Ahmet Ertegun, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Ahmet Ertegun

Turkish-American songwriter, record producer, music executive

Date of Birth: 31-Jul-1923

Place of Birth: Istanbul, Turkey

Date of Death: 14-Dec-2006

Profession: composer, entrepreneur, record producer, songwriter

Nationality: United States, Turkey

Zodiac Sign: Leo

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About Ahmet Ertegun

  • Ahmet Ertegun (, Turkish spelling: Ahmet Erteg├╝n ([ah'met e?te'?yn]; July 31 [O.S.
  • 18 July] 1923 ÔÇô December 14, 2006) was a Turkish-American businessman, songwriter and philanthropist. Ertegun was best known as the co-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.
  • In addition he served as the chairman of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and museum, located in Cleveland, Ohio.
  • Ertegun has been described as "one of the most significant figures in the modern recording industry." In 2017 he was inducted into Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame in recognition of his work in the music business. He was also a significant figure in fostering ties between the U.S.
  • and Turkey, his birthplace.
  • He served as the chairman of the American Turkish Society for over 20 years until his death.
  • He also co-founded the New York Cosmos soccer team of the original North American Soccer League.

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