Ertegun died at 83 in December 2006, but to this day, the standards he set are aspired to by the modern generation of label heads.
Stars contributing to the film include The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Jimi Hendrix, Tom Petty, Linda Ronstadt and Jeff Lynne.
From the Jazz Age through to modern rock, great songwriting partnerships have provided some of popular music’s finest moments. Here are eight of the best…
Some songwriters have a greater ability to pluck classic songs from the ether than others, so what sets the great ones apart from the rest?
Passionate and highly personal accounts of extraordinary lives, the best music memoirs offer everything from creative insights to rock’n’roll excess.
Hailed by ‘Billboard’ magazine as a “winning package”, ‘Between The Buttons’ has somehow become an overlooked Rolling Stones album.
Walter Jacobs and his band the Jukes entered Billboard's Most Played In Juke Boxes chart on 2 January 1954 with 'You're So Fine.'
We present 20 of the finest examples of the man they call the Human Riff, including Rolling Stones hits, lesser-celebrated numbers and solo album tracks.
Who were The Dirty Mac? They never made an album, but this John Lennon, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton and Mitch Mitchell supergroup are rock’n’roll legends.
The album that “changed everything for The Rolling Stones”, ‘Beggars Banquet’ marked the start of a period of creativity and excellence for the band.
uDiscover Music looks at the history of the 1960s composition by Jerry Ragovoy that continues to reverberate in pop culture.
The songs that influenced The Rolling Stones most have all come from the blues tradition – as the ‘Confessin’ The Blues’ compilation reveals.
A few days after the adventurous and exhilarating lead single ‘Undercover Of The Night,' the Stones unveiled their new 'Undercover' set.
With ‘Sun City’, Little Steven pulled together a diverse group of musicians to release a protest song as Artists United Against Apartheid.
The Vee-Jay single entered the R&B chart on 24 October 1960 for the man Keith called "a big model" for the young Rolling Stones.
Reflecting a world that “seemed to be going to hell”, The Rolling Stones’ ‘Gimme Shelter’ song found the band at the peak of their powers.