BETWEEN THE LINES

Ahmet Ertegun's Legacy Secured With Oxford University Fund

Robert Greenfield Captures Mogul in His Book 'The Last Sultan'

Ahmet ErdegunWhen those in the know talk about the major behind-the-scene players in the music business, three names always come up: Clive Davis, Mo Ostin and Ahmet Ertegun.

BLUES

Etta James Retires With Final Album, The Dreamer

Etta James, the quintessential rhythm & blues vocalist, is set to release her final studio album, The Dreamer, before retiring from recording after an inconic 50-year career, the star announced today.

R & B

Nick Ashford, of Duo Ashford & Simpson, Dies at 70 (video)

Nick Ashford, who with wife Valerie Simpson,co-wrote and sang some of music’s best known R&B classics, has died in a New York City hospital after a bout with throat cancer. He was 70.