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PostPosted: Wed Nov 7, '18, 6:17 pm 
Ahmet Ertegun has been one of my heroes of the music business ever since I was a teenager. He founded Atlantic Records, and discovered and influenced the careers of many of the labels biggest stars since their formation in 1947, including Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Eric Clapton, The Bee Gees, Sonny & Cher, Led Zeppelin, Yes, The J. Geils Band, ABBA, AC/DC, Foreigner, Phil Collins, Stevie Nicks, Laura Branigan, Bette Midler, Skid Row, Mr. Big, Tori Amos, Hootie & the Blowfish, the list goes on. All my life I had never heard anything bad about him. I heard lots of good things, and I really admired the man for the impact he had on the business, and all the future legends he found. I thought he was such a great guy, and was awe struck by all the praise he got and his legendary status. But then a few days ago, I read excerpts of a book called “Anything For A Hit” by a woman named Dorothy Carvello, who had worked at Atlantic Records from 1987 to 1991. I was really heartbroken about hearing what she said about Mr. Ertegun, and those who worked with him every day, and he wasn’t the charming guy I thought he was all my life. I can’t post the excerpts here, because they contain profanity, but there are excerpts of it on Google Books.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 9, '18, 12:26 pm 
Alas, sometimes, some famous people are not the persons we thought they were....:(


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