1984 – Tina Turner struck it rich in 1984 when “What’s Love Got to Do With It” became a gold record while making its climb to the top. Her Private Dancer album would sell over 5 million copies in the U.S. alone, over the next 3 years.
1978 – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, starring Peter Frampton, George Burns, and the Bee Gees, opens in New York. As I recall, the general consensus of the times… everyone thought it was the end of Peter’s career as it had been… doing a commercial sellout like this. Maybe he thought it would be […]
1976 – Tina Turner files for divorce from her husband, Ike. She says he can keep her earnings as long as he lets her live her own life.
1974 – Tina Turner starts filming in the role of Acid Queen in the Who’s film “Tommy.”
1971- Ike and Tina Turner receive their only gold record, for Proud Mary… Written by John Fogerty.
1970 – Jimi Hendrix is found dead from barbiturate overdose. The Jimi Hendrix Experience is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991 and Hendrix is posthumously voted a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1992. Jimi Hendrix Jimi HendrixAKA Johnny Allen Hendrix Born: 27-Nov-1942 Birthplace: Seattle, WA Died: 18-Sep-1970 Location of death: […]
1969 – The Rolling Stones play Madison Square Garden, a show recorded and released as Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out! The Ike & Tina Turner Revue support them. During their performance, Janis Joplin joins Tina Turner onstage to sing a duet.
1967 – The Jefferson Airplane perform at the Human Be-In in San Francisco, where attendees were asked to bring food, flowers, beads, feathers, bells and banners. Jerry Rubin, Allen Ginsberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Timothy Leary address the crowd. A lot more fun is to be had over at the California Hall, where the Ike and […]
1963 – Yngwie Malmsteen is born in Stockholm Sweden this day in rock history! Yngwie Johann Malmsteen (born Lars Johan Yngve Lannerbäck on June 30, 1963 in Stockholm, Sweden) is a Swedish guitarist, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and bandleader. Malmsteen became notable in the mid-1980s for his technical fluency and neo-classical metal compositions. Four of his albums, […]
1960 – Ike and Tina Turner hit #27 on pop and #3 on R&B with the Sue records single “A Fool In Love”.
1960 – Ike and Tina Turner make their top 40 debut with their single “A Fool in Love.”