Category: rock and roll

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.

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.”

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.

(Original Caption) 3/25/58-Fort Chaffee, Arkan…

(Original Caption) 3/25/58-Fort Chaffee, Arkansas: A new look for Elvis Presley as the idol of teenagers models a cut much cooler than his famous sideburns. A G.I. barber reduced the singer’s plentiful hair to a close crew-cut more in style to his newest role of draftee.

David Bowie photographed by Steve Schapiro, …

David Bowie photographed by Steve Schapiro, 1974.

Ike and Tina Turner performing at the Greek …

Ike and Tina Turner performing at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles on September 28, 1971.

The Rolling Stones photographed by Terry O’Nei…

The Rolling Stones photographed by Terry O’Neill in London, 1964.

The Beatles photographed by Norman Parkinson a…

The Beatles photographed by Norman Parkinson at the President Hotel in London, 1963.