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Music Mogul Ahmet Ertegun Laid to Rest in Turkey


Politicians and music stars attended a funeral service in Istanbul, Turkey, Monday, for music mogul Ahmet Ertegun.

The 83-year-old Ertegun, who was born in Turkey, died last Thursday in New York after falling and suffering a head injury at a Rolling Stones concert.

He founded the legendary Atlantic Records label in the United States in 1947. The label featured such rhythm and blues artists as Ray Charles and Aretha Franklin and such rock bands as the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, and Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young.

Turkish foreign minister Abdullah Gul was among the mourners. He said Ertegun had done much to promote Turkey in the United States.

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