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Ahmet Ertegun in Men's Journal

Ahmet Ertegun (1923-2006), the legendary founder of Atlantic Records, is featured in the November 2011 issue of Men's Journal. The issue covers the new biography entitled The Last Sultan: The Life and Times of Ahmet Ertegun (Simon & Schuster) by award-winning journalist Robert Greenfield, which captures the colorful life of this music executive rock star. The book is now available online and in bookstores everywhere.

Known as "the greatest record man who ever lived" and among "the most significant figures in the modern recording industry," Ahmet Ertegun co-founded Atlantic Records with Herb Abramson in 1947.

In 1987, Ertegun was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Listen to his acceptance speech below.

In 2005, Ertegun appeared on television with Charlie Rose in an hour long conversation about popular music in America and his signings of some of the greatest artists of all time, including Ray Charles, Led Zeppelin and The Rolling Stones. Watch it below.

 

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