Ike Turner

Ike Turner was well known for his role in the life of Tina Turner and as the guitarist and arranger of her early career. However, during our interview with him, Ike took the time to discuss the early part of his own music career beginning with the first rock and roll song “Rocket 88” for which Ike played the great piano boogie-jump style that defined the early days of rock. Ike produced a host of recordings for performers such as Bobby “Blue” Bland and Otis Rush and is credited for discovering harmonica legend James Cotton. His Oral History interview was completed in Carlsbad, CA on December 1, 2005. Mr. Ike Turner passed away on December 12, 2007. 

Interview Date:
December 1, 2005
Date of Birth:
November 5, 1931
Deceased Date:
December 12, 2007
Job Title:
Musician, Keyboardist, Songwriter

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