Category: Ike and Tina Turner

Ike & Tina Turner during the Startruckin’ 75 tour at Groenoordhallen in Leiden, Netherlands on August 14, 1975.

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Ike & Tina Turner during a press conference at the RAI Amsterdam before their performance at the Grand Gala du Disque on March 7, 1969.

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Ike & Tina Turner concert in New York City, 1974.

Photos by Peter Smetana

Ike & Tina Turner performing on Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert – Aired: March 12, 1976

Ike & Tina Turner performing at Skyliner Ballroom in Fort Worth, Texas in 1964.

Vintage 1970s Black Star Magazine Covers 

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Ike & Tina Turner performing at the Hammersmith Odeon in London, October 1975.

Photos by Michael Putland

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Ike & Tina Turner with their sons Michael (standing on the left), Ike Jr (sitting on the left), Craig (standing on the right) and Ronnie (sitting on the right), circa 1970.

Ike Jr and Michael are Ike’s kids from a previous relationship with Lorraine Taylor. Craig (1958-2018) was Tina’s eldest son she had at 18 years old with Raymond Hill, a saxophonist in Ike’s band the Kings of Rhythm. Raymond abandoned Tina when she was pregnant. Ike later adopted Craig and legally gave him his last name. Ronnie is Ike and Tina’s only child together born in 1960. She became pregnant with Ronnie while Ike’s common-law wife Lorraine was pregnant with Michael. Ike and Tina married in 1962. 

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Tina Turner photographed by Richard Avedon in New York on June 13, 1971.

Ike & Tina Turner photographed by Norman Seeff, 1975.