Category: ikettes

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Ike and Tina Turner performing on Cher in 1975.

Ike and Tina Turner with the Ikettes (Ann Thom…

Ike and Tina Turner with the Ikettes (Ann Thomas, Paulette Parker, Pat Powdrill and Jean Brown) in 1968.

The Ikettes were a trio (sometimes quartet) of female backing vocalists for the Ike and Tina Turner Revue. Despite their origins, the Ikettes became successful artists in their own right. They were first known as the Artettes, the backing group for Art Lassiter. In 1960, they became the Ikettes and sang on the Ike and Tina song “A Fool In Love.” In 1962, they recorded a hit for themselves with I’m Blue (The Gong-Gong Song). In 1966 the original Ikettes (Venetta Fields, Jessie Smith and Robbie Montgomery) left the Revue to form The Mirettes. They were replaced and throughout the years there were many different lineups of Ikettes.

Ike and Tina Turner performing in 1971.(Phot…

Ike and Tina Turner performing in 1971.

(Photos

by David Redfern) 

Former Ikette P.P. Arnold receives a kiss from…

Former Ikette P.P. Arnold receives a kiss from her new husband, manager Jim Morrison (left) and Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees pop group on her wedding day in October 1968.

Tina Turner performing at the “Soul to Soul”…

Tina Turner performing at the “Soul to Soul” concert in Accra, Ghana on March 6, 1971.

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Ike & Tina Turner on ABC In Concert (1974)

twixnmix:Ike and Tina Turner photographed by G…

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Ike and Tina Turner photographed by Gjon Mili for

LIFE

Magazine, 1970.

Ike & Tina Turner performing in Paris (1…

Ike & Tina Turner performing

in Paris (1972)

Ike and Tina Turner performing at the Hammersm…

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

Ike designed Tina’s dress. He made up the stage name Tina because it rhymed with the name Sheena. He was inspired by “Sheena, Queen of the Jungle”

to create the image “Tina Turner.”

The Ike & Tina Turner Revue on ‘The …

The Ike & Tina Turner Revue on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ in New York on January 11, 1970.