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steve  ·  188 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: RIP Tina Turner

    Ike after Tina was a hollowed out shell of a man who's shattered reputation meant that his artistry was never again appreciated by polite society.

I remember driving home one day and shazam-ing a great song on the local jazz station only to see that it was Ike Turner and reflecting on the fact that I only ever knew him as the guy who abused Tina... and nothing about his body of work.

cgod  ·  188 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Ike arguably had the first hit rock and roll song of all time.

He was a successful musician for decades before he met Tina. Great at piano, guitar and arranging.

Easy first ballot Rock and Roll hall of fame.

He must have been consumed by a powerful anger.