Arif Mardin

1932 - 2006

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Arif Mardin (March 15, 1932 – June 25, 2006) was a Turkish-American music producer, who worked with hundreds of artists across many different styles of music, including jazz, rock, soul, disco and country. He worked at Atlantic Records for over 30 years, as producer, arranger, studio manager, and vice president, before moving to EMI and serving as vice president and general manager of Manhattan Records. His collaborations include working with the Rascals, Queen, the Bee Gees, Hall & Oates, Anita Baker, Aretha Franklin, Dionne Warwick, Donny Hathaway & Roberta Flack, Bette Midler, Chaka Khan, Laura Nyro, Ringo Starr, Phil Collins, Daniel Rodriguez, and Norah Jones. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Arif Mardin has received more than 290,614 page views. Her biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Arif Mardin is the 973rd most popular musician (up from 1,243rd in 2019), the 857th most popular biography from Turkey (down from 794th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Turkish Musician.

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Among musicians, Arif Mardin ranks 973 out of 2,675Before her are Yvonne Loriod, Billy Sheehan, ATB, Jorma Kaukonen, Stanley Clarke, and Prince Buster. After her are Yuki Kajiura, Jimmy Bain, Marcel Moyse, Abdullah Ibrahim, Aurèle Nicolet, and Jaki Liebezeit.

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Among people born in 1932, Arif Mardin ranks 238Before her are John Drew Barrymore, Yash Chopra, Iskandar of Johor, Edgar Reitz, Robert Rozhdestvensky, and Quentin Blake. After her are Alfonso Arau, Javier Ambrois, Yakir Aharonov, Atef Ebeid, Paul Bley, and Mongo Beti. Among people deceased in 2006, Arif Mardin ranks 185Before her are Peter Benchley, Elizabeth Bolden, Gennadiy Aygi, Runer Jonsson, Kazimierz Górski, and Rainer Barzel. After her are Bruno Kirby, Jean-Jacques Servan-Schreiber, Hilde Domin, Pjetër Arbnori, Suzan Kahramaner, and Imrich Stacho.

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In Turkey

Among people born in Turkey, Arif Mardin ranks 857 out of 1,128Before her are Critolaus (-200), Cüneyt Çakır (1976), Zülfü Livaneli (1946), John XI of Constantinople (1225), Burak Özçivit (1984), and Nihat Kahveci (1979). After her are Ruben III, Prince of Armenia (1145), Sabiha Kasimati (1912), Andronikos Doukas Angelos (1130), Orhan Kemal (1914), Musine Kokalari (1917), and Nihat Erim (1912).

Among MUSICIANS In Turkey

Among musicians born in Turkey, Arif Mardin ranks 6Before her are Joe Strummer (1952), Barış Manço (1943), Âşık Veysel (1894), Ahmet Ertegun (1923), and İdil Biret (1941). After her are Selda Bağcan (1948), Fazıl Say (1970), Şehrazat (1952), and Şebnem Ferah (1972).