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Ahmet Ertegun RIP


12/15/06
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(DiR) Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun, died in New York on Thursday. Ertegun went into a coma at Weill Cornell Medical Center in October after he slipped backstage at a New York concert by the Rolling Stones. He was 83.

Jerry Greenberg, the former President of Atlantic Records and longtime music industry executive, comments on the passing of music industry giant Ahmet Ertegun: "As former President of Atlantic Records, Ahmet and I worked very closely together for over 20 years. It was a father-son relationship sharing great music and making great memories together.

"Atlantic Records was one of the greatest family record companies that ever existed. Last year we put together an Atlantic Records reunion in Las Vegas which Ahmet attended and spoke, bringing tears to everyone's eyes.

"My memories of Ahmet and his loving wife Mica will live with me forever."

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