Arif Mardin Dead At 74
June 26, 2006 at 2:52 PM (PT)
Condolences to the family and friends of legendary industry veteran ARIF MARDIN, who passed away SUNDAY (6/25) following a battle with Pancreatic Cancer. He was 74.
Born in TURKEY, MARDIN graduated from the BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC in 1961. He joined ATLANTIC RECORDS in 1963, became a producer and arranger, and eventually rose to become SVP of the label.
Over the years, MARDIN worked with many top artists, including DUSTY SPRINGFIELD, ARETHA FRANKLIN, JEWEL, NORAH JONES, BETTE MIDLER, YOUNG RASCALS, CHAKA KHAN, HALL & OATES, the BEE GEES, ROBERTA FLACK, BARBRA STREISAND and others.