Tina Turner - Wikipedia
As rock 'n' roll couples go, Ike and Tina Turner's relationship was one of the most volatile. Ike was a successful blues singer when he met Tina, who was a. Ike & Tina Turner were an American musical duo composed of the husband-and- wife team of .. He reveals that three weeks after they split, they met for a meal at Ship's Restaurant in Los Angeles. Ike says Tina said maybe they'd get back. Tammy and Tina THE DAY I MET TINA JUNE 2ND, ,. WAS THE HAPPIEST AND MOST MEMORABLE DAY OF MY LIFE. MORE THAN A DREAM COME.
At the end ofthe original members of the Ikettes abruptly left Ike Turner after the group signed a recording deal and began recording their own album, leading Turner 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. Career development[ edit ] In earlyPhil 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.
Convinced he had recorded a masterpiece, Spector signed Tina and Ike to his Philles record label and released the song that late spring. The song failed to chart successfully in the United States, only reaching number 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. 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 Kingdomwhich they accepted.
The duo's 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.Beyonce & Tina Turner Grammy Rehearsal
Ike Turner later noted, "there wasn't anything like my show. Bythe 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.
It wasn't until signing with Blue Thumb Records in latewhen Ike and Tina started their most successful period, first releasing the albums, Outta Season and The Hunter, both in It was also while in Vegas that Turner, who prior to had lived a teetotaldrug and alcohol free life, began using cocainewhich he claimed he was introduced to by "two famous Las Vegas headliners".
Later inthe duo accepted the opportunity to perform in the Milos Forman film, Taking Offwhich was later released to theaters in Sensing hit potential, Bob Krasnow and executives at Liberty convinced the duo to record a version of the 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 Januarythe song reached its peak position of number four on the Billboard Hot and sold more than a million copies, becoming their best-selling single to date and later winning the duo their first and only Grammy Award.
The song was included on their second Liberty album, Workin' Togetherwhich sold a quarter of a million copies after its release in Later that year, the band released the live album, Live at Carnegie Hall: 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. InTina 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.
After first trying the chant before recording a song with Ike, Turner lent her money to go shopping. Tina saw it as a sign of progress and had fully converted at the end of Both projects received Grammy nominations but weren't commercially successful as Ike's cocaine habit wreck havoc on their careers. Her role won praise by critics. Despite Ike having given Tina the blessing to do the role as well as record solo albums, the musician grew increasingly jealous at the attention Tina was getting outside the Revue, leading to more arguments.
Decline and divorce[ edit ] ByIke Turner's addiction to cocaine was so strong that he had burned a hole in his nasal septumleading to nosebleedsfrom which he would relieve himself by using more cocaine. 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.
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. By the time they arrived to the Hilton, both Ike and Tina were bleeding. After going up to their suite, Ike retired to a sofa.
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Once Ike had fallen asleep, 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. He reveals that three weeks after they split, they met for a meal at Ship's Restaurant in Los Angeles. Ike says Tina said maybe they'd get back together after eight or nine years. By lateTina decided to stop her pursuit of any financial earnings. Ike revealed in his book Takin' Back My Name that Tina made an offer through her lawyer for them to continue performing together but their marriage would end due to Ike's infidelity.
Tina also wanted him to buy her and their sons a separate home. Ike declined this offer. The divorce proceedings ended in November and was finalized on March 29, Epilogue[ edit ] Looking to pay the IRS back taxes from the shows she walked out on, Tina managed a successful cabaret act between and In the interim, she finished her United Artists contract by releasing two solo albums, the rock-heavy Rough album, and Love Explosionwhich included more disco and soul.
Both albums failed to chart and Tina left as an artist without a label. Inshe hired Roger Davies to manage her career and convinced a skeptical music industry to sign another contract.
After Turner told Davies of her plans to perform in huge arenas like The Rolling Stones and to become a rock star, Davies convinced her to stop the cabaret act and hire her own rock band. The following month, Tina opened several shows for Stewart during his arena tour, later captured on a televised performance of "Get Back" and "Hot Legs". Another successful run of shows at the Ritz, as well as a recommendation by David BowieTina was given a solo contract with Capitol Records.
Following the successful release of her cover of Al Green 's " Let's Stay Together ", Tina signed a three-album deal with the label, demanding her to release the first album in less than two months, resulting in what Ebony magazine later called "an amazing comeback".
