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Ahmet Ertegun (/ˈɑːmɛt ˈɛərtəɡən/, Turkish spelling: Ahmet Ertegün ([ahˈmet eɾteˈɟyn]); July 31 [O.S. 18 July] 1923 – December 14, 2006) was a Turkish-American businessman, songwriter and philanthropist.

Ertegun was the co-founder and president of Atlantic Records. He discovered and championed many leading rhythm and blues and rock musicians. Ertegun also wrote classic Blues and pop songs. He 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."[1] In 2017 he was inducted into Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame in recognition of his work in the music business.

Ertegun helped foster 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.[2] He also co-founded the New York Cosmos soccer team of the original North American Soccer League.