Ike Turner
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"Ike Wister Turner" was an American musician, bandleader, songwriter, arranger, A & R/talent scout, and record producer. An early pioneer of 1950s in music/fifties rock and roll, he is most popularly known for his work in the 1960s in music/1960s and 1970s in music/1970s with his then-wife Tina Turner in the Ike & Tina Turner/Ike & Tina Turner Revue.

Turner began playing piano and guitar when he was eight, forming his group, the Kings of Rhythm, as a teenager. He employed the group as his backing band for the rest of his life. His first recording, "Rocket 88", credited to "Jackie Brenston and his Delta Cats", in 1951 in music/1951 is considered a contender for "First rock and roll record/first rock and roll song". Relocating to St. Louis, Missouri, in 1954 in music/1954, he built the Kings into one of the most renowned acts on the local club circuit. There he met singer Anna Mae Bullock, whom he renamed Tina Turner, forming The Ike & Tina Turner Revue, which over the course of the sixties became a soul/rock crossover success.

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