Friday, June 5, 2015

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: TINA TURNER "THE HITS OF A LEGEND"


For many decades Tina Turner has been one of music's most prized possessions for her music is something that can only be labeled as a shear classic. Born Anna Mae Bullock was discovered in the early 1960's by her former ex-husband Ike Turner, during that time they became a instant hit when they kicked off the Ike & Tina Turner Revue. As the years went on they became one of music's biggest acts who put on one of a kind live performances like the one's displayed in the live renditions of "Proud Mary" & "Nutbush City Limits". After sharing the success of climbing the music charts together with the songs "A Fool In Love", "It's Gonna Work Out Fine" & "River Deep, Mountain High"  Ike & Tina divorced in the 1970's & while Ike's career quickly declined Tina's career slightly slowed down, but because of her it factor as a singer & live performer she continued to do shows in lower-profile venues. 

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In 1983, Tina's solo career finally began to take off when she did a remake of Al Green's "Let's Stay Together". Once 1984 rolled around she made her solo presence known with the release of her debut album Private Dancer, it sold over 20 million records & Tina went onto win 4 Grammy awards. Throughout the course of her career she became known for that unique raspy singing voice, those short skirts that shows off her amazing legs & very energetic performances & can't forget her big hair. 1985 saw her join Mel Gibson in the movie Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome & she also release the song "We Don't Need A Hero" for the film. In 1986 she opened up her personal & professional life to the work when she released the autobiography I, Tina that was later turned into the movie What's Love Got To Do With It, she also release a song of the same title that ha become the biggest song of her career. 



Ms. Tuner released her sophomore studio album Break Every Rule in 1986 & then in 1988 Tina Live In Europe that helped her win the Grammy for Female Rock Vocal Performance. The album Foreign Affair served the single "Simply (The Best)" & outsold the Private Dancer album in worldwide sales. Tina's music success did not stop their, during the 90's she released the album Wildest Dreams & Twenty Four Seven, but in 1991 both Tina & Ike Turner were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 2008 saw the living legend embark on the Tina! 50th Anniversary Tour, while she is partly retired on a rare occasion she will ignite the stage with a once in a lifetime performance.

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