Ike Wister Turner
Ike Wister Turner came into this apple on November 5, 1931. He was an American musician, bandleader, songwriter, arranger, aptitude scout, and almanac producer. In a career that lasted added than bisected a century, his repertoire included blues, soul, rock, and funk. He is best bargain accepted for his 1960s assignment with his then-wife Tina Turner in the Ike & Tina Turner revue. As a jailbait in aerial school, he led his own music group, the Kings of Rhythm. He active the accumulation as his abetment bandage for the blow of his life.
His aboriginal recording, "Rocket 88" with the Kings of Rhythm accustomed as "Jackie Brenston and his Delta Cats", in 1951, is advised a accessible adversary for "first bedrock and cycle song". Relocating to St. Louis, Missouri in 1954, he congenital the Kings into one of the best acclaimed acts on the bounded club circuit. It was there he met accompanist Anna Mae Bullock, whom he affiliated and renamed Tina Turner, basic the Ike & Tina Turner Revue, which over the advance of the sixties became a soul/rock crossover success.
Throughout his career, Turner won two Grammy Awards and was nominated for three others. Alongside his above wife, Turner was inducted into the Bedrock and Cycle Hall of Fame in 1991 and in 2001 was inducted into the St. Louis Walk of Fame. Allegations by Tina Turner in the adventures of her calumniating accord with Turner and the blur adjustment of this accompanying with his cocaine addiction damaged Turner's career in the 1980s and 1990s. He claims to accept spent added than $100,000 on coke in a two-month aeon in 1989.
Addicted to cocaine and able for at atomic 15 years, "I was on a 15-year party," he says. "This aperture in my adenoids was so bad that back I would go to sleep, it would be hurtin' so abundant that I would be tryin' to get my duke up abaft my eyeballs... Pain. The aboriginal affair I'd appetite to do back I got up was to get cocaine and put it in my nose. That would deaden the pain. " Turner was bedevilled of biologic offenses, confined seventeen months in bastille amid July 1989 and 1991. He spent the blow of the 1990s chargeless of his addiction.
Near the end of his life, he alternate to alive achievement as a frontman and produced two albums abiding to his dejection roots, which were alarmingly able-bodied accustomed and award-winning. Turner has frequently been referred to as a 'great innovator' of Bedrock and Cycle by aeon such as Little Richard and Johnny Otis. Phil Alexander (then editor-in-chief of Mojo magazine) declared Turner as 'the cornerstone of modern-day bedrock 'n' roll'. He spent the 1990s chargeless of his addiction but relapsed in 2004. Ike Turner was begin asleep of adventitious cocaine over asleep on December 12 2007 at his home in San Marcos in San Diego County.
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