128. Tina Turner

Debating the merits of someone who is already in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with another group is commonplace here. Debating the merits of someone who eclipsed her former act in terms of success and notoriety though not necessarily musically is a little new for us. We can’t help but feel that Tina Turner falls in to that category.   Already inducted as one half of Ike and Tina, the woman considered by some as the Queen of Rock and Roll presents a very interesting case. The music of Ike and Tina Turner was an amazing blend of R&B and Rock and as much as Tina was the perfect woman in front, a lot of the music was generated by Ike. When Tina emerged from the spousal abuse of her former husband, Tina Turner arguably had the greatest comeback in music history. Tina may not have had the driving R&B sound behind her, but the Rock voice was still there and it now had a sense of joy that was not present before. With the lack of gender equity in the Hall, an induction for Tina Turner is certainly possible; and wouldn’t it be a great show for the Hall if she was inducted?     The Bullet Points:   Eligible Since: 1998   Country of Origin: U.S.A. (Nutbush, TN)   Why She Will Get In: The Queen of Rock could pull off two inductions.   Why She Won’t Get In: With her in as one half of Ike and Tina, the Hall may feel it has honored her sufficiently.   Nominated In: Never   Essential Albums: Acid Queen (1975) Private Dancer (1984) Our Five Favorite Songs as Chosen by Each Member of the NIHOF Committee: Whole Lotta Love (From Acid Queen, 1975) Acid Queen (From Acid Queen, 1975) What’s Love Got to Do with It? (From Private Dancer, 1984) Better Be Good to Me (From This is Hardcore, 1986) Typical Male (From Break Every Rule, 1986)   www.tinaturnerlive.com {acepolls 217}

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