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Thursday, December 13, 2007

RIP Father of Rock and Roll

Izear Luster Turner Jr, "Ike" Turner, the Father of Rock and Roll has died at age 76. Turner is best known in the Rock and Roll world for his primary "Rocket 88" in 1951, which is arguably the first Rock and Roll song ever put on record.

Turner's long and stormy marriage to Anna Mae "Tina" Turner is the stuff of bitter legend, resulting in Tina being hailed as a rock and roll survivor in her biography "What's Love Got to do With It?", which Ike claimed overstated his famous temper a bit. Turner is said to have been married 14 times but he has only been known to have married four times publicly

Still with hits like "Proud Mary" and the unheralded masterpiece "River Deep, Mountain High", Turner showed the vituosity of a R&B maestro with a fire that only Ike and Tina could deliver.

Ike Turner, Rest in Peace.

UPDATE: Here are Ike and Tina in action.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Two reasons why we don't see much of Ike in that video: 1. that absurd hat 2. a rockin' hot Tina in her prime. All I can say is, Tina baby....yea.


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