Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Ahmet Ertegun 1923-2006

On a sad note, I just recently learned of the passing of music & soccer pioneer Ahmet Ertegun. In addition to his highly successful music career, Mr. Ertegun was also a driving force of soccer in America - he was one of the key figures behind the rising to prominence of the North American Soccer League in the 1970s. Mr. Ertegun was also a driving force behind the success of World Cup '94, and was elected to the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 2003.

Ahmet Ertegun, 1923-2006.

1 comment:

Jonothon said...

Cosmos Ship...? What is that?

Classic line from the Once in Lifetime doc...

RIP Mr. Ertegun