These days when you say Ike Turner’s name, you think of Tina Turner and all of the terrible abuse she says she endured in her marriage to him. But his death marks the passing of a talented and groundbreaking musician. Those of us from certain generations, and perhaps even younger ones, can vividly call up his music in an instant. That’s significant. He was 76 years old and there was no word on the cause of his death. You can read the AP story on the NPR site here.