Ahmet Ertegun /ˈɑːmɛt ˈɛrtəɡən/, (July 31 [O.S. 18 July] 1923 – December 14, 2006) was a Turkish-American businessman, songwriter and philanthropist. He was best known as the founder and president of Atlantic Records, and for discovering an...d championing many leading rhythm and blues and rock musicians. He also wrote classic blues and pop songs, and served as chairman of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and museum. Ertegun has been described as "one of the most significant figures in the modern recording industry."
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20th-century American musicians
Businesspeople from Istanbul
Grammy Award-winning artists
St. John's College (Annapolis/Santa Fe) alumni
Turkish emigrants to the United States
Turkish football chairmen and investors
Turkish immigrants to the United States
St. John's College (United States) alumni
American people of Turkish descent
Accidental deaths in New York
National Soccer Hall of Fame members