Rock and soul singers, civil rights activists and political leaders will bring resilience, determination, heart and the power to not only survive but thrive in music and life after more than 50 years in the music industry. Tribute to Tina Turner as a pioneering artist who embodied .
Former Los Angeles Lakers star Magic Johnson wrote on Twitter, “Tina had so much energy during her performance and was a true entertainer.” “She created the blueprint for other great entertainers like Janet Jackson and Beyoncé, and her legacy will continue with all high-energy performing artists.”
As news spread of Turner’s death at the age of 83 in Switzerland, she was inspired by her life as an independent star, releasing a solo album after overcoming abuse during her marriage to Ike Turner. Many people said it did. private dancer in 1984.
Sherilyn Iffil, former chairman of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, tweeted, “This woman has risen like a phoenix from abuse, a derailed career, and no money, to a position unlike anything seen in the entertainment industry.” It’s kind of revived,” he said. She said, “She completely became herself and showed us how it’s done.”
Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones, who toured with Turner in England in 1966 and then in the United States in 1969 with a series of concerts introducing her music to white audiences, said, “My great singer I am very saddened by his death,” he said. her friend Tina Turner”.
Jagger tweeted, “She was a truly talented performer and singer.”She was an inspirational, warm, funny and generous person. So I will never forget her.”
Former President Barack Obama tweeted, “Tina Turner was raw. She was powerful. She was unstoppable. I spoke the truth and sang: triumph and tragedy.”
“Today, we join fans around the world in honoring the Queen of Rock and Roll and a star that never fades,” he added.
Turner’s career began in the late 1950s while she was attending high school in East St. Louis, Illinois, and spanned half a century after turning from singing R.&B and soul into rock and pop.she joined The Rock & He was inducted into the Hall of Fame with Ike Turner in 1991 and will be inducted again in 2021 as a solo artist.
She made her last public performance in 2009 and has since retired.