Jul 20th, 2007 // 1 Comment

St. Louis’s mayor would rather not declare an “Ike Turner Day,” due to Ike Turner being, well, Ike Turner. His management responds, “People are living in the past. They don’t know the man I know. This ain’t 1962.” Maybe they could just call it “Post-wife-beating Ike Turner Day” and everyone would be happy! [USA Today]

  1. Al Shipley

    Whether or not he’s a standup guy now, he also hasn’t made any significant contributions to music in 30-40 years. Anyone who wants to honor him for his career is “living in the past” as much as anyone who wants to hold his Tina-beating days against him.

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