Wednesday, May 24, 2023



Legend has it that Tina Turner was booked (along with her notorious husband, Ike) as the opening act of The Beatles first major British tour.

On the opening night of said tour, the Fab Four watched her performance from the wings. And became terrified about taking the stage. They simply had no idea how to top what she was doing.

I had the good fortune of seeing Tina live in concert twice, at shows more than 20 years apart. And I can say without a word of a lie, she hadn't lost a step or had to compromise a single note. 

The Lady just got better. You left a Tina Turner concert both energized and exhausted. The Adrenalin rush lasted for days.

Ms. Turner passed away today at the age of 83, perhaps typifying the adage that "it's better to burn out than it is to fade"; and probably having, in her last moments, more energy than a lot of performers generate in a lifetime.

Girl, you were something special. Here are two of my favorite moments... 

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