Atlantic Records logo from its inception in 1947 to 1966 (it was still used on 7" single releases), used again from 1979 to 1981 and 2004 to 2015.
Atlantic logo used from 1966 to 2005. It was revived in 2015.
"Weird Al" Yankovic edits Atlantic Records' Wikipedia page to read "YOU SUCK!" in the music video for the song "White & Nerdy"

Nesuhi Ertegun (Turkish spelling: Nesuhi Ertegün; November 26, 1917 – July 15, 1989) was a Turkish-American record producer and executive of Atlantic Records and WEA International.

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In 1944, brothers Nesuhi and Ahmet Ertegun remained in the United States when their mother and sister returned to Turkey after the death of their father Munir Ertegun, Turkey's first ambassador to the U.S. The brothers were fans of jazz and rhythm & blues, amassing a collection of over 15,000 78 RPM records.

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Ertegun circa 1960

Ahmet Ertegun

Turkish-American businessman, songwriter, record executive and philanthropist.

Turkish-American businessman, songwriter, record executive and philanthropist.

Ertegun circa 1960
The Ertegun family in 1942
Atlantic Records logo from its inception in 1947 to 1966 (it was still used on 7" single releases), used again from 1979 to 1981 and 2004 to 2015.
Ahmet (left) with his brother Nesuhi, around 1960

Ertegun was the co-founder and president of Atlantic Records.

She bought the popular records of the day, to which Ahmet and his brother, Nesuhi listened.

Darin in 1959

Bobby Darin

American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist musician, and actor.

American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist musician, and actor.

Darin in 1959
"Deadeye" and Darin in a 1965 Red Skelton Show skit
Dean Martin Presents: The Bobby Darin Amusement Company, L-R: Dick Smothers, Tom Smothers, and Bobby Darin as the Marx Brothers (1972)

Darin left Decca to sign with Atlantic Records' Atco subsidiary, where he wrote and arranged music for himself and others.

Both tracks were produced by Atlantic founders Ahmet and Nesuhi Ertegun with staff producer Jerry Wexler and they featured arrangements by Richard Wess.

Jerry Wexler

Music journalist who turned music producer, and was a major influence on American popular music from the 1950s through the 1980s.

Music journalist who turned music producer, and was a major influence on American popular music from the 1950s through the 1980s.

Wexler became a partner in Atlantic Records in 1953.

With Ahmet and Nesuhi Ertegun, he built Atlantic Records into a major force in the recording industry.

Munir Ertegun

Turkish legal counsel in international law to the "Sublime Porte" (imperial government) of the late Ottoman Empire and a diplomat of the Republic of Turkey during its early years.

Turkish legal counsel in international law to the "Sublime Porte" (imperial government) of the late Ottoman Empire and a diplomat of the Republic of Turkey during its early years.

The Turkish Ambassador to Washington, Münir Ertegün and his family, including his sons Ahmet Ertegün (left) and Nesuhi Ertegün (right) in February 1942

Ertegun married Emine Hayrünnisa Rüstem in 1917 and the couple had three children, two of whom were Nesuhi and Ahmet Ertegun, the brothers who founded Atlantic Records and became iconic figures in the American music industry.

Performance for the U.S. Bicentennial, New York City, July 4, 1976
Photo by Tom Marcello

Charles Mingus

American jazz double bassist, pianist, composer, and bandleader.

American jazz double bassist, pianist, composer, and bandleader.

Performance for the U.S. Bicentennial, New York City, July 4, 1976
Photo by Tom Marcello

Over a ten-year period, he made 30 records for a number of labels (Atlantic, Candid, Columbia, Impulse and others).

2005: Inducted in the Jazz at Lincoln Center, Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame.

Warner Music Group

American multinational entertainment and record label conglomerate headquartered in New York City.

American multinational entertainment and record label conglomerate headquartered in New York City.

Logo of WEA International
Edgar Bronfman Jr., scion of the Canadian-based Bronfman family, took control of WMG in 2004.
Leonard Blavatnik, founder of Access Industries, purchased WMG in 2011.

The company owns and operates some of the largest and most successful labels in the world, including Elektra Records, Reprise Records, Warner Records, Parlophone Records (formerly owned by EMI), and Atlantic Records.

In July 1971, the new in-house distribution company was incorporated as Warner-Elektra-Atlantic Distributing Corp. (WEA) and branch offices were established in eight major US cities; Joel Friedman a one-time Billboard writer who had been the head of Warner's advertising/merchandising division in its early years, was appointed to head WEA's US domestic division, and Ahmet Ertegun's brother Nesuhi was appointed to oversee its international operations.