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Appreciating Jerry Wexler, the Supreme Atlantic Record Man

John Broven, Now Dig This, October 2008

AS SOON AS Jerry Wexler's death was announced on August 15, 2008, daily newspapers and rock magazines had their already-written obituaries ready to go in print and online. After all he had reached the grand age of 91, and was known to be in failing health. There seemed to be no restriction in the number of column inches, a tribute in itself to the stature of a record man nonpareil.

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