When legends pass, it only feels right to highlight the legacy that they left for generations to remember and be inspired by charisma and body of work.
Almost two months have passed since the world saw another legend pass away. This time, it was Rock and Roll legend, Tina Turner.
Given the title as the “Queen of Rock n’ Roll,” Tina Turner is not only known as one of entertainment’s most revered figures but she is a survivor who endured so much before her rise to stardom.
Born in 1939 as Anna Mae Bullock in Tennessee, Tina Turner showed indomitable spirit. From being separated from her own family, working as a domestic worker, picking cotton at a young age, and being on her own at a very young age.
She later was married to singer Ike Turner. The two formed a group called “Ike and Tina” but eventually disbanded shortly after their divorce. As a solo artist, Tina Turner thrived and produced some of her biggest hits like “What’s Love Got To Do With It,” “Proud Mary,” “Nutbush City Limits” and more.
However, life got quite patchy along the way. She was severely physically abused by her own husband for most of their marriage. After their divorce, Tina had to start all over again and climb her way to the top, and she did.
The Queen of Rock n’ Roll’s comeback after the split proved only to be a good decision as she became one of entertainment’s brightest and most influential stars. She went on to win countless awards: eight Grammy Awards, eight American Music Awards, a Kennedy Center Honoree, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Tina wasn’t only well-known for her unique and distinct voice, but she really knew how to turn heads with some of the outfits that she wore. From the stage to the red carpet, she knew how to get everyone’s attention by dressing for the gods. A fashion trailblazer in her own right, Tina was often known and seen wearing mini bedazzled dresses and dangerously high splits. Showcasing her bold and intuitive approach towards fashion is what makes her an endearing figure in the world of fashion.
From her amazing outfits to her undeniable swagger, Tina Turner was a force to be reckoned with. Her roaring, raspy voice reverberates strong and loud in all of her songs, producing headbanging songs one after another throughout her illustrious career.
The world mourns the passing of Tina Turner, but her legacy as a performer will continue to inspire and impact generations to come.