In 1974, Jerry Greenberg was the youngest president of any major record company. At age 32, he took the reigns of Atlantic Records and went on to sign a myriad of legendary acts including ABBA, Foreigner, Genesis and The Blues Brothers. Jerry shares some amazing stories about his early years and about the artists he worked with such as the time he played congas for Led Zeppelin during an encore at Madison Square Garden.
1:00 - Michael Jackson
12:00 - His band was called The Passengers
17:00 - Percy Sledge, "When a Man Loves a Woman"
21:00 - Atlantic Records - Job offer, but he was on the way to Vietnam
35:00 - How Led Zeppelin came together
44:00 - Bad Company, Foreigner
1:06:00 - John Prine, Dr. John, Alice Cooper
1:16:00 - Best Drummers
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