Category: 1970s music

Stevie Wonder during a photo session at Gr…

Stevie Wonder during a photo session at Griffith Park in Los Angeles, Califormia  on September 15, 1972. 

Photos Jeffrey Mayer 

Ike and Tina Turner during rehearsal at NBC St…

Ike and Tina Turner during rehearsal at NBC Studios for The Midnight Special TV Show on November 9, 1973.

Photos by Greg Papazian

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Ike and Tina Turner photographed by Norman Seeff, 1975.

Norman Seeff’s shoot with husband-and-wife R&B duo Ike and Tina Turner was among the most memorable of his career. As his first filmed session, the footage was riveting. “They performed an amazing version of ‘Nutbush City Limits’ right there in my studio. There was incredible energy and vitality between them.” He recalls that the couple’s contrasting personalities made their interactions all the more compelling. “Tina was a whirlwind of freedom and spontaneity,” he says. “She was teasing Ike, trying to get him to loosen up, but there was an edge about it. It was as if she was challenging him just a bit. It felt almost dangerous but at the same time ecstatically creative.” Ike on the other hand was reserved and controlled. “He was very charismatic. He had a regal, majestic quality about him, and a tremendous sense of who he was.”

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John Lennon and Yoko Ono during an interview at their home at Tittenhurst Park, near Ascot, Berkshire, July 1971.

Photos by Michael Putland

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David Bowie and his wife Angie Bowie photographed by Terry O’Neill, circa 1973.

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Ike and Tina Turner performing at the Honka Monka Club in

Queens, New York on July 8, 1970.

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Ike and Tina Turner (1975) 

Bruce Springsteen and Ronnie Spector circa 197…

Bruce Springsteen and Ronnie Spector circa 1975

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Jet magazine

covers from 1975

Ike and Tina Turner during an interview in Lon…

Ike and Tina Turner during an interview in London, October 1975.