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Celebrate Tina Turner

Updated: Jan 11

The Queen has left the stage, but her songs will forever be sung.

Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock; November 26, 1939 – May 24, 2023)

We commemorate a career that began in the nightclubs of St Louis in 1957 and soon after joining Ike Turner's band. Over the next 15 years, Ike & Tina Turner released a string of hit albums and singles, including "River Deep - Mountain High," "Proud Mary," and "Nutbush City Limits." They toured extensively, and they became known for their energetic live performances. However, Turner's personal life was not as successful as her professional life. She was in an abusive relationship with Ike, and she finally left him in 1976. Turner filed for divorce in 1978, and the divorce was finalized in 1979. After leaving Ike, Turner began a successful solo career. She released her first solo album, "Rough," in 1978. The album was a critical and commercial success, and it spawned the hit singles "What's Love Got to Do with It" and "Better Be Good to Me." Turner continued to release successful albums throughout the 1980s and 1990s. She also starred in several films, including "Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome" and "What's Love Got to Do with It?" (the latter of which was a biographical film about her life). In 2000, Turner announced her retirement from music. However, she returned to the stage in 2008 for a series of sold-out shows in Europe. She continued to tour and perform until 2013, when she announced her final tour.

In addition to her musical achievements, Turner has also been active in philanthropy. She is a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations, and she has worked to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and other global issues.

Tina Turner is a true icon of music. She has inspired generations of fans with her powerful vocals, energetic performances, and glamorous style. She is a role model for women everywhere, and her story is one of triumph over adversity.

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