Ike and Tina Turner

Ike and Tina Turner

One of the most potent live acts in music.

Founded

1960 in St. Louis, Missouri

Full Name

Izear Luster Turner Jr. and Anna Mae Bullock

Date of Birth

1960 in St. Louis, Missouri

Still Alive

Date of Death

Influenced By

Pinetop Perkins, Louis Jordan, Howlin' Wolf, Big Mama Thornton, Etta James, Mahalia Jackson

Later Influenced

Rufus, Billy Preston, Janet Jackson, Beyoncé, Amy Winehouse

Ike and Tina onstage cira 1972.
Ike and Tina onstage cira 1972.

About The artist

Individually, Ike and Tina both made indelible contributions to music. Together, they formed one of the most potent live acts in rock & roll.

Did you know...

In 1951, Ike and his band the Kings of Rhythm recorded "Rocket 88," considered by some to be the first true rock & roll record.
In 1988, Tina set a then-Guinness World Record for the largest paying audience (180,000) for a solo performer.

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