Songwriters to Soundmen - Al Bell - Feb 2008
Presented in conjunction with Black History Month celebration of Stax Records
Al Bell is the former owner of Stax Records. While at Stax, he introduced marketing and promotional innovations that helped to change the direction of the music industry. Bell added to the roster of box office hits with the landmark 1973 film Wattstax, a documentary based on a Stax Records concert that 100,000 people attended at the Los Angeles stadium. This was the largest musical event ever presented to Black America.