RIP: Jerry Wexler, Music Journalist, Music Producer

From Jerry Wexler's Wikipedia entry:

Gerald "Jerry" Wexler (January 10, 1917 – August 15, 2008) was a music journalist turned music producer, and was regarded as one of the major record industry players behind music from the 1950's through the 1980's. He coined the term "Rhythm & Blues", and was integral in signing and/or producing many of the biggest acts of the last 50 years, including Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Led Zeppelin, Wilson Pickett, Dusty Springfield, and Bob Dylan. Wexler was inducted in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.

- Jerry Wexler Wikipedia entry
- Associated Press article: "Jerry Wexler, famed record producer, dies at 91"
- Billboard article: "Industry Legend Jerry Wexler Dies At 91"

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