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Miriam Abramson

Birthdate: (92)
Birthplace: New York, New York County, New York, United States
Death: March 21, 2015 (92)
New York, New York, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Abraham Kahan and Sylvia Kahan
Wife of Herb Abramson and Freddie Bienstock
Mother of Private

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About Miriam Abramson

Miriam Bienstock, a co-founder of Atlantic Records who ran the business side of the company in its formative years, helping to lay the groundwork for what became a colossus of the recording industry, died on March 21 at her home in Manhattan. She was 92.

Her death was confirmed by her children, Caroline and Robert Bienstock.

The history of Atlantic Records, now part of the Warner Music Group, is populated by a small country’s worth of megastars from across the spectrum of jazz, pop and rock — names including Ray Charles, John Coltrane, Aretha Franklin, Roberta Flack, Charles Mingus, Wilson Pickett, Yes, Led Zeppelin, Cream, Abba and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. Its current roster includes leading acts like Coldplay, the hip-hop artists Flo Rida and Ty Dolla Sign and the English folk trio the Staves. But the label was born in 1947 of the shared interest of its three founders — Ms. Bienstock, her husband at the time, Herb Abramson, and their friend Ahmet Ertegun — in the music that came to be called rhythm and blues. The company was started with $2,500 from the Abramsons and a $10,000 investment from Mr. Ertegun’s dentist.

More in the New York Times obituary, April 2, 2015

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Miriam Abramson's Timeline

January 4, 1923
New York, New York County, New York, United States
March 21, 2015
Age 92
New York, New York, New York, United States