One of the premier backing groups in Rock'n'Roll history, the Ikettes had some Top 40 success in their own right. Originally formed to replace the Artettes as back_up for the Ike and Tina Revue, the early Ikettes featured Robbie Montgomery, Venetta Fields and Jessie Smith. Ike and Tina Turner's debut release "Fool In Love," was fast becoming a big hit in late summer. Art Lassiter had loaned the duo a few of his Artettes for the session, Robbie Montgomery, Sandra Harding, and Frances Hodges. When some of the group was unwilling to tour to help promote the single, the Ikettes were born.