Music World Mourns The Loss Of Legendary ‘Queen Of Rock ‘N’ Roll’ Tina Turner

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The world of music suffered and incomparable loss on Wednesday with the passing of superstar Tina Turner at the age of 83.

Turner rose to fame at the lead singer of the Ika & Tina Turner Revue and later became known as the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll.”

Her unmistakably powerful voice and incredible stage presence helped create hit songs such as “What’s Love Got To Do With It” and  “River Deep-Mountain High.”

Turner’s cover of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Proud Mary” is also widely regarded as one of the best cover renditions of any song all-time.

Mike Davidson of Reuters wonderfully eulogized Turner.

“In the video for her chart-topping song ‘What’s Love Got to Do with It,’ in which she called love a ‘second-hand emotion,’ Turner epitomized 1980s style as she strutted through New York City streets with her spiky blond hair, wearing a cropped jean jacket, mini skirt, and stiletto heels,” Davidson said.

“With her taste for musical experimentation and bluntly-worded ballads, Turner gelled perfectly with a 1980s pop landscape in which music fans valued electronically-produced sounds and scorned hippie-era idealism.

“Sometimes nicknamed the “Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” Turner won six of her eight Grammy Awards in the 1980s. The decade saw her land a dozen songs on the Top 40, including “Typical Male,” “The Best,” “Private Dancer” and “Better Be Good to Me.” Her 1988 show in Rio de Janeiro drew 180,000 people, which remains one of the largest concert audiences for any single performer.”

Turner’s passing stunned and saddened the music world, who had plenty of fond memories about the legendary performer.

Turner’s loss was felt far and wide.

Even politicians weighed in on her passing.

Tina Turner was an absolute icon in the world of music. Her passing is a tragedy for all and it’s clear to see the impact she made on so many people.