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Ike Turner News

Ike Turner died of cocaine overdose

The rock legend had a history of addiction

  • Jan 17, 2008

Phil Spector criticises Tina Turner at Ike Turner's funeral

Producer has a swipe at singer in eulogy

  • Dec 23, 2007

Ike Turner's widow ask Tina Turner to 'forgive' him

Jeanette Turner pleads with star

  • Dec 14, 2007

Ike Turner passes away

Pioneer of rock 'n roll dies aged 76

  • Dec 12, 2007

Ike Turner jailed in LA

It turns out his narcotics warrant was invalid

  • May 18, 2007

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Ike Turner Music Videos

River deep, Mountain High Play Video

River deep, Mountain High

Ike & Tina Turner plays River deep, Mountain High on The Best of My Beat Club live in 1971

Proud Mary Play Video

Proud Mary

Ike & Tina Turner plays Proud mary on The Best of My Beat Club live in 1971

Ike Turner Play Video

Ike Turner

Music video by Queen Kwong performing Ike Turner. (C) 2013 Instant Records

Les Disciples De L'Anti-Christ - Volume 2 (Buhari Nadia, Fred Ariko, Chika Ike...) Play Video

Les Disciples De L'Anti-Christ - Volume 2 (Buhari Nadia, Fred Ariko, Chika Ike...)

- Melynga - (Re)Discover the best World Music For You - Melynga is your channel for all the best reggae music and (World)African music. Find your favorite songs and artists and experience the best of world music and...

Les Disciples De L'Anti-Christ - Volume 1 (Buhari Nadia, Fred Ariko, Chika Ike...) Play Video

Les Disciples De L'Anti-Christ - Volume 1 (Buhari Nadia, Fred Ariko, Chika Ike...)

- Melynga - (Re)Discover the best World Music For You - Melynga is your channel for all the best reggae music and (World)African music. Find your favorite songs and artists and experience the best of world music and...

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Ike Turner Biography

Ike & Tina Turner were an American musical duo composed of the husband-and-wife team of Ike Turner and Tina Turner. The duo started as an offshoot splinter act from Ike Turner's Kings of Rhythm before the name changed to the Ike & Tina Turner Revue. The duo was once considered "one of the hottest, most durable, and potentially most explosive of all R&B ensembles".

Their early works including "A Fool in Love", "It's Gonna Work Out Fine", "I Idolize You" and "River Deep - Mountain High" became high points in the development of soul music while their later works were cited for wildly interpretive re-arrangements of rock songs such as "I Want to Take You Higher" and "Proud Mary", the latter song for which they won a Grammy Award. They're also known for their often-ribald live performances, which were only matched by that of James Brown and the Famous Flames in terms of musical spectacle.

The duo was inducted to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1991.

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