Category: Ike and Tina turner

Ike & Tina Turner performing on Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert – Aired: March 12, 1976

Ike & Tina Turner performing at Skyliner Ballroom in Fort Worth, Texas in 1964.

Vintage 1970s Black Star Magazine Covers 


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

Photos by Michael Putland


Ike & 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 1970.

Ike Jr and Michael are Ike’s kids from a previous relationship with Lorraine Taylor. Craig (1958-2018) was 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 when she was pregnant. 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 Turner photographed by Richard Avedon in New York on June 13, 1971.

Ike & Tina Turner photographed by Norman Seeff, 1975.


Ike and Tina Turner during their UK tour with the Rolling Stones in 1966.

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


Ike and Tina Turner performing at the Newport Pop Festival in Northridge, California on June 20, 1969.

Photos by Ed Caraeff