AT THE  MOVIES (May 25, 2023)

Anna Mae Bullock passed away yesterday at her home following a long illness. She was 83 years old. That’s the name on her birth certificate but we know her better by her stage name … Tina Turner.

From a dysfunctional family with an abusive father to a dysfunctional marriage with an abusive husband, Tina didn’t just survive – she thrived.

Tina Turner’s career spanned more than half a century, earning her widespread recognition and numerous awards. She started her music career in the mid 50s as a featured singer with Ike Turner’s Kings of Rhythm, first recording in 1958 under the name ‘Little Ann’. Her introduction to the public as Tina Turner began in the early 60s with Ike as a member of the Ike & Tina Turner Revue. Success followed in her solo career with a string of notable hits including “River Deep – Mountain High“, “Proud Mary“, “We Don’t Need Another Hero” and many more.

I could go on talking about Tina Turner, her life and her many accomplishments, but why? You can find out anything you want to know online. Instead, I’m going to let this trailer from the 2021 movie “Tina” tell the rest.

This next video is one of Tina’s most well-known; the song was also featured in the movie, Tina.

My original plan was to post a song from a movie in honor of Memorial Day. When I heard about the passing of the great Tina Turner, a legend in the music world, it was a no-brainer for me to post this little homage to her instead.

Thank you, Tina, for sharing your incredible talents with the world and bringing so much joy into the lives of people everywhere. May you now rest easy.

There’s no question of the day. If you’d like to share your comments about Tina Turner, please do so. All videos are welcome as well.

Thanks for joining me today At The Movies. I’ll catch you over the holiday weekend with a special Memorial Day post and video.

Stay tuned tomorrow for Nick with another installment of Breaking Boundaries; I have no idea what the man’s got planned this week!

See you on the flip side.

I’m The Sicilian Storyteller

NAR © 2023


  1. Thank you, Nancy, for this piece you wrote for Tina.
    As you said, apart from her immense success as an artist, what elevates her further (in my book) is that she reached that status through constant personal “adversities”.

    A true Queen of Rock n’ Roll.
    I have a very special place in my heart for her music.

    Allow me not to share any videos of Tina; you highlighted perfectly her path with the ones you chose ( and in reacting so promptly with your homage).
    The two I have in mind I will share next week at Breaking Boundaries…was planning to feature Tina in my AllWomenAugust but …

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    1. Thanks, Nick.
      As I mentioned above, this was supposed to be a very different post today but I could not ignore the events of yesterday; I had to say a little something about Tina. I didn’t want it to be too elaborate; after all, we celebrate the living and honor the dead. I’m glad you appreciate this small tribute to the Queen of Rock n’ Roll. ❤︎

      AllWomenAugust, eh? I think we may have to have a sit down very soon about that! The line between coincidence and downright eerie has been crossed yet again. I’ll have my people call your people! 😂 😎

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  2. So many of her songs are my favourites, I’m forever playing them on my playlists, but this one is still one of the best … and I always sing along to it.

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    1. Perfect comment, D! Can you imagine what her early life must have been like with all the abuse and dysfunction she had to deal with? She is a true icon in so many ways.
      The next time you hear the rumble of thunder you’ll know it’s Tina shakin’ things up!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by The Rhythm Section/At The Movie. It’s always a pleasure to greet a new reader. I’m delighted to read that you enjoyed today’s post about the great Tina Turner. It’s a delight for me and the rest of the team to bring to the table interesting, informative posts and great music videos. I hope you’ll stick around and continue to enjoy the show!

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