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Rock Legends Pays Respects To Atlantic Records Founder

Rock Legends Pays Respects To Atlantic Records Founder

Rock legends Mick Jagger, Phil Collins, Led Zeppelin and Eric Clapton will be paying their respects to Atlantic Records Founder Ahmet Ertegun by performing at a private memorial on Tuesday in New York.

Ironically, Ertegun died doing what he loved. He suffered a head injury backstage at a private Rolling Stones concert last October for Bill Clinton’s 60th birthday and slipped into a coma, passing away on December 15.

According to Reuters, the event, organized by Ertegun's widow Mica, will take place at Jazz at Lincoln Centre. Jagger is one of the speakers, while comedian Bette Midler will host.

Other scheduled performers will include Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Solomon Burke, Kid Rock and Sam Moore, Ben E. King, Wynton Marsalis, Manhattan Transfer, and Dr. John (with Clapton).


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