Vale Tina Turner

Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock; November 26, 1939 – May 24, 2023) was an American-born and naturalized Swiss singer, dancer, actress, and author. Widely referred to as the "Queen of Rock 'n' Roll", she rose to prominence as the lead singer of the Ike & Tina Turner Revue before launching a successful career as a solo performer.
Turner during her 50th Anniversary Tour in 2009 (Credit: Creative Commons Photo: Philip Spittle-IM_1645)
Turner who initially found fame in a turbulent musical partnership, became one of the biggest acts in the world as a solo artist and one of the defining pop icons of the 1980s. [Credit]
Tina Turner (Credit: Public Domain/ Bernstein Public Relations, Los Angeles)
Tina Turner, the pioneering rock’n’roll star who became a pop behemoth in the 1980s, has died aged 83 after a long illness. [Credit]
R: Turner performing on stage at Tulane Stadium during Soul Bowl '70 in October 1970 (Credit: Public Domain/Photo from "Jambalaya" Tulane University yearbook 1971) L: Ike & Tina Turner on the cover of Cash Box, June 30, 1962 (Credit: Public Domain/Sue Records)
Turner affirmed and amplified Black women’s formative stake in rock’n’roll, defining that era of music to the extent that Mick Jagger admitted to taking inspiration from her high-kicking, energetic live performances for his stage persona. [Credit]

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L: Turner performing at Drammen, Norway, in 1985 (Credit: Creative Commons Photo: Helge Øverås) R: Turner on tour with special guest Eric Clapton, June 17, 1987, in Wembley Arena, England/ Creative Commons Photo: fattkatt from england)

DownUnder in Australia our attachment to Tina goes way beyong her singing. We love her for the song Nutbush City Limits.

Inspired by Tina Turner's song, the dance emerged as "The Nutbush" in the 1970s disco era. The Nutbush particularly took off in Australia during the 1980s, and is usually performed in schools, social gatherings and community events. The dance has gained such popularity in Australia that it has been implemented in some Australian states' curricula...

The dance is generally performed by a group of people of both genders and all ages at a social function. Also, the dance is performed with the dancers roughly in a box configuration, like that of a chessboard.

The steps are fairly simple, such that one who does not know them can generally pick them up by watching other dancers. A key in the song and dance being a popular combination is that the song has a moderately long introduction before the strong dance beat starts, which allows people who are sitting down to get up to the dance floor and for all dancers to assemble themselves in a grid... (Credit:

To watch the Nutbush Line Dance in action please click on the video below.
And to watch Tina in action please click on the video below which was taken from Tina Turner’s live concert at the GelreDome in Arnhem, Netherlands on March 21, 2009, where she also performed other hits such as What’s Love Got To Do With It, Proud Mary and River Deep, Mountain High.