The fascinating life story of the international superstar: Childhood on a cotton farm in the Southwest of the United States - Tina's discovery by blues musician Ike Turner. Marriage - First recording successes: „River Deep, Mountain High,“ „Proud Mary“ - The meteoric rise of Ike and Tina to become the celebrated rock, blues and soul duo. Records, tours, films, awards - Increasing tensions between Ike and Tina and finally the separation - The amazing comeback of the „Sexy Lady.“
Gerhard Augustin, born in 1941, was the first German disc-jockey in 1962, then music producer at United Artists in Los Angeles. 1969 saw the beginning of his collaboration with Ike and Tina Turner as their promotion manager until 1974. He passed away on March 17, 2021 in Bremen, Germany.
Writer: Gerhard Augustin
Publisher: Bastei Lübbe
Gerhard Augustin with Ike & Tina Turner