#ThisDayinHistory 1923: One of the most influential figures in the history of American popular music Ahmet Ertegun was born went on to influence the industry with creation of Atlantic Records #AceHistoryNews – @AceHistoryNews

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#AceHistoryNews – Aug.01: You might not know it to look at him, but this diplomat’s son and his business partner Herb Abramson would create a groundbreaking record label in 1947. That label, Atlantic Records, would play a pivotal role in breaking down the racial barriers that characterized the postwar music industry #AceHistoryDesk reports

In the late 1940s and early 1950s, Ertegun worked with artists like Big Joe Turner, Ruth Brown, The Drifters and Ray Charles to lay down the foundations of a musical style that future Atlantic producer Jerry Wexler had only recently christened “rhythm and blues.” The future styles called “soul” and “rockand roll” would also evolve out of the sounds that Ertegun helped to popularize, and the early Atlantic catalog would be instrumental in inspiring the blues-based rock that British bands like the Rolling Stones brought to America in the…

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