well-known for her trademark legs, throaty voice, and boundless stage energy, tina turner was one of the sexiest and most popular international performers of the 20th century. ike turner, a well established seminal figure in the early years of rock & roll as both a performer and talent scout, met her one night in st. louis while he was performing with his "kings of rhythm": she just grabbed the microphone and sang a b.b. king song, impressing ike so immediately and overwhelmingly that he asked her to perform regularly with them. the rest is history: ike's slick managing skills and songwriting, along with tina's intensely energetic lead voice, three back-up 'ikettes' and a technically airtight eight-piece band produced a combination of country blues, rock and roll, ghetto rhythm and gospel passion that created a legend lasting 50 years. "it's gonna work out fine, " "i pity the fool, " "i idolize you, and "tra la la la la." are just some of the r&b gems included in their 1960 astonishing debut album.