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Thank You Tina Turner. You're Simply The Best!

By Tammy Reese

In 2021, Tina Turner was inducted by Angela Bassett (Tina Turner- “What’s Love Got To Do With It”) into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist. This was Tina’s second Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction. On May 24th, 2023 the 83-year-old entertainment Icon and “The Best” singer who was Simple Thee Best passed away.

News broke across social media, news outlets, and around the world about the late legendary singers passing who was also an Actress best known for her role as Aunty Entity in “Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome” and more.

Rightfully dubbed The Queen of Rock & Roll, Tina Turner’s music has changed and saved countless lives. Some of her most notable music masterpieces include but are certainly not limited to River Deep, Mountain High, I Don’t Wanna Fight, What’s Love Got To Do With It, We Don’t Need Another Hero, Nutbush City Limits, Private Dancer, A Fool in Love, Shake a Tail Feather, and Proud Mary.


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The 1993 release of “What’s Love Got to Do with It” a biographical film based on the life of Tina Turner was Directed by Brian Gibson and written by Kate Lanier, and based on Tina’s 1986 autobiography I, Tina, stars Angela Bassett as Tina and Laurence Fishburne as Ike Turner. In addition to Tina’s creative legacy is The Tina Turner Musical which is a jukebox musical featuring the music of Tina Turner and depicting her life from her humble beginnings in Nutbush, Tennessee, to her transformation into a rock ‘n roll star. Directed by Phyllida Lloyd with a book by Katori Hall, Frank Ketelaar, and Kees Prins.

Adrienne Warren played the title role, with Jenny Fitzpatrick alternating in the role in some performances. The production was nominated for three Laurence Olivier Awards, including Best Musical. After Warren’s departure, the title role has been played by Nkeki Obi-Melekwe, Aisha Jawando, and Elesha Paul Moses.

Having sold over 100 million records worldwide, Tina Turner is one of the best-selling recording artists of all time. She’s received 12 Grammy Awards, three Grammy Hall of Fame awards, and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. She was the first black artist and the first woman to be on the cover of Rolling Stone. Rolling Stone ranked Tina among the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time and the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time. Tina has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the St. Louis Walk of Fame. Also, she’s a recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors.

When you’re Simply The Best you will live on forever! Tina Turner's career, voice, music, powerful story, stage performances, hair, fashion, legs, and smile is embedded in our souls.

Thank you Tina! Forever The Queen of Rock! Rest in Power!

Anna Mae Bullock known and beloved by the world as Tina Turner will be dearly missed by her family, colleagues, entertainment industry peers, and fans.

*Statistics of Tina Turner are sourced by Wikipedia*

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Tammy Reese began her career as a theater actress performing in 60 live stage shows a year with The Media Unit TV and Stage Production Company. She also directed the weekly live TV show Rough Times Live.

Eventually, she went to Empire State College to obtain her degree in media studies. After graduation, she did more theater and wrote and produced her own videos to spread awareness on social issues through the arts.

Tammy is an award-winning journalist and is best known for her legendary interviews with Sharon Stone, Sigourney Weaver, Meagan Good, Jennifer Connelly, Laurence Fishburne, Mona Scott- Young, Geena Davis, Essie Davis, Vivica A. Fox, Omar Epps, Joseph Sikora, Nelly, Ryan Coogler, Carmen Electra, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Giancarlo Esposito, Amerie, Leon, Patina Miller, La La Anthony, Neyo, Britt Lower, Michael James Shaw, Aleks Paunovic, Courtney Kemp, Janet Hubert, Tom Arnold, Michole Briana White, Matt Cedeño, Raven Goodwin, Amber Riley, Ross Marquand, Merritt Wever and many more.

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Great tribute!

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