from the simply-the-best dept.
"Look what I have done in this lifetime, with this body," said Tina Turner, in a documentary released about her life in 2021. "I'm a girl from a cotton field, that pulled myself above what was not taught to me."
Tina Turner's life was a story of trauma and triumph - she was the star known for her energetic stage performances and her incomparable soulful, husky voice, who overcame several personal and professional struggles to become the Queen of Rock 'n' Roll.
Following her death at the age of 83, tributes have been paid to a "legend", an "icon" and a "remarkable force of nature," from fellow music stars to the White House, with clips of her biggest hits - including Proud Mary, Nutbush City Limits, The Best, We Don't Need Another Hero, and What's Love Got To Do With It - flooding social media.
Widely reported elsewhere.
(Score: 1, Interesting) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday May 25, @10:00AM (3 children)
80+ year old, long time illness. All sad. I guess I'm still a bit to young for most of her catalog. I'm more 80's Tina in that regard, around the Mad Max movie. Then Goldeneye a decade later. All that 60-70s stuff with Ike is beyond me. The weird thing is musicians that die make bank when they die. They will play a lot of Turner songs on Spotify etc during the coming days.
(Score: 2) by Gaaark on Thursday May 25, @02:30PM
I was more into Deep Purple, Led Zep, Black Sabbath, early Van Halen/Roth when i was young, but heard quite a wide variety of music due to my mom: she had stuff like The Inkspots, Jim Nabors (who knew Gomer could sing so well), Frank Sinatra, Burt Bacharach.... but no Tina T.
I also knew her more from Mad Max, but have heard some of her stuff.
Can't say much about her: I miss MDC more. :/
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(Score: 2) by RedGreen on Thursday May 25, @02:55PM
"I guess I'm still a bit to young for most of her catalog."
I am not I was too young for the earliest of it but not the mid to late 60s onward. She was a wonderful singer who had many many fantastic songs and as was seen in Thunderdome one hell of an actress too. While it is sad she has died, making it to 80+ is a good length of time to live, if I get there I will be happy enough to have no complaint on dying at that age. Simply the best .... RIP Tina.
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(Score: 2, Interesting) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday May 25, @03:41PM
Since I heard she passed I've been going through her 80's videos and I forgot how many hits she had during that wonderful time. It's part of my adolescence and early adulthood. I know little of her earlier music, but I was lucky enough to be 15 when she made her big "comeback" album. What's love got to do with it?, Private Dancer, and Better Be Good To Me (which she really nailed). Then came Mad Max Thunderdome. Then her followup album with Typical Male. Then GoldenEye. Her songs were played regularly on the radio well into the late 90s.
No one wore big hair better than her. And she had famously nice legs she showed off in a teasing & classy way, unlike the women of today who are 3/10 in appearance and their actions scream sleezy slimy fat twerking street crack whore who will do anything with an animal for only $10.
RIP Tina, thanks for your music, your hair, and your legs.