12.12.2007

Ike Turner Passes Away


Ike Turner, Tina's ex, passed away today. He was 76.

Ike Wister Turner was born in Clarksdale Mississippi to Beatrice Cushenberry and Izear Luster Turner. He got his first taste of music at the tender age of 8 while working at a local radio station.

He started his first band in the late 1940s, but he didn't reached stardom until he met a demanding teenager named Annie Mae Bullock from Nutbush Tennessee. Ike and Annie Mae would formed a group, Ike and Tina Turner Revue. They would score big with "Proud Mary," "A Fool in Love," "River Deep-Mountain High" and "Nutbush City Limits."

After Ike and Tina's divorce, he would never regained the success that he shared with Tina.

Quotable Moment of Ike:

Sure, I've slapped Tina... There have been times when I punched her to the ground without thinking. But I never beat her.



A rep for Tina Turner had this to say:

“Tina hasn’t had any contact with Ike in more than 30 years. No further comment will be made”


Ouch.

1 Notes from all over:

Marcus Langford Is The Name said...

Ike's quote is such an oxymoron. If you slap and/or punch someone over and over throughout a period of YEARS, then that is classified as beating them. Only Ike would try to justify his abuse; that crazy SOB.

But ain't that crazy how Tina hadn't been in contact with him for 30 years; great day! Had it not been for the media, I am sure she never would have found out that fool died.

MARCUS LANGFORD