Ike & Tina Turner performing in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas in 1964.
Former Ikette P.P. Arnold receives a kiss from her new husband Jim Morris and best man Barry Gibb on her wedding day in October 1968.
1. Memorial Auditorium (Chattanooga, Tennessee) – November 16, 1954
2. Memorial Auditorium (Chattanooga, Tennessee) – June 10, 1959
3. Oakland Auditorium (Oakland, California) – February 8, 1963
4. Exhibition Garden (Vancouver, B.C., Canada) – June 26, 1964
5. Wilmer’s Park (Brandywine, Maryland) – July 25, 1965
6. Veterans Memorial Auditorium (Columbus, Ohio) – October 25, 1965
7. Carr’s Beach (Annapolis, Maryland) – June 26, 1966
8. Civic Auditorium (Knoxville, Tennessee) – March 31, 1967
9. Shelby County Fairgrounds (Shelbina, Missouri) – July 27, 1968
10. Norfolk Arena (Norfolk, Virginia) – November 22, 1969
Ike & Tina Turner with the Ikettes (Ann Thomas, Paulette Parker, Pat Powdrill and Jean Brown) in 1968.
Ike and Tina Turner with the Ikettes (Ann Thomas, Paulette Parker, Pat Powdrill and Jean Brown) in 1968.
The Ikettes were a trio (sometimes quartet) of female backing vocalists for the Ike and Tina Turner Revue. Despite their origins, the Ikettes became successful artists in their own right. They were first known as the Artettes, the backing group for Art Lassiter. In 1960, they became the Ikettes and sang on the Ike and Tina song “A Fool In Love.” In 1962, they recorded a hit for themselves with I’m Blue (The Gong-Gong Song). In 1966 the original Ikettes (Venetta Fields, Jessie Smith and Robbie Montgomery) left the Revue to form The Mirettes. They were replaced and throughout the years there were many different lineups of Ikettes.
Ike and Tina Turner on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson in 1970.
(Photos by Glen Craig)
Ike & Tina Turner performing at the Hungry I in San Francisco, October 1967.
Photos Baron Wolman