Ike Turner


Ike Turner (born November 5, 1931, Clarksdale, Mississippi, USA - died December 12, 2007, San Marcos, California, USA) was an American musician, bandleader, songwriter, arranger, talent scout, and record producer. In the 1950's, he formed his first group as a teenager in high school, called [a=Ike Turner's Kings Of Rhythm]. In 1956, he hired two sisters named Anna Mae Bullock and [a=Aillene Bullock]. He renamed Anna Mae Bullock as [a=Tina Turner], married her and they had their first hit in 1960 with "A Fool In Love". Ike has frequently been referred to as a "great innovator" of rock and roll and has left a lasting mark in music history.