Atlantic Records: The House That Ahmet Built 15 years old

This American Masters episode showcases the wonderful influence of Ahmet Ertegun, the founder of Atlantic Records. Since the label's founding in 1947, some of the most popular Rhythm and Blues and Rock 'n' Roll artists have worked for Atlantic. Among them: first artist Ruth Brown, Big Joe Turner, Ray Charles, Bobby Darin, The Coasters, Aretha Franklin, The Rolling Stones, Phil Collins and many more. Also covered are many of the Atlantic crew like engineer Tom Dowd, producer Jerry Wexler, and songwriters Mike Lieber and Jerry Stoller.

Credits

Atlantic Records: The House That Ahmet Built Cast

Name Character
Bette Midler She was 61, now 76 years old as Narrator
Eric Clapton He was 62, now 77 years old
Ray Charles He was 76, 73 years old when he died as Self
Mick Jagger He was 63, now 79 years old
Aretha Franklin She was 65, 76 years old when she died
Otis Redding He was 65, 26 years old when he died

Atlantic Records: The House That Ahmet Built Crew

Name Department
Susan Steinberg as Director. Directing
Susan Steinberg as Writer. Writing
Atlantic Records: The House That Ahmet Built poster
Atlantic Records: The House That Ahmet Built (15 years)

  • Release day: Wednesday, May 02, 2007
  • Runtime: 90 minutes