As Variety reports, the story of one of the most celebrated labels in recorded music history will unfold in a two-part docuseries, Mr A & Mr M: The Story of A&M Records, newly announced for the Epix network. The first episode will premiere on the premium network on Dec. 5 at 10 p.m., with the finale airing a week later in the same time slot.
A&M was founded by jazz trumpeter Herb Alpert and recording executive Jerry Moss in 1962, originally running it out of Alpert’s garage as they were able to build a business upon his success as a trumpet-playing pop superstar at the time. The duo left the label in 1994, five years after it was purchased by PolyGram and five years before it was effectively shut down.
One-time A&M artists Sheryl Crow, Yusuf/Cat Stevens, and Peter Frampton are among those who sat for interviews for the docuseries, which will include the music of the Police, the Go-Go’s, The Carpenters, Carole King and Joe Cocker, among others.
Series producer Frank Marshall said that “Mr A & Mr M: The Story of A&M Records will be an immersive experience that celebrates the time and place, and above all, the amazing artists and music that Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss cared for and developed at A&M Records.”