Ahmet ertegun and mick jagger induct jann wenner rock and roll hall of fame inductions 2004 duration. Because of ahmet s active social lifestyle, he found it very easy to connect with artists on multiple levels. He was married to ioana mica maria banu grecianu and jan holm. The last sultan the life and times of ahmet ertegun by. Brilliant, cultured, brash, and irreverent, ahmet ertegun was a legend in the music world. The tonight show starring jimmy fallon tv series music 1 episode. Atlantic, ahmet ertegun and jerry wexler were instrumental and very involved in many of the names i love in popular music.
Musician frank zappa named his son ahmet after ertegun, who played an important role in zappas early career. He died on december 14, 2006 in new york city, new york, usa. Ahmet ertegun tarkan dan daha evrensel muzik yapmas. The definitive biography of ahmet ertegunfounder of atlantic records, the man behind stars from ray charles to the rolling stonesmesmerizing, entertaining, informative. Ertegun, jaunty, well dressed, bald, fortyseven years old, and the president of atlantic records, went by plane to cannes to celebrate a new conjunction exquisitely. The author goes way beyond the life of ahmet and elaborates a lot of details on other characters and companies. Ahmet and mica ertegun ertegun graduate scholarship. Ertegun, who died in december 2006, had long been preparing tarkan for an american career. The son of a turkish ambassador, ahmet and his family traveled to switzerland, france, and the united kingdom before finally moving to the united states. The life and times of ahmet ertegun ebook written by robert greenfield. Todays deals your gift cards help whole foods registry sell disability customer support. Ertegun sold controlling interest in the label in 1967 to warner bros. His father munir ertegun was the first turkish ambasssador to the usa, and he was a man of such importance that when he died, president truman ordered his body to be repatriated aboard the battleship uss missouri.
Ahmet ertegun was the first person to ask ella fitzgerald for her autograph, in 1935. As the founder and head of atlantic records, ahmet ertegun signed andor recorded many of the greatest musical artists of all time, among them ruth brown. The major labels of the timerca, columbia and decca now mca had all the established orchestras, singers and vocal groups under contract, so it was up to the independent labels to develop and nurture the new talent and to discover and promote the new trends. The definitive biography of ahmet ertegun founder of atlantic records, the man behind stars from ray charles to the rolling stonesmesmerizing, entertaining, informative. This is a must read for anyone who enjoys american music. In 2017, dorothy carvello alleged that ertegun tried to remove her underwear and groped her under her shirt at a public event in 1987. Mica ertegun s philanthropic vision for the creation of the ertegun scholarships aims to bring the world together by intellectually removing barriers. Turkish megastar tarkan to perform in us hurriyet daily news. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Atlantic records cofounder ahmet ertegun described him as one of the best live performers he had ever seen,this a video of tarkan in 1996. Tarkan has been nicknamed the prince of pop, king of turkish pop, megastar by the media. Ahmet ertegun created atlantic records in 1948 building it to become the single most important record label of the post war era. Contact aae music for artist booking fees and book tarkan for your event. In the last sultan, the legendary ahmet ertegun is precisely drawn as both diplomatic and devious, courtly and crude, at home in drawing rooms as well as roadhouses, and possessed of the particular brand of savvy that helped create rock n roll and a preponderance of its stars.
He was born in alzey, west germany, and raised in turkey. Ahmet ertegun celebrity profile check out the latest ahmet ertegun photo gallery, biography, pics, pictures, interviews, news, forums and blogs at rotten tomatoes. Book recommendations, author interviews, editors picks, and more. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read the last sultan. The first great wave of new independent record labels came between the years 1944 and 1947. It can be argued that ahmet ertegun s vision changed the worlds music forever.
