Tina Turner (1939–2023), legendary Queen of Rock and Roll

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Tina Turner

By Legacy Staff

Tina Turner was one of the best-selling recording artists of all time, known for her hits including “What’s Love Got to Do with It.”


Musical career

Turner was the superstar singer called “The Queen of Rock and Roll.” Starting out with her husband, Ike Turner (1931–2007), she was the star of the Ike & Tina Turner Revue, known for their electric live show. They recorded funk rock hits such as their cover of “Proud Mary.” After leaving an abusive relationship with Ike, she became an international superstar with her multi-platinum 1984 solo album, “Private Dancer.” The album mixed rock, pop, and soul and featured the hit songs, “What’s Love Got to Do with It,” “Better Be Good to Me” and the title track. Turner was known for her energetic stage presence and powerful vocals.

Notable quote

“I didn’t have anybody, really, no foundation in life, so I had to make my own way. Always, from the start. I had to go out in the world and become strong, to discover my mission in life.”

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