Ahmet Ertegun

Legendary producer, song writer Ahmet Ertegun signed his records (Nugetre) on the labels of Atlantic Records, so he wouldn’t embarrass his Turkish parents. Wrote The Clover’s first hit and many others. Signed Ray Charles and urged him to go from crooner to grittier. Signed Ruth Brown while she was recovering in a hospital bed and urged her to get a little boogie in her ballads. Groomed the Clovers out of their Inkspot rut. The little man was to become a giant in R&B.