RIP: Tina Turner

RIP: Tina Turner
24 May
Not in Hall of Fame

Two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Tina Turner, has passed away. She was 83 years old.

Born Anna Mae Bullock in Tennessee, Turner joined Ike Turner’s Kins of Rhythm in 1957, and would soon be in a relationship with Ike, who she would marry. Tina would soon front the group, which would be renamed simply as Ike & Tina, and they had multiple hits while growing in international prominence. Individually, Tina would have solo success while part of the group.

Behind the scenes, the Turner marriage was tumultuous, with Ike abusing Tina. She left Ike in 1976, and was reduced to the nostalgia circuit until 1984, when her comeback album, “Private Dancer”, brought her the biggest success of her career, yielding her biggest hit, “What’s Love Got to Do with It”. Turner continued to generate hits throughout the 1980s, and was a huge concert draw until her retirement in 2009.

There will never be another one like her.

We here at would like to offer our condolences to the fans, friends and family of Tina Turner.

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