Izear Luster Turner Jr. or Ike Wister Turner
Ike Turner (born November 5, 1931, Clarksdale, Mississippi, USA - died December 12, 2007, San Diego, California, USA) was an American musician, bandleader, songwriter, arranger, talent scout, and record producer. In the 1950's, he formed his first group as a teenager in high school, called Ike Turner's Kings Of Rhythm
. In 1956, he hired two sisters named Anna Mae Bullock and Aillene Bullock
. He renamed Anna Mae Bullock as Tina Turner
, married her and they had their first hit in 1960 with "A Fool In Love". Ike has frequently been referred to as a "great innovator" of rock and roll and has left a lasting mark in music history.