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(15,402 posts)
Wed May 24, 2023, 02:23 PM May 2023

My favorite Tina Turner story

She taught Mick Jaggar to dance. True story, but she and he have confirmed it. Of course the Stones and the Beatles and everyone else from that era learned basically everything from black artists. Lol.

Tina was so many things, but to me, she exemplified a strong female role model. And her talent was undeniable. She overcame so much in this life.

RIP, Tina Turner!!


(15,402 posts)
8. I thought I did in the eighties
Wed May 24, 2023, 02:53 PM
May 2023

Lol. I was almost thirty years younger than her though, and I probably didn't anyway.


(6,500 posts)
9. Well, if you were close enough to think you did, that's pretty darn good. I never got anywhere
Wed May 24, 2023, 03:04 PM
May 2023

near having gams like that. She had it all.


(6,990 posts)
7. My grilfriend (now DW) went to Vegas on a company trip in '75 and the "Ike and Tina Turner Review"
Wed May 24, 2023, 02:52 PM
May 2023

were all on that plane. She asked me to go but I didn't - wish I had. She said they were wild - a lot of fun. Tina Turner was an amazing entertainer for such a long time. RIP!


(31,399 posts)
12. Yes the Rolling Stones were EARLY fans of Ike and Tina Turner
Wed May 24, 2023, 03:27 PM
May 2023

After Ike and Tina split up - and the big start of Tina's solo career - she was invited to perform with the Stones. I'm thinking it must have been the early 70's. Tina and Mick had already been friends/fans for several years.

Great story!


(23,162 posts)
14. In the Rolling Stones' 1970 movie Gimme Shelter
Wed May 24, 2023, 04:03 PM
May 2023

Ike and Tina Turner were the Stones' opening act on that tour that ended with the infamous Altamont concert. That's when Tina taught Mick how to dance.

That movie includes a great segment of Ike and Tina in their prime.


(19,983 posts)
15. I saw her when she was in her late 60's or early 70's in concert and boy could she dance at her age!
Wed May 24, 2023, 05:04 PM
May 2023

beautiful voice and excellent dancing. I’m 67 and couldn’t dance like she did in that concert!

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