Ertegun recovering from head injury


NEW YORK -- Ahmet Ertegun, the founder of Atlantic Records, is recovering after hitting his head in a fall at a recent Rolling Stones concert.

Ertegun, an integral figure in the careers of artists including Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, the Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin, was attending a Stones concert at the Beacon Theatre on Oct. 29 when he slipped and fell, according to a statement released by Atlantic Records.

He injured his head and was taken to a hospital, according to the statement, but he is improving. Atlantic Records denied reports that Ertegun had been in a coma.

Ertegun, 83, is considered one of the most important figures in modern pop music, helping to shape the sound of rock, pop and soul with his artists and his production work.