Turner, Ike

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Turner, Ike Gender: M
Ike Wister Turner
born on 5 November 1931
Place Clarksdale, Mississippi, 34n12, 90w34
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
Date w/o time
Rodden Rating X
Collector: Clifford
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Ike Turner
photo: Masahiro Sumori, license gfdl


American musician known with his group as Ike and the Kings of Rhythm. In 1956 he married his band singer, Tina Turner and they put out "Ike and Tina Turner Revue" from 1956 to 1976. Their first record was "Fool in Love," 1960.

He and Tina had two boys along with his two boys from a former relationship. Ike beat up Tina for 16 years before she finally got out in 1978 after a particularly brutal beating in the back seat of a limo. She took years of abuse, Ike's coke habit and blatant infidelities, finally running away with 36 cents in her pocket. Ike sent his four boys to live with her along with their bedding and pets but no money.

Ike estimates that after that time, he blew about $11 million on "blow," snorting so much cocaine that he destroyed his nasal passages, until he was busted on a coke charge and spent two years behind bars. He was released in 1991 and began the long route of rebuilding his career. In 1995 he married Jeanette Bazell, and in 2001, he put out a critically acclaimed LP, "Here and Now."

Turner died on December 12, 2007 at his home in San Marcos, Calif., a San Diego suburb. He was 76. The cause of death was not given but his wife Jeanette noted that he had been suffering from emphysema. On January 16, 2008 the San Diego county Medical Examiner's office revealed that the cause of death was a cocaine overdose.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • spouse relationship with Turner, Tina (born 26 November 1939)


  • Relationship : Marriage 1956 (Tina)
  • Work : Begin Major Project 1956 (Began Ike and Tina Turner Revue)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1960 (Release of first record)
  • Relationship : Divorce dates 1978 (Tina left him)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 2001 (Released new album)
  • Death by Accident 12 December 2007 in San Marcos (Cocaine overdose, age 76)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

B.C. in hand from Frank C. Clifford; no time


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Emphysema
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Drugs (Extreme cocaine habit)
  • Family : Relationship : Stress - Domestic violence (Beat his wife)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Prison sentence
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Group/ Duo (Kings of Thythm, Ike and Tina Turner)