She went from Nutbush City Limits to becoming simply one of the best entertainers of her era. And her personal story was as much a part of her public life as her songs. The Guardian: Tina Turner: legendary rock’n’roll singer dies aged 83. “After two decades of working with her abusive husband, Ike Turner, she struck out alone and – after a few false starts – became one of the defining pop icons of the 1980s with the album Private Dancer. Her life was chronicled in three memoirs, a biopic, a jukebox musical, and in 2021, the acclaimed documentary film, Tina.”

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+ 10 simply the best songs and the stories behind them. (Fun fact: Private Dancer was originally a Dire Straits song written by Mark Knopfler, but the band decided not to use it.)