Ahmet Ertegun Quotes & Sayings

25 most famous Ahmet Ertegun quotes and sayings. These are the first 10 quotes we have for him. He was a Turkish businessman who passed away on 14 December, 2006.

Ahmet Ertegun Quotes
“Fifty years from now, people will still be listening to Led Zeppelin. They won't even remember me.”
Ahmet Ertegun Quotes
“Soul lyrics, soul music came at about the same time as the civil rights movement, and it's very possible that one influenced the other.”
“As I grew up, I began to discover a little bit about the situation of black people in America and experienced an immediate empathy with the victims of such senseless discrimination. Because although the Turks were never slaves, they were regarded as enemies within Europe because of their Muslim beliefs.”
Ahmet Ertegun Quotes
“I came close to signing Elvis Presley. I offered $25,000 for his contract and they asked for $45,000 and I just didn't have the other $20,000.”
Ahmet Ertegun Quotes
“I think it's better to burn out than to fade away... it's better to live out your days being very, very active - even if it destroys you - than to quietly... disappear.”
Ahmet Ertegun Quotes
“When I first heard Ray Charles, he was a flop artist on a small label in California. He hadn't sold any records. And I bought his contract for $2,500.”
“I don't use the computer. But my secretary does. I want to take some computer courses because I'm interested in some of the access to some of the illegal things on the Internet. I'm just kidding.”
Ahmet Ertegun Quotes
“Flashy people aren't everything, you know. Even when they have frizzled hair.”
Ahmet Ertegun Quotes
“I'd be happy if people said that I did a little bit to raise the dignity and recognition of the greatness of African-American music.”
Ahmet Ertegun Quotes
“My father was in Ataturk's closest group. They lived together during the War of Liberation in Turkey.”

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