The producer of Bob Dylan’s Grammy-winning album “Slow Train Coming” as well as great R&B hits like Aretha Franklin’s “Respect” and Percy Sledge’s “When A Man Loves A Woman,” died today – Jerry Wexler was 91.
Wexler was considered a giant in the music industry because of his far-reaching influence. He helped shape the music of the 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s by working with some of the most creative artists in the business.
Wexler was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a non-performing artist in 1987.
Wexler reportedly died of congenital heart disease at a Florida hospice.
A nice story about the legendary producer and his accomplishments on the Variety website.