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Ike & Tina Turner were an American musical duo, active during the 1960s and 1970s, composed of the husband-and-wife team of Ike Turner and Tina Turner. They performed live as the Ike & Tina Turner Revue, supported by Ike Turner's rhythm and blues (R&B) and soul group, the Kings of Rhythm and backing singers, the Ikettes. The Ike & Tina Turner Revue was regarded as "one of the most potent live acts on the R&B circuit".[1] Rolling Stone ranked them #2 on their list of the "20 Greatest Duos of All Time" in 2015.[2]

Ike & Tina Turner
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Ike and Tina Turner, 1972
Background information
OriginSt. Louis, Missouri, United States
GenresR&B, soul, rock[1]
Years active1960–1976
LabelsSue, Kent, Loma, Blue Thumb, Minit, Liberty, United Artists
Associated acts
Past membersIke Turner
Tina Turner

The duo's early works, including "A Fool in Love", "It's Gonna Work Out Fine", "I Idolize You" and "River Deep – Mountain High", became high points in the development of soul music. Their later works were noted for wildly interpretive re-arrangements of rock songs such as "I Want to Take You Higher" and "Proud Mary", the latter of which won a Grammy Award in 1971. Their live performances were a musical spectacle in the style of James Brown and the Famous Flames.[3] The duo's professional and personal relationship ended in 1976, and their divorce was finalized in 1978.

Ike & Tina Turner were inducted to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1991.[4]



1954–1959: OriginsEdit

In 1954, blues musician Ike Turner had moved to St. Louis from Memphis to find work for him and his band, the Kings of Rhythm. By 1956, Ike and his band had become one of the most popular live performing attractions to the St. Louis and neighboring East St. Louis club scene. Prior to the move to St. Louis, Ike worked as a talent scout for R&B labels such as Modern and RPM Records.[5] Around this time, a young high school student from Nutbush, Tennessee who had moved to St. Louis from Brownsville named Anna Mae Bullock, began attending the predominantly African American nightclub, Club Manhattan, where she saw the Kings of Rhythm for the first time, later writing that the band's performance "put her in a trance".[6][7]

Bullock eventually got to know Ike and his band and later dated Kings of Rhythm saxophonist Raymond Hill, with whom she had her first child, Craig, in 1958.[8] In 1957,[9] Bullock, who had tried to convince Ike to let her perform onstage with him, was given a microphone from the band's drummer Eugene Washington, the boyfriend of Bullock's sister Alline, who was a bartender there.[10][11] Ike was playing the B.B. King R&B ballad, "You Know I Love You, when Bullock sang the lyrics. Impressed by her strong vocal delivery, Ike asked Bullock if she knew more songs. By the end of the night, Bullock had led the Kings of Rhythm on vocals with Ike on piano and guitar.[12][13] After convincing her mother to let her perform with his band, Ike had Bullock and the Kings of Rhythm perform regularly in all of the clubs in the St. Louis and East St. Louis areas. Bullock was one of many other singers, mostly male, who would front the band at times.[citation needed]

Inspired by her skinny, long-legged frame, and her dramatic soulful vocals, Ike gave Bullock the first stage name of "Little Ann". Later in 1958, Bullock added her vocals on an Ike Turner record, titled "Box Top," which was released on the St. Louis label, Tune Town Records. Bullock later moved into Ike's home in East St. Louis where she was trained by Ike on vocal control and performance.[14] Though Bullock insisted on recording more vocals, Ike was initially resistant, especially after he began working with singers such as Billy Gayles and Art Lassiter. Despite their eight-year age difference, Ike and Bullock developed a close friendship, and acted more like "brother and sister." However, soon their friendship turned into a relationship and she became pregnant with his child in early 1960.[15]

