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Statement from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Regarding the Passing of Jerry Wexler

Statement from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Regarding the Passing of Jerry Wexler

Statement from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Regarding the Passing of Jerry Wexler

“Jerry Wexler was instrumental in moving rhythm and blues into mainstream society affirming it’s position as one of America’s most treasured art forms,” said Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum President and CEO Terry Stewart. “His passion for this style of music allowed Wexler to help artists including Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Wilson Pickett and countless others to reach their full potential. Wexler was also passionate about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and we are forever indebted to him for his dedication.”

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