Thursday, December 13, 2007

RIP Ike Turner

Clarksdale native and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Ike Turner passed away yesterday at the age of 76. Many consider Turner the "father" of Rock and Roll for his work in 1951 cutting the song "Rocket 88" in Memphis at Sun Studios with his band. This song is recognized as the first rock n roll song.

Izear Luster "Ike" Turner
1931 - 2007

BBC: The musical legacy of Ike Turner

Rhonda Swan: Ike Turner, Legendary Songwriter, Dead

SkyNews: Rock Pioneer Ike Turner Dies

Reuters at New York Post: IKE 'BEATS' TINA TO DEATH

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