Category: couple

Ike and Tina Turner in their dressing room, 19…

Ike and Tina Turner in their dressing room, 1971. 

Photos by Tom Copi

Ike and Tina Turner performing in 1971.(Phot…

Ike and Tina Turner performing in 1971.

(Photos

by David Redfern) 

Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg photographe…

Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg photographed by Patrick Bertrand, 1969.  

twixnmix: Jean-Michel Basquiat and Madonna …

twixnmix:

Jean-Michel Basquiat and Madonna

in his Crosby Street studio, 1982. 

Photos by Stephen Torton

Funk singer Betty Davis with her husband Miles…

Funk singer Betty Davis with her husband Miles Davis in front of one of his paintings at their home in New York City, October 1969.

Photos by Baron Wolman

twixnmix: David Ruffin and Tammi Terrell …

twixnmix:

David Ruffin and

Tammi Terrell

After escaping an abusive relationship with James Brown, Tammi began a volatile relationship with the lead singer David Ruffin in 1965. In 1966, David surprised her with a marriage proposal.

However, when she announced her engagement to David on stage he became upset. Tammi was devastated once she discovered that he had a wife, three children and another girlfriend in Detroit. This led to them having public fights. Tammi was portrayed in the Temptations movie during the Motown picnic scene. It is claimed that

David

hit

Tammi

with a hammer and/or a machete, though these claims were denied by

Tammi’s family. Earl Van Dyke, leader of Motown’s Funk Brothers band, recalled David beating up Tammi at the Motown Hitsville headquarters. Her sister Ludie Montgomery also confirmed a story that Tammi was hit in the face by Ruffin’s motorcycle helmet, leading to the end of their relationship in 1967. Tammi went on to record classic duets with Marvin Gaye, but she unfortunately died from a brain tumor at the age of 24 in 1970. David died of a drug overdose in 1991.

twixnmix: Ike and Tina Turner photographed b…

twixnmix:

Ike and Tina Turner photographed by

Jack Robinson in New York

on November 25, 1969.

Left Eye & Andre Rison photographed by C…

Left Eye & Andre Rison photographed by Chris Cuffaro, 2000. 

George Harrison and Patti Boyd (1966)

George Harrison and Patti Boyd (1966)

(Original Caption) George Harrison, 22, hugs his bride, model Patti Boyd, 21, after they were married at the register office in Epsom, January 21st. Harrison became the third member of the popular singing group to get married. Paul McCartney is the only unmarried beatle.

Ike and Tina Turner (1975) 

Ike and Tina Turner (1975)