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Tina Turner has died

118 replies

MayBeee · 24/05/2023 19:39

It's just been announced. RIP.

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AmadeustheAlpaca · 24/05/2023 20:59

Tina’s book ‘Happiness Becomes You’ is an excellent read, it outlines her life and how she turned her life around through Buddhism. Some very interesting ideas in it, I’d recommend it.

LadyNancy · 24/05/2023 21:05

So very sorry to hear this sad news xx

PopcorningLikeAHappyGuineaPig · 24/05/2023 21:12

Hamfish · 24/05/2023 20:34

So many wonderful people dying of late

People do tend to die when they’re old!

Look on the bright side. We have lost a horrible person lately too. No need to say who, we all know.

longtompot · 24/05/2023 21:27

Such sad news. I always admired her and thought she was an incredible woman for keeping on going after everything she went through. An amazing singer too

thelionthewitchtheaudacityofTHISbitch · 24/05/2023 21:40

I am sad to hear this - 1st time I have ever cried over the death of a stranger. I saw her in concert about 7 times - all amazing. I was so happy that she seemed to find genuine love with a wonderful partner. I first came across Tina when she toured the Uk in the mid-80's (supported by the groover from Vancouver). Going with a friend, we had booked a coach and ticket package. It was cancelled a couple of weeks before the concert. So we wrote to Tina, wished her well, and said why we wouldnt be there. Her PA called us (on the landline!) and said that Tina wanted to know had we been refunded. Yes we had been. Just disappointed. The PA then said there were spare tickets (friends and family) for this otherwise sold out concert - Wembley Arena - approx 10000 seats. But we would need to pay for them. Well of course none of that was a problem. We had an amazing time. I will never forget that kindness of Tina and her team to 2 teenagers who were disappointed. And I am realising this is nearly 40 years ago! (Still have the tickets and programmes - think the T shirts have long hit the bin!). RIP Gorgeous,xx

halfpasteleven · 24/05/2023 21:53

RIP Tina and thanks for the wonderful music. One of a kind. A strong lady.

BoreOfWhabylon · 24/05/2023 22:03

1966 sitting on the grass in my granny's back garden under the apple tree. Lovely sunny day. Listening to Radio Caroline on my transistor radio. River Deep Mountain High came on and I was transfixed. Never heard anything like it.
Seems like only yesterday.
Thanks for the memories Tina. RIP

MyDarlingTina · 24/05/2023 22:07

Rest in peace my darling. You lived your most wonderful life xx

Beaverbridge · 24/05/2023 22:09

Gutted. Saw her live 3 times, sensational.

viques · 24/05/2023 22:12


what a great story. I wonder how many stadium filling acts would take the time to do that today.

AdoraBell · 24/05/2023 22:13

RIP Tina you absolute legend.

AutumnCrow · 24/05/2023 22:17

Wonderful, amazing talent and what a character

neilyoungismyhero · 24/05/2023 22:25

Northernsouloldies · 24/05/2023 20:09

Dust my broom... Ike and Tina Turner. Different from her more known material.

I've got 'can't believe what you say when I see what you do ' as my ring tone. Loved her with Ike if I'm honest.

Abhannmor · 25/05/2023 06:18

Fabulous performer. And she had to start again from scratch after the Ike years. A real trouper who overcame hsrdship.

Ps. When River Deep came out it was widely regarded as the greatest pop record of its time. I was surprised to read it only got to 88 in the USA charts. It was a smash hit this side of the pond.

RIP Legend.

Wombastic · 25/05/2023 07:23

R.I.P Tina simply the best ❤️💐❤️

MarkWithaC · 25/05/2023 09:50

SquatBetty · 24/05/2023 20:11

Gutted, would love to have seen her live in concert. I know Proud Mary was a cover but absolutely loved her version of it, far superior to Creedence's.

Agree, she made it totally her own.
Wish I'd got to see her in concert.
What a legacy. An extraordinary individual, and I'm not using that word lightly.

RIP Tina. Hope you strut your stuff in the afterlife for ever.

Duhduhdub · 25/05/2023 10:19

What an icon she was. Her music was such a big part of my childhood, my grandmother was an enormous fan and some of my earliest memories are of being in her kitchen whilst she prepared Sunday dinner with Tina’s music blasting on cassette. Rest in peace Tina, and thank you.

mrlistersgelfbride · 27/05/2023 23:49

I'm having a kitchen disco with Tina's music tonight.
My dad had the private dancer album on cassette in the car when I was a child and it was one of the first albums I would have listened to- I have only just worked out she was 40 before her solo career really kicked off!
What a wonderful, beautiful and brave woman. A true legend. RIP Tina X

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