Tina Turner's long journey from the cotton fields of Nut Bush, Tennessee, to her record-breaking concert tours in Europe and America is truly remarkable. In 1996, at age 57, the rock diva embarked on an 18-month „Wildest Dreams“ tour that would be considered ambitious by performers half her age. Accolades come not only from her fans but also from her rock and roll contemporaries, many of whom are stars in their own right: Mick Jagger and Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones; David Bowie; Cher; Bryan Adams; and Mark Knopfler, formerly of Dire Straits, are among her staunchest supporters. A consummate singer, dancer, and performer, Tina endured years of physical and mental abuse at the hands of her former husband and ex-partner, Ike Turner, before striking out on her own. Her comeback was extraordinary: she has won six Grammy Awards to date in her solo career. Tina Turner relates the extraordinary tale of the woman dubbed the „Queen of Rock & Roll,“ a story of despair, determination, and ultimate triumph.
Writer: Judy L. Hasday
Release: June 1999
Publisher: Chelsea House Publications