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Big Joe Turner (1911–1985)

Big Joe Turner was born on May 18, 1911 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA as Joseph Vernon Turner. He was married to Patricia. He died on November 24, 1985 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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 2012 Vegas (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Money Plays (2012) ... (performer: "Shake, Rattle and Roll")
 2008 The Express (performer: "Shake, Rattle And Roll")
 2007 Jukebox Rock 'n' Roll Vol. 1 (Video) (performer: "Okee Shamokee Pop")
 2005 Lackawanna Blues (TV Movie) (performer: "Boogie Woogie Country Girl")
 2003 The Singing Detective (performer: "Flip Flop And Fly")
 2002 Elvis Presley: His Early Performances (Video documentary) (writer: "Flip, Flop and Fly")
 2000 Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The Early Years (1955-1970) (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Shake, Rattle And Roll", "Lipstick, Powder And Paint" - as Joe Turner)
 1999 Liberty Heights (performer: "Shake Rattle and Roll")
 1997 The Rainmaker (performer: "Woman You Must Be Crazy")
 1994 Corrina, Corrina (performer: "CORRINE, CORRINA")
 1993 Bluesland: A Portrait in American Music (Documentary) (performer: "Shake, Rattle & Roll")
 1992 Malcolm X (performer: "Roll 'Em Pete")
 1989 Last Exit to Brooklyn (performer: "The Chill Is On") / (writer: "The Chill Is On")
 1989 Uncle Buck (performer: "LIPSTICK, POWDER AND PAINT" - as Joe Turner)
 1988 Short Circuit 2 (performer: "Shake, Rattle, and Roll" - uncredited)
 1987 The Big Town (performer: "SHAKE, RATTLE AND ROLL")
 1981 This Is Elvis (as Lou Willie Turner, "Flip, Flop, Fly")
 1978 The Buddy Holly Story (performer: "Corina Corina")
 1956 Shake, Rattle & Rock! (performer: "Feelin' Happy", "Lipstick, Powder & Paint", "Choker, The", "Rock, Rock, Rock")
 1956 Stage Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 28 January 1956 (1956) ... (writer: "Shake Rattle And Roll / Flip Flop And Fly")
 1955 Rhythm and Blues Revue (Documentary) (performer: "Shake, Rattle and Roll")
 1955 Rock 'n' Roll Revue (performer: "Okimoshebop")
 1955 Show Time at the Apollo (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Variety Time ... (performer: "Oke-She-Moka-She-Pop")
- Stars Over Harlem ... (performer: "Shake, Rattle and Roll")
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Other Works:

Single: "The Blues Jumped The Rabbit" / "The Sun Is Shining" (Bayou Records). See more »

Alternate Names:

Joe Turner
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Trivia:

Upon his death, his remains were interred at Roosevelt Memorial Park in Gardena, Los Angeles, California. His wife, Patricia Turner, was interred in 1990. His sister Katie Turner Bryant was interred in 1983. See more »

Nickname:

The Boss of the Blues

Star Sign:

Taurus

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