Category: ike and tina

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

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Ike and Tina Turner in Hamburg, Germany in 1973

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Ike and Tina Turner photographed by Jack Robinson in New York, November 1969.  

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

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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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Male-Female Duos of the 1950s and 1960s

Les Paul and Mary Ford – Mockin’ Bird Hill (1951), How High the Moon (1951), The World is Waiting for the Sunrise (1951), Tiger Rag (1951), Bye Bye Blues (1953), Vaya Con Dios (1953)

Sonny & Cher – I Got You Babe (1965), Baby Don’t Go (1965), Little Man (1966), The Beat Goes On (1967)

Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough (1967),

Your Precious Love (1967), Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing (1968), You’re All I Need to Get By (1968)

Ike & Tina Turner – A Fool in Love (1960), I Idolize You (1960), It’s Gonna Work Out Fine (1961),

Poor Fool (1962), Tra La La La La (1962)

Peaches and Herb – Let’s Fall in Love (1967), Close Your Eyes (1967), Love is Strange (1967)

Nino Tempo & April Stevens – Deep Purple (1963), Whispering (1963), All Strung Out (1966)

Mickey & Sylvia – Love is Strange (1957), There Ought To Be a Law (1957), What Would I Do (1960)

Shirley and Lee – I’m Gone (1952), Feel So Good (1955), Let the Good Times Roll (1956), I Feel Good (1956)

Inez and Charlie Foxx – Mockingbird (1963), (1-2-3-4-5-6-7) Count The Days (1967)

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Ike and Tina Turner

(1965)

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Ike and Tina Turner in London (1968)

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Ike and Tina Turner arriving at

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in January 1971.

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