Category: 60s r&b

twixnmix: Ike & Tina Turner (1965)

twixnmix:

Ike & Tina Turner

(1965)

twixnmix:In 1962, 17-year-old Tammi Terrell …

twixnmix:

In 1962, 17-year-old Tammi

Terrell

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

her first

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. 

twixnmix: Ike and Tina Turner during a press …

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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 …

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.

In 1962 at age 17, Tammi Terrell was intr…

In 1962

at age 17, Tammi

Terrell

was introduced to James Brown. She signed a contract with him and began singing backup for his Revue concert tours

as Tammy Montgomery. They became sexually involved. In 1963, Terrell

released

her first charting single,

“I Cried” on Brown’s Try Me label. It reached #99 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was written by James Brown and Bobby Byrd. Brown reused the song’s chord progression for his 1966 hit "It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World.” Terrell’s relationship with Brown became very abusive.

One night on tour she escaped after he beat her backstage, ending their 2-year affair and their professional relationship. 

Sam Cooke recording in Los Angeles, circa 1960…

Sam Cooke recording in Los Angeles, circa 1960.

(Photos by Jess Rand)

Ronnie Spector, Dee Dee Sharp, Muhammad Ali, D…

Ronnie Spector, Dee Dee Sharp, Muhammad Ali, Dionne Warwick, Stevie Wonder, Micki Harris and Betty Everett

backstage at the Apollo Theatre in San Francisco, December 1963.

Not to be confused with the Apollo in Harlem, the one in San Francisco originally opened as the Amazon in 1928. 

Ali was planning to marry Dee Dee Sharp (wearing the white dress) before he converted to the Muslim faith. Sharp revealed that after Ali proposed, he told her she would have to speak with his mentor Malcolm X. Malcolm told her she’d have to convert and become a Muslim but her mother refused.

Tammi Terrell (1968)

Tammi Terrell (1968)

Marvin Gaye performing on the British TV Sho…

Marvin Gaye performing on the British TV Show, “Thank Your Lucky Stars” Airdate: November 28, 1964.

Muhammad Ali and Sam Cooke recording the sin…

Muhammad Ali and Sam Cooke recording the single “The Gang’s All Here” at Columbia Recording Studios in New York City on March 3, 1964.