1960-1965: The Ike & Tina Turner RevueEdit

In March 1960, R&B singer Art Lassiter became the new front man for the Kings of Rhythm and also hired Lassiter's background vocalists, a girl group named The Artettes. Ike had written a song for Lassiter and the Artettes titled "A Fool in Love". On the day Lassiter was to show up to Technosound Studios in St. Louis to record his vocal, the singer was a no-show. Having already booked expensive studio time, Ike allowed the 20-year-old Bullock, still going by "Little Ann", to record the song as a dummy track for Lassiter. After recording Bullock and the Artettes, Ike sent the song to a St. Louis radio disk jockey who was so impressed by the song that he convinced Ike to send the record to Juggy Murray, the president of the New York-based R&B label, Sue Records. Murray was impressed by Bullock's vocal delivery on the song, calling it "raw and funky" and that it "sounded like raw dirt". Murray bought the rights to the song and gave Ike a $20,000 advance, convincing Ike to not erase Bullock's vocals and "make her the star".[16] Prior to this move and the recording of "A Fool in Love", Ike had conversations with Bullock about singers in his band that would leave his group only to find bigger success elsewhere, Bullock said she convinced Ike that if they ever had a hit together that she "wouldn't leave him" if they became successful. Paranoid that Bullock would leave him like his previous singers, Ike changed her stage name from "Little Ann" to "Tina Turner." He had the name trademarked for protection so that if she left, he could hire another female artist and have her perform under the moniker of "Tina Turner".[17][18]

Though small and skinny, Ike felt Bullock could be his "wonder woman" and imagined Bullock like his favorite TV show characters such as Nagoya. He named her Tina after another of his favorite characters, Sheena, Queen of the Jungle.[19] To assert control, Ike added his name, making the act "Ike and Tina Turner", though the young couple weren't married. Ike completed the transformation by adding one of the Artettes, Robbie Montgomery, and two other backing singers he hired, Venetta Fields and Jessie Smith, and renaming them The Ikettes, inspired by Ray Charles' Raelettes. When "A Fool in Love" was released in the summer of 1960, Ike booked his entire band under the name, "The Ike & Tina Turner Revue", later venturing into a grueling series of one-nighters. "A Fool in Love" became an immediate hit after its release in the summer of 1960, peaking at #2 on the Hot R&B Sides chart and #27 on the Billboard Hot 100, eventually selling a million copies. In Tina's 1986 autobiography, I, Tina, co-author and journalist Kurt Loder described the song as "the blackest record to ever creep the white pop charts since Ray Charles' 'What'd I Say' a year before".[20] Ike and Tina made their first national television debut that fall on American Bandstand, and performed in front of a receptive audience at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York. The series of rehearsals, one-nighters at the Chitlin' Circuit, and Tina's confusing relationship with Ike began to take a toll. Tina expressed concern to Ike about touring. Ike responded by hitting her in the head with a wooden shoe stretcher, the beginning of their volatile relationship that would endure for nearly two decades.[21][22] Ike and Tina later married in 1962 in Tijuana, Mexico.[23]

After the duo's follow-up, "I'm Jealous", performed horribly, the duo scored another top five R&B hit with "I Idolize You". All three songs were part of the first Ike and Tina album, The Soul of Ike & Tina Turner, released in 1961. That year, a trip to the hair salon to dye her hair blonde led to Tina's hair falling out by accident. To cover up the incident, Tina and the Ikettes quickly put on wigs, leading to a fashion trend. Tina also helped to buy her and the Ikettes dresses, first wearing conservative gowns. Later in 1961, the duo released the pop ballad, "It's Gonna Work Out Fine", which featured Mickey Baker of Mickey & Sylvia fame, in Ike's role. It was also the first song released that wasn't composed by Ike. The song became their second million-seller and later won the duo a Grammy Award nomination, their first. Now an established R&B band, Ike and Tina toured all throughout the United States, later breaking racial barriers after successful performances in front of integrated audiences in Southern clubs and venues. Follow-up hits in 1962 included "Poor Fool", "Tra La La La" and "You Should'a Treated Me Right". The group would gig for 300 days a year to make up for lack of more hit records, while Ike constantly recorded Tina, the Ikettes and the Revue, releasing tons of records that failed to be successful. By this point, Tina and the Ikettes began incorporating dance moves to the act, helping the Revue to build a reputation as the most explosive R&B ensemble to perform outside of James Brown's own Revue. In 1962, Ike and Tina moved their entire band to Los Angeles and by 1964, Ike and Tina had settled at the View Park-Windsor Hills section of Los Angeles, where they lived next to celebrities such as Ray Charles. That same year, Ike and Tina signed with Kent Records after four years with Sue. When that deal failed to give them hits, the duo signed with Loma Records and hired Bob Krasnow as their new manager after Ike severed ties with Murray, who had been the duo's manager and promoter during their Sue tenure.[24]

