Music Gear News
Gibson hails 'pioneering' Ike Turner
According to the company, the late musician spent his whole life experimenting with variations on the blues.
This, it stated, led to him playing a "crucial" part in the birth of rock 'n' roll, devising "radical" guitar playing techniques and making seminal records such as Rocket 88.
His talent-scouting ability was also commended by Gibson, as he helped acts such as Howlin' Wolf get signed to a record label.
Gibson hailed Turner's collaborations with wife Tina as another of his career highlights.
The pair notched up hits such as Nutbush City Limits, River Deep - Mountain High and their cover of Creedence Clearwater Revival's Proud Mary.
"Ike's skills as an arranger, songwriter, bandleader and businessman, coupled with Tina's sensuality and pure vocal soul, put 29 singles on the charts during their 16 years together," Gibson commented.
Turner died two years ago at the age of 76.Posted on 9 Nov 2009 18:00 to category : Band / Celebrity News
Related Music News
Former Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach Spills the Beans On His Less Than Complimentary Thoughts Towards Today's Rock Musicians and Their Work Ethic In the Studio
The prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction will be honouring several artists this year, including prog legends Yes. Rick Wakeman has stated that he will not be attending.
Laying the foundations for generations of artists to follow, the legendary musician Leonard Cohen has passed away from unspecified causes.
Stating it as more of a necessity for the band, M. Shadows highlights the importance of not stagnating and keeping things exciting
Cancelling his remaining shows in December due to ill health, fears arise over the guitar legends health
Verified by the guitarist himself, Slash's B.C Rich played a pivotal role in Guns N' Roses rise to fame
Recent Music News
Iconic Zakk Wylde bullseye design? Check. Monstrous and uncompromising tone? Check. The Odin Grail Genesis guitar delivers the goods to the metal masses
Utilising state of the art recording and playback operation, the Fireface UFX II interface combines premium quality manufacturing with next level audio quality
Also providing updates to their Masters, Signature, Giant Beat and Signature traditional lines, Paiste spill the beans on their NAMM 2017 releases.
Revealing their new range of highly affordable S series, Gibson dish the dirt on their 2017 Line up including the Traditional Series, High Performance Series and more.
Ideal for those players who flourish in an intuitive education environment, Flowkey puts you in charge of your learning offering a variety of insightful tools.
The Sonzera series consists of a 50W combo, 50W Head and 20W combo.Used by Black Stone Cherry and Snarky Puppy, expect professional grade tone right off the bat