Sunday, June 4, 2023

A tribute to ‘Queen of Rock’ Tina Turner

The death of Tina Turner on Thursday from her fans and the world of entertainment around the world raised a movement of tributes, who crowned her wishing to descend in posterity: as the undoubted “Queen of rock”.

Shortly after his death was announced in 1983 due to a long illness in Switzerland, fans began placing flowers and candles on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and at his American home in Zurich. .

“You are simply the best,” reads the message placed among dozens of bouquets of flowers that accumulate in front of the gate of Algonquin Castle in Küsnacht, located on the sought-after Gold Coast, on Lake Zurich.

Ana Ferreira, who made the trip to her residency, said Tina Turner “was a queen because she believed completely in her music. Her body, her voice was very powerful.”

“Someone like him should live forever,” says Barbara Burkhalter, another admirer.

Throughout the night, fans waited their turn to place flowers and candles in the “Best” tribute.

The singer settled in Switzerland in 1995 together with his 67-year-old German partner Erwin Bach. In 2013, three months after Bach got married and became a Swiss citizen, he renounced his US citizenship.

– “The best” –

Since 1950, when he began his artistic career in the United States, he has won eight Grammys, the highest award in American music.

Famous for his songs, such as “Super Maria” or “Optimus”, the talented artist dazzled his fans with his inimitable voice and unique live concerts.

Undeterred, Canus told the Guardian in April that he hoped the record would be “the queen of rock and roll”.

And it seems to have succeeded, judging by the tributes, such as that of the player Magic Johnson, who did not hide his feelings for the disappearance of the “legendary rock queen”.

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Mick Jagger, the singer of the Rolling Stones, not only emphasizes her “talent”, but describes her as “warm, funny and generous”. The group’s guitarist Ronnie Wood also mourned the loss of “the queen of rock and soul”.

– Affection –

The names legend, icon, diva, and superstar are often thrown around, but Tina Turner embodies each of them, and so many others, Mariah Carey said.

Gloria Gaynor, another star of this time and a song similar to her, states that Tina Turner “paved the way for so many women, for so many women, black or white, in rock music.”

US President Joe Biden noted that she is “the only woman to win in the pop, rock, and RnB categories” at the Grammy Awards, “a sign of versatility, creativity, and immense popularity.”

Former President Barack Obama’s Tina Turner is “a star with a light that will never go out.”

In California, fans even flocked to his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame to pay tribute to him.

He was born on November 26, 1939 in Tennessee (South American State), Anna Mae Bullock, her real name, at the age of 16 with the group “Kings of Rhythm”, of which Ike Turner would become her husband.

With him and the “Ike and Tina Turner Revue”, the singer began to become one of the most popular black groups in the United States in the 1960s.

– “Survival” –

In 1966, Ike Turner and his band opened the first leg of the Rolling Stones’ UK tour, opening the door to two successful European tours.

But Ike Turner beat her regularly until she decided to run away in 1976 and had to hide for a while until she got a divorce in 1978.

In the tributes that began to be announced after her death, many emphasize her resistance and courage in the face of domestic violence.

“To me, she will always be a survivor and an inspiration to women around the world,” Mariah Carey said.

Actress Angela Bassett, who played the singer “Tina” in the 1993 musical, wonders for her part: “How do you say goodbye to a woman who caused her pain and trauma and made her change? The world?”

“Tina Turner showed other people who were afraid of what a beautiful future, filled with love, compassion and freedom, could look like,” added the Oscar-nominated actress for her performance.

After a journey through the desert, Tina Turner returned to the top in the 1980s with the album “Private Dancer”.

According to a statement from the agent, “the gifts will be private in front of friends and family.”

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