Rock Legend Tina Turner Dies Aged 83

The pioneering rock’n’roll legend; singer, dancer, actress and author, Ms Tina Turner, (November 26th 1939 – May 24th 2023, born Anna Mae Bullock), has today sadly died, aged 83, following a long illness.

In the 1980s, Ms Turner launched one of the greatest comebacks in music history, with her multi-platinum album “Private Dancer”, latter which contained the hit song “What’s Love Got to Do with It”, and which won the Grammy Award for Record of the Year and became her first and only number-one song on the Billboard Hot 100.

During her “Break Every Rule” World Tour in 1988, she set what was then, a Guinness World Record for the largest paying audience (180,000) for a solo performer.

Her acting career included the films “Tommy” (1975) and “Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome” (1985) and in 1993, “What’s Love Got to Do with It”, a biographical film adapted from her autobiography “I, Tina: My Life Story,” was also released.

Having sold over 100 million records worldwide, Ms Turner became one of the best-selling recording artists of all time.
During her lifetime, Ms Turner received 12 Grammy Awards, (eight competitive awards, three Grammy Hall of Fame awards and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award).

She became the first black artist and first woman to be on the cover of Rolling Stone, which ranked her among the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time and the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time.

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