Late in 1970, while on break from touring in Florida, the band recorded their cover of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s Proud Mary. The song was released the following January and became the duo’s best-selling single, reaching #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and selling well over a million copies. The song earned the group a 1971 Grammy Award for Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group.
Ike & Tina Turner’s River Deep Mountain High (original 1966 promo) features Tina’s highly charged performance. This song is arguably Phil Spector’s greatest production.