Remembering Rock Legend and Icon Tina Turner
On May 24th, the iconic Tina Turner passed away at her home in Küsnacht near Zurich, Switzerland.
The “Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll” died at 83 after a long illness, and she will be remembered for many different accomplishments throughout her iconic career.
Tina Turner’s Legend
Tina Turner was born Anna Mae Bullock on November 26, 1939, in Brownsville, Tennessee. Her career began in the late 1950s when she began singing with the Kings of Rhythm, a band that included Ike Turner, her future husband.
The band was eventually renamed the Ike and Tina Turner Revue, and they experienced success opening on tour for the Rolling Stones in the mid-to-late-1960s.
Turner described her tumultuous and abusive relationship with Ike Turner in detail in her autobiography, I, Tina: My Life Story.
She eventually escaped her marriage and released her first solo album, Private Dancer, in 1984, cementing her as a superstar with hits like “Better Be Good to Me” and “What’s Love Got to Do With It,” the latter of which received three Grammy Awards.
When it comes to Disney, Tina Turner contributed to “Easy As Life” with Angelique Kidjo in Elton Jon and Tim Rice’s Aida, “Great Spirits” to Brother Bear, “He Lives in You” in The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride, the compilation album The Lion King Collection, and her cover of “Whole Lotta Love” was recently featured in the live-action Cruella, based on the origin story of Cruella de Vil in 101 Dalmations.
Turner was truly a rock legend, and you can read more about her storied career in the New York Times. She will be missed.
Our thoughts are with Tina Turner’s family at this time.