Remembering Tina Turner: All the Tea on Tina Turner

May 24, 2023 · 1985 views

Tina Turner looks back on her extraordinary life and career as the Queen of Rock and Roll in the new documentary “Tina.”

Long live the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Tina Turner!

With heavy hearts we report that Tina Turner’s management team announced today on her passing at the age of 83. 

Tina Turner, a symbol of resilience, shaped the sound of rock and roll for generations. From her iconic collaborations with Ike Turner in the ’60s and 70s (“A Fool in Love”) and (“Proud Mary”) and her own solo projects: River Deep Mountain High (1960s) to the ’80s (“What’s Love Got to Do with It?”), her influence was undeniable.

But beyond her music career, Tina Turner showcased her talent in four films: as the Acid Queen in  The Who’s ”Tommy” (1975), the post-apocalyptic warlord Aunty Entity in “Mad Max: Beyond the Thunderdome” (1985). Tina also was the Mayor in Arnold Schwarzenegger’s “Last Action Hero” (1993), and even had an appearance in the ill-fated film adaptation of “Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” by The Bee Gees (1978).

Tina graced various TV variety shows, including The Cher Show and Hollywood Nights with Olivia Newton-John. As the first black woman on the cover of Rolling Stone, Tina Turner shattered boundaries and became one of the best-selling recording artists of all time.

Today we celebrate Tina Turner’s extraordinary life. Please enjoy this encore presentation on “The Tea on Tina Turner” which aired in April of 2021. 


Everyone expected 1984 to be a strange dystopian future, but it turned out to be an amazing year for pop culture with Tina Turner reigning supreme as the Queen of Rock and Roll.

Although the press described Tina Turner’s chart topping album Private Dancer as a comeback, Tina considered it her debut album, free from the control and abuse she faced from her ex-husband Ike Turner.

In the new documentary film, Tina, the Queen of Rock and Roll has the final word on her extraordinary life from growing poor and Black in Nutbush, TN, to her relationship with Ike Turner and how she broke free to become one of the world’s most celebrated artists.

The new documentary is gonna get you hooked on Tina all over again.

But despite it being an in depth look at the pop icon’s life, many amazing things were briefly touched on or left on the cutting room floor.

Cher, Tina Turner and Kate Smith singing a tribute medley to the Beatles, because TV shows in the 70s were written by gay men who were stoned.

Today is Tina Turner day! We’re looking at the life and legacy of the Queen of Rock and Roll, from the incredible year she had back in 1984, to her rock and roll roots with Ike Turner. Who made her iconic wigs? How did Cher save Tina’s career? And what celebrities made her want to say “you better be good to me.”

Tina Turner tries to keep a couple from arguing in her 1984 hit video “Whats Love Got to Do With It?”

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