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Jerry Wexler

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Gerald "Jerry" Wexler (January 10, 1917 – August 15, 2008) was a music journalist-turned music producer, and was one of the main record industry players behind music from the 1950s through the 1980s. [1]

62 relations: Ahmet Ertegun, Aretha Franklin, Associated Press, Atlantic Records, Bachelor of Arts, Billboard (magazine), Biographical film, Bob Dylan, Born again, Careless Whisper, Chris Connor, City College of New York, Dire Straits, Dusty in Memphis, Dusty Springfield, East Hampton (town), New York, FAME Studios, George Michael, George Washington Educational Campus, Grammy Award, Heart failure, History of the Jews in Germany, History of the Jews in Poland, Jimmy Page, Journalism, Kansas State University, Led Zeppelin, Lulu (singer), Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section, Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, Muscle Shoals, Alabama, Music journalism, Nesuhi Ertegun, New Routes, New York (state), New York City, Race record, Ray (film), Ray Charles, Record producer, Rhythm and blues, Richard Schiff, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Rolling Stone, Ruth Brown, Sarasota, Florida, Slow Train Coming, Soul music, Star-Gazette, Stax Records, ..., The Allman Brothers Band, The Bronx, The Drifters, The Kansas City Star, The New York Times, The Yardbirds, Upper Manhattan, Wandering Jew, Warner Bros. Records, Washington Heights, Manhattan, WGBH Educational Foundation, Wilson Pickett. Expand index (12 more) »

Ahmet Ertegun

Ahmet Ertegun (Turkish spelling: Ahmet Ertegün; (– December 14, 2006) was a Turkish-American businessman, songwriter and philanthropist. He was best known as the co-founder and president of Atlantic Records, and for discovering and championing many leading rhythm and blues and rock musicians. He also wrote classic blues and pop songs, and served as the chairman of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and museum, located in Cleveland, Ohio. Ertegun has been described as "one of the most significant figures in the modern recording industry." In 2017 he was inducted into Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame in recognition of his work in the music business. He was also a significant figure in fostering ties between the U.S. and Turkey, his birthplace. He served as the chairman of the American Turkish Society for over 20 years until his death. He also co-founded the New York Cosmos soccer team of the original North American Soccer League.

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Aretha Franklin

Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American singer and songwriter.

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Associated Press

The Associated Press (AP) is a U.S.-based not-for-profit news agency headquartered in New York City.

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Atlantic Records

Atlantic Recording Corporation (simply known as Atlantic Records) is an American major record label founded in October 1947 by Ahmet Ertegün and Herb Abramson.

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Bachelor of Arts

A Bachelor of Arts (BA or AB, from the Latin baccalaureus artium or artium baccalaureus) is a bachelor's degree awarded for an undergraduate course or program in either the liberal arts, sciences, or both.

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Billboard (magazine)

Billboard (styled as billboard) is an American entertainment media brand owned by the Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group, a division of Eldridge Industries.

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Biographical film

A biographical film, or biopic (abbreviation for biographical motion picture), is a film that dramatizes the life of a non-fictional or historically-based person or people.

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Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman, May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, author, and painter who has been an influential figure in popular music and culture for more than five decades.

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Born again

In some Christian movements, particularly in Evangelicalism, to be born again, or to experience the new birth, is a popular phrase referring to "spiritual rebirth", or a regeneration of the human spirit from the Holy Spirit, contrasted with physical birth.

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Careless Whisper

"Careless Whisper" is a pop ballad by English singer-songwriter George Michael and his Wham! partner Andrew Ridgeley (sometimes credited to "Wham! featuring George Michael" in Japan, Canada and the United States).

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Chris Connor

Chris Connor (November 8, 1927 – August 29, 2009) was an American jazz singer.

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City College of New York

The City College of the City University of New York (more commonly referred to as the City College of New York, or simply City College, CCNY, or City) is a public senior college of the City University of New York (CUNY) in New York City.

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Dire Straits

Dire Straits were a British rock band formed in London in 1977 by Mark Knopfler (lead vocals and lead guitar), David Knopfler (rhythm guitar and backing vocals), John Illsley (bass guitar and backing vocals), and Pick Withers (drums and percussion).

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Dusty in Memphis

Dusty in Memphis is the fifth studio album by English singer Dusty Springfield.

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Dusty Springfield

Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O'Brien (16 April 1939 – 2 March 1999), professionally known as Dusty Springfield, was an English pop singer and record producer whose career extended from the late 1950s to the 1990s.

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East Hampton (town), New York

The Town of East Hampton is located in southeastern Suffolk County, New York, at the eastern end of the South Shore of Long Island.

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FAME Studios

FAME (Florence Alabama Music Enterprises) Studios are located at 603 East Avalon Avenue in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, an area of northern Alabama known as the Shoals.

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George Michael

Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou (25 June 1963 – 25 December 2016), known professionally as George Michael, was an English singer, songwriter, record producer, and philanthropist who rose to fame as a member of the music duo Wham! He was widely known for his work in the 1980s and 1990s, including hit singles such as "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" and "Last Christmas", and albums such as Faith (1987) and Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1 (1990).

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George Washington Educational Campus

The George Washington Educational Campus is a facility of the New York City Department of Education located at 549 Audubon Avenue at West 193rd Street in the Fort George neighborhood of the Washington Heights, Manhattan, New York City.

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Grammy Award

A Grammy Award (stylized as GRAMMY, originally called Gramophone Award), or Grammy, is an award presented by The Recording Academy to recognize achievement in the music industry.

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Heart failure

Heart failure (HF), often referred to as congestive heart failure (CHF), is when the heart is unable to pump sufficiently to maintain blood flow to meet the body's needs.

