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Ike Turner dead

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Songbird, Dec 12, 2007.

  1. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Ike Turner, rock pioneer and ex-husband of Tina Turner, dead at 76

    SAN DIEGO (AP) _ Ike Turner, whose role as one of rock's critical architects was overshadowed by his ogrelike image as the man who brutally abused former wife and icon Tina Turner, died Wednesday at his home in suburban San Diego. He was 76.
    "He did pass away this morning" at his home in San Marcos, in northern San Diego County, said Scott M. Hanover of Thrill Entertainment Group, which managed Turner's musical career.
    There was no immediate word on the cause of death, which was first reported by celebrity Web site TMZ.com.
    Turner managed to rehabilitate his image somewhat in his later years, touring around the globe with his band the Kings of Rhythm and drawing critical acclaim for his work. He won a Grammy in 2007 in the traditional blues album category for "Risin' With the Blues."
    But his image is forever identified as the drug-addicted, wife-abusing husband of Tina Turner. He was hauntingly portrayed by Laurence Fishburne in the movie "What's Love Got To Do With It," based on Tina Turner's autobiography.
  2. expendable

    expendable Well-Known Member

    I guess Heaven needed a wife beater.
  3. markvid

    markvid Guest

    Women's shelters everywhere just lost a poster child.
  4. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Death to Ike: I'm sorry, baby. I didn't mean it.
  5. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    What's rigor mortis got to do with it?
  6. markvid

    markvid Guest

  7. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    LAY OFF ME!!! Someone already pulled out the Heaven needed... line so I was admittedly scraping the bottom of the barrel.
  8. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Wasn't he quoted once as saying "I didn't beat my wife anymore than anybody else beat theres.."

    Or something like that?
  9. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    Not exactly husband of the year material, but a giant of early rock and roll as a songwriter, musician and band leader. He wrote the immortal "Rocket 88" one of the first - according to some, maybe THE first - rock and roll songs.
  10. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

    I guess that he reached his Nutbush City limit.
  11. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    Damn. I sure hate to hear this. I had no idea he was that old.

    He certainly wasn't one of Mississippi's finest citizens, but goddam that guy had one hell of an influence on the music we have today.

    RIP another Clarksdale legend.
  12. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member

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