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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Jones performing with Foreigner at VMWorld, San Francisco, 2 September 2009

Mick Jones (Foreigner guitarist)

English musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer, best known as the last remaining original member of the British-American rock band Foreigner.

English musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer, best known as the last remaining original member of the British-American rock band Foreigner.

Jones performing with Foreigner at VMWorld, San Francisco, 2 September 2009

In 1989, Jones released his only solo album titled Mick Jones on the Atlantic Records label.

Atlantic Records Group

Umbrella label owned by Warner Music Group.

Umbrella label owned by Warner Music Group.

It oversees several labels assigned to its Atlantic Records unit.

American Masters

PBS television series which produces biographies on enduring writers, musicians, visual and performing artists, dramatists, filmmakers, and those who have left an indelible impression on the cultural landscape of the United States.

PBS television series which produces biographies on enduring writers, musicians, visual and performing artists, dramatists, filmmakers, and those who have left an indelible impression on the cultural landscape of the United States.

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"Atlantic Records: The House That Ahmet Built"

Steve Ross (businessman)

American businessman and CEO of Time Warner (now Warner Bros. Discovery), Warner Communications, and Kinney National Services, Inc.

American businessman and CEO of Time Warner (now Warner Bros. Discovery), Warner Communications, and Kinney National Services, Inc.

By 1989, Time Warner owned Time, People and Sports Illustrated magazines (the three largest advertising draws in American publishing); the Warner Bros. studio in Hollywood; the Warner, Atlantic, Elektra and Asylum record companies; Warner Books; DC Comics; Home Box Office and some of the country's largest cable television systems.

Leader of the Pack

Song written by George "Shadow" Morton, Jeff Barry, and Ellie Greenwich.

Song written by George "Shadow" Morton, Jeff Barry, and Ellie Greenwich.

It was released as the album's first single and was issued on Atlantic Records.

White & Nerdy

Second single from "Weird Al" Yankovic's album Straight Outta Lynwood, which was released on September 26, 2006.

Second single from "Weird Al" Yankovic's album Straight Outta Lynwood, which was released on September 26, 2006.

Al depicted expressing his opinion about Atlantic Records on Wikipedia.

One scene shows Yankovic vandalizing the Wikipedia page for Atlantic Records, replacing it with the words (in excessively large type) "YOU SUCK!", referencing his recent trouble with the company in getting permission to release "You're Pitiful", a parody of James Blunt's song "You're Beautiful".

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

Ruby Baby

Song written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller.

Song written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller.

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

Their version was released as a single by Atlantic Records (catalog No. 45 1089) in 1956.

Clay in 1997.

Otis Clay

American R&B and soul singer, who started in gospel music.

American R&B and soul singer, who started in gospel music.

Clay in 1997.

In 1968 the record company folded and his contract was bought by Atlantic Records, who launched their subsidiary Cotillion label with Clay's version of the Sir Douglas Quintet hit, "She's About A Mover", produced at the FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals.

Blunt in 2018

James Blunt

English singer, songwriter and musician.

English singer, songwriter and musician.

Blunt in 2018
Blunt performing in the United States, 2008
Blunt at a concert in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, 2007
Blunt performing in October 2017
Blunt and his wife Sofia at the 2014 NRJ Music Awards

He performed "You're Beautiful" at the 49th Grammy Awards in February 2007, dedicating the song to the late Ahmet Ertegün of Atlantic Records, but he did not win in any of the five categories for which he had received nominations (including Best New Artist, won by Carrie Underwood).

Atlantic Records 40th Anniversary

On May 14, 1988, the Atlantic Records label held its 40th Anniversary Celebration by staging a non-stop concert lasting almost 13 hours starting at noon and ending just shortly before 1am the following morning at Madison Square Garden, New York.