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<p>Rock icon Tina Turner began singing what was termed "soul with the grease" with ex-husband Ike as the Ike & Tina Turner Revue. She changed genres in the early 80s and went on sold-out football stadiums as a rocker.</p>

Rock icon Tina Turner began singing what was termed "soul with the grease" with ex-husband Ike as the Ike & Tina Turner Revue. She changed genres in the early 80s and went on sold-out football stadiums as a rocker.

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Rock On! A Look at African-American Rockers, Old and New

Since the release of the first rock and roll song, “Rocket 88,” by Ike Turner and Kings of Rhythm in 1951, the music genre has moved unceremoniously in and out of black culture.