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Ike Turner, 1931-2007

Ike Turner with his Grammy for Best Traditional Blues Album at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards in 2007. (Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times)
In his home, Ike Turner, reflects on some of his early influences and working with other musicians.. (Kevin P. Casey / Los Angeles Times)
Ike -1998
Ike Turner managed to rehabilitate his image somewhat in his later years. Here he’s seen performing at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach in 1998. (Karen Tapia / Los Angeles Times)
Ike - 1996
Turner poses for a publicity shot in this 1996 photo. After years out of the spotlight his career finally began to revive in 2001 when he released the album “Here and Now.” The recording won rave reviews and a Grammy nomination. ()
Ike - 1993
“You can go ask Snoop Dogg or Eminem, you can ask the Rolling Stones or (Eric) Clapton, or you can ask anybody — anybody, they all know my contribution to music,” Turner once said. (Jay Blakesberg / Retna Ltd)