Ike Turner - St. Louis Walk of Fame
Posted by: cldisme
N 38° 39.337 W 090° 18.441
15S E 734306 N 4282001
Quick Description: Ike Turner was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 2005.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 2/22/2011 9:00:24 AM
Waymark Code: WMATAF
ThisSt. Louis Walk of Fame
star for Ike Turner was revealed on May 20, 2001, nearly ten years after his induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
in 1991 and before is acceptance into the Blues Hall of Fame
The bronze plaque reads as follows:
Born November 5, 1931
Ike Turner played a profound role in shaping American music. His band's 1951 single "Rocket 88" is often regarded as the first Rock & Roll record. As a talent scout and A&R man, he discovered or recorded many Blues legends, including Elmore James, Buddy Guy, and Howlin' Wolf. Turner moved to East St. Louis in 1954, and his Kings of Rhythm became a top Rhythm & Blues act in St. Louis. In the 1960s the groups sound evolved into the pulsating Rock & Roll of Ike & Tina Turner. Famous for his Boogie-Woogie piano and Wammy-bar guitar signatures, Turner produced hits such as "A Fool In Love," "It's Gonna Work Out Fine" and "Proud Mary." Ike Turner was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1991.
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