Ahmet Ertegun

#135246 Ahmet Ertegun

My first wife was a theater person. .

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#135230 Ahmet Ertegun

Fifty years from now, people will still be listening to Led Zeppelin. They won't even remember me. .

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#135235 Ahmet Ertegun

I don't use the computer. But my secretary does. I want to take some computer courses because I'm interested in some of the access to some of the illegal things on the Internet. I'm just kidding. .

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#135232 Ahmet Ertegun

Soul lyrics, soul music came at about the same time as the civil rights movement, and it's very possible that one influenced the other. .

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#135233 Ahmet Ertegun

I think it's better to burn out than to fade away... it's better to live out your days being very, very active - even if it destroys you - than to quietly... disappear. .

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#135234 Ahmet Ertegun

When I first heard Ray Charles, he was a flop artist on a small label in California. He hadn't sold any records. And I bought his contract for $2,500. .

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#135237 Ahmet Ertegun

I'd be happy if people said that I did a little bit to raise the dignity and recognition of the greatness of African-American music. .

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#135239 Ahmet Ertegun

There is a certain sort of excess that is interesting, don't you think? And America is, of course, the most excessive place. .

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#135240 Ahmet Ertegun

You know what I'd really like to do? I'd like to record some white Chicago jazz. .

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#135241 Ahmet Ertegun

America is remarkable, don't you think so? When I came to Washington, I was twelve years old. I spoke English with an English accent. It was assumed that it would go on in that way. .

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#135243 Ahmet Ertegun

I've been in the studio when you go through a track and you run down a track and you know even before the singer starts singing, you know the track is swinging... you know you have a multimillion-seller hit - and what you're working on suddenly has magic. .

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#135249 Ahmet Ertegun

I've lived very well all my life, even when I had no money, and there's very little I can't afford. .

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#135253 Ahmet Ertegun

There's no place in the world you can go and not hear rock-and-roll, from Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder to Phil Collins. .

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#135229 Ahmet Ertegun

As I grew up, I began to discover a little bit about the situation of black people in America and experienced an immediate empathy with the victims of such senseless discrimination. Because although the Turks were never slaves, they were regarded as enemies within Europe because of their Muslim beliefs. .

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#135231 Ahmet Ertegun

I came close to signing Elvis Presley. I offered $25,000 for his contract and they asked for $45,000 and I just didn't have the other $20,000. .

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#135236 Ahmet Ertegun

Flashy people aren't everything, you know. Even when they have frizzled hair. .

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#135238 Ahmet Ertegun

My father was in Ataturk's closest group. They lived together during the War of Liberation in Turkey. .

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#135242 Ahmet Ertegun

I love Ray Charles. He can still teach everybody a lot about how to make great music. Not necessarily how to make hits, but how to make great music. Of course, part of it is his incredible talent. Who are the greatest jazz singers in the world? Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday and Ray Charles. .

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#135244 Ahmet Ertegun

The Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame will provide a center where the lives and the artistry of the greatest jazz musicians will be celebrated, and where people will come to learn about jazz, something to which my brother devoted his life's work. .

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#135245 Ahmet Ertegun

The songwriters whom we think of being the greatest songwriters usually write one hit and six or seven flops. That includes the Irving Berlins and the Hoagy Carmichaels, the Harold Arlens, Cole Porter. .

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