Thank You, Ahmet! :) in O2 Arena Concert, London - 12.10.07 Posted August 1, 2008 I honestly thought that people had forgotten that the concert was for Ahmet in the first place. Hell, some people I asked didn't even know who he was! It's nice to see a thread paying tribute to him for once. RIP Mr. Ertegun. Well, nobody outside the industry knew who he was,that was the nature of things when Ahmet was doing his best work. It is something I am loath to contemplate,but I don't think O2 would not have happenend if Ahmet had not passed away, for his widow asked that Robert,Jimmy and John Paul contribute to this benefit. And they did so with little hesatation!. Such was the gentile power and grace of the man, that I would not be supprised if his spirit lingered at the venue that night, and Roberts comments were actually heard and appreciated by him!. He was, by so many accounts a lovely, intellegent and perceptive man.His loss is made harder to bear by the fact that he was a "one-of-a-kind".