Ike Turner

Ike Turner

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Ike Turner

Izear Luster "Ike" Turner Jr. (November 5, 1931 – December 12, 2007) was an American musician, bandleader, songwriter, arranger, talent scout, and record producer. An early pioneer of fifties rock and roll, he is best known for his work in the 1960s and 1970s with his then-wife Tina Turner in the Ike & Tina Turner Revue.

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Full name at birth
Izear Luster Turner Jr.
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Claim to fame
"Rocket 88" song/ Ike & Tina Turner
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Date of birth
5 November 1931
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Place of birth
Clarksdale, Mississippi, USA
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Date of death
12 December 2007
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Age
76 (age at death)
Place of death
San Marcos, California, USA
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Cause of death
Cocaine overdose
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Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
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Musician, songwriter, record producer, arranger, talent scout
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5' 9" (175 cm)
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$500,000 USD
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One of two things happen when you hit a woman. Either she heads for the door or she`s all yours."
  • Little Richard was inspired to play the piano after hearing his piano intro on "Rocket 88" and later used it note for note on "Good Golly, Miss Molly."
  • When Elvis Presley was a truck driver, he used to watch Ike play piano at the black clubs in West Memphis.
  • In the 1960s, he formed various records labels such as Sputnik, Teena, Prann, Innis, Sony and Sonja.
  • Ike Turner played piano on B.B. King's first No. 1 song "3 O'Clock Blues" in 1951.
  • Ike Turner played piano on Albert King's first hit record "Don't Throw Your Love on Me So Strong" in 1961.

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