Tina Turner

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"Mark Bego delves into the life of another self-made and strong-willed female star: internationally renowned soul/pop vocalist Tina Turner. Perhaps the defining R&B singer of her generation, having won Grammys for "Proud Mary" (with then-husband and long-time musical partner Ike Turner) in 1972 and "What's Love Got to Do with It?" in 1984, Turner's uncanny ability to blend soul and rock has allowed her to capture and sustain a mass audience for forty years and counting. A consistently energetic and engaging performer, her solo hits - ...
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Overview

"Mark Bego delves into the life of another self-made and strong-willed female star: internationally renowned soul/pop vocalist Tina Turner. Perhaps the defining R&B singer of her generation, having won Grammys for "Proud Mary" (with then-husband and long-time musical partner Ike Turner) in 1972 and "What's Love Got to Do with It?" in 1984, Turner's uncanny ability to blend soul and rock has allowed her to capture and sustain a mass audience for forty years and counting. A consistently energetic and engaging performer, her solo hits - including "Private Dancer," "Better Be Good to Me," "Simply the Best," and the remake of the Al Green classic "Let's Stay Together" - continue to win her new fans." From her modest beginnings as a backup singer for Ike and their debut single "A Fool in Love" to her successful 1980s comeback and the conferring of her "rock goddess" status during the last decade of the twentieth century, Tina Turner is the authoritative portrait of the flamboyant superstar with the unmistakable voice.
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Kansas State Globe
Mark Bego has captured the life and struggles of world renowned Tina Turner in a very down to earth, yet captivating account of what it was like suring those years that helped to shape an icon that has mesmerized the world. We give this book FIVE STARS.
Wiregras Times
Bego's account of Tina's career combines a biographer's insight with the appreciation of a true fan.
Wave
Depicted thoroughly by a writer whose attention to detail revels his enthusiasm for his subject.
Publishers Weekly
This serviceable look at rock diva Turner is the latest in more than 40 celebrity bios ranging from the sublime (Madonna: Blonde Ambition) to the ridiculous (Ice Ice Ice: The Extraordinary Vanilla Ice Story) written by Bego over the last 20 years. What he offers that many seemingly glossy bios don't is a sincere enthusiasm for his subject and a willingness to go beyond summarizing news clips to provide uncritical fans with something more for their money, even if he sometimes gets too enthusiastic ("It is impossible not to notice that everything about Tina Turner exudes class and refinement"). Bego covers much of the same ground as the singer's autobiography I, Tina, the definitive look at the star's stormy career with abusive husband Ike up to and through her 1980s comeback. But Bego offers some good historical and musical detail not found in Turner's book: he injects key quotes from Ike Turner, adding another layer to his clearly horrible treatment of Tina, and analyzes the Turners' various record deals with small labels like Kent Records in the 1960s to show the extent to which Tina was overworked and underpaid. He brings the same level of attention to Turner's post-comeback work in the '90s, although he doesn't go much beyond listing impressive box-office records and quoting the singer's own professions of happiness. What makes the book stand out is an impressive discography-more than 30 pages that make sense of Turner's recording career in the '60s, when Ike Turner "would accept overlapping advances from other labels." (Dec.) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Depicted thoroughly by a writer whose attention to detail revels his enthusiasm for his subject.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589790209
  • Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/15/2003
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 1,033,092
  • Product dimensions: 6.36 (w) x 9.32 (h) x 1.11 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark Bego is the best-selling author of Madonna, Cher, Bette Midler, and Bonnie Rait. He lives in Tuscon, Arizona.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2013

    My name is nymiah haywood

    I SWEAR TO GOD HAND ON THE BIBLE TINA TURNER IS MY COUSIN CALL (260)271-9558 JUST CALL ME ANY TIME LOL :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2013

    I love Tina Turner!!!

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  • Posted October 21, 2010

    A very, very good book

    I read I,Tina when i was in the 8th grade and i remember it being good so i decided to buy the book. Instead i got this one. I read it in 3 days. This one is really really good. The difference between this one and I,Tina is that this one is mostly based on her career as suppose to I,Tina which is based on mainly her personal life. I highly recommened this book.

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