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Thursday, December 14, 2006


Two passing of note this week: Peter Boyle, one of the best character actors ever, and a fellow Philadelphian (his work in Young Frankenstein with Gene Hackman is among the all-time classic movie comedy moments); and Ahmet Ertegun, founder of Atlantic Records and one of rock 'n' roll's founding fathers. Ahmet (along with his brother and Jerry Wexler) are directly responsible for my all-time favorite music: the Atlantic R&B of the fifties and pre-Beatle sixties. Next time you hear, say, the Drifters singing There Goes My Baby, think of Ahmet and thank him for his great "ear"...


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