Turner, Joe

Turner, (Joseph) “Big” Joe

(1911–85) jazz vocalist; born in Kansas City, Mo. A major influence on blues and rock musicians, he began as a blues-shouting bartender and came to prominence at the "Spirituals to Swing" concert at Carnegie Hall in 1938. He teamed with boogie-woogie pianist Pete Johnson until 1955 and appeared in many jazz all-star contexts thereafter.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.
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Fans of his flawless designs include Demi Lovato, Sophie Turner, Joe Jonas, Emma Roberts, Mandy Moore and her husband, Dawes frontman Taylor Goldsmith.
Nick Jonas, Sophie Turner, Joe Jonas and Madhu Chopra," she captioned the image.
Four fish weighing 8lb were in the bags of John Turner, Joe Flower, Bill Lewis, Alan Pomfret and John Varnell.
The club have already let go Ben Turner, Joe Lewis, Etien Velikonja and Filip Kiss and, as the transfer window really gets going, more are set to follow.
Stockton's best opportunities in a tight game played on a bobbly pitch fell to Ben Turner, Joe Hinchley and Tom Atkinson.
The panel is headed by Robin Cousins, who said: "It'll be no pain, no gain - and no sympathy from us judges." Skaters include screen stars Pamela Anderson, Samia Ghadie, Keith Chegwin, Matt Lapinskas, Anthea Turner, Joe Pasquale and Lauren Goodger.
Olympians Beth Tweddle and Luke Campbell are also competing along with Samia Ghadie, who plays Maria Connor in Coronation Street, and Matt Lapinskas who played Anthony Moon in EastEnders, Anthea Turner, Joe Pasquale and former MP Oona King.
In his subsequent solo career, Hard Station (1981) proved to be a defining album and from then his work was covered by artists as diverse as Bonnie Raitt, Tina Turner, Joe Cocker, Mary Black and Dave Edmunds.
His material has since appeared in the repertoire of such leading names as Cher, Tina Turner, Joe Cocker and Carlos Santana.
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Duncan Bagshaw, James Turner, Joe Wilson, David Warner, Colin Baran and Nick Heath
Back rown, from left: Andrew James (manager), Louie Bridge, Isaac Turner, Joe Smith.