Fans Remember Tina Turner as a Resilient Trailblazer
Rock and soul singers, civil rights activists and political leaders will join Wednesday as trailblazing artists who have embodied in their music and lives more than 50 years in the music industry the resilience, determination, heart and ability to not only survive but thrive. In memory of Tina Turner.
Former Los Angeles Lakers star Magic Johnson wrote, “Tina had so much energy during her performance and was a true entertainer.” on Twitter. “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, who died in Switzerland at the age of 83, 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” (1984)
“This woman has risen like a phoenix from abuse, a derailed career, and no money to make a comeback unlike anything the entertainment industry has ever seen,” said a source from the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. Chairman Sherilyn Ifil said. Said on Twitter. “She completely became herself and showed us how it’s done.”
Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones, who toured with Ms. 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, very sad,” he said. My wonderful friend Tina Turner. “
“She was truly a very talented performer and singer,” Jagger wrote. on Instagram. “She was an inspirational, warm, funny, and generous person. She helped me so much when I was little and I will never forget her.”
R&B and soul singer Aaron Neville recalled when the Neville Brothers toured Europe with Ms. Turner in 1990, selling out shows to more than 70,000 fans. He said it was during that tour that he came up with the idea for the song.roadie song‘ he said as he watched the crew set up stages across Europe.
“She showed us so much love and respect,” said Neville. wrote on twitter. “I know she has her place in her heavenly band.”
Turner’s career began in the late 1950s while attending high school in East St. Louis, Illinois, and spanned half a century, moving from singing R&B and soul to rock and pop. She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with Turner in 1991, and in 2021 she will be inducted again as a solo artist.
She made her last public performance in 2009 and has since retired.
‘Tina Turner was our voice’ New York City Mayor Eric Adams I have written on Twitter. “She’s an icon that broke boundaries, rocked our souls, and redefined music. She’s been through a lot on her way to becoming an icon.”
Kelly RowlandA former Destiny’s Child singer, she is one of the younger generation of singers who took inspiration from Ms. Turner to say, “Thank you, Queen, for all you do for us!” she wrote “we love you!!”
R&B singer Ciara “Heaven has won an angel. Rest in paradise, Tina Turner. Thank you for inspiring us all.”
and rapper/songwriter Kid Cudi I have written Turner was a hero to his mother, and “she was the ultimate superhero to me,” he said.