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. He formed his first group as a teenager in high school called Ike Turner's Kings Of Rhythm. In 1956 he hired two sisters named Anna Mae Bullock and Aillene Bullock. He renamed Anna Mae Bullock as Tina Turner and married her. Together they had their first hit in 1960 with "A Fool In Love".
Ike Turner has frequently been referred to as a great innovator of rock and roll and has left a lasting mark in music history.
Similar Artists: Ike Turner & The Kings Of Rhythm, Ike & Tina Turner, Rosco Gordon, Big Maybelle, Little Willie John, Johnny Otis, Big Joe Turner, Amos Milburn, Smiley Lewis, Lowell Fulson, Ruth Brown, LaVern Baker, Jimmy McCracklin, Chuck Willis, Bo Diddley, Wynonie Harris, Slim Harpo Sugar Pie DeSanto Guitar Slim Percy Mayfield