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Big Joe Turner

Born: 
05/18/1911
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Died: 
11/24/1985
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Years Active: 
1920's-1980's
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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."

Concerts

Eventsort descending Date Venue City Region Country
American Blues Festival 09/29/1966 Free Trade Hall Manchester Greater Manchester England
American Blues Festival 09/28/1966 Royal Albert Hall London South Kensington England
Big Joe Turner 10/10/1981 Tramps NYC New York USA
Big Joe Turner 11/24/1955 Muncie Armory Muncie Indiana USA
Big Joe Turner 09/04/1953 New Era Club Nashville Tennessee USA
Big Joe Turner 09/15/1956 Trianon Ballroom Indianapolis Indiana USA
Big Joe Turner 09/07/1953 New Era Club Nashville Tennessee USA
Big Joe Turner 09/09/1953 New Era Club Nashville Tennessee USA
Big Joe Turner 12/01/1956 Green Lantern Anderson Indiana USA
Big Joe Turner 09/05/1953 New Era Club Nashville Tennessee USA
Big Joe Turner 09/06/1953 New Era Club Nashville Tennessee USA
Big Joe Turner 09/08/1953 New Era Club Nashville Tennessee USA
Big Joe Turner 09/10/1953 New Era Club Nashville Tennessee USA
Big Joe Turner 01/20/1977 The Palms San Francisco California USA
Big Joe Turner 01/21/1977 The Palms San Francisco California USA
Big Joe Turner 10/07/1981 Tramps NYC New York USA
Big Joe Turner 01/22/1977 The Palms San Francisco California USA
Big Joe Turner 10/08/1981 Tramps NYC New York USA
Big Joe Turner 02/10/1952 Sunset Terrace Indianapolis Indiana USA
Big Joe Turner 10/09/1981 Tramps NYC New York USA
Big Joe Turner / Bo Diddley 06/05/1957 Howard Theatre Washington District of Columbia USA
Big Joe Turner / Bo Diddley 06/06/1957 Howard Theatre Washington District of Columbia USA
Big Joe Turner / Bo Diddley 06/02/1957 Howard Theatre Washington District of Columbia USA
Big Joe Turner / Bo Diddley 06/03/1957 Howard Theatre Washington District of Columbia USA
Big Joe Turner / Bo Diddley 06/01/1957 Howard Theatre Washington District of Columbia USA

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