Tina Turner Penning Sequel To Memoir
Tina Turner has plans to pen another book about her life. Reportedly, the 78-year-old rock superstar is working on a sequel to her 1986 memoir “I, Tina”. The new book is called “Tina Turner: My Love Story.” It will be released October 2018 in celebration of her 60th year in music.
Turner says that she will write about everything from “finding love” to surviving a “life-threatening illness” she had never disclosed before.
She began her career in 1958 as a featured singer with Ike Turner’s Kings of Rhythm, first recording under the name “Little Ann.” Her introduction to the public as Tina Turner began in 1960 as a member of the Ike & Tina Turner Revue. Success followed with a string of notable hits credited to the duo, including “A Fool in Love”, “River Deep – Mountain High” (1966), “Proud Mary” (1971), and “Nutbush City Limits” (1973), a song that she wrote.
In her autobiography, I, Tina, she revealed several instances of severe domestic abuse against her by Ike Turner prior to their 1976 split and subsequent 1978 divorce. After her divorce from Ike Turner, she rebuilt her career through live performances. In the 1980s, Turner launched a major comeback with another string of hits, starting in late 1983 with the single “Let’s Stay Together” followed by the 1984 release of her fifth solo album Private Dancer which became a worldwide success. The album contained the song “What’s Love Got to Do with It”, which became Turner’s biggest hit and won four Grammy Awards including Record of the Year.
One of the world’s best-selling artists of all time, she has also been referred to as The Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll. In 1991, Turner was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.