Tina Turner

  • When Tina Turner Rocked Out for the McGovern Campaign

    As the cash-strapped campaign approached election day, Shirley MacLaine organized a concert featuring women performers to tout McGovern's antiwar position. Turner headlined the largest woman-organized rally in history. 

  • How Tina Turner Escaped Abuse and Reclaimed her Name

    by Gillian Brockell

    She escaped Ike Turner's abusive and controlling grasp with 36 cents in her pocket. Escaping the marriage required her to surrender all claim to their shared assets in exchange for the rights to use her stage name and have a second chance at stardom on her own.