Ike Turner was born in 1931 in Mississippi and grew up playing the blues. As a child, Turner played boogie-woogie blues on his piano, and later learned guitar. Craig started a band called the Kings of Rhythm in the late 40s, and they went on to record the iconic song Rocket 88 at Sun Studios which was run by Sam Phillips. Rocket 88 is considered to be the first rock ‘n roll song recorded in 1951, and it was officially recorded under the moniker Jackie Brenston and his Delta Cats. In 1956, he met a teenager named Anna whom he married and later helped create her stage persona, Tina Turner. They formed a band called the Ike and Tina Turner Revue and became known for their R&B hits such as It’s Going to Work Out Fine and Poor Fool. Their big hit was their Grammy-winning version of Proud Mary written by John Fogerty of CCR fame. Ike Turner enjoyed a big comeback in 2001 when he released his first commercial record in 23 years called Here and Now. Turner died in 2007 of the cocaine overdose in his California home. We recommend starting your Ike Turner vinyl collection with the outstanding Ike and Tina record Dynamite or Working Together. Our LP inventory is constantly changing, so check back often, or browse our list of vinyl from blues musicians.