Rockers Pay Tribute To 'Queen Of Rock 'N' Roll' TINA TURNERMay 24, 2023
David Coverdale (WHITESNAKE),Geezer Butler (BLACK SABBATH),Mick Jagger (THE ROLLING STONES),Peter Criss (KISS),David Draiman (DISTURBED) and Todd La Torre (QUEENSRŸCHE) are among the musicians who have reacted on social media to the death of Tina Turner. The pioneering rock singer passed away earlier today after a long illness. She was 83 years old.
Turner had battled several health issues in recent years, including being diagnosed with intestinal cancer in 2016 and having a kidney transplant in 2017.
With a career spanning more than half a century, the legendary singer, dancer, actress and author was not only one of the world's most popular and successful entertainers, but the beloved global icon widely regarded as the "Queen Of Rock 'N' Roll".
Among her many accomplishments, the revered singer had received 12 Grammy Awards, was the first black artist and the first female artist to feature on the cover of Rolling Stone and was awarded the Légion D'honneur by the French government. One of the world's best-selling artists of all time, her live performances have been seen by millions. First inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame as half of IKE & TINA TURNER, she was inducted in her own right as a solo artist in a ceremony in October 2021.
Born as Anna Mae Bullock in Nutbush, Tennessee, Turner first rose to fame in the 1960s, partnering with then-husband Ike Turner, as the lead singer of the IKE & TINA TURNER REVUE, acclaimed for her live performances and catalog of hits, including "River Deep - Mountain High" and "Proud Mary". Turner's well-publicized divorce and hardships ultimately forced her to virtually all but disappear from the music scene. By the 1970s, she began practicing Buddhism and rebuilt her life by tapping into her spiritual strength.
She celebrated her newfound freedom in 1975 with the role of the Acid Queen in the film version of THE WHO's "Tommy", delivering an outrageous, but all-too-brief performance.
She continued to release several albums during the late 1970s, but it was in 1984 that her career went stratospheric with 1984's "Private Dancer" going five times platinum in the U.S. and selling 10 million copies worldwide, spawning megahits, including "What's Love Got To Do With It", "Better Be Good To Me", the title track and a cover of Al Green's "Let's Stay Together". The album would earn her widespread recognition and numerous awards, including three Grammys.
A string of hit albums followed, including "Break Every Rule", "Foreign Affair" and "What's Love Got To Do With It". Hit singles included "Typical Male", "The Best", "I Don't Wanna Lose You", "I Don't Wanna Fight" and "Goldeneye". Successful duets with David Bowie and Mick Jagger showed her ability to perform on an equal footing with the greats of rock 'n' roll.
With another movie role in 1985, "Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome", she found another hit in its theme song, "We Don't Need Another Hero", establishing her high-profile status well into the '90s.
As an author, her bestselling memoir, "I, Tina", became the 1993 Academy Award-nominated film "What's Love Got To Do With It", while her follow-up book, "My Love Story", was a global success in 2018. Additionally, Turner's eventful life has been immortalized in at least three documentaries including HBO's 2021 production "Tina", while her story has recently been staged as the biographical musical "Tina: The Tina Turner Musical" — becoming one of the most successful stage shows on Broadway and London and was honored by a Tony award and an Olivier award.
Beloved Tina…Simply The Best…⭐️🙏⭐️🙏⭐️🙏⭐️🙏⭐️
Loving thoughts to Erwin, her family, Friends & fans…A Very Beautiful & Gifted Soul…Loved Her Dearly…😢😢😢😢😢 https://t.co/UYvlyeNPSW
— David Coverdale (@davidcoverdale) May 24, 2023
RIP to a true legend. God bless Tina Turner. pic.twitter.com/uDayqbL8xA
— Peter Criss (@PeterCriss) May 24, 2023
I'm so saddened by the passing of my wonderful friend Tina Turner.
She was truly an enormously talented performer and singer. She was inspiring, warm, funny and generous. She helped me so much when I was young and I will never forget her. pic.twitter.com/TkG5VrdxXO
— Mick Jagger (@MickJagger) May 24, 2023
🙏💕God bless you Tina, the Queen Of Rock And Soul and a dear friend to our family. Love and prayers to all of Tina's family, friends and loved ones #email@example.com/BUNBAdsCKl
— Ronnie Wood (@ronniewood) May 24, 2023
Another irreplaceable legend gone. 💔@tinaturner#tinaturner#rockgoddesshttps://t.co/s3PFDOGa7a
— David Draiman 🟦 (@davidmdraiman) May 24, 2023
REST IN POWER LEGEND!
Tina Turner, Iconic Singer and Music Legend, Dies at 83 https://t.co/jvrDnWreoU
— Living Colour (@LivingColour) May 24, 2023
— Steve Conte ↙️ (@SteveConteNYC) May 24, 2023
RIP Queen Tina. You will be dearly missed @tinaturner#riptinaturnerpic.twitter.com/T8dayvWCqZ
— Todd Dammit Kerns (@todddammitkerns) May 24, 2023
TINA TURNER ★ We Don't Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)【music video】 https://t.co/bVyLInTH5y via @YouTube
R.I.P. Tina…… always loved this.. reminds me of the '80s so much
— DOUG ALDRICH (@Douglas_Aldrich) May 24, 2023
Rest in Paradise Tina Turner!!!'You were the ONLY QUEEN OF ROCK N ROLL!!!! ...We want our Idols 2 last 4ever!! Thank u Ms Turner for all of your Amazing talent u shared with the world!! You were Best! Better than all the Rest🙏🏽💯😞🎙🎶💖 https://t.co/4HJVwIIZci
— BulletBoys (@TheBulletBoys) May 24, 2023
Another pioneering icon gone. So sad. https://t.co/u2pvTvat9b
— Todd La Torre (@ToddLaTorre) May 24, 2023
TINA TURNER (The GOAT)★ We Don't Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)【music video】 https://t.co/Y0UWKnPleU via @YouTube
Rest In Power, Peace, & Paradise QUEEN.
— Vernon Reid (@vurnt22) May 24, 2023
Sad to hear of Tina Turner passing. I saw her on her first major tour, supporting The Rolling Stones at Birmingham Odeon on 1966 & became an instant fan. RIP pic.twitter.com/ijZJRtwZmN
— Geezer Butler (@geezerbutler) May 24, 2023
RIP to the legendary Tina Turner pic.twitter.com/Pgh2pXbVn3
— William Patrick Corgan (@Billy) May 24, 2023
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