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Ike and Tina Turner photographed in 1966

Ike and Tina Turner photographed in 1966

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Ike and Tina Turner performing at the Hungry I in San Francisco, October 1967.

Photos Baron Wolman  

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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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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. 

Ike and Tina Turner during an interview in Lon…

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

twixnmix: Chaka Khan and Ike Turner (1979) 

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Chaka Khan and Ike Turner (1979) 

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Jimi Hendrix playing at an Atlantic Records release party

with Wilson Pickett,

King Curtis, Percy Sledge,

Cornell Dupree and

Esther Phillips at the Prelude Club in Harlem on May 5, 1966.

Before forming his own band Jimi worked with various R&B acts such as the Isley Brothers, King Curtis and Ike and Tina Turner. Tina Turner has denied that Jimi was in her band; Ike Turner claimed Jimi was in his band and that he owned a guitar played by Jimi. Jimi confirmed that he did play with Ike and Tina Turner in a few interviews including one with

Gus Gossert at the Winterland Arena in 1968 when he was asked if he started in San Francisco. 

Jimi: “No, I started all over the place… I came out here before. Yeah. I played here at the Fillmore with Ike and Tina and Little Richard about 4 or 5 years ago”

Also, the liner notes of the 1967 UK Track Records LP pressing of “Are You Experienced” mentioned that Jimi played with Ike

and Tina “on the west coast”.

KC and the Sunshine Band poses for portrait…

KC and the Sunshine Band

poses for portraits on October 7, 1975 in Los Angeles, California.

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Curtis Mayfield on “The Midnight Speci…

Curtis Mayfield on “The Midnight Special” (1974)