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Atlantic Records: The House That Ahmet Built 

Ahmet Ertegun created a new genre of music that combined the African-American music of 1940s Washington, D.C., with the European sensibility.

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Ahmet Ertegun created a new genre of music that combined the African-American music of 1940s Washington, D.C., with the European sensibility.

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Near the end, Bette Midler narrates, "In the 1980s, Atlantic was a different place," and shows Ahmet Ertegun entering the Atlantic Records offices. A Time Warner logo can be seen clearly on one of the walls. Time Warner was formed in 1990 with the merger of Warner Communications Inc. and Time Warner. See more »

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Turning The Many Pages Of Atlantic Records' History
2 July 2015 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

In 2006, Ahmet Ertegun (one of the founding members of Atlantic Records) died at the ripe, old age of 83.

In its heyday, Atlantic Records (which was founded by Ertegun in 1947) was one of the most successful, independent record companies in the USA. In 1967, it was sold to Warner Bros./Seven Arts for $17 million.

Through stills, vintage footage, and recent interviews, this fairly interesting documentary pays tribute to Ertegun. This DVD covers Atlantic Records' first 60 years (outlining a lucrative business venture which greatly helped to influence the direction of contemporary music, especially that of soul music in the 1960s).

The following is but a short list of pop music celebrities who make an appearance in this documentary to retell their "Ertegun" stories and their association with Atlantic Records - Ray Charles, Eric Clapton, Mick Jagger, Aretha Franklin and Jimmy Page.


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