Black History Moment: Tina Turner began singing career in St. Louis

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ST. LOUIS – R&B, rock, and soul icon Tina Turner started singing right here on the St. Louis music scene.

She played at Club Manhattan and eventually joined Ike Turner and went on tour. She was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and won several Grammy’s. Despite a tumultuous personal life and childhood, Turner produced hits like ‘A Fool in Love’ and ‘Proud Mary.’

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She made a comeback as a solo artist, releasing her album ‘Private Dancer’, which went on to sell more than 20 million copies across the world. She also won record of the year and best female vocal performance for the famous ‘What’s Love Got to Do with It?’

A Kennedy Center Honor and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award are also on her list of accolades. Rolling Stone magazine deemed her one of the greatest singers of all time.

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