A report on Atlantic Records

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"

American record label founded in October 1947 by Ahmet Ertegun and Herb Abramson.

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Mike Stoller (left) and Jerry Leiber (right) flanking Elvis Presley on the cover of Leiber and Stoller's joint autobiography, Hound Dog

Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller

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Lyricist Jerome Leiber (April 25, 1933 – August 22, 2011) and composer Michael Stoller (born March 13, 1933) were American songwriting and record producing partners.

Lyricist Jerome Leiber (April 25, 1933 – August 22, 2011) and composer Michael Stoller (born March 13, 1933) were American songwriting and record producing partners.

Mike Stoller (left) and Jerry Leiber (right) flanking Elvis Presley on the cover of Leiber and Stoller's joint autobiography, Hound Dog

The label was later bought by Atlantic Records, which hired Leiber and Stoller in an innovative deal that allowed them to produce for other labels.

Turner performing, 1973

Big Joe Turner

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American singer from Kansas City, Missouri.

American singer from Kansas City, Missouri.

Turner performing, 1973
Turner performing in the 1955 film Rock 'n' Roll Revue

In 1951, while performing with the Count Basie Orchestra at Harlem's Apollo Theater as a replacement for Jimmy Rushing, he was spotted by Ahmet and Nesuhi Ertegun, who contracted him to their new recording company, Atlantic Records.

Sam & Dave in 1967

Sam & Dave

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American soul and R&B duo who performed together from 1961 until 1981.

American soul and R&B duo who performed together from 1961 until 1981.

Sam & Dave in 1967
Sam & Dave in 1966

In summer 1964, Stone introduced the duo to Atlantic Records' Jerry Wexler, who signed them to Atlantic.

Warner Bros.-Seven Arts

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American entertainment company active from 1967 until 1969.

American entertainment company active from 1967 until 1969.

Later that same year, Warner Bros.-Seven Arts purchased Atlantic Records.

The Clovers

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American rhythm and blues/doo-wop vocal group who became one of the biggest selling acts of the 1950s.

American rhythm and blues/doo-wop vocal group who became one of the biggest selling acts of the 1950s.

The group in 1957.

Krefetz then brought them to the attention of Atlantic Records, which signed them in February 1951.

Atlantic Records Group

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Umbrella label owned by Warner Music Group.

Umbrella label owned by Warner Music Group.

It oversees several labels assigned to its Atlantic Records unit.

Dowd demonstrates how he mixed "Layla"

Tom Dowd

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Dowd demonstrates how he mixed "Layla"

Thomas John Dowd (October 20, 1925 – October 27, 2002) was an American recording engineer and producer for Atlantic Records.

I Got a Woman

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Song co-written and recorded by American R&B and soul musician Ray Charles.

Song co-written and recorded by American R&B and soul musician Ray Charles.

Atlantic Records released the song as a single in December 1954, with "Come Back Baby" as the B-side.

Miriam with her then-husband Herb Abramson, c. 1947

Miriam Bienstock

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Miriam with her then-husband Herb Abramson, c. 1947

Miriam Bienstock (née Kahan, later Abramson, January 4, 1923 – March 21, 2015) was an American record company executive who was influential in the early days of Atlantic Records, becoming the company's vice president in 1958.

Kallman in 2013

Craig Kallman

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American entrepreneur and former DJ.

American entrepreneur and former DJ.

Kallman in 2013
Kallman and some of the records from his extensive collection

He is currently the chairman and CEO of Atlantic Records.