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1991 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Ike and Tina Turner

Ike and Tina Turner

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Hall of Fame Essay


Michael Hill

Ike and Tina Turner’s story is really one about the blues.

The blues were in the way they lived— a life that mirrored the rough-and-tumble songs they played like “Stagger Lee” and “A Fool In Love,” a life of never-ending one-night stands, frustrating brushes with serious fame and fortune, and a stormy relationship that did not (in the words of one of their most popular numbers) work out fine.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Program Cover 1991
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a wild, real-life musical rollercoaster

Ahmet Ertegun



Photography: Kevin Mazur, WireImage

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