[JPL] Ahmet Ertegun has serious head injury
drjazz at drjazz.com
Sun Nov 5 23:12:52 EST 2006
Ahmet Ertegun has serious head injury
NEW YORK, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Ahmet Ertegun, the founder of Atlantic
Records, was in a coma after falling backstage at former President
Bill Clinton's birthday party in New York.
Ertegun slipped and hit his head as the Rolling Stones were going
onstage to perform Sunday, Oct. 29, The Daily Mail reported.
"Mick was terribly upset," an aide to the band said, referring to
lead singer Mick Jagger. "Ahmet was unconscious in the intensive
care unit and the doctors at first didn't give him much of a chance.
But they are now listing him as stable."
Ertegun, son of a Turkish diplomat, founded Atlantic in 1947 with
his brother, using money borrowed from their dentist. The label's
roster has included luminaries of jazz, R&B and rock ranging from
Ray Charles and Duke Ellington to Led Zeppelin and the Stones.
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