Tina Turner has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame over the weekend, becoming one of only three women to be inducted twice (both as a band member and a solo artist) in the Rock Hall’s history.
The Grammy-winning rock legend was first inducted alongside Ike Turner in 1991. This year, she toped the fan vote, beating out the likes of the Go-Go's, Iron Maiden and Foo Fighters for a solo entry into the ranks.
Turner was introduced by Angela Bassett at the ceremony and honoured with performances by Keith Urban and H.E.R. who sang It’s Only Love, country star Mickey Guyton performed her iconic hit, What’s Love Got To Do With It? and Christina Aguilera who covered River Deep, Mountain High.
"If they are still giving me awards at 81, I must be doing something right," Turner said, appearing at the ceremony via video link from her home in Switzerland.
Christina Aguilera | River Deep, Mountain High
The 2021 Rock Hall class also saw Jay Z, Todd Rundgren, the Go-Go’s, Foo Fighters and Carole King – who was also previously inducted into the Hall in 1990 alongside her husband – inducted. Additionally, the ceremony honoured Kraftwerk, Gil-Scot Heron and Charley Patton with the Early Influence award.
Last year, Stevie Nicks became the first woman to ever be incited in the Hall twice, first as a member of Fleetwood Mac and as a solo artist. Now Tina Turner and Carole King join her with their second inductions.
A new documentary titled Tina, chronicling Turner’s incredible life and career arrived earlier this year, “charting her improbable rise to early fame, her personal and professional struggles throughout her life and her even more improbable resurgence as a global phenomenon in the 1980s.” You can check it out here.
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