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Ike Turner (1931–2007)

Ike Turner is best known for his career as half of the duo Ike & Tina Turner with his former wife Tina Turner, but before he discovered her, Turner was already a pioneer in rhythm & blues and rock & roll. Izear Luster Turner Jr. was born on November 5, 1931 in Clarksdale, Mississippi. His father Izear Luster Turner Sr. was a Baptist minister and ... See full bio »

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Known For

Deadpool Soundtrack
(2016)
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 Soundtrack
(2003)
Bull Durham Soundtrack
(1988)
Clueless Soundtrack
(1995)

Filmography

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 2020 Tina Turner - One of the Living (Documentary) (performer: "I've Been Loving You Too Long")
 2019 Sample (writer: "I'm Blue")
 2019 The Miracle of the Sargasso Sea (performer: "I've Been Loving You Too Long")
  Coronation Street (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2018) (writer - 2 episodes, 2018)
- Episode #1.9580 (2018) ... (performer: "A Fool in Love") / (writer: "A Fool in Love")
- Episode #1.9569 (2018) ... (performer: "A Fool in Love") / (writer: "A Fool in Love")
 2018 Like Father (writer: "I'm Blue (The Gong Gong Song)")
 2017 Sandy Wexler (writer: "Shoop")
 2017 Becoming Bond (Documentary) (performer: "He Makes Me Holier" - as Ike) / (writer: "He Makes Me Holier")
 2016 Strictly Come Dancing (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Week Two (2016) ... (writer: "A Fool in Love" - uncredited)
 2016 Vinyl (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2016) ... (writer: "Black Coffee")
 2016 Deadpool (writer: "Shoop")
  Orange Is the New Black (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2015) (writer - 1 episode, 2015)
- Where My Dreidel At (2015) ... (performer: "Workin' Together") / (writer: "Workin' Together")
 2014 True Detective (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Haunted Houses (2014) ... (performer: "Too Many Tears In My Eyes" - uncredited)
 2014 Infinitely Polar Bear (writer: "A Fool in Love")
 2013 Magic City (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Angels of Death (2013) ... (writer: "I Idolize You")
 2013 20 Feet from Stardom (Documentary) (writer: "Bold Soul Sister")
 2012 Gimme the Loot (lyrics: "My Man Rockhead") / (music: "My Man Rockhead")
 2012 Tchoupitoulas (Documentary) (performer: "Proud Mary")
 2012/I A Thousand Words (writer: "I Idolize You")
 2011 The Playboy Club (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2011) ... (writer: "Tina's Wish")
 2011 The Roaring 20s: Mick Jagger's Glory Years (Video documentary) (performer: "A Fool In Love") / (writer: "A Fool In Love")
 2011 Something Borrowed (writer: "Shoop")
  American Idol (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 2002 - 2004) (performer - 1 episode, 2011)
- 9 Finalists Compete (2011) ... (performer: "River Deep, Mountain High")
- 3 Sing (2004) ... (writer: "A Fool in Love")
- Pride Goeth Before the 'Fro (2002) ... (writer: "A Fool in Love")
 2010 No me la puc treure del cap (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- L'àguila negra (2010) ... (performer: "Proud Mary")
 2008-2010 So You Think You Can Dance Canada (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Top 16 Results (2010) ... (performer: "Proud Mary")
- Top 20 Results (2008) ... (performer: "Proud Mary")
 2009 Uutishuone (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Rokkibeibi (2009) ... (performer: "Nutbush City Limits")
  True Blood (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2008) (writer - 1 episode, 2008)
- Plaisir d'amour (2008) ... (performer: "A Fool In Love" - uncredited) / (writer: "A Fool In Love" - uncredited)
 2008 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Round 1: Part 1 (2008) ... (writer: "A Fool In Love" - uncredited)
  How Soon Is Now? (TV Mini-Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2007) (writer - 1 episode, 2007)
- 1975-1976 (2007) ... (performer: "Babe get it on") / (writer: "Babe get it on")
 2006-2007 So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Top 12 Results (2007) ... (performer: "Proud Mary")
- Top 14 Results (2006) ... (performer: "Proud Mary")
 2007 Black Coffee (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Black Coffee")
