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Rock And Roll Memorial Honors Atlantic Founder

Posted by Molli Fire on Monday, 16April07

a memorial has been organized to honor and say goodbye to Ahmet Ertegun, the founder of Atlantic Records who died in December at the age of 83. he collapsed backstage at a Rolling Stones concert in October 2006 due to a brain injury that killed him 2 months later. his widow has organised this event which takes place on Tuesday, April 17th at the Lincoln Center in NYC, and will be attended by some of the biggest names in rock and roll history. Reuters news reports :

Clapton, Collins and Stevie Nicks are among the scheduled performers, an Atlantic spokeswoman said. The event, organized by Ertegun’s widow Mica, will take place at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Jagger is one of the speakers. Bette Midler will host.

there will also be performances by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Solomon Burke, Kid Rock and Sam Moore, Ben E. King, Wynton Marsalis, Manhattan Transfer, and Dr. John, and Eric Clapton. for the full story, click over to Reuters

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