Category: 1970s fashion

Ike and Tina Turner in their dressing room, 19…

Ike and Tina Turner in their dressing room, 1971. 

Photos by Tom Copi

Joe Jackson with his sons (1971)

Joe Jackson with his sons (1971)

Ike and Tina Turner performing in 1971.(Phot…

Ike and Tina Turner performing in 1971.

(Photos

by David Redfern) 

Bianca Jagger wearing Zandra Rhodes for the Su…

Bianca Jagger wearing Zandra Rhodes for the Sunday Times magazine, 1972.

Photos by Eva Sereny

Phyllis Hyman

Phyllis Hyman

twixnmix: Aretha Franklin with her father, B…

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Aretha Franklin with her father,

Bishop C.L. Franklin (1915 – 1984), and her sister, fellow singer

Erma Franklin

(1938 – 2002) in New York, 1971. 

C.L. Franklin served as the pastor of New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit from 1946 to 1979. The church was a commonplace for orgies which Ray Charles described as a “sex circus.” In 1940, while married to his daughter’s mother, Barbara Siggers, C.L. Franklin fathered a daughter named Carl Ellan Kelley (née Jennings) by Mildred Jennings, a 12-year-old girl in his New Salem Baptist Church congregation. Aretha also became pregnant at the age of just 12 in 1954. She gave birth to a baby boy she named Clarence Franklin, after her dad on January 28, 1955. Rumors swirled that her own father was the father of her first child but it was Donald Burk, a guy she knew from school. At the age of 14 on January 22, 1957, Aretha had a second child named Edward Franklin after his father Edward Jordan. In 1979, C.L. was shot during an attempted robbery. He remained in a coma until his death in 1984.

Erma, the oldest of C.L. Franklin’s six children died of throat cancer in 2002.  

(Photos by Anthony Barboza)

twixnmix: Ike and Tina Turner with their sons …

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Ike and 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 1971.

Ike Jr and Michael are Ike’s kids from a previous relationship with Lorraine Taylor. Craig is 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 and their unborn baby, 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. Tina became pregnant again in 1968 but she had an abortion when she discovered one of the Ikettes, Ann Thomas was also pregnant with Ike’s baby. Ike later married Ann Thomas after his divorce from Tina.

twixnmix: NFL star O.J. Simpson with his wife…

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NFL star O.J. Simpson with his wife

Marguerite Whitley, daughter Arnelle and son Jason, 1973.

Carly Simon portrait session on March 15, …

Carly Simon portrait session on March 15, 1971 in London, England. (Photos by Ed Caraeff)

These images were used for the promotion of ‘No Secrets’, Simon’s third studio album, released in 1972. The album was Simon’s commercial breakthrough. It spent five weeks at #1 on the Billboard Pop albums chart and quickly went Gold, as did its leadoff single, “You’re So Vain”, which remained at #1 on the Billboard Pop singles chart for three weeks, and #1 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart for two weeks. 25 years after its initial release, the album was officially certified Platinum by the RIAA on December 12, 1997.

twixnmix:Sonny and Cher with their daughter …

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Sonny and Cher with their daughter

Chastity

in 1971.