RIP Tina Turner

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Smokin Okie

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I saw her in 1972 at the OKC Fairgrounds. We went to see the opening act, Trapeze, but she was good. I took a cute little red head to this concert. Was a good time.

Hard to believe this was 51 years ago.

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I was to young , but have some older friends that used to see Ike and Tina Turner at some bars downtown way back when she was late teens early 20's .
She took off after he was out of the picture . Great performer .
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Caught the Ike and Tina Turner Revue a couple times at the Fillmore West around 68-69. She was great, the whole show really, he wasn't even anything to remember on the guitar. Three shows for three bucks, they were never the main attraction. RAY


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Great artist and performer! I feel she suffered the same fate as Phil Collins and was completely overplayed in the day.

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She was in Tulsa in the mid 70's with Ike at a hotel venu on Yale just south of I-44 (for the locals) I had front center seats about 4 ft from the stage. Yep, hot legs all the way up and sweat flying everywhere with her entergetic dancing while singing. She was always a classy lady. Sorry to hear the bad news.
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Yeah, seems like every week another memory passes on. I remembered seeing her in Nashville while at uni. I couldn't remember the date details, but found a website with ALL her concert dates. Here's the one I attended in 1974 with guys from my dorm floor.

The one memory that pops into my mind when I think of that concert is her wearing a shiny gold mini-skirt dress as she did her stage shimmy. So much energy.

R.I.EnergeticP. Tina Turner.

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