December 8, 2011
Start Me Up: Ahmet Ertegun, left, and Mick Jagger. Ertegun, who personally negotiated The Rolling Stones’ deal with Atlantic Records, died in 2006 at age 83 from injuries he suffered during a fall at a Stones concert.
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The Peninsula’s Robert Greenfield, a preeminent chronicler of rock ‘n’ roll, turns his pen on late recording legend Ahmet Ertegun.
Ahmet Ertegun signed and/or recorded Ray Charles, Joe Turner, Ruth Brown, Sonny and Cher, Eric Clapton, Cream, Buffalo Springfield, Crosby, Stills Nash & Young, Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, Bette Midler, Kid Rock, and many ...