Ike Turner

R&B Singer

Birthday November 5, 1931

Birth Sign Scorpio

Birthplace Clarksdale, MS

DEATH DATE Dec 12, 2007 (76)

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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.


His full name was Izear Luster "Ike" Turner Jr. 

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, including Ronnie Turner.

Associated With

He inspired many of his contemporaries like Little Richard.