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Thursday, 23 July 2020

Raised the bar....

Tina Turner is 80 and looking fabulous. While I'm not really one to focus on the external, I have to say she really raised the bar. Check out her Insta to see what I mean.

Looks aside, she reportedly left Ike with 36 cents in 1976. Eight years later, and at the old age (in rock'n'roll terms) of 45, she took the world by storm when she released the album Private Dancer, with the massive global hit What's Love Got to Do With It. (The original is here.)

She kept doing what she loved until she retired at 70. She's been busy with the musical Tina and other projects while battling a myriad of serious health issues.

If you're looking for inspiration, she's the real deal. Whatever you are going through right now, may she be an example of light at the end of the tunnel.


The great lady sums it up perfectly “How did I think I would be at 80? Not like this...I’m happy to be an 80-year-old woman.”



Kygo released his mix of the 36 year old song (can you believe it was that long ago?!) last week and I haven't stopped singing it. So it's this week's #SundayCovers. Hope it puts a spring in your step like it did for me.




Linking my colourful light at the end of the tunnel shots with #MLSTL #TheRandom  #WordlessWednesday 

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23 comments:

  1. My mum loved Tina Turner especially 'What's love got to do with it'. Happy days and fond memories of good times. Tina was my age when she released the song which is crazy to me when I think about. Sending love #DreamTeamLinky

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  2. I’m going to look her up now thank you for sharing x

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  3. Love the fact that she was able to break away and achieve success at 45. I'm finding my mid forties to be a period of re-starts and do-overs as well. Private Dancer was a great album #dreamteam

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  4. Tina Turner is such an inspiration! #dreamteam

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  5. Good post and I lurrve this version great song :-)

    Have a tinaturnertastic safe week 😷😷😷

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    1. So do I. I hear it's huge in the UK too...

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  6. The fact that Tina was able to survive and then walk away from all the abuse Ike Turner subjected her to was amazing. She was so strong then and she is amazing at 80. Enjoyed the remix and celebrating the woman who enabled her bad b**ch. Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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  7. Lydia,

    People not only live longer but look better than years past. Congrats to Tina Turner for reaching an impressive milestone in her life with her 80th bday! The years really zip by, don't they? Thanks for joining the 4M crew on the dance floor and for sharing the new mix of an old hit song by Tina. Stay safe, be well, and have a boogietastic week! ;)

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  8. Interesting version of her song. Tina Turner still rocks.

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  9. Love your light at the end of the tunnels and 36 years? Seriously? Great cover too.

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  10. Love Tina's greatest hits and the energy she brought to her performances. Thanks for sharing the video clip. #MLSTL

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  11. A trip down memory lane plus a new video clip I hadn't seen before - and no happy ending :( Thanks for sharing them both Lydia x
    #MLSTL

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  12. Loved the original and this is a great remake. Love the subtitles throughout the video as well.

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  13. Your light at the end of the tunnel pics are great and set the scene. Tina is 80, who would have thought?? #mlstl

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  14. Love your views...of course I do. You always make me think. Denyse #mlstl

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  15. I don't think I knew she was that age when she really 'broke through'. I mean, I know she was famous before that, but wow, 45... it's a reminder it's never too late isn't it?!

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  16. Thanks for the inspiration this morning, Lydia. Tina Turner is pretty impressive. The energy! Also, love that tunnel shot.

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  17. Tina Turner is epic! How amazing does she look too. A definite source of inspiration. Thank you for sharing this fab icon with the #DreamTeamLinky

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  18. I think happiness shines through our faces. Hope and light lays ahead of us if e can only find the right direction! Thanks for linking up with #dreamteamlinky

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