Big Joe Turner

Born: 
05/18/1911
City: 
Kansas City
Region: 
Missouri
Country: 
USA
Died: 
11/24/1985
Cause of Death: 
Heart Attack
Years Active: 
1920's-1980's
Genre(s): 
Instruments: 
Vocals

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Big Joe Turner (born Joseph Vernon Turner Jr.) was an American blues shouter from Kansas City, Missouri. Known variously as The Boss of the Blues and Big Joe Turner (due to his 6'2", 300+ lbs stature), he came to his greatest fame in the 1950s with his pioneering rock and roll recordings, particularly "Shake, Rattle and Roll". According to the songwriter Doc Pomus, "Rock and roll would have never happened without him."

Discography

Released: 1954

Concerts

Event Datesort descending Venue City Region Country
Fletcher Henderson Orchestra 01/05/1945 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Fletcher Henderson Orchestra 01/06/1945 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Fletcher Henderson Orchestra 01/07/1945 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Fletcher Henderson Orchestra 01/08/1945 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Fletcher Henderson Orchestra 01/09/1945 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Fletcher Henderson Orchestra 01/10/1945 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Fletcher Henderson Orchestra 01/11/1945 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Tiny Bradshaw Orchestra 03/23/1945 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Tiny Bradshaw Orchestra 03/24/1945 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Tiny Bradshaw Orchestra 03/25/1945 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Tiny Bradshaw Orchestra 03/26/1945 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Tiny Bradshaw Orchestra 03/27/1945 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Tiny Bradshaw Orchestra 03/28/1945 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Tiny Bradshaw Orchestra 03/29/1945 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie Sextette 01/19/1951 Club Juana Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie Sextette 01/20/1951 Club Juana Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie Sextette 01/21/1951 Club Juana Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie Sextette 01/22/1951 Club Juana Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie Sextette 01/23/1951 Club Juana Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie Sextette 01/24/1951 Club Juana Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie Sextette 01/25/1951 Club Juana Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie Sextette 01/26/1951 Club Juana Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie Sextette 01/27/1951 Club Juana Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie Sextette 01/28/1951 Club Juana Detroit Michigan USA
Big Joe Turner 02/02/1951 Club Juana Detroit Michigan USA

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