Arif Mardin

Arif Mardin

Birth
Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
Death 25 Jun 2006 (aged 74)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
Memorial ID 14744118 · View Source
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Music Producer. He was versatile in a wide variety of music from jazz to rock and pop. After graduating from Istanbul University he studied at the London School of Economics and Boston's Berklee College of Music. In 1963 he joined Atlantic Records as an assistant and eventually was promoted to senior vice president. He later produced for such bands and singers as The Average White Band with the mostly instrumental hit "Pick Up the Pieces", (1974), Phil Collins with the song "Against All Odds", (1984), and for the Bee Gees with the song "Jive Talkin", (1975). He also worked with other talents such as Barbra Streisand, Patti LaBelle, Rod Stewert, Diana Ross and many others. He also worked in television and theater productions including Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Cinderella" and "Gypsy". He won twelve Grammy Awards during his more than forty-year career.

Bio by: C.S.


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  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 26 Jun 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 14744118
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Arif Mardin (15 Mar 1932–25 Jun 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14744118, citing Karacaahmet Mezarlýðý, Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey ; Maintained by Find A Grave .