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Ike and Tina Turner performing at the Greek Th…

Ike and Tina Turner performing at the Greek Theatre

in Los Angeles on September 28, 1971.

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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.

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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.

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Jimi Hendrix playing at an Atlantic Records release party

with Wilson Pickett,

King Curtis, Percy Sledge,

Cornell Dupree and

Esther Phillips at the Prelude Club in Harlem on May 5, 1966.

Before forming his own band Jimi worked with various R&B acts such as the Isley Brothers, King Curtis and Ike and Tina Turner. Tina Turner has denied that Jimi was in her band; Ike Turner claimed Jimi was in his band and that he owned a guitar played by Jimi. Jimi confirmed that he did play with Ike and Tina Turner in a few interviews including one with

Gus Gossert at the Winterland Arena in 1968 when he was asked if he started in San Francisco. 

Jimi: “No, I started all over the place… I came out here before. Yeah. I played here at the Fillmore with Ike and Tina and Little Richard about 4 or 5 years ago”

Also, the liner notes of the 1967 UK Track Records LP pressing of “Are You Experienced” mentioned that Jimi played with Ike

and Tina “on the west coast”.

Elvis Presley Comeback Special at NBC Studio…

Elvis Presley Comeback Special at NBC Studios in Burbank, CA – Aired: December 3, 1968 

Ike and Tina Turner performing in 1971.(Phot…

Ike and Tina Turner performing in 1971.

(Photos

by David Redfern) 

Tina Turner performing at the “Soul to Soul”…

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

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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.”

Ike and Tina Turner (1966)

Ike and Tina Turner (1966)

Janis Joplin photographed by Jan Persson in …

Janis Joplin photographed by Jan Persson in Denmark, April 1969.