IKE: Book (Biography)

Takin’ Back My Name (1999)

Ike Turner - Takin' Back My Name - Book

Ike Turner breaks with this book his silence to recount a life which saw him lose his virginity at the age of six, marry eight or nine times as a youth, and suffer Deep South racism before enjoying global success with Tina. He also freely discusses the violence and infidelities which broke his partnership, and his sex and narcotics 'fifteen-year party' which ended only when he was imprisoned for drugs offences. A classic rock autobiography, it doesn't excuse the many bad actions in the life of Ike Turner - but it may begin to explain them.

Writer: Nigel Cawthorne
Release: 1999
Publisher: Virgin
Pages: 246
Format: Hardcover, Paperback
Language: English

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