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C.

I was listening to my Ike & Tina live album today. Great music, and a real pioneer. Rest in peace Ike.

Greg

That Waterfront Blues festival must have been in Portland, right? I think I was there.

Ian W. Hill

Thanks, Kim, for the best obit of the man I've seen yet, one that balances it all out. And for the picture of the cover of The Hunter, one of the first album covers from my dad's shelf I remember fixating on as a child, being both scared and excited by it.

You're lucky to have had that moment with the man.

(though I have to say think Tina's mic-stroking in Gimme Shelter is during the Madison Square Garden show . . .)

Aaron

Thanks for this. Yours is the first obituary that I've read of Ike, but I can appreciate it for the unapologetic tone; his achievements far overshadow those turbulent times in my book -- in any case, the music is what's going to live on.

HQ10

I just got through listening to Ike & Tina's Greatest Hits and couldn't feel sad because the music was so great, so joyous. You can say what you want to about the man, you can't say he was anything less than a brilliant musician.

This was superb. You nailed it. Bravo.

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