L'ÉPOQUE USA - The legendary Tina Turner died May 24 at the age of 83 in her villa in Switzerland. She was the lady of rhythm and blues with her husband Ike, then the pop queen of the 80s. But above all she was a feminist icon!
05.26.2023 © L'ÉPOQUE USA
By Nereides Antonio Giamundo de Bourbon
In the 1960s and 1970s, she was one of the great ladies of rhythm and blues, a title you can not buy: You were born there because you have the South in your veins and a prodigy instead of the vocal apparatus. In the '80s she became the queen of pop music, creating a sensation with her high-quality easy-listening repertoire and performances that blow you away. Tina Turner, who died at the age of 83 in her home on the shores of Lake Zurich, is the woman who lived American pop music twice, a phenomenon with 200 million records sold around the world. And besides all these things, she was also a feminist icon.
You could make a movie about her life if you had not already: Tina-What's Love Got to Do with It by Brian Gibson (1993). A story of redemption from poverty through talent, affirmation of women's rights, fall, rebirth, with a not-too-rhetorical question in the background: what does love have to do with it all?