A moment of silence for one of the greats … Ahmet Ertegun

Ray Charles, Aretha, The Platters, Chuck Willis, LaVern Baker, Clyde McPhatter, Big Joe Turner, Ruth Brown, Professor Longhair, The Coasters, The Drifters, Ben E. King, Carla Thomas, Solomon Burke, Booker T. & The MGs, Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, Rufus Thomas, Sam & Dave, King Curtis, Eddie Harris & Les McCann … and that’s just for starters.

Ertegun is Turkish for cool.

2 thoughts on “A moment of silence for one of the greats … Ahmet Ertegun

  1. …yeah,I remember as a kid my family was out west camping and one night we stayed in a Holiday Inn in Arizona.On the sign out front was ‘Featuring Wilson Pickett-you gotta know what my 13 year old self wanted to do…but all I was allowed to do was hear the ryhtem of the bass pounding thru the concrete walls. Ahhh-Ertegun…how cool the man was!

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