Mick Jagger and Ronnie Wood pay tribute to Tina Turner

Pioneering rock ‘n’ roll icon Tina Turner has died aged 83.

May 1993: Tina Turner performs at an undisclosed event. Exact date not known

Turner rose to fame in the 1960s alongside her late husband Ike.

The “What’s Love Got To Do With It” singer would soon step out of her husband’s shadow and cement a legacy all of her own. Ike died in 2007.

Turner was associated with the Rolling Stones in the early years of their career, and her legacy was remembered and resonated with the band members. As of this writing, lead singer Mick Jagger and guitarist Ronnie Wood paid tribute to Turner, who passed away at her home in Switzerland after a “long illness”.

Turner made a memorable appearance in the Rolling Stones documentary Gimme Shelter

The Rolling Stones had taken root in the late 1960s after getting a taste of the Beatles’ gritty counterpart, and the documentary Gimme Shelter was designed to document that period.

The documentary focuses significantly on the band’s ill-fated performance at Altamont Speedway in Tracy, California. Several attendees at the Altamont Free Concert on December 6, 1969 were killed in a clash between the audience and members of the Hells Angels.

“Gimme Shelter” also focuses on the final dates of the Rolling Stones tour, including a performance at Madison Square Garden where Ike and Tina would open the show.

Ike and Tina released a cover of Otis Redding’s “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long” on their Outta Season LP. After Tina’s death, the performance went viral on social media, with many praising Tina’s haunting performance. Jagger, who went on to have a memorable friendship with Tina, reportedly said lightly at the start of the show, “It’s nice to have a girl now and then.”

Twitter users reacted to the appearance.

A fan tweeted“I’ve never listened to Tina Turner much, but I remember when she came on ‘Gimme Shelter’ I was blown away.” She basically stole the spotlight from the band that was the focus of the whole damn documentary .”

Other wroteTina Turner taught Mick Jagger his trademark. This excerpt from Gimme Shelter with Tina singing “I’ve been love you too long” will forever be one of my favorite songs in the world. RIP Queen [black heart].”

One third tweeted“When I first saw Gimme Shelter, the performance that left me speechless was Tina Turner’s captivating rendition of I’ve Loved You Too Long.” An incredible performer and an absolute powerhouse. REST IN PEACE”

Mick Jagger and Ronnie would pay tribute to Turner on Instagram

Jagger and Wood both paid tribute to Turner on their respective Instagram accounts.

Posting a series of sweet backstage photos of Turner posing with his young children, Wood wrote, “🙏💕God bless you Tina, the queen of rock and soul and a dear friend of our family.” Love and prayers Tina’s family, friends and loved ones #Tina Turner @Tina Turner.”

Jagger released a series of photos of Turner on stage from the 1970s, including snaps of the duo together. The 79-year-old wrote: “I am saddened by the death of my wonderful friend Tina Turner. She really was an enormously talented performer and singer. She was inspirational, warm, funny and generous. She helped me a lot in my youth and I will never forget her.”

Turner’s rep would announce her death on Instagram early Wednesday afternoon.

“It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Tina Turner. With her music and her boundless passion for life, she enchanted millions of music fans worldwide and inspired the stars of tomorrow.”

The announcement continued: “Today we say goodbye to a dear friend who has left us her greatest work; your music. Our deepest sympathy goes out to her family. Tina, we will miss you very much.”

Dustin Huang

Dustin Huang is a 24ssports U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Dustin Huang joined 24ssports in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: dustinhuang@24ssports.com.

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