R.I.P. Ike Turner

Travel Blog  •  Eva Holland  •  12.13.07 | 10:37 AM ET

imageWhatever you may think of rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Ike Turner, who died yesterday at age 76, his contributions to music—and specifically to road music—were enormous. Ike and Tina’s cover of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s Proud Mary, which Ike arranged along with drummer Soko Richardson, has got to be one of the greatest road songs (okay, river songs) of all time.

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Photo: AP

Eva Holland is co-editor of World Hum. She is a former associate editor at Up Here and Up Here Business magazines, and a contributor to Vela. She's based in Canada's Yukon territory.

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