 2006 Classic Artists: The Moody Blues (Documentary) (writer: "Can't Chance a Break Up")
 2006 The Sopranos (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Johnny Cakes (2006) ... (performer: "Freedom Sound")
 2006 Gorillaz: Live in Manchester (TV Special) (performer: "Every Planet We Reach is Dead")
 2006 Glory Road (writer: "I'm Blue" AKA "The Gong Gong Song")
 2004 Mr 3000 (performer: "Getting Nasty") / (writer: "Getting Nasty")
  The Blues (TV Series documentary) (performer - 2 episodes, 2003) (writer - 1 episode, 2003)
- Godfathers and Sons (2003) ... (performer: "Big Fat Mama")
- The Road to Memphis (2003) ... (performer: "Rocket 88", "Ike's Tune") / (writer: "Ike's Tune")
 2003 Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (writer: "I'm Blue")
 2003 Janis and John (performer: "Workin' Together")
 2003 Ellen DeGeneres: Here and Now (TV Special documentary) (writer: "Shoop")
 2002 Six Feet Under (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Out, Out, Brief Candle (2002) ... (performer: "You Shoulda Treated Me Right")
 2001 Lukas (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Lustige Witwe (2001) ... (performer: "Nutbush City Limits" - uncredited)
 1998 Space Bunnies Must Die! (Video Game) (writer: "Bold Soul Sister")
 1998 Slums of Beverly Hills (writer: "A Fool in Love")
 1998 L'ultimo capodanno (performer: "If You Want It", "You're Up to Something", "Push") / (writer: "If You Want It", "You're Up to Something", "Push")
 1995 Clueless ("Shoop")
 1993 Salt 'N' Pepa: Shoop (Video short) (writer: "Shoop")
 1993 What's Love Got to Do with It (writer: "A Fool in Love", "Tina's Wish")
 1992 Another Girl Another Planet (performer: "She Made My Blood Run Cold")
 1988 Bull Durham (performer: "I Idolize You") / (writer: "I Idolize You")
 1988 Hairspray (writer: "I'm Blue (The Gong-Gong Song)")
 1986 Iron Eagle (performer: "Proud Mary")
 1985 Bad Medicine (performer: "Proud Mary")
 1978 Blue Collar (writer: "Goodbye, So Long")
 1974 Rock Concert (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.18 (1974) ... (writer: "Pick Me Up (Take Me Where Your Home Is)")
 1971 Born to Win (performer: "Ooh Poo Pah Doo")
 1971 Soul to Soul (Documentary) (performer: "Soul to Soul", "Ooh Poo Pah Doo", "River Deep - Mountain High", "I Smell Trouble")
 1971 Taking Off (writer: "Goodbye, So Long")
 1970 Gimme Shelter (Documentary) (performer: "Proud Mary")
 1969 Mondo Trasho (performer: "Finger Poppin'") / (writer: "Finger Poppin'", "I'm Blue (The Gong Gong Song)")
 1966 Bandstand (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 8 October 1966 (1966) ... (writer: "I Can't Believe What You Say")
 1966 The Big T.N.T. Show (Documentary) (writer: "Tell the Truth")
 1965-1966 Hollywood a Go Go (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.58 (1966) ... (writer: "Beauty Is Just Skin Deep", "Cant' Chance a Break Up" (mistitled as "Can't Catch a Break"))
- Episode #1.38 (1965) ... (writer: "Gonna Have Fun", "Goodbye, So Long")
- Episode #1.18 (1965) ... (writer: "A Fool in Love")
 1964-1965 Shindig! (TV Series) (writer - 8 episodes)
- Episode #1.49 (1965) ... (writer: "I Don't Need", "Goodbye, So Long", "I Can't Believe What You Say")
- Episode #1.44 (1965) ... (writer: "Goodbye So Long")
- Episode #1.39 (1965) ... (writer: "Camel Walk")
- Episode #1.35 (1965) ... (writer: "Goodbye, So Long")
- Episode #1.32 (1965) ... (writer: "Camel Walk")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

CD (w/Tina Turner): "The Hits and More" (2-disc set) (ZDBG) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 1 Interview | 6 Articles | See more »


Alternate Names:

The Ike and Tina Turner Revue | Ike & Tina Turner Revue | Ike & Tina Turner | Ike and Tima Turner | Ike and Tina Turner

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on writing for Modern Records] I wrote 32 hits for that firm, but I didn't know what a songwriter's royalties were. I didn't know nothing, man. They were sending me $150 a week, which was enough to keep me very happy in Mississippi, but not enough for me to get away to find out what was really going on. See more »

Trivia:

He played piano on B.B. King's first No. 1 song "3 O'Clock Blues" in 1951. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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