The Last Sultan: The Life and Times of Ahmet Ertegun

The Last Sultan: The Life and Times of Ahmet Ertegun


The definitive biography of Ahmet Ertegun—founder of Atlantic files, the guy in the back of stars from Ray Charles to the Rolling Stones—“mesmerizing, interesting, informative.”*

Brilliant, cultured, brash, and irreverent, Ahmet Ertegun used to be a legend within the track global. Blessed with nice flavor and sharp enterprise acumen, he based Atlantic files and taken rock ’n’ roll into the mainstream. He fast turned as well known for his brilliant feel of favor and nonstop A-list social existence as for his pioneering paintings within the studio.

Ertegun found, signed, or recorded a number of the maximum musical artists of all time, between them Ruth Brown; Ray Charles; Bobby Darin; Sonny and Cher; Eric Clapton; Buffalo Springfield; Crosby, Stills, Nash & younger; Led Zeppelin; and the Rolling Stones.

Ertegun lived grandly yet was once by no means happier than whilst he came across himself in a few down-and-out joint hearing song overdue at evening. As colourful and compelling as its topic, The final Sultan is the attention-grabbing tale of a guy who continually lived by way of his personal ideas.

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