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Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Tina Turner, the unstoppable musical force with hits like "What's Love Got to Do With It," has died, her manager said. She was 83. "It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Tina Turner. With her music and her boundless passion for life, she enchanted millions of fans around the world 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," her manager said in a statement posted to Facebook.



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RIP to a great one. She never did anything nice and easy.


#1 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2023-05-24 02:56 PM | Reply

Just last week I was listening to what's love got to do with it on the Radio.


#2 | Posted by Tor at 2023-05-24 03:04 PM | Reply

@#1 ... She never did anything nice and easy. ...

Yes, one of the all-time great ones.

R.I.P. Tina Turner.

#3 | Posted by LampLighter at 2023-05-24 03:17 PM | Reply

Top five best concerts I saw. She was amazing.

#4 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2023-05-24 03:26 PM | Reply

I guess now we do need another hero.

#5 | Posted by qcp at 2023-05-24 03:27 PM | Reply

Saw her at a concert in '87. She really rocked the stage. Loved to dance to her songs in the clubs back in the day. She will be sadly missed. RIP to a great musician, survivor, and hard rocker.

#6 | Posted by keystone at 2023-05-24 03:34 PM | Reply

Soared with her as she blasted the roof of Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix back in Nov. 1969. An amazing entertainer and colossal presence in music. RIP.

#7 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2023-05-24 05:17 PM | Reply

RIP for a great singer, entertainer and woman!

#8 | Posted by truthhurts at 2023-05-24 05:35 PM | Reply

the chick from Nutbush, Tennessee deserved the accolades.

hard life ...both young and older.

#9 | Posted by shrimptacodan at 2023-05-24 07:03 PM | Reply

Not everyone knows that she was a subject to horrific domestic violence at Ike's hand. My favorite role of hers was Aunty. I'd like to think it empowered her.

#10 | Posted by Miranda7 at 2023-05-24 09:13 PM | Reply

Yeah, he took the "I'd hit that" phrase a bit too literally.

Not everyone knows that she renounced her U.S. citizenship and became a Swiss citizen, either.

#11 | Posted by sentinel at 2023-05-24 09:34 PM | Reply

@#10 ... Not everyone knows that she was a subject to horrific domestic violence at Ike's hand. ...

I knew that.

It was quite the news story for a while.

Yet, showing her strength, she put that behind her and went on to have an amazing career.

Music, Broadway...

An amazing career, in spite of the challenges she had faced. She thrived.

A person to look up to for inspiration....

#12 | Posted by LampLighter at 2023-05-24 10:18 PM | Reply

I did t know she was a Swiss miss

#13 | Posted by Miranda7 at 2023-05-24 10:26 PM | Reply

"An amazing career, in spite of the challenges she had faced. She thrived."

Found out much later about the reality of her life with Ike. It made me love her more.

She had an amazingly positive energy. In spite of her challenges. She did not let her sufferings in life define her. I can respect that.

#14 | Posted by donnerboy at 2023-05-24 10:43 PM | Reply

Saw her during the Private Dancer tour. She electrified the arena to the rafters. That was a couple years after I was hired on a recording session by a producer who'd rented Ike Turner's dingy recording studio. Fortunately, he wasn't there. The walls and ceilings in the control room were pockmarked all over with bullet holes inflicted, I was told, during frequent drunken rages. I remember thinking at that concert how she was Ike & Tina Turner, and what a loser of a POS he was without her.

Abandoned by her sharecropper parents, beaten by her husband, yet rising to become one of the most respected and admired performers worldwide. Factoid: in 1988, she set a then-Guinness World Record for the largest paying audience (180,000) for a solo performer.

#15 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2023-05-25 06:01 AM | Reply

I remember seeing her back in the Ike days... while they were on the brink. Her shows were a lot more earthbound, down-dirty, raw, and in a smaller venue than when she burst on the scene as a solo. Ike and Tina Turner were everything Motown artists ran away from.


#16 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2023-05-25 08:18 AM | Reply

little surprised that anyone isn't familiar with her marriage to Ike since the movie is entitled "what's love got to do with it"..
if you missed the 1993 flick based on her auto-bio and her death inspires you to check it out...Angela Basset was really good
but a little less so when it was written that she lip-synced Tina's voice track

Lawrence FIshburne was superb and did sing the Ike vocals.

and of course the track is well worth the time spent.

#17 | Posted by shrimptacodan at 2023-05-25 09:38 AM | Reply

She never did anything nice and easy.


Neither did Ike.

#18 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2023-05-25 10:10 AM | Reply

Power house of an act and a lady.
Earned her well earned rest...

#19 | Posted by earthmuse at 2023-05-25 11:46 AM | Reply

Oh look an Entertainer dies and nobody objects to my writing RIP.

#20 | Posted by Tor at 2023-05-25 02:38 PM | Reply

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