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Ike and Tina Turner performing in 1971.(Phot…

Ike and Tina Turner performing in 1971.

(Photos

by David Redfern) 

Happy Birthday Malcolm X! May 19, 1925 – Febru…

Happy Birthday Malcolm X! 

May 19, 1925 – February 21, 1965

“They called me ‘the angriest Negro in America.’ I wouldn’t deny that charge. I spoke exactly as I felt. ‘I believe in anger. The Bible says there is a time for anger.’ They called me ‘a teacher, a fomentor of violence.’ I would say point blank, That is a lie. I’m not for wanton violence, I’m for justice. I feel that if white people were attacked by Negroes –

if the forces of law prove unable, or inadequate, or reluctant to protect those whites from those Negroes

then those white people should protect and defend themselves from those Negroes, using arms if necessary. And I feel that when the law fails to protect Negroes from whites’ attack, then those Negroes should use arms, if necessary, to defend themselves.“

(Photos by John Launois, 1964) 

Janis Joplin at her home in Haight-Ashbury, S…

Janis Joplin at her home in Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco, November 1967.

(Photos by Baron Wolman)

Tina Turner performing at the “Soul to Soul”…

Tina Turner performing at the “Soul to Soul” concert in Accra, Ghana on March 6, 1971.

twixnmix: Ike and Tina Turner photographed b…

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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.”

Polaroids by Andy WarholBianca Jagger (1971) …

Polaroids by Andy Warhol

Bianca Jagger (1971)

Valentino Garavani (1973)

Tina Turner (1974)

Pele (1977)

Liza

Minnelli (1978)

Diana Ross (198)

Jean-Michel Basquat, 1983

Grace Jones (1984)

Joan Collins (1985)

Keith Haring (1986)

David Bowie photographed by Steve Schapiro, …

David Bowie photographed by Steve Schapiro, 1974.

Marilyn Monroe and Clark Gable photographed …

Marilyn Monroe and Clark Gable photographed by Elliott Erwitt on the set of “The Misfits” in Reno, Nevada, 1960.

Ella Fitzgerald photographed by Carl Van Vec…

Ella Fitzgerald photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1940. 

Muhammad Ali getting a haircut at a barber …

Muhammad Ali getting a haircut at a barber shop in Chicago, 1966.

(Photos by Thomas Hoepker)