Wexler, Jerry, 1950-

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Jerry Wexler (1917- ) was born in New York City. He was a partner with Ahmet Ertegun in Atlantic Records, an independent record label specializing in rhythm and blues, a term Wexler coined while a report for Billboard Magazine. With Atlantic, Stax, and other labels, Wexler created a greatly influential corpus of classic rhythm and blues, rock and roll, and soul music. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.

From the description of Jerry Wexler collection, 1967-2004. WorldCat record id: 61333228

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creatorOf Lydon, Michael. Michael Lydon Collection, 1977-1997, bulk 1995-1997. Indiana University Archives of African American Music & Culture, AAAMC
creatorOf Wexler, Jerry. Jerry Wexler collection, 1967-2004. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Begle, Howell, 1944-. Howell Begle collection, 1949-2008. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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associatedWith Atlantic Recording Corporation. corporateBody
associatedWith Begle, Howell, 1944- person
associatedWith Burke, Solomon. person
associatedWith Charles, Ray, 1930-2004. person
associatedWith Cooke, Sam. person
associatedWith Franklin, Aretha. person
associatedWith Jones, Quincy, 1933- person
associatedWith Lydon, Michael. person
associatedWith Springfield, Dusty. person
associatedWith Stax Records. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Sound recording executives and producers
Sound recording industry


Birth 1950


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