Archive for December 12th, 2007

12th December
written by Matt The Cat
1931 – 2007

Ike Turner, one of the founding fathers of rock n’ roll died today in San Diego. The cause of death has not yet been released. It was his Kings Of Rhythm group that backed up vocalist Jackie Brenston on the groundbreaking 1951 classic, “Rocket 88”. Rhythm and Blue and Rock n’ Roll music grew out of licks and style laid down by Ike long before he hired Anna Mae Bullock (Tina Turner) to head his revue. Ike has long been vilified in the movies and in print, but tonight we’ll get down to Ike Turner the musician and the innovator. The Night Prowl Show will honor Ike Turner throughout the night. May he rest in peace.