One of the fathers of rock 'n' roll, Ike Turner, died Wednesday at age 76.
Turner cut what is arguably one of the first rock 'n' roll records — Rocket 88 — with his band, The Kings of Rhythm. But he may be best known as the abusive ex-husband of Tina Turner, with whom he performed for many years. After their separation, Ike Turner continued to make music.
This year, his record Risin' With the Blues won a Grammy for traditional blues album.