and the world but his association with other Merseyside acts and his sponsorship of Hendrix, Procol Harum and a plethora of other 1960s musical stalwarts should make him a shoo-in. Oh, yeah, that's right: I forgot that we're dealing with Prima Janna Wenner.
Posted by Margolies Sanson on Friday, 10.5.12 @ 02:56am
dont forget ahmet discoverd and signed jim dandy and black oak arkansas ln 1970. and turned them into a huge live concert draw which in turn started the southern fried rock scene
Posted by dave on Friday, 11.30.12 @ 18:46pm
Ahmet Ertegun is one of the most important person in the modern recording industry. He founded Atlantic Records in 1947 and it was at the forefront of the great independent record labels like Chess and Sun that popped up in the late 40s, challenging the major lables like Decca and Columbia by discovering and nurturing new singers.
Posted by Andrew on Monday, 04.15.13 @ 12:08pm
Although Mr. Ertegun and his brother Nesuhi were by all accounts very interesting and cultured people, he was complicit in denying royalties to many old blues/R & B singers, including those who had their music 'sampled' by Led Zeppelin (for example).
Posted by Paul in KY on Monday, 04.15.13 @ 14:57pm
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