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Did you know that Herb Abramson worked with the pianist Tommy Tucker?
He was a good friend of Ahmet Ertegun, who agreed to be his partner in the record label venture. Ertegun was a big fan of jazz, and both he and Abramson worked together to handle the creative side of the business, his wife Miriam took care of the economic affairs.
The producer moved to live in Henderson, Nevada, towards the end of his life.
Herb Abramson had an estimated net worth of $7 million.
Herb Abramson was 5 ft 11 in (180 cm) tall.
Herb Abramson was 82 years old when he died on November 9, 1999.
On November 16, 1916, Herbert Charles Abramson was born in Brooklyn, New York, the USA. He initially studied dentistry at New York University, but then took a job at National Records.
Herb Abramson was married to Miriam Bienstock. He had previously also been married to Barbara Heaton.
Herb Abramson founded Jubilee Records in 1946 before setting up Atlantic Records in 1947.
The producer was known for 'Baker County, USA', a 1982 film. He also set up Atco Records in 1955, which found massive success with 'The Coasters'. He was also a producer for Bobby Darin, whose 'Splish Splash' and 'Queen Of The Hop' were major hits. The producer worked with Jim Reeves, his engineer, to produce famous artists such as Eddie Singleton and Sidney Barnes.
Herb Abramson set up the Rhythm And Blues Foundation, which aimed to preserve blues music. He was awarded the Pioneer Award for the work done on the foundation.
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