22 December 2012

Proud Mary

1970 recording 

Anna Mae Bullock was born in the community of Nutbush, Tennessee, and raised in nearby towns of Brownsville and Ripley. She "escaped" at age 16 and moved to St Louis, where she met Ike and he gave her the name of Tina. That was the beginning of their history together.

Ike was born in Clarksdale, Mississippi and died of a cocaine overdose just five years ago in San Marcos, California. 

Ike and Tina won their first and only Grammy Award together in 1971 with Creedence Clearwater Revival's Proud Mary.

See more here about the couple.

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