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Tina Turner: Legendary Artist and Real Estate Investor!

You probably know that Tina Turner, who passed away on May 24 at 83, was a legendary singer and actress (Tommy, which I saw in theaters when it came out in 1975, and a decade later, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, which I didn’t).

I had the absolute thrill of seeing her in concert in 1973. My dad took me to The Ike & Tina Turner Revue at Monticello Raceway in the Catskill Mountains, close to our summer home. I was 12 at the time, and it was my first-ever concert-going experience. I’m not sure I really knew who she was before, (other than the voice behind the monster radio hit Proud Mary), but I’ve never forgotten her performance since then. She remains one of the best live acts I’ve ever seen – and I’ve been to five decades worth of large and small concerts in my life. (BTW, I have the partial hearing loss to prove it!)

Microphone spotlit on empty concert stage.

The entertainment world lost an iconic voice with Tina Turner’s passing.
(Photo: StockSnap via Pixabay)

I loved Tina’s Private Dancer solo album when it debuted in 1985 after her divorce from the abusive Ike. I know that split, like her marriage, was incredibly painful and difficult. She emerged triumphant!

If you missed her Kennedy Center Honors episode, it is definitely worth catching. Here’s a clip of Beyonce singing Proud Mary from that show, with Tina watching her tribute from the honorees’ box. And here’s Tina performing it herself in concert.

I did not know that in addition to creating brilliant music and iconic screen roles, Tina Turner also created a brilliant, worldwide real estate portfolio. House Beautiful shared stories and photos in its posthumous tribute here. This is what the journalist who wrote the piece shared, “As her star grew bigger, and she left her domineering husband behind, Turner amassed properties throughout Europe,” and went on to describe them this way, “Best of all, her properties were reportedly designed to the nines with her Euro maximalist flair. (Stained glass? A sunken amphitheater? Lots of artwork? Check, check, and check.)” Check out the article and pics here!

If you want to be inspired by a woman of uncommon talent and resilience, Tina Turner is a phenomenal choice. Read about her. Watch her videos and films. Catch Angela Bassett’s Oscar-nominated portrayal in 1993’s What’s Love Got to Do With It. I might have to watch that one again soon.

Rest in power!

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