Ike Turner Dead, Tina Announces Grave-dancing Tour

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

Link to FacebookShare to TwitterShare to Email

Ike Turner, author of "Rocket 88" (widely believed to be the first rock song, recorded by Sam Phillips for Sun Records) is dead at age 76. Ike, with singing partner Tina Turner, were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1991. (Ike was in the clink, though, and Tina accepted on his behalf). A hero to wife-beaters everywhere, he was said to have tortured Tina so ambitiously that she tried to kill herself with tranquilizers, only to be awakened by Ike bitching her out. Rumors were spreading that he had signed on to do a reality show with ex-wife Audrey Madison, whom he had claimed had attempted to poison him with prescription pills. With writers on strike, we could have used that.

Article continues below advertisement


© Copyright 2022 Radar Media Group LLC. RADAR and RADARONLINE are registered trademarks. All rights reserved. Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Service, Privacy Policy and Cookies Policy. People may receive compensation for some links to products and services. Offers may be subject to change without notice.