Ike continued to struggle to produce and compose a hit single during this period. The upbeat soul tune, "I Can't Believe What You Say", wasn't successful after its release. Another song, "Goodbye So Long", became a modest hit, and later became a highlight of the duo's live shows during the '60s. Later that year, Krasnow convinced the duo to release live albums. The duo's first, Live! The Ike & Tina Turner Show, was released in January 1965 on Loma's parent label, Warner Bros. Though Krasnow was their personal manager, Ike booked his own shows in various places, forcing Tina to sometimes perform if she was ill or right after the duo had a fight. Throughout 1965, Tina performed on several teen rock and roll shows on TV including Shindig!, Hollywood A Go-Go and American Bandstand. By the end of the year, the Revue became the show-stealers on the concert film, The Big T.N.T. Show, with their dancing now becoming a vital part of their live shows along with Tina's own frenetic dancing and vocal prowess. At the end of 1965, the original members of the Ikettes abruptly left Ike after the group signed a recording deal and began recording their own album, leading Ike to hire another round of dancers and had them perform as the Ikettes, starting a revolving door of women into the backing group that would last until the Revue's end.[citation needed]

1966-69: Career developmentEdit

In early 1966, Phil Spector caught a show Ike and Tina performed in Los Angeles and called Krasnow asking him if he could produce for the pair, to which Krasnow agreed.[25] Spector asked Ike if he could use Tina on her own, to which Ike agreed provided credit was given to "Ike & Tina Turner"; as they were signed to Loma Records, Spector had to pay $20,000 ($154,441 today) to Loma in order to use their name on the recording.[26] On 7 March 1966, Tina went to Gold Star Studios in Hollywood in front of Spector's so-called "Wall of Sound" to record the Ellie Greenwich/Jeff Barry composition "River Deep – Mountain High", but was unable to perform satisfactorily, so she returned a week later with Ike, and after many takes, during which she had to strip down to her bra because she got so hot, she gave a performance that satisfied Spector.[27] The song failed to chart successfully in the United States, only reaching number 88. However, in Europe, the song became a hit, reaching number three on the UK charts. Its global success prompted Spector to state in interviews later in the decade, "Benedict Arnold was quite a guy", in regards to the United States' indifferent reaction to the song.[28][29] Both Ike & Tina later blamed the U.S. resistance to the song on racism and the arrival of the Black Panthers and similar black liberation movements, with pop radio rejecting it for being "too black" and black radio rejecting it for being "too white".[citation needed]

Following its UK success, The Rolling Stones offered Ike and Tina a chance to be one of their opening acts on their fall tour in the United Kingdom, which they accepted.[30]. The duo's 12-date gig opening for the Stones in the UK became a success. Inspired, Ike booked them in other European cities, as well as Australia, that year, where they were received more warmly than they ever had been in the states, stunning the duo. Ike later noted, "there wasn't anything like my show."[18] Now wearing longer wigs and miniskirts, Tina gained a reputation for her wild "raunchy" look. By 1967, the Revue started to book bigger venues in the United States and began a series of "exclusive deals" during this period, to help Ike increase his finances. Tina and Ike's personal relationship continued to fall apart and before a show in Los Angeles, Tina attempted suicide swallowing 50 Valium pills, to which she made a recovery.[31] Starting around 1968, the duo also began touring and headlining casinos and resorts in Las Vegas. It wasn't until signing with Blue Thumb Records in late 1968, when Ike and Tina started their most successful period, first releasing the albums, Outta Season and The Hunter, both in 1969. Outta Season produced the duo's successful cover of Otis Redding's "I've Been Loving You Too Long", while The Hunter produced the Sly and the Family Stone-esque "Bold Soul Sister" and a Grammy-nominated cover of the title track, originally recorded by Albert King.[citation needed]

It was also while in Vegas that Ike, who prior to 1968 had lived a teetotal, drug and alcohol free life, began using cocaine, which he claimed he was introduced to by "two famous Las Vegas headliners".[32] In November 1969, the Stones once again asked the duo to open for them on their American tour. Following the tour, the Ike and Tina Turner Revue's fortunes changed in the United States.[according to whom?]