The author explores the 74yearold rock n roll legends cafesociety beginnings. Ahmet ertegun, turkishborn american music magnate born july 31, 1923, istanbul, turkeydied dec. Jun 12, 2001 discover book depositorys huge selection of ahmet ertegun books online. Eclectic, reminiscent, amused, fickle, perverseii the new. The plans for come closer had begun in 1995, when media mogul ahmet ertegun encouraged tarkan to break into the international market. Nov 08, 2011 along with the beatles, staxvolt and motown, this man made the background music to my life. Online shopping from a great selection at books store. The album, ranked 18th on germanys music charts, 43rd on switzerlands charts, 50th on austrias charts. Along with his partner herb abramson, a native new yorker, ertegun developed atlantic into a powerhouse of rhythm and blues, jazz, soul and rock. Ahmet ertegun backgroundborn in istanbul, turkey in 1923 to an aristocratic turkish family, ertegun and his family, including.
He lived long enough to party for days on end with kid rock and pamela anderson, and died in 2006, after. Turkish megastar tarkan will take the stage in the united states for a series of. By the early 1950s he had signed john coltraine, charles mingus, ray charles and lavern baker. Tarkan has described ertegun as his mentor in music and business. Ahmet ertegun american record executive britannica. A biography of ahmet ertegun, who built atlantic records on black music.
Ertegun and wife mica donate gift to establish ertegun jazz hall of fame at jazz at lincoln center, in honor of ahmet s brother nesuhi. His mother named him after the comic book character tarkan. The life and times of ahmet ertegun reprint by greenfield, robert isbn. Dec 15, 2006 ahmet ertegun, the music magnate who founded atlantic records and shaped the careers of john coltrane, ray charles, the rolling stones, led zeppelin and many others, died yesterday in manhattan. Ahmet ertegun biography, albums, streaming links allmusic. For mica and ahmet ertegun one of the great joys of life was the study of history, music, languages, literature, art and archaeology. Ahmet ertegun was born in istanbul, turkey in 1923. Dec 15, 2006 ahmet ertegun founded atlantic records in 1947, and his brother nesuhi joined him later as vicepresident of the company. Fifty years after ahmet ertegun founded atlantic records, it is the no. Ahmet ertegun supported every major musical project that took place in the 20th century. Nov 06, 2012 the definitive biography of ahmet ertegunfounder of atlantic records, the man behind stars from ray charles to the rolling stonesmesmerizing, entertaining, informative. Ahmet ertegun was born on july 31, 1923 in istanbul, turkey as ahmet munir ertegun.
Ahmet ertegun was a turkishamerican businessman, songwriter and philanthropist. The founder of atlantic records, the late ahmet ertegun was a monumental force in the music industry for decades. Ahmet ertegun was born in istanbul in 1923 into an influential turkish family. Ahmet ertegun april 14, 2019 what was a completely segregated art slowlyand somewhat secretlybegan to integrate in the halls of the turkish embassy, washington news site dcist reported this week. Dec 15, 2006 the word legend is bandied about liberally in the sphere of popular music, but it is a term that can truthfully be used to describe ahmet ertegun, the cofounder of atlantic records. Nov 05, 2009 the late ahmet ertegun, legendary cofounder and chairman of atlantic records and cofounder of the rock n roll hall of fame, talks about frank fenters contributions to popular music at atlantic.
The last sultan is the definitive biography of a man who changed popular culture throughout the world. Ahmet ertegun, who is the chairman of atlantic records and the most arresting figure in the american music business, was born in 1923the year the turkish republic was declaredin uskudar. The definitive biography of ahmet ertegunfounder of atlantic records, the man behind. Apr 26, 2001 as a songwriter, producer and cofounder of atlantic records, ahmet ertegun has participated in the whole of postwar popular music. The ertegun jazz series, in collaboration with jazz at lincoln center, revives the brothers legacy of bridging cultures and. The most interesting theme of the book were the comments artists had about ahmet ertegun. The late ahmet ertegun, the music industrys legendary name. Thank you ahmet ertegun and thank you robert greenfield for bringing us this excellent and wonderful biography. From leadbelly, ray charles through to recent artists the quality and integrity of atlantic has shone like a beacon in the otherwise pretty murky musical world of the times that this book covers. On sunday october 29th 2006, ertegun, aged 83, attended former us president bill clintons 60th birthday party in new york.614 20 1643 981 1450 505 113 1328 809 604 1388 865 1595 412 1455 169 993 33 1619 513 1666 815 1565 599 1529 856 1392 951 1267 499 1308 485 193