Ahmet Ertegun Award
Which superstars has David Geffen worked with? There are too many to list.
He founded both Asylum Records and Geffen Records, homes to Guns n’ Roses, Elton John, Nirvana, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon and Bob Dylan at one time or another.
Jackson Browne Inducts David GeffenJackson Browne Inducts David Geffen at the 2010 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
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David Geffen Acceptance Speech00:06:25
Hall of Fame Essay
David Geffen once asked Ahmet Ertegun about the key to being successful in the music industry.
“If you’re lucky, you bump into a genius,” the founder of Atlantic Records and co-founder of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame explained, “and a genius will make you rich in the music business.”
Geffen took that advice to heart throughout his long, distinguished career, and that’s one of the reasons why it’s especially appropriate for him to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year as a recipient of the Ahmet Ertegun Award.
David Geffen is centered in his love of music.
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