Category: 1970s music

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Aretha Franklin inside her New York home, 1974.

(Photos by Moneta Sleet Jr.)  

twixnmix: Tina Turner celebrating her 33rd bir…

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Tina Turner celebrating her 33rd birthday with husband Ike Turner in Copenhagen, November 1972.

Donna Summer photographed by Bruce Talamon, 19…

Donna Summer photographed by Bruce Talamon, 1977.

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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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Sepia magazine covers from the 1970s

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Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge backstage at the Troubadour nightclub in 

West Hollywood

on March 29, 1972.

Photos by Earl Leaf

twixnmix:Ike and Tina Turner arriving at Ams…

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Ike and Tina Turner arriving at

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in January 1971.

Elton John and Bernie Taupin pose for a port…

Elton John and Bernie Taupin pose for a portraits for the album sleeve of Elton’s album Caribou in 1974.

Photos by Ed Caraeff

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Bob Marley performing at the Santa Barbara Bowl in California on May 31, 1976 during the Rastaman Vibration tour.

Photos by Jeffrey Mayer

Melba Moore photographed by Jack Robinson in…

Melba Moore photographed by Jack Robinson in New York, 1971.