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Ewart Abner

Ewart Abner
Birth name Edward Gladstone Abner, Jr.
Born (1923-05-11)May 11, 1923
Chicago, Illinois, US
Died December 27, 1997(1997-12-27) (aged 74)
Los Angeles, California, US
Occupations Record executive
Years active 1955–1997

Ewart Abner (born Edward Gladstone Abner, Jr., May 11, 1923 – December 27, 1997) was an American record company executive.


Between 1950 and 1954, he served at the Chance label as the owner Art Sheridan's right-hand man. In early 1955, he became part owner and general manager of Vee-Jay. He was appointed president of Vee-Jay in 1961 and with the addition of artists such as Jerry Butler, Gene Chandler, Holly Maxwell, Dee Clark, Betty Everett, John Lee Hooker, Jimmy Reed, and the Beatles, the company continued to grow as a major independent.

He formed Constellation Records in August 1963. In 1966, he joined Motown Records and in 1973 and for the next two years, he served as its president. He was closely associated with the Motown label until his death.


Abner died on December 27, 1997 in Los Angeles, California. He was 74.


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