Ike & Tina Turner
In 1962, 17-year-old Tammi
was introduced to James Brown. She signed a contract with him and began singing backup for his Revue as Tammy Montgomery. They became sexually involved. In 1963, Tammi released
Billboard Hot 100
charting single, “I Cried” on James’ Try Me label. The song was written by James and Bobby Byrd. James reused the song’s chord progression for his 1966 hit “It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World.” Tammi’s relationship with James became very abusive.
One night on tour she finally left him after he beat her backstage for not watching his entire performance, abruptly ending their 2-year affair and professional relationship.
Ike and Tina Turner during a press conference at the Amsterdam RAI, before their appearance at the Grand Gala du Disque on March 7, 1969.
Brother/sister R&B duo Inez & Charlie Foxx
Their song Mockingbird was released in 1963 and made the Top 10 on both the R&B and Pop charts. It was their most successful record selling over one million copies.