"People have a lot of misconceptions about me because of what they read or see," Turner told Texas' Austin Chronicle in 2001, "but I love me today."
"Tina is aware that Ike passed away earlier today," her publicist said. "She has not had any contact with him in 35 years. No further comment will be made."
Born Nov. 5, 1931, in Mississippi, Turner launched his music career in the 1940s as the guitar-playing bandleader of the Kings of Rhythm. His outfit's 1951 recording "Rocket 88" is considered by some music historians—and indeed by Turner himself—to be the first rock song committed to vinyl, hence his sobriquet.
- from Ike Turner Dead, on E! Online
Ike & Tina Turner - Cussin', Cryin', And Carryin' On (mp3)
Ike Turner & The Kings Of Rhythm - Getting Nasty (mp3)
Taken from Superfly Soul and Superfly Soul, Vol. 2: The Return of the Hustlers.