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Ike Turner

Born November 5, 1931

 
 
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By Devry Jones, October 7, 2018
1. Ike Turner Marker
Inscription.  Ike Turner played a profound role in shaping American music. His band's 1951 single "Rocket 88" is often regarded as the first Rock & Roll records. As a talent scout and A&R man, he discovered or recorded many Blues legends, including Elmore James, Buddy Guy and Howlin' Wolf. Turner moved to East St. Louis in 1954, and his Kings of Rhythm became a top Rhythm & Blues act in St. Louis. In the 1960s the group's sound evolved into the pulsating Rock & Roll of Ike & Tina Turner. Famous for his Boogie-Woogie piano and Whammy-Bar guitar signatures, Turner produced hits such as "A Fool in Love," "It's Gonna Work Out Fine" and "Proud Mary." Ike Turner was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1991.
 
Erected 2001 by St. Louis Walk of Fame.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the St. Louis Walk of Fame marker series.
 
Location. 38° 39.377′ N, 90° 18.443′ W. Marker is in University City, Missouri, in St. Louis County. Marker is on Delmar Boulevard west of Leland Avenue, on the right when traveling
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west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6659 Delmar Boulevard, Saint Louis MO 63130, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William B. Ittner (here, next to this marker); Jackie Smith (a few steps from this marker); Martha Gellhorn (a few steps from this marker); John Hartford (a few steps from this marker); Robert Guillaume (a few steps from this marker); Dan Dierdorf (a few steps from this marker); William Danforth (within shouting distance of this marker); David Francis (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in University City.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 30, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 10, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 35 times since then and 15 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on October 10, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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