Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Rest in Peace, Arif Mardin

Opened the paper this morning and was saddened to read an obituary for music legend Arif Mardin. He produced some of my favourite songs, albums and artists of all time, including Aretha Franklin's greatest hits for Atlantic Records in the 60s and Scritti Politti's biggest chart hits in the 80s. More recently he helped turned Norah Jones into a global sensation. The music world is that little bit less special today, without the prospect of any more albums produced by Arif Mardin...

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