Tina Turner dies aged 83

The singer died yesterday at her home in Switzerland at the age of 83, leaving behind a lasting legacy in the world of music.

Born in Tennessee in 1939, Tina Turner began her career as a teenaged singer with Ike Turner’s Kings of Rhythm in the late 1950s. She rose to fame in the 1960s and 1970s, captivating audiences with her powerful vocals and electrifying stage performances. Her music was heavily influenced by classic blues, R&B, and rock and roll, creating a unique sound that quickly gained international recognition. Her career with Ike continued until their divorce in 1976.

Although she launched a solo career, but the late 70s she was seen as a nostalgia act. However the 1980s saw a huge revival in her fortunes though with her hit 1984 album Private Dancer, earning four Grammy Awards and becoming one of the most successful female artists of all time. The record spawned the chart-topping singles  What’s Love Got to Do with It and Better Be Good to Me. She also recorded We Don’t Need Another Hero for the 1985 film Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, in which she also appeared. Her success was further cemented by her iconic live performances.

In 1995 Turner was approached to perform the title song for Goldeneye. Her classic style of singing and a strong commitment to her craft made her an ideal choice for the producers. The song was written for her by U2’s Bono and The Edge and is highly regarded by many 007 fans.

Turner had a tremendous impact on the music industry and is one of the best-selling artists of all time. During her career she picked up a total of 12 Grammy Awards.

Through her music, she has brought joy and positivity to millions of people around the world. Her legacy will continue to be felt as her music resonates with people from all walks of life.

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