Husband-and-wife duo Delaney and Bonnie Bramlett had both been involved in the music business long before gaining name-recognition of their own. Delaney was a long-time session player, while Bonnie was already an accomplished singer in her teens. At 14 she performed with legendary bluesman Albert King and at the tender age of 15 became, remarkably, the first white Ikette (the female background singers and dancers in the Ike & Tina Turner Revue). She disguised her pale skin and blonde hair with a spray tan and a black wig. After marrying Delaney, the pair fronted a rotating ensemble called Delany & Bonnie and Friends, which boasted an impressive list of on-and-off participants including George Harrison, Leon Russell, Duane Allman, Gregg Allman, and Eric Clapton.