We remember the great Ike Turner with this photo page. Ike was a crucial figure in the development of Blues as we know it. A great pianist, guitarist, bandleader, composer, arranger, talent scout, and record deal hustler; Ike had a part in launching the careers of numerous Blues artists including B.B. King, Howlin’ Wolf, Little Milton, Billy “The Kid” Emerson, Elmore James, and of course, Tina Turner. Here is a photo page paying tribute to this icon of American music.
Ike & Tina Turner Publicity Photo
(Courtesy of John “Johnny D” Dixon)
Ike Turner & His Kings of Rhythm
Ike Turner & Kim Danielson at the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Awards – 2005
(Photo by Bob Corritore)
Jackie Brenston’s hit single “Rocket 88,” featuring Ike Turner on piano, and the Ike Turner Band.
This record was considered by many to be the first Rock ‘N Roll Record.
Jerry Lewis & Ike Turner
B.B. King, Little Milton, and Ike Turner performing at the W.C. Handy Awards
in Memphis for the filming of the Martin Scorsese Blues Series
Ike Turner Single “I’m Lonesome Baby“
Tina & Ike Turner
Leon Blue & Ike Turner
Ike Turner with then wife Jeannette in the UK
at the London Television Studios on the South Bank
with Juke Blues Magazine publishers Cilla & Mick Huggins – 1997
(Photo by Nigel Cawthorne, Courtesy of Cilla Huggins)
Ike Turner at Tempest Recording in Tempe, Arizona
Leon Blue, Ike Turner, Bob Corritore, Paul Thomas, Johnny Rapp, Richard Innes, Chief Schabuttie Gilliame
(Photo by Clarke Rigsby)
Phil Spector, Tina Turner, Ike Turner
Ike & Tina Turner
Ike Turner’s business card at the time of his passing
Ike Turner winning a Grammy for Best Traditional Blues Album – 2007
RIP Ike Turner
November 5, 1931 – December 12, 2007
This was the cover of the memorial booklet given out at Ike’s funeral. To view the entire program, click here.