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Ike Turner

2001 marked the Golden Anniversary of a GOLD Record from an Era when Fifty-thousand 45’s was a BIG Seller. That 500K-selling single cut the edge of a new style before deejay Alan Freed named it: ROCK & ROLL. Sam Phillips, Sun Studios founder, tagged that Billboard #1 R&B Smash as the very first “Rock & Roll Recording”. Every hell-raiser, hip-shaker, and hit-maker owes a nod to that teenager recognized by Rock historians as the “Father of Rock & Roll”.

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”[Turner] proved he’s one of the greatest bluesmen this nation has produced.” --Letta Tayler, NY Newsday

“Clearly inspired, he switched from roadhouse keyboard to scorch guitar as the mood struck.” --Billy Altman, Sonicnet

“[Turner’s] rollicking piano and guitar playing erase[d] doubts about his past.” --Ann Powers, New York Times

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B.B. King B.B. King
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Albert King Albert King
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Big Joe Turner Big Joe Turner
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Booker T & the MG's Booker T & the MG's
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Lowell Fulson Lowell Fulson
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