1971-75: Mainstream successEdit

Ike & Tina Turner 1972

In 1970, after recording an album for the R&B label Minit Records, the duo was reassigned to the more successful and mainstream Liberty Records. It was also around this time that Tina, tired of singing "depressing" R&B numbers, convinced Ike to have her record and cover rock music. The result was 1970's Come Together, an album Liberty credited to Ike, Tina and the Ikettes. The album included two charted hits, covers of The Beatles' "Come Together" and the Sly and the Family Stone composition, "I Want to Take You Higher", the latter song becoming a top 40 hit. In January 1970, the group performed on The Ed Sullivan Show. Later in 1970, the duo accepted the opportunity to perform in the Milos Forman film, Taking Off, which was later released to theaters in 1971. The Revue's performance fee increased from $1,000 a night to $5,000 a night following their successful run.[33]

During live performances, Ike and Tina included the Creedence Clearwater Revival's hit "Proud Mary" on their sets. Sensing hit potential, Bob Krasnow and executives at Liberty convinced the duo to record a version of the song. In January 1971, Ike and Tina and the Revue entered a Los Angeles studio and re-arranged the entire song. Set at first to a slow acoustic rendition sung softly by both Ike and Tina, the song then transformed into a frenetic rock and soul dervish led by Tina and the Ikettes. Released at the end of January 1971, the song reached its peak position of number four on the Billboard Hot 100; it sold more than a million copies, becoming the duo's best-selling single to date and later winning them their first and only Grammy Award (in 1971, for Best R&B Vocal Performance By A Group).[34] The song was included on their second Liberty album, Workin' Together, which sold a quarter of a million copies after its release in 1971. Workin' Together also included notable covers of the Beatles' "Get Back" and "Let It Be" along with the Alline Bullock composition, "Funkier than a Mosquito's Tweeter". Later that year, the band released the live album, Live at Carnegie Hall: What You Hear Is What You Get, which later was certified gold for selling over a million copies. Later in 1971, Liberty Records was absorbed into United Artists Records, where Ike and Tina would record their later albums. At the end of the year, the Turners opened their own recording studio, naming it Bolic Sound, where the Revue would record the rest of their material.[citation needed]

"Tina is more convincing when she's growling out Ike's songs about her sexual appetites (I sure couldn't handle her) than when she's belting out Ike's songs about the social fabric."

Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies (1981)[35]

In 1973, Tina composed the duo's final hit, "Nutbush City Limits", which peaked at number 22 in the States and number 4 in the UK, and also hit several international charts as well. In 1974, the Turners received the Golden European Award, the first ever given, for more than one million records of "Nutbush City Limits" sold in Europe.[36] During this era, Tina was introduced to a form of Buddhism called the Nichiren Shōshū and constantly recited the chant, Namu Myōhō Renge Kyō, as a way of building back up confidence. After first trying the chant before recording a song with Ike, Ike lent her money to go shopping. Tina saw it as a sign of progress and had fully converted at the end of 1971. Starting in 1974, Tina recorded her first solo album titled Tina Turns the Country On!. With Ike, she also recorded the album, The Gospel According to Tina Turner. Both projects received Grammy nominations but were not commercially successful, as Ike's cocaine habit wreaked havoc on their careers. In 1975, Tina accepted the role of The Acid Queen in the rock musical, Tommy. Her role won praise by critics. Despite Ike having given Tina the blessing to do the role as well as record solo albums, he allegedly grew increasingly jealous at the attention Tina was getting outside the Revue, leading to more arguments.[citation needed] However, years prior in a 1970 interview with Down Beat, when asked how he could cut the corporate name (Ike and Tina) in half and speak on just Tina, Ike replied, "I plan eventually to phase myself out and just stay in the background."[37]

1976–78: Decline and divorceEdit

By 1976, Ike's addiction to cocaine was so strong that he had burned a hole in his nasal septum, leading to nosebleeds from which he would relieve himself by using more cocaine.[32] Ike spent more time at Bolic Sound where he would go on cocaine binges that sometimes lasted a week. In July 1976, Ike was planning to leave United Artists for a new record company, Cream Records, for a reported yearly amount of $150,000. The contract had a key person clause, meaning Ike would have to sign the contract in four days, keeping Tina tied to Ike for five more years.[38] On July 1, 1976, the Ike and Tina Turner Revue traveled by airplane to Dallas, Texas where they were to perform at the Dallas Statler Hilton throughout that week's Bicentennial celebration. While on the plane, the two became embroiled in an altercation, which led to a physical fight in their limousine. Tina claimed in her book that Ike had slapped her and cursed at her in the car, leading to Tina cursing back at him and hitting him with her fists, also scratching and kicking him.[39]

