Ahmet Ertegun

Atlantic Records: The House That Ahmet Built

Atlantic Records

Ahmet Ertegun (1923-2006) The Greatest Record Man Of All Time by Robert Greenfield “I think it’s better to burn out than to fade away… it’s better to live out your days being very, very active — even if it destroys you — than to quietly… disappear…. At my age, why do you think I’m still […]

Atlantic Records: The House That Ahmet Built

Career Timeline

Ahmet Ertegun once told graduates of Berklee College of Music in Boston that he loved jazz, blues and hanging out. From the start, Ertegun devoted his career to what he loved. His incredible life is fully explored in AMERICAN MASTERS Atlantic Records: The House That Ahmet Built. Below are some highlights from Atlantic Records and […]

Atlantic Records: The House That Ahmet Built

Filmmaker Interview: Susan Steinberg

Since her introduction to filmmaking through the classic rock documentaries Woodstock and Gimme Shelter, Susan Steinberg has developed an intriguing body of work on subjects as diverse as Edward R. Murrow and Paul Simon. In interviews both before and after Ahmet Ertegun’s death in December, the director discusses AMERICAN MASTERS Atlantic Records: The House That […]