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Thread started 01/30/12 3:18pm

Timmy84

Ike Turner 1993 interview with Howard Stern

In 1993, about 18 months after his release from a California jail for cocaine possession after he was granted parole for nice behavior (he had initially been given a four-year sentence), Ike Turner was interviewed by Howard Stern and Ike and Howard (and his crew) talk about a lot of things, mainly what Ike claimed were discrepancies in the Tina Turner biopic "What's Love Got to Do With It".

This was my first time hearing it last night and apparently Ike gave his side of the arguments:

  • He and Tina were never legally married (apparently this has been confirmed but their divorce meant that he and Tina were at least common-law)
  • He said Tina's real name was not Anna Mae Bullock but Martha Nell Bullock. There's no further explaination of that (but from what I read, Tina sometimes signed her contracts under "Martha Nell Bullock" and it was said that her father Floyd Bullock named her Martha Nell while Zelma Currie, her mother, wanted her to be named Anna Mae).
  • The first time Ike and Tina had sex, Ike was drunk, and Tina was dressed in some skimpy lingerie outfit and was trying to give Ike coffee. Guess one thing led to another and they had sex and Ike later said he felt wrong about it because "it felt like I was screwing my sister".
  • He said he and Tina didn't have sex until four years after they met (they met in 1956 and they didn't have relations until 1960).
  • Ike refuted claims that he was attracted to Tina saying she "looked like Olive Oil". Tina confirmed this story in "I, Tina" because she said she was real skinny when she and Ike first met.
  • Ike also refuted the story that he took Tina and his son out of the hospital as hinted in "What's Love Got to Do With It". He later compared that to "giving drugs to a child".
  • Ike told what was basically confirmed later: that Tina's first child was with another musician, and not Ike's. Ike and Tina only had one child.

[Edited 1/30/12 16:21pm]

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Reply #1 posted 01/31/12 6:55am

uPtoWnNY

Ike did a couple of interviews with Stern. They were funny as hell.
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Reply #2 posted 01/31/12 10:30am

Timmy84

uPtoWnNY said:

Ike did a couple of interviews with Stern. They were funny as hell.

Yeah I think he did a televised one with him when E! used to have his show and Ike was on one time. I forgot the year.

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