Once Ike had fallen asleep at their hotel, Tina grabbed a few toiletries, covered herself in a hat and scarf without her wig and escaped from the back of the hotel, running across an active freeway before stopping at a local Ramada Inn hotel. She claimed that she later hid at several friends' homes for a time.[23] Ike Turner later claimed that Tina initiated their final fight by purposely irritating him so that she would have a reason to break up with him before they were scheduled to sign a new 5-year contract upon their return from Dallas. Ike Turner also claimed that three weeks after they split up, they met for a meal at Ship's Restaurant in Los Angeles; according to Ike, Tina said that maybe they could get back together after eight or nine years.[40] On July 27, 1976, Tina filed for divorce on the grounds of irreconcilable differences.[41] Tina Turner later alleged that Ike Turner had physically abused her.[42][43][44]

Ike and Tina Turner fought for a year in divorce court arguing over money and property. By late 1977, Tina decided to stop her pursuit of any financial earnings. In the settlement, Tina gave Ike her share of their studio, publishing companies, four cars, and real estate — a gift worth close to $500,000, stating that her freedom "was more important."[45][46] Tina also agreed to retain only the use of her stage name. In his book Takin' Back My Name, Ike claimed that Tina made an offer through her lawyer to end their marriage but continue performing together. Tina also wanted him to buy her and their sons a separate home. Ike declined this offer. The divorce was finalized on March 29, 1978.[47][23] Tina Turner agreed to pay a significant IRS lien.[23] United Artists responded to the couple's abrupt split and divorce by finishing up unfinished albums, releasing them until 1980.[citation needed]


After splitting from Ike Turner, Tina Turner went on to become a superstar as a solo artist. During the course of her solo career, she won eight competitive Grammy Awards,[48] sold more than 200 million records worldwide,[49][50] and received the Kennedy Center Honors.[51]

Ike Turner served prison time following a 1990 drug conviction.[52][53] He was released on parole in September 1991.[54][55] He revived the Kings of Rhythm in 2001 and released the album, Here & Now, which was nominated for a Grammy Award.[56] In 2007, his album Risin' with the Blues won him a Grammy Award.[57]

Tina Turner's account of her life with Ike Turner was later documented in the autobiography, I, Tina, released in 1986. In 1988, both Tina and Ike signed away their rights to have their lives dramatized in a biopic based upon the book. Ike Turner later claimed that he signed against his will since he was heavily addicted to crack at the time and accepted a $50,000 payment, waiving the right to sue the film company for their portrayal of him in the film.[58] The film What's Love Got to Do with It (loosely based on Tina's book) cemented Ike's reputation as an abusive husband.[59][60]

Ike & Tina Turner were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991.[61] Ike was incarcerated and Tina did not attend, stating through her publicist she was taking a leave of absence following her tour and that she felt "emotionally unequipped to return to the U.S. and respond to the night of celebration in the manner she would want."[62] Phil Spector accepted their induction on the former duo's behalf.

On December 12, 2007, Ike Turner was found dead at 11:38 am at his home in San Marcos, California. He was 76.[32][59][63] His death was found by the San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office to be from a cocaine overdose, exacerbated by hypertensive cardiovascular disease and emphysema.[64] Ike had been clean for over a decade prior but relapsed in 2004.[32]

In 2018, while promoting Tina: The Musical, Tina Turner told The Sunday Times that she has forgiven Ike.[65]

Awards and achievementsEdit

Ike & Tina Turner were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a duo in 1991. They individually received a star on the St. Louis Walk of Fame. Tina received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1986.[66] Ike is inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame, the Rhythm and Blues Music Hall of Fame, the Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame, and Hollywood's RockWalk.

Ike & Tina Turner were nominated for numerous Grammy Awards and won an award for "Proud Mary." Two of their songs, "River Deep – Mountain High" and "Proud Mary" were inducted to the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999 and 2003, respectively.[67] Tina received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018.

Grammy Awards
Year Nominee/work Award Result
1961 Ike & Tina Turner – "It's Gonna Work Out Fine" Best Rock and Roll Performance Nominated
1969 Tina Turner – "The Hunter" Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female Nominated
1969 Ike Turner – "Black Mans Soul" Best R&B Instrumental Performance Nominated
1971 Ike & Tina Turner – "Proud Mary" Best R&B Vocal by a Duo or Group Won
1974 Tina Turner – "Tina Turns The Country On!" Best R&B Vocal Female: Tina Turner Nominated
1974 Ike Turner – "Father Alone" Best Soul Gospel Performance Nominated
1974 Ike & Tina Turner – "The Gospel According to Ike & Tina" Best Soul Gospel Performance Nominated
1999 Ike & Tina Turner – "River Deep – Mountain High" Grammy Hall of Fame Inducted
2003 Ike & Tina Turner – "Proud Mary" Grammy Hall of Fame Inducted

Record World magazine (1946-1982) was one of the three main music industry trade magazines in the United States, along with Billboard and Cash Box magazines. The Record World Awards were an annual award given to most successful artists in the US.

