Jerry Wexler of Atlantic Records just died

It’s on MSNBC - I can’t link using my BlackBerry.

A truly brilliant music man, pivotal in the careers of so many artists - the team of Wexler and Ahmet Ertegun influenced current music so much.

Thanks, Jerry.


Thank you.

Sad to hear.

I met Wexler once when I was working in a doctor’s office. He had come in for some allergy shots. He asked the nurse if she liked Aretha Franklin and when she said so, sent an album to her a few days later.

He did make quite an impression – vary manic and energetic.