Category: RETRO

Phyllis Hyman

Phyllis Hyman

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Ike and 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 1971.

Ike Jr and Michael are Ike’s kids from a previous relationship with Lorraine Taylor. Craig is 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 and their unborn baby, 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 became pregnant again in 1968 but she had an abortion when she discovered one of the Ikettes, Ann Thomas was also pregnant with Ike’s baby. Ike later married Ann Thomas after his divorce from Tina.

Henry Fonda and daughter Jane Fonda photograph…

Henry Fonda and daughter Jane Fonda photographed by Leonard McCombe in New York City, 1960.

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NFL star O.J. Simpson with his wife

Marguerite Whitley, daughter Arnelle and son Jason, 1973.

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

Donyale Luna, the first black model on the …

Donyale Luna, the first black model on the cover of Vogue magazine – British Vogue (March 1966)

The editorial features Donyale Luna, Peggy Moffit and Moyra Swann.

Photos by David Bailey

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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.

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Ike and Tina Turner photographed by

Jack Robinson in New York

on November 25, 1969.

Jean-Michel Basquiat boarding a private jet …

Jean-Michel Basquiat boarding a private jet (1983)  

Basquiat holds the record for most expensive artwork by an american artist at

$110.5 Million. His love for painting was only matched by his collection of Giorgio Armani clothing which he’d often wear while painting.