Rock legend Tina Turner recently passed away due to natural causes, at the age of 83
Turner was a legendary singer known for her powerful voice and electrifying performances.
RISE OF TINA TURNER
The American-born singer was also known as the “Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll”. Tina rose to fame as the lead singer of the Ike & Tina Turner Revue before launching a successful career as a solo artist.
Turner was renowned for her swagger, sensuality, powerful vocals and unstoppable energy.
After separating from Ike in 1978, Tina launched one of the greatest comebacks in music history.
Her 1984 multi-platinum album Private Dancer featuring the track “What’s Love Got to Do with It”, won the Grammy Award for Record of the Year and became Tina’s first and only number-one song on the Billboard Hot 100.
Her chart success continued with “Better Be Good to Me”, “Private Dancer”, “We Don’t Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)”, “Typical Male”, “The Best”, “I Don’t Wanna Fight”, and “GoldenEye”.
Turner was flying high in the 1980s, selling millions of albums as well as drawing huge audiences to her concerts.
During her Break Every Rule World Tour in 1988, she set a then-Guinness World Record for the largest paying audience for a solo performer.
An audience of 180 000 people watched the star belting out her hits and strutting her legs on stage in Rio de Janeiro, in 1988.
TINA’S GREATEST HITS
Here is a reminder of the brilliance of the late Tina Turner. She performs some of her solo hits and a couple of duets.
Relive the magnificence of Tina Turner by watching her perform these hits :
1. I Don’t Wanna Lose You
2. Let’s Stay Together
3. What’s Love Got To Do With It?
4. Steamy Windows
5. Foreign Affair
6. I Don’t Wanna Fight
7. Nutbush City Limits
8. Private Dancer
9. Acid Queen
10. The Best
11. We Don’t Need Another Hero
12. Tonight (Tina Turner and David Bowie)
13. Can’t Stop Thinking Of You (Tina Turner and Eros Ramazzotti)
14. It’s Only Love (Tina Turner and Bryan Adams)