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Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

♫"Little Ann" - Queen of Rock 'n' Roll♫

Recording artists are often very well known for more than just their music. Such is the case for today's spotlight. This special person is a singer, dancer, actress, and author, whose career has spanned more than half a century, earning her widespread recognition and numerous awards. 

Besides her killer voice, did you know she is also well known for her flawless, sexy legs? She became the spokeswoman/model for Hanes Hosiery in 1997. Her name: Anna Mae Bullock but best known by her stage name ...

Welcome into the spotlight...


Tina Turner As a featured singer with Ike Turner's Kings of Rhythm, Tina Turner's musical career began in the mid-50s. Her first recording took place in 1958 under the name "Little Ann". In 1960, her introduction to the public was alongside Ike as a member of the Ike & Tina Turner Revue. 

One of the world's most popular entertainers, she is also been referred to as The Queen of Rock 'n' Roll.


Today in Music History: September 1

1984 After a 25-year career, Tina Turner had her first solo No.1 single in the US with 'What's Love Got To Do With It'. This song was originally written for Cliff Richard, however the song was rejected. It was then offered to Donna Summer, who has stated she sat with it for a couple of years but never recorded it.
Turner's notable hits include 'A Fool in Love', 'River Deep – Mountain High', 'Proud Mary' and 'Nutbush City Limits' (1973), a song which she herself wrote.  


1956 19-year-old Jerry Lee Lewis arrived at Sun Records hoping for an audition, only to find that owner Sam Phillips was on vacation in Florida. Jerry Lee recorded some demos that Phillips would hear when he returned. The rest is another day in music history!

 The "Killer" - 1957

And the music goes on beating to the rhythm of the changing times...  

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