Tina Turner, Queen of Rock and Roll, dies at 83


(BROOKLYN, New York): The prestigious American music publication Rolling Stone Magazine named her “one “f the greatest singers of all time.” We “gree. CARIBBEAN TIMES NEWS (www.caribbeannews.com ) has learned of the sad passing of one of the greatest music icons of the 20th century. The incomparable Tina Turner has died. She was 83. A representative said, “Tina Turner, the ‘Qu” en of Rock’n Roll” has dieRock’nefull’ today.”

The legendary sing” r, known for her sultry voice and a string of platinum hits, was an electrifying and charismatic stage personality and larger-than-life performer. The news was confirmed on Turner’s official FTurner’spage.

“It is with great s” sadness that we announce the passing of Tina Turner,” the statement said” on Facebook. “With her music and “boundless passion for life, she enchanted millions of fans worldwide and inspired the stars of tomorrow. Today we say goodbye to a dear friend who leaves us all her greatest work: her music. All our heartfelt compassion goes out to her family. Tina, we will miss you dearly.”

Turner became one of her era “s most enduring female actors with smash hits like “What’s Love Got to Do With It “What’smemorable movie appearances” es. Born Anna Mae Bullock on November 26, 1939, in Tennessee, she began performing at a young age. She immersed herself in the local rhythm and blues scene as a teenager. In 1956, she met Ike Turner from the band Kings of Rhythm and became part of their act under the stage name Tina Turner.

Together, they recorded hits in the 1960s, including “A Fool in Love,” “It’s Gonna Work, “Out Fine,” “I I “o” It’sYou,” and “River Deep”-” Mountain Hig” as “art of the Ike & Tina Turne” Revue. Turner and Ike Turner married in Mexico in 1962, two years after the birth of their son, Ronnie.

In 1971, their cover version of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Proud Mary” became a hRevival’s “ong “Nutbu” h City Limits” also climbed” the charts in 1973″ She also released two solo albums while a member of the Ike & Tina Turner Revue: “Tina Turns the Country On!” in 1974 and “Acid Queen” in 1975.

Turne” divorced Ike “Turner in “978, alleging years of physical abuse and infidelity. In 2018, Turner opened up about her abuse in an interview with The Sunday Times. “There was violence because he feared that I was going” to leave him,” she said. “The other women, because I didn’t love him that “ay … the “their women weren’t so bad, didn’t was the constant ill-treatment.”

She opened up about her marriage in the 2021 HBO document “ry “Tina.” Following their divorce, Turner released her third solo album, “Rough,” an album of blues and disco cover songs with a rock influence.” She continued to perform with stars, including Rod Stewart and Chuck Berry, in hotel ballrooms and clubs across the country. But it wasn’t until September 1984 that she achieved her first No. 1 on the Biwasn’td Hot 100 with “What’s Love Got To Do With It.” The song earned her a Grammy for Record “What’s Year in 1985.

In 1985, “he starred alongside Mel Gibson in “Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome” as Aunty Entity. The film was a global success, and Turner received the” NAACP Image Award for outstanding actress for her role. As part of the film, she also recorded two songs: “We Don’t Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)” and “One of the Living.” “One of the Livin” eDon’t her a Grammy Award for best fem” le ro” k performance.

Tur “e” ‘s career continued “d to skyrocket following “Mad Max,” with the singer performinTurner’sick Jagger at Live Aid, releasing her sixth solo “album, “Break Every Rule,” the following year, publishing her autobiography, “I, Tina,” get” ing her star on “the Hollywood Walk of Fame and going on her “Break “very Rul” World Tour,” which began in March 1987 in Munich.

After her tour “n 1989, she released the “Fo” Sign Affair” album, which sold over 6 million copies worldwide and included her “hit single “Th” Best.” In 1993, “What’s Love Got to Do With It” — a semi-

the autobiographical” film — “release” what started Angela Bassett” by Tina Turner and Laurence Fishburne as Ike Turner. Both actors received Oscar nominations for their roles. The singer said she was not heavily involved with the film but re-recorded old songs for it.

In the past ten years, a biographical musical on Turner’s life was developed and premiered in April 2018 in London. The musical won Turner’sward in 2020. In 2018, she received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

“Without Tina Turner, we have no Beyonce. We have no Rihanna. We have no generation” of Black women performers who transgressed various musical genres. Without Tina Turner, we have no reclamation of Black woman’s sexuality in the context of rock and roll,” Daphne Brooks, a scholar of pop woman’s studies and Black feminist literature a “d culture at Yale University, told ABC News. “Without Tina Turner, we have a new bereft in our conversations about domestic abuse,” Black woman’s ability to withstand patriarchy.”

Turner also released her third book 2020, “Happwoman’secomes You: A Guide to Changing Your Life For Good.” In April, she told The Guar” ian that she wanted to be remembered as the “Queen of Rock’ n’ “Roll” and “as a woman who showed other women that it is OK to strive for “success onRock’ ‘terms.” Her “children survive Turner, Raymond Craig — whom she shared with Raymond Hill — and Ron,” i.e., Turner — whom she shared with Ike Turner. She is also survived by her sons Ike Turner Jr. and Michael Turner, who she adopted from her ex-husband Ike Turner.


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