[Rolling Stone] Tina Turner, Queen of Rock & Roll, Dead at 83


TINA TURNER, THE raspy-voiced fireball who overcame domestic abuse and industry ambivalence to emerge as one of rock and soul’s brassiest, most rousing and most inspirational performers, died Wednesday at age of 83. 

“Tina Turner, the ‘Queen of Rock’n Roll’ has died peacefully today at the age of 83 after a long illness in her home in Küsnacht near Zurich, Switzerland,” her family said in a statement Wednesday. “With her, the world loses a music legend and a role model.”

Continue reading

Copyright 2012 Dominica News Online, DURAVISION INC. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or distributed.

Disclaimer: The comments posted do not necessarily reflect the views of DominicaNewsOnline.com and its parent company or any individual staff member. All comments are posted subject to approval by DominicaNewsOnline.com. We never censor based on political or ideological points of view, but we do try to maintain a sensible balance between free speech and responsible moderating.

We will delete comments that:

  • contain any material which violates or infringes the rights of any person, are defamatory or harassing or are purely ad hominem attacks
  • a reasonable person would consider abusive or profane
  • contain material which violates or encourages others to violate any applicable law
  • promote prejudice or prejudicial hatred of any kind
  • refer to people arrested or charged with a crime as though they had been found guilty
  • contain links to "chain letters", pornographic or obscene movies or graphic images
  • are off-topic and/or excessively long

See our full comment/user policy/agreement.


  1. Eagle-Eyed
    May 24, 2023

    The Queen of soul music is gone but that powerful raspy voice will be forever etched in our memory. Tina you were a real model for black women all over the world and the best female soul singer ever. May your soul rest in peace. You will continue living on through your music like all the other greats who have gone before you.

    Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 11 Thumb down 1
    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      May 31, 2023

      ” best female soul singer ever”

      Well, for your information Tina Turner (Anna Mae Bullock) was never a soul singer, she started singing in a church Choir, singing gospel songs until she was kicked out of the Choir because she change the tempo of a song, to a Rock-N-Roll rhythm, and the rest is history!

      Anna Mae Bullock, was always a Rock-N- Roll singer.

      Tina Turner was born Anna Mae Bullock. When she first started performing, she used the stage name “Little Ann.” In 1960 she was given the moniker “Tina Turner” by her partner Ike Turner. (He reportedly had the name trademarked so that another singer could perform under the same name if she left the band.)
      You do not know much about American, nor Black music; if you did you would have known that Aretha Franklin the late was indeed dubbed “the Queen of Soul.”
      Aretha Franklin was an American singer, songwriter, and civil rights activist. Over 75 million copies of her albums have been sold. In 2005 Franklin received the…

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        May 31, 2023


        Hitting her stride in 1967 and 1968, Franklin churned out a string of hit singles that would become enduring classics, showcasing Franklin’s powerful voice and gospel roots in a pop framework.

        In 1967, the album I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You) was released, and the first song on the album, “Respect” — an empowered cover of an Otis Redding track — reached No. 1 on both the R&B and pop charts and won Franklin her first two Grammy Awards.

        She also had Top 10 hits with “Baby I Love You,” “Think,” “Chain of Fools,” “I Say a Little Prayer,” “(Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You’ve Been Gone” and “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman.”

        Dubbed the ‘Queen of Soul’

        Franklin’s chart dominance soon earned her the title Queen of Soul, while at the same time she also became a symbol of Black empowerment during the civil rights movement.”

        They say I am dumb,and they doh like me but when I say something it can be verified!

Post a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

:) :-D :wink: :( 8-O :lol: :-| :cry: 8) :-? :-P :-x :?: :oops: :twisted: :mrgreen: more »

 characters available