Ike Turner

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Birthday
5, 1931
Birthplace
Clarksdale, MS
Death Date
Dec 12, 2007 (76)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
5, 1931
Birthplace
Clarksdale, MS
Death Date
Dec 12, 2007 (76)

About

Bandleader, singer, songwriter, and producer who worked in many different genres, like funk and blues. He released "Rocket 88."

Before Fame

He saw his father killed by a white mob and later endured abuse by his alcoholic stepfather. His first group was the rhythm ensemble The Tophatters.

Trivia

He had a dangerous relationship with cocaine and other drugs.

Family Life

He was married six times: first to Lorraine Taylor, then to Bonnie Mae Wilson, to Tina Turner, to Margaret Ann Thomas, to Jeanette Bazzell, and finally to Audrey Madison. He had a total of seven children.

Associated With

He inspired many of his contemporaries like Little Richard.