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Turner, Joe, 1911-1985

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Personal name headingTurner, Joe, 1911-1985
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Variant(s)Turner, Big Joe, 1911-1985
Turner, Joseph Vernon, 1911-1985
Biography/History noteJoe Turner (1911-1985) was a blues singer.
Birth date1911-05-18
Death date1985-11-24
Place of birthKansas City (Mo.)
Place of deathInglewood (Calif.)
Field of activityBlues (Music) Rock music Boogie woogie (Music) Rhythm and blues music
Profession or occupationSingers Blues musicians Rhythm and blues musicians Rock musicians
Found inJumpin' the blues. [Phonodisc] 1962.
Worth, F.L. Elvis, 1992: p. 200 (Turner, Big Joe; born Joseph Vernon Turner; b. 5-18-1911, Kansas City, Mo.; d. 11-24-1985)
Wikipedia, September 11, 2013 (Big Joe Turner; born Joseph Vernon Turner Jr., May 18, 1911, Kansas City, Missouri; died November 24, 1985, Inglewood, California; American blues shouter; had his greatest fame during the 1950s with his rock and roll recordings, particularly "Shake, rattle and roll"; also known as The Boss of the Blues and The Singing Barman; performed blues, rock, and R&B)
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame WWW site, September 11, 2013: Inductees (Big Joe Turner; born May 18, 1911, Kansas City; died November 24, 1985; among the first to mix R&B with boogie-woogie, resulting in jump blues, a style that presaged the birth of rock and roll; his lengthy career touched on most every significant development in popular music during this century, taking him from the big bands of the Swing Era to boogie-woogie, rhythm & blues, and rock and roll; also recorded with jazz legends like Dizzy Gillespie, Count Basie, and Roy Eldridge for the Pablo label)