The music world lost one of the greatest rock stars of all time when Tina Turner died aged 83 on Wednesday (May 24).
The one-time Ike and Tina Turner singer had style, songs and sass, her mid-’80s solo comeback is the stuff of legend, and her longevity helped redraw the lines for showbiz.
However, it was on stage where Turner TNT was. When the “Nutbush City Limits” star struts her stuff, it’s always pure summer. Explosive.
Below, Board Compiles some of Turner’s top television performances.
Turner had to wait to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but he made a great case for induction during the 1989 ceremony. That year, Turner joined Phil Spector and performed with starring artists that included Bruce Springsteen, Little Richard, John Oates and more. Her closing performance of the 1966 Spector-produced classic “River Deep – Mountain High” was a sizzling highlight. In 1991, Spector enlisted Ike and Tina Turner on her side, and in 2021, Tina was joined as a solo artist by Angela Bassett, who played the singer in the 1993 docudrama What’s Love Got To Do With It,
For those who followed Tina Turner’s journey closely, her solo comeback in 1984 represented much more than a musical revival. Turner later spoke openly about how she once attempted suicide by taking 50 sleeping pills to escape an abusive marriage with Ike Turner. Her 1970 reworking of “Proud Mary”, written by Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman John Fogerty, helped her recover. Turner, the survivor, would perform the song on Italian TV in 1971. sit back and soak it up.
Two years before Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson and the rest of the Dream Team won gold at the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games, Tina Turner was winning hearts in the Catalonian capital. Turner performed an epic concert at the Barcelona Olympic Stadium in 1990, which was captured for a TV special and included this cut of 1984’s “Better Be Good to Me.” private Dancer.
With their 1984 Band Aid project, Bob Geldof and Midge Ure wanted to “feed the world”. Geldof and Ure changed the world in 1985 with their trans-Atlantic Live Aid concert. On Saturday, July 13, 1985, London’s Wembley Stadium packed some of the biggest acts on the planet, from Paul McCartney to Elton John, U2, The Who, David Bowie and Queen. Then, Philadelphia’s John F. Kennedy Stadium came online with a lineup that included Led Zeppelin, The Beach Boys, Madonna, Duran Duran and Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger. As he completed his set, Jagger welcomed Tina Turner on stage to perform “State of Shock” and “It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll (But I Like It)”, marking a historic day for live music. It was one of the final musical moments of.
“Nutbush City Limits” is a song that has stood the test of time. Once a piece of art crosses that threshold, it is truly unmistakable (controversial Ike Turner’s contribution will always add an asterisk to the pair’s works). “Nutbush” captures a sound and a time that cannot be replicated. It rocks but you can dance to it, and the synth solo is a moment of magic. None of this would matter without the injection of fire brought in by Tina Turner. can not believe? The Proof Is There, Captured for Eternity in a 1973 Episode der musikladen (The Music Shop), a West German music TV program that ran from 1972 to 1984. Turner is pure dynamite.
Tina Turner’s name is etched in the hearts and minds of all Australians who grew up in the 80’s or 90’s due to her years of association with the national rugby league competition. Turner appeared in promotional videos as the sport expanded into the NRL, now one of the most popular professional sports in these parts. His song “The Best” soundtracked some of those memorable campaigns, and is today recognized as the unofficial anthem of Australian rugby league. There’s no argument about Turner’s place in the Australian game: she’s the queen of rugby league. During the 1993 NRL Grand Final, Turner performed “best ever” to a full house at the Sydney Football Stadium. Watch the clip below and hear the roar of approval from football fans.