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Ike Turner

Ike Turner

13 articles


Ike Turner: Ronnie Scott's, London

Live Review by Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 13 February 2002

IF YOU didn't know Ike Turner was 70 before this show, you certainly did within minutes of his swaggering entrance. ...


Ike & Tina Turner: River Deep-Mountain High; Outta Season

Review by Greil Marcus, Rolling Stone, 17 May 1969

IKE AND TINA TURNER have been packing suitcases and riding buses for years, playing the Sportmen's Clubs and the Showcase Lounges, sometimes making it into ...

The Roots of Ike Turner

Essay by Colman Andrews, Phonograph Record, July 1972

IKE TURNER'S roots are blues roots. That's obvious, right? You hardly need some wise-ass young punk kid writer in good old PRM to lay that ...

Ike Turner: Blues Roots

Review by Greg Shaw, Rolling Stone, 31 August 1972

PEOPLE ALWAYS ask why Ike Turner is content to stand in the background, playing those fine guitar riffs to an audience totally oblivious to him ...

Ike Turner: What Love Had To Do With It

Interview by Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 26 May 1999

Ike Turner last spoke to his ex-wife Tina in 1986. Since then, he tells Caroline Sullivan, he's taken too much flak ...

The Importance of Being Izear: Ike Turner with Nigel Cawthorne: Takin' Back My Name (Virgin)

Book Review by Paul Trynka, MOJO, July 1999

Leaping to his own defence, Ike makes a great witness for the prosecution ...

Ike Turner: Beneath All That Tarnish

Retrospective by Bill Wasserzieher,, 2000

IKE TURNER – Tina’s ex-bad half – has a reputation for being the wicked prince of the blues. His former missus in her as-told-to/tell-all book, ...

Ike Turner: The Redemption Of Ike

Review and Interview by Andria Lisle, Stereotype, July 2001

ROCK AND BLUES trailblazer Ike Turner celebrates a new outlook, new album and his 50th year in music. ...

Ike Turner

Interview by Precious Williams, Scotland on Sunday, 16 September 2001

"IF YOU KNOW ME, you love me," boasts Ike Turner, reclining in the sizzling sunshine and sipping a glass of water. An interesting claim ...

'Rocket "88"' and the Birth of Rock & Roll

Retrospective and Interview by Barney Hoskyns, James Maycock, MOJO, February 2002

AND GOD SAID, Let There Be Rock'n'Roll... ...

Ike Turner

Retrospective and Interview by Rob Hughes, Record Collector, September 2007

FUNNY HOW things change. A little over a decade ago, Ike Turner was rock'n'roll's terminal pariah. Damned by 1993's What's Love Got To Do With ...

Ike Turner: Trouble Man

Memoir by Andria Lisle, MOJO, March 2008

Demonised during his lifetime, Ike Turner left a musical legacy that matched his fearsome reputation. Andria Lisle, a former associate, pays her respects to one ...

"A little punk, a little jazz, a little shoegaze": Meet the new blues

Report and Interview by Laura Barton, The Guardian, 1 January 2015

From the spirituals of the deep south to the White Stripes, it's a music that has constantly reimagined itself. But is anyone really ready for ...

see also Ike & Tina Turner


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