Ahmet Ertegun (Atlantic Records)

Ahmet Ertegun (1923–2006), co-founder (1947) and lifeblood of Atlantic Records until his death at 83. Signs and develops Ray Charles, Professor Longhair, the Clovers, Big Joe Turner, Ruth Brown, LaVern Baker, the Drifters, Ben E. King, John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, Bobby Darin, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, Booker T. and the MG's, Clarence Carter, King Curtis, Cream, Led Zeppelin, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Rolling Stones, etc. [PBS American Masters]

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