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History of the Jews in Germany

Jewish settlers founded the Ashkenazi Jewish community in the Early (5th to 10th centuries CE) and High Middle Ages (circa 1000–1299 CE).

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History of the Jews in Poland

The history of the Jews in Poland dates back over 1,000 years.

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Jimmy Page

James Patrick Page (born 9 January 1944) is an English musician, songwriter, and record producer who achieved international success as the guitarist and founder of the rock band Led Zeppelin.

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Journalism refers to the production and distribution of reports on recent events.

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Kansas State University

Kansas State University (KSU), commonly shortened to Kansas State or K-State, is a public research university with its main campus in Manhattan, Kansas, United States.

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Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968.

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Lulu (singer)

Lulu Kennedy-Cairns OBE (born Marie McDonald McLaughlin Lawrie; 3 November 1948) is a Scottish singer-songwriter.

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Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section

The Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section, also known as the Swampers, is a group of American studio musicians playing soul, R&B, rock and roll and country, based in the city of Muscle Shoals, Alabama.

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Muscle Shoals Sound Studio

Muscle Shoals Sound Studio at 3614 Jackson Highway in Sheffield, Alabama was formed in 1969 by four session musicians called The Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section (and affectionately called The Swampers) who had left Rick Hall's nearby FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals to create their own recording facility.

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Muscle Shoals, Alabama

Muscle Shoals is the largest city in Colbert County, Alabama, United States.

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Music journalism

Music journalism (or "music criticism") is media criticism and reporting about popular music topics, including pop music, rock music, and related styles.

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Nesuhi Ertegun

Nesuhi Ertegun (Turkish spelling: Nesuhi Ertegün; November 26, 1917 – July 15, 1989) was a Turkish-American record producer and executive of Atlantic Records and WEA International.

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New Routes

New Routes is an album by Scottish singer Lulu recorded between 10 September and 2 October 1969 at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, one of that facility's earliest recordings, for a 16 January 1970 release.

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New York (state)

New York is a state in the northeastern United States.

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New York City

The City of New York, often called New York City (NYC) or simply New York, is the most populous city in the United States.

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Race record

Race records were 78-rpm phonograph records marketed to African Americans between the 1920s and 1940s.

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Ray (film)

Ray is a 2004 American musical biographical film focusing on 30 years in the life of rhythm and blues musician Ray Charles.

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Ray Charles

Ray Charles Robinson (September 23, 1930 – June 10, 2004), known professionally as Ray Charles, was an American singer-songwriter, musician, and composer.

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Record producer

A record producer or track producer or music producer oversees and manages the sound recording and production of a band or performer's music, which may range from recording one song to recording a lengthy concept album.

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Rhythm and blues

Rhythm and blues, commonly abbreviated as R&B, is a genre of popular music that originated in African American communities in the 1940s.

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Richard Schiff

Richard Schiff (born May 27, 1955) is an American actor and comedian.

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, located on the shore of Lake Erie in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, recognizes and archives the history of the best-known and most influential artists, producers, engineers, and other notable figures who have had some major influence on the development of rock and roll.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone is an American monthly magazine that focuses on popular culture.

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Ruth Brown

Ruth Alston Brown (née Weston, January 12, 1928 – November 17, 2006) was an American singer-songwriter and actress, sometimes known as the "Queen of R&B".

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Sarasota, Florida

Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. state of Florida.

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Slow Train Coming

Slow Train Coming is the 19th studio album by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, released on August 20, 1979 by Columbia Records.

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Soul music

Soul music (often referred to simply as soul) is a popular music genre that originated in the African American community in the United States in the late 1950s and early 1960s.

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The Star-Gazette is the major newspaper for Elmira, New York.

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Stax Records

Stax Records is an American record label, originally based in Memphis, Tennessee.

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The Allman Brothers Band

The Allman Brothers Band was an American rock band formed in Jacksonville, Florida, United States, in 1969 by brothers Duane Allman (slide guitar and lead guitar) and Gregg Allman (vocals, keyboards, songwriting), as well as Dickey Betts (lead guitar, vocals, songwriting), Berry Oakley (bass guitar), Butch Trucks (drums), and Jai Johanny "Jaimoe" Johanson (drums).

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The Bronx

The Bronx is the northernmost of the five boroughs of New York City, in the U.S. state of New York.

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The Drifters

The Drifters are a long-lasting American doo-wop and R&B/soul vocal group.

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The Kansas City Star

The Kansas City Star is a newspaper based in Kansas City, Missouri, in the United States.

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The New York Times

The New York Times (sometimes abbreviated as The NYT or The Times) is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership.

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The Yardbirds

The Yardbirds are an English rock band, formed in London in 1963.

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Upper Manhattan

Upper Manhattan denotes the most northern region of the New York City Borough of Manhattan.

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Wandering Jew

The Wandering Jew is a mythical immortal man whose legend began to spread in Europe in the 13th century.

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Warner Bros. Records

Warner Bros.

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Washington Heights, Manhattan

Washington Heights is a neighborhood in the northern portion of the New York City borough of Manhattan.

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WGBH Educational Foundation

The WGBH Educational Foundation was established in 1951 in Boston, Massachusetts as an American nonprofit organization that oversees all of the PBS member stations licensed to the state of Massachusetts: the WGBH stations in Boston (WGBH-TV, the foundation's flagship property, and WGBX-TV) and WGBY-TV in Springfield.

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Wilson Pickett

Wilson Pickett (March 18, 1941 – January 19, 2006) was an American singer and songwriter.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_Wexler

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