IKE & TINA: Television

The Name Of The Game (1970)

Ike & Tina Turner - The Name Of The Game - TV

Tina after the show, with her new Jaguar from Sammy Davis Jr.

The Name Of The Game was an American television series, starring Tony Franciosa, Gene Barry and Robert Stack. It was broadcasted from 1968 to 1971 on NBC and rotated among three characters working at Howard Publications, a large magazine publishing company. In the 2-part episode „I Love You, Billy Baker,“ which is centered around Sammy Davis Jr. who plays a Las Vegas entertainer named Billy Baker, Ike & Tina Turner had a cameo with a live performance of her recent hit single Proud Mary together with The Ikettes Esther Jones, Vera Hamilton and Jean Brown. The two episodes aired on November 20 & 27, 1970. After filming the show, Sammy surprised Tina Turner with a very special present: a new Jaguar car.

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