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Breaking News - Ike Turner Dead

Wed Dec 12, 2007 9:45 pm

MSNBC is reporting that Ike Turner has passed away.

edit: CNN also now reporting same. No further info yet.


I wonder if Tina is shedding a tear, or could care less.... A whole lotta water under that bridge by now.

[Edited 2007-12-12 13:46:40]
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RE: Breaking News - Ike Turner Dead

Wed Dec 12, 2007 9:46 pm

Not 'Rolling on the River' anymore.......Or maybe he is...

What Would Tina do? Laugh?
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RE: Breaking News - Ike Turner Dead

Wed Dec 12, 2007 9:54 pm

Good riddance to bad rubbish. I've got no brief with wife beaters.
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RE: Breaking News - Ike Turner Dead

Wed Dec 12, 2007 10:08 pm

Reminds me of that tasteless joke.

Why did the woman cross the road?

Ike: 'cause I slapped her!
 
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RE: Breaking News - Ike Turner Dead

Wed Dec 12, 2007 10:18 pm

People who beat up their wives do not deserve any recognition at all.

Good riddance, Ike.
 
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RE: Breaking News - Ike Turner Dead

Wed Dec 12, 2007 10:58 pm

Agreed 100%.

I was going to post the same after I saw the topic title.

He was a mean man. He can go to hell.  Angry

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RE: Breaking News - Ike Turner Dead

Wed Dec 12, 2007 11:15 pm

No argument here about his character, and wouldn't want to eulogize him. However, it has to be said that Ike was also a major, major musical pioneer. His song 'Rocket 88', from 1951, has been called 'the first rock'n roll song', and definitely sounds like it. That would be a hell of a legacy; too bad he screwed it up later, however I still thought it should be pointed out: can't escape the fact that he's a very significant musical figure.

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RE: Breaking News - Ike Turner Dead

Wed Dec 12, 2007 11:24 pm

Up, up and away!
 
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RE: Breaking News - Ike Turner Dead

Thu Dec 13, 2007 12:02 am

So what.

Wife Beater, Drug Addict, marginal performer . . .

So what.

Who is Ike Turner anyway?
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RE: Breaking News - Ike Turner Dead

Thu Dec 13, 2007 12:42 am

My friends and I at school would always play Ike and Tina. One of my friends would order and demand and pretend hit us and we'd yell, "Get away from me, Ike!!" even though she was a girl... fun, fun...

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Who is Ike Turner anyway?

You know, the....

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 8):
Wife Beater

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RE: Breaking News - Ike Turner Dead

Thu Dec 13, 2007 1:19 am

Another reminder of what an amazing woman Tina Turner is. I'm curious to see if she shows up at his funeral (my guess is she will)....

To see him "Rolling! Rolling! Rolling down the river...."

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RE: Breaking News - Ike Turner Dead

Thu Dec 13, 2007 1:34 am

I met him in T5 at ORD two years ago. Real kewl guy. R.I.P
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RE: Breaking News - Ike Turner Dead

Thu Dec 13, 2007 4:58 pm



Quoting Jean Leloup (Reply 6):
No argument here about his character, and wouldn't want to eulogize him. However, it has to be said that Ike was also a major, major musical pioneer. His song 'Rocket 88', from 1951, has been called 'the first rock'n roll song', and definitely sounds like it. That would be a hell of a legacy; too bad he screwed it up later, however I still thought it should be pointed out: can't escape the fact that he's a very significant musical figure.

My thoughts exactly.

What bothers me is that Ike Turner made Tina into a star and it seems that even today she has little gratitude for that. I don’t condone what he did and don’t know much about it, but Ike Turner gets frequently overlooked as one of the most instrumental, albeit not as much of a shining star, musicians who inspired rock n roll.

Without Ike Turner, there is no Jerry Lee Lewis.
Without Jerry Lee, Sun Records folds.
Without Sun Records, post-Elvis, there’s no Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, no landslide of rock n roll that soon changed the world.

Of course, I still think of Chuck Berry as the father of rock n roll, but that’s a different thread altogether.
 
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RE: Breaking News - Ike Turner Dead

Sat Dec 15, 2007 3:20 am



Quoting Slider (Reply 12):

What bothers me is that Ike Turner made Tina into a star and it seems that even today she has little gratitude for that.

She shouldn't have to show any gratitude for it. Sure, he gets credit for finding her, but that is incredibly overshadowed by the fact that he beat the living piss out of her for years.
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RE: Breaking News - Ike Turner Dead

Sat Dec 15, 2007 4:55 am

Well...

Ike really did beat Tina to the grave...

(ta daaaaaa)

Okay, that was really bad.

Good riddance.

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RE: Breaking News - Ike Turner Dead

Sat Dec 15, 2007 5:19 am



Quoting PA110 (Thread starter):
MSNBC is reporting that Ike Turner has passed away.

edit: CNN also now reporting same. No further info yet.

Never ever heard about him until now.

Quoting Dougloid (Reply 2):
Good riddance to bad rubbish. I've got no brief with wife beaters.



Quoting LTU932 (Reply 4):
People who beat up their wives do not deserve any recognition at all.



Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 5):
Agreed 100%.

I was going to post the same after I saw the topic title.

He was a mean man. He can go to hell.

Was he that bad?
Just pure curiosity.
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RE: Breaking News - Ike Turner Dead

Sat Dec 15, 2007 6:20 am

Tina's official statement about Ike:

Quote:
"Tina is aware that Ike passed away earlier today. She has not had any contact with him in 35 years. No further comment will be made."



Quoting TACAA320 (Reply 15):
Was he that bad?
Just pure curiosity.

An interview with Tina from 1993


A Clip of the abuse from the her bio-pic "What's Love Got to Do With It" (skip the 1st 1 minute for the "good" stuff)


Based on Tina's version, it was VERY bad.

Quoting Slider (Reply 12):
What bothers me is that Ike Turner made Tina into a star and it seems that even today she has little gratitude for that.

They are responsible for each other's success. Without Tina he may never have become famous as he did. If he was honest he would probably admit she was the best thing to ever happen to him.

Also, note that when she left him she took no money, only her name (Tina Turner.) She actually owed him millions for cancelled tour dates. She worked her ass off after she left him to pay it off, and build her solo career. It took her 10 years of doing shows in hotels and Vegas before she recorded her hit solo album in the 80s. For any 40+ year old "has been" to stage a comeback like she did is remarkable, especially in the entertainment industry.

She was much more famous in her comeback than she ever was with Ike. Her solo sucess probably made him richer by increasing sales of their older music. I don't think she owed him a gosh darn thing.

Also, she "adopted" of his kids from other women, and they all took her side post-abuse/divorce. They were there.

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RE: Breaking News - Ike Turner Dead

Sat Dec 15, 2007 2:08 pm



Quoting Aloha73G (Reply 16):

Thanks a lot for the videos!

He [apparently] was very bad with Tina and his children.

May The Lord has mercy of his soul.
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RE: Breaking News - Ike Turner Dead

Sat Dec 15, 2007 2:13 pm

Men like him are a shame.

Hopefully he get slammed before entering heaven or better hell.

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