Ike & Tina Turner, Mick Jagger, and Claudia Lennear backstage at Madison Square Garden on Nov 27, 1969.
The Ike and Tina Revue were the supporting act to The Rolling Stones.
Claudia Lennear was Mick Jagger’s girlfriend and an Ikette in Ike & Tina’s band for 3 years until she had a spat with Tina. The Rolling Stones song Brown Sugar is said to be about was written about Claudia and Marsha Hunt; Hunt was also Jagger’s girlfriend and mother of his first child Karis.
I’d been to university. I had opinions, beliefs, intellectual strength. But because of what happened, people thought I was some dunderhead. I was dismissed as a rock chick. You know the thing. You say my name and they think ‘hot pants, sixties, Jagger’ all that shit.