Tina recorded her breakthrough album, Private Dancerin London, England in less than two weeks, the album was done in a month's notice and was later released in June Featuring other hits such as the title track and "Better Be Good to Me", Private Dancer peaked at number three on the Billboard and went on to sell more than five million copies in the States alone, winning Tina three Grammy Awards, making Tina a superstar.
Ike had failed to pay taxes, which led to the studio being put into foreclosure. During this period, Tina adopted the Nichiren Buddhist faith and chanting Nam Myoho Renge Kyo to help her deal with a stressful marriage and career. The deal was to be signed on July 6. They got into a fight during their ride to the hotel.
Shortly after arriving to the hotel, Tina fled from the hotel and later hid at a friend's house. She took her cabaret act to smaller venues in the United States. That album, along with its follow-up, Love Explosionwhich included a brief diversion to disco rhythms, failed to chart.
Continuing her performing career with her second headlining tour, Wild Lady of Rock 'n' Roll, she continued to be a successful live act even without the premise of a hit record. Davies agreed to work with Tina as her manager after seeing her perform at the Venetian Ballroom in the Fairmont San Francisco hotel in February After Turner told Davies of her plans to fill in rock arenas like Rod Stewart and The Rolling StonesDavies advised Tina to drop her old cabaret act and remodel the band into a modern rock outfit, taking the new band to perform in small clubs and bars throughout the U.
Following the performance, Rod Stewart hired her to perform a duet version of his hit, " Hot Legs ", on Saturday Night Live on October 3,and later hired her to open for him on his U. Forum, Inglewoodwas filmed.
Following performances with Chuck Berry and several short tours in the U. Career resurgence and superstardom: I'm as big as Madonna in Europe. I'm as big as, in some places [in Europe], as the Rolling Stones [ sic ]. The record became a hit, reaching several European charts, including a top 10 placement in the United Kingdom. The song peaked at number 26 on the Billboard Hotbecoming Tina's first solo entry into the U. It reached the top 10 within a month and in September had reached number 1 on the Hot in the U.
Featuring other hit singles such as " Better Be Good to Me " and " Private Dancer ", the album peaked at number 3 on the Billboardselling five million copies alone in the states and over twenty million copies worldwide; Private Dancer became her most successful album. In February of that year, she embarked on her second world tour supporting the Private Dancer album, where she toured to huge crowds.
The movie provided her with her first acting role in ten years; she portrayed the glamorous Aunty Entity, the ruler of Bartertown.
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Tina lay low following the end of her Break Every Rule Tour, emerging once again with Foreign Affair in ; the album included one of her signature songs" The Best. It was hugely successful in Europewhere she had personally relocated. That same year, the ex-couple signed away their rights to have their lives dramatized in the semi-autobiographical film What's Love Got to Do with It, later released in and starring Angela Bassett as Tina and Laurence Fishburne as Ike; the two actors receiving Best Actress and Best Actor Oscar nominations for their portrayals of the former husband-and-wife team.
Tina contributed to the soundtrack for What's Love Got to Do with It, re-recording songs from her Revue days and recording several newer songs, including what turned out to be her last Top 10 U. Other than helping Bassett with her wardrobe and teaching her dance steps, providing songs for the soundtrack, and appearing as herself at the end of the film, she refused to be involved fully in the film, telling an interviewer, "Why would I want to see Ike Turner beat me up again?
I haven't dwelled on it; it's all in the past where it belongs. Its huge success in Europe and modest success in Turner's native United States led her to release the Wildest Dreams album in Thanks to a world tour and a much played Hanes hosiery commercial, the album went gold in the United States.
The album reached platinum success in Europe, where she had hits with " Whatever You Want "; " Missing You ", which briefly charted in the U. Following the tour's end inTina took another break before re-emerging again in appearing on the VH-1 special Divas Live ' Before celebrating her 60th birthday, Tina released the dance-infused song " When the Heartache Is Over " and its parent album, Twenty Four Seven the following month in Europe; she released both the song and the album in North America in early The success of "When the Heartache Is Over" and her tour supporting the album once again helped the album to go gold in the U.
InTurner made her first professional appearances following her semi-retirement, releasing the compilation album, All the Best ; the album produced the single " Open Arms ", and sold more than a million copies in the United States. Bush commented on her "natural skill, the energy, and sensuality",  and referred to her legs as "the most famous in show business".