…By Joseph Benjamin for TDPel Media.
Sir Tom Jones, along with many other stars, has expressed his admiration for the legendary rock ‘n’ roll icon, Tina Turner.
Describing her as an “incredible woman” and a “one of a kind talent,” he honored her remarkable contributions to the music industry.
The Passing of a Rock Icon
Tina Turner, renowned for her powerful vocals and chart-topping hits like “Proud Mary” and “The Best,” passed away at the age of 83 in her home in Switzerland.
Her death followed a prolonged illness, marking the end of a remarkable career that spanned over six decades.
A Legacy of Achievement
Born Anna Mae Bullock in Nutbush, Tennessee, the American-Swiss singer garnered numerous accolades throughout her career.
She earned eight Grammy Awards and received stars on both the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the St Louis Walk of Fame, solidifying her status as one of the most influential voices in rock music.
A Wave of Tributes
Tributes poured in from various corners of the entertainment industry, showcasing the impact Tina Turner had on her peers and collaborators.
Esteemed figures such as members of The Rolling Stones, Sir Elton John, and Sir Tom Jones expressed their deep sorrow and paid their respects to the late singer.
Fond Memories and Words of Remembrance
Sir Tom Jones, the renowned Welsh singer, expressed his gratitude for having known Tina Turner and described her as an incredible woman and a singular talent.
Mick Jagger, lead vocalist of The Rolling Stones, took to Twitter to mourn the loss of his dear friend, praising her immense talent and recalling how she had inspired him during his early years.
Oprah Winfrey, in an extensive tribute on Instagram, shared her personal connection with Turner, initially being a fan and later becoming close friends.
She emphasized Turner’s role as a role model, highlighting her inner strength and the positive impact she had on her own life.
A Musical Journey and Iconic Collaborations
Throughout her prolific career, Tina Turner released a vast array of songs, including the James Bond theme track for the film “GoldenEye,” titled “GoldenEye.”
She collaborated with esteemed artists such as Bono and The Edge of U2, David Bowie, and performed alongside Mick Jagger and The Rolling Stones during Live Aid in 1985.
Her duet with Beyonce at the Grammys in 2008, where they performed “Proud Mary,” remains a memorable moment in music history.
A Final Farewell
Turner’s wedding to her long-time partner, Erwin Bach, in 2013 marked a significant personal milestone.
She resided in Switzerland with Bach since 1994.
Over the years, Turner faced health challenges, including a diagnosis of intestinal cancer in 2016 and a subsequent kidney transplant in 2017.
Despite her hardships, she remained resilient.
A World Mourns
The passing of Tina Turner reverberated across the globe, with numerous stars, including Gloria Gaynor, Jennifer Hudson, Halle Berry, Viola Davis, Rick Astley, and Paloma Faith, paying tribute to her immeasurable impact on the music industry.
A Lasting Legacy
In her official Instagram statement, Turner was commemorated as an artist who captivated millions of fans worldwide and served as an inspiration for future stars.
Roger Davies, her manager for three decades, hailed her as an extraordinary force of nature, known for her strength, energy, and immense talent.
A Remarkable Woman
In an interview with The Guardian, Tina Turner expressed her desire to be remembered as the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll—a woman who showed other women that they could strive for success on their own terms.
Her legacy as a traiblazer and music icon will undoubtedly endure for generations to come.Share on Facebook «||» Share on Twitter «||» Share on Reddit «||» Share on LinkedIn