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Ike Turner Dead at 76

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Another musical legend has passed and gone. Ike Turner, well known for his musical act with Tina Turner, died Wednesday at age 76 in his suburban San Diego home. No reason for death has been announced at this time.

Here is a snippet of Ike’s life story ( E! News):

Born Nov. 5, 1931, in Mississippi, Turner launched his music career in the 1940s as the guitar-playing bandleader of the Kings of Rhythm. His outfit’s 1951 recording “Rocket 88” is considered by some music historians—and indeed by Turner himself—to be the first rock song committed to vinyl, hence his sobriquet.

In 1956, the band hired a young singer named Annie Mae Bullock. Six years later, the newly divorced Ike made her his wife and rechistened her Tina. Together, the duo made a string of immortal jukebox hits—”River Deep-Mountain High,” “I Want to Take You Higher” and their Grammy-winning 1971 Creedence cover, “Proud Mary.

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 Here is a video clip of Ike & Tina performing “Proud Mary”

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4 Responses to “Ike Turner Dead at 76”

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