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Ike Turner Not Mad At Mayor Slay | Missouri Political News Service

Ike Turner Not Mad At Mayor Slay

July 31st, 2007 by mopns · No Comments

Earlier this month we brought attention to a man who was trying to establish September 2nd as Ike Turner day in St. Louis. Unfortunately, Mayor Francis Slay turned that idea down in defiance to wife beaters across the great city.

Fortunately for Slay, Ike Turner says he doesn’t harbor any hard feelings for the man:

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Music legend Ike Turner said he holds nothing against St. Louis’ mayor for a decision not to issue a City Hall proclamation in his honor.

Mayor Francis Slay has turned down a request from organizers of the Big Muddy Blues Festival to make Sept. 2 “Ike Turner Day.” Turner, 75, is scheduled to perform that day at the blues festival in St. Louis.

Turner says he never asked for the honor. He notes he already has a star on the St. Louis Walk of Fame, and said he doesn’t worry about whether he’s given those honors.

“I just care about making people happy in the audience,” he said.

Too bad for Turner his backers didn’t propose the day in Kansas City, where he most certainly would’ve gotten a day. Funkhouser seems to always make the dumbest decisions…



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