November 5, 1931 – December 12, 2007
American musician, bandleader, songwriter, arranger, talent scout, and record producer.
An early pioneer of fifties rock and roll, he is best known for his work in the 1960s and 1970s with his then-wife Tina Turner in the Ike & Tina Turner Revue.
His first recording, “Rocket 88” (1951) (credited to “Jackie Brenston and his Delta Cats”), is considered a contender for the distinction of “first rock and roll song”
Turner died on December 12, 2007, at the age of 76, at his home in San Marcos, California, near San Diego.