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Happy Birthday to musician and businessman, Ahmet Ertegun, born this day in 1923!

Considered to be one of the most significant figures in the modern recording industry, Ertegun is best known as the founder (along with Herb Abramson) and President of Atlantic Records, and a leader of the Rhythm & Blues revolution of the 1950s.

Ertegun also wrote classic blues and pop songs, served as Chairman of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and museum, and co-founded the New York Cosmos soccer team of the original North American Soccer League.