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Phil Carson, Ahmet Ertegun, Robert Plant

Atlantic Records Vice President

Carson played bass for Dusty Springfield, according to Robert Plant, when introducing him on stage to play Money with Led Zeppelin on June 30, 1980. He had also joined them in Osaka on September 28, 1971 for C'mon Everybody

In the early 1970s, he was the European General Manager of Atlantic Records under Neshui Ertegun.

He also ran Victory Records in the mid-1990s and produced the tribute documentary Atlantic Records: The House That Ahmet Built.

He is the president of Phil Carson Associates, a management and music company whose client list has included Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, Paul Rodgers, Yes, Motorhead, Asia, Foreigner, Ben E. King, Bad Company, The Who (for tour sponsorship) Twisted Sister, Jason Bonham, and Ronnie Wood. Recent projects include AMERICAN MASTERS Good Rockin' Tonight: The Legacy of Sun Records, a documentary and soundtrack album that he produced with Ahmet Ertegun. The film premiered on PBS and the Billboard chart soundtrack CD featured newly-recorded tracks from such luminaries as Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Elton John, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, Tom Petty, Kid Rock, and Sheryl Crow. He also serves as president of the North American division of DVDplus International, the company that developed the invertible hybrid DVD/CD disc technology known as DualDisc and DVDplus.

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