Record World Awards
Year Nominee Award Position Ref.
1969 Ike & Tina Turner Top Duo (Album) #1 [68]
1971 Top Duo Singles #2 [69]
Top Duo (Album) #2
1972 Top Duo R&B #2 [70]
1973 Top Duo R&B of the Year #1 [71]
1974 Top Duo (Album) #1 [72]
Top Vocal Duo (Singles) #1

Cash Box magazine was a weekly publication devoted to the music and coin-operated machine industries which was published from July 1942 to November 16, 1996. It was one of several magazines that published charts of song popularity in the United States. In 1961, they began a year-end survey complied from their weekly Top 100 Best Seller list.

Cash Box Annual Year-End Survey
Year Nominee/work Award Position Ref.
1961 Ike & Tina Turner Best New Vocal Groups (R&B) #1 [73]
Best Newcomers Vocal Group (Singles) #17
Ike & Tina Turner – "It's Gonna Work Out Fine" Top 50 R&B Singles #5
Ike & Tina Turner – "I Idolize You" Top 50 R&B Singles #48
1962 Ike & Tina Turner Best Vocal Groups (Singles) #10 [74]
Best Vocal Groups (R&B) #2
Ike & Tina Turner – "Poor Fool" Top 50 R&B Singles #17
1964 Ike & Tina Turner Best Vocal Groups (R&B) #22 [75]
1965 Best Vocal Groups (R&B) #25 [76]
1966 Best Vocal Groups (R&B) #24 [77]
1969 Best Duos (R&B) #5 [78]
1970 Top Duos #5 [79]
Top Duos (R&B) #2
1971 Ike & Tina Turner – "Proud Mary" Top 100 Chart Hits of 1971 #56 [80]
Top 100 R&B Hits of 1971 #32
Top 10 Songs of March 1971 #9
Top 10 Songs of April 1971 #9
Ike & Tina Turner Top Duos (albums) #3
Best Duos (Singles) #2
Best Duos (R&B) #1
1972 Best Duos (R&B) #3 [81]
1973 Best Duos (Singles) #3 [82]
Best Vocal Groups (R&B) #26
1974 Best Duos (Singles) #7 [83]
1975 Best Vocal Groups (R&B) #44 [84]

Billboard Year-End charts are a cumulative measure of a single or album's performance in the United States, based upon the Billboard magazine charts.

Billboard Year-End Charts
Year Chart Song Position
1960 Year-End R&B Chart "A Fool In Love" #3
1961 Year-End Hot 100 Singles "It's Gonna Work Out Fine" #65
Year-End R&B Chart #2
1970 Year-End Hot 100 Singles "I Want to Take You Higher" #79
1971 Year-End Hot 100 Singles "Proud Mary" #55

Ike & Tina Turner also won the following awards:

  • 1971: Top Duo of the Year for their single "Proud Mary" from Hit Parade[85]
  • 1971: Top Duo (Singles) from Record World DJ Poll[86]
  • 1971: Best Duo from NATRA (The National Association of Television and Radio Announcers)[86]
  • 1971: Top Duo of the Year from French Jazz Academy Soul Awards[87]
  • 1974: Golden European Award, the first ever given, for selling over one million records of "Nutbush City Limits"[36]



  • 1966: The Big T.N.T. Show
  • 1970: Gimme Shelter
  • 1970: It’s Your Thing
  • 1971: Soul 2 Soul
  • 1971: Taking Off
  • 1971: Good Vibrations from Central Park
  • 1975: Poiret est à vous
  • 1999: Ike & Tina Turner – The Best of MusikLaden
  • 2004: The Legends Ike & Tina Turner – Live in ‘71
  • 2006: Ed Sullivan's Rock 'N' Roll Classics: West Coast Rock – Sounds Of The City
  • 2006: Burt Sugarman's The Midnight Special – Live On Stage in 1974
  • 2007: Kenny Rogers Rollin’ Vol. 1[88]
  • 2008: Playboy After Dark
  • 2009: Ike & Tina Turner – Nutbush City Limits
  • 2012: Ike & Tina Turner On The Road: 1971-1972


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