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Ike & Tina Turner

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The Ike and Tina Turner Revue was one of the highest energy ensembles on the soul circuit in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s.

Their first hit, “A Fool in Love,” was recorded in 1961 when another singer failed to show up for a session. After several early ‘60s hit R&B singles, including “It’s Gonna Work Out Fine” in 1961, they became major stars in England.

A 1971 cover version of John Fogerty’s “Proud Mary” reached No. 4 on the pop chart. Ike and Tina divorced in 1976.

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November 5, 1931: Ike Turner was born.

November 26, 1939: Tina Turner was born.

March 1, 1951: Sam Phillips records “Rocket 88” with singer Jackie Brenston and Ike Turner’s band. for Chess records. This recording is widely considered the first rock and roll record.

October 17, 1960: Ike and Tina Turner hit #27 on pop and #3 on R&B with the Sue records single “A Fool In Love”.

September 18, 1961: Ike and Tina Turner #14 on pop and #2 on R&B “It’s Gonna Work Out Fine”.

1961: Ike and Tina Turner hit #4 on the R&B chart and #38 (1/27/62) on the pop chart with “Poor Fool”.

July 2, 1962: After getting hurt during a jump, Jimi Hendrix gets an honorable discharge from the Army. Over the next three years, he will play numerous gigs and studio sessions with such R&B stars as Little Richard, The Isley Brothers, Ike and Tina Turner and Sam Cooke.

March 27, 1971: Ike & Tina Turner hit #4 with “Proud Mary.”

November 17, 1973: Ike & Tina Turner hit #22 with “Nutbush City Limits”.

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  • porrayan

    Oh Nutbush...

    21 Apr 4:14pm Reply
  • overdubsBill

    Fuck Ike. Very Love Tina [6]

    23 Mar 5:28pm Reply
  • thommyrotten

    Shame so many of their albums are hard to get.

    15 Oct 2013 Reply
  • LOVES-DESIRE

    Funkier than a mosquito's tweeter ..... Now that my fellow listeners is sho nuff funky .... Funkier than a mosquito's tweeter ..... Tina you are really a Woman, Lady, and whatever else is needed .... Ike - well it's not good to speak ill of the dead ..... But if there was no Ike and not Tina - we would not have - funkier than a mosquito's tweeter .... And all of the other great Music ..... We are all Human with faults ..... Ike & Tina were a great R&B pair ..... "If you are late the next time - you be frying fish at the Sugar Shack next Friday ...." "That'll cost you $5.00 - go on and be late next week - see what I say ....."

    8 Jul 2013 Reply
  • bomb_the_bass

    i got my mojo working

    14 May 2013 Reply
  • Furashubakku

    The Ike and Tina Turner Revue are one of those classic bands that just "work". Even despite all the personal shit that went off in the background they are still perfect.

    13 May 2013 Reply
  • mahspears

    Fuck Ike. Very Love Tina [5]

    30 Mar 2013 Reply
  • marcelocic

    Fuck Ike. Very Love Tina [4]

    7 Dec 2012 Reply
  • TheDarkSide73

    I can't stand guys who abuse woman like Ike did with Tina

    10 Sep 2012 Reply
  • TheDarkSide73

    Fuck Ike. Very Love Tina [3]

    10 Sep 2012 Reply
  • wandeerlleyS

    Fuck Ike. Very love Tina. [2] :)

    7 Jul 2012 Reply
  • justmusic_

    Fuck Ike. Very love Tina.

    16 Jun 2012 Reply
  • Majorfifth

    rock me baby!

    19 Mar 2012 Reply
  • sl8221958

    Shake it, Ikettes!

    6 Feb 2012 Reply
  • rainy-dog

    the only time tina came close to the energy of her work with ike, in the 80s, were the amazing extended dance remixes her singles used to get treated to. and hardly any of them have even been released on cd. shame.

    2 Feb 2012 Reply
  • gendervariant

    @1969SL That's the truth! Tina was/is a bad woman, where are the Tinas? Beyonce running and rolling all over the stage does not count either.

    2 Nov 2011 Reply
  • 1969SL

    Never mind private lives,the music they made together was powerful,exciting and hot blooded. Just think Ike lifted himself out of backwoods poverty into rock aristocracy and Tina was the first (only) black rock chick ever. They inspired each other. Strange that other black artists never followed in their footsteps. Hundreds of other girls imitated Aretha but hardly ever anybody went soul/rock path like Turners.

    17 Oct 2011 Reply
  • TheDarkSide73

    Ike treated Tina like dirt...But they did make great music together...

    4 Oct 2011 Reply
  • glsjawtomatica

    so good

    13 Sep 2011 Reply
  • Druid66

    Tina IS the queen of rock, and Ike could play a mean guitar!

    6 Jul 2011 Reply
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