Show Some Respect

Did any 60’s survivor enjoy the 80’s as much as Tina Turner? I don’t know that anyone did. Most of the icons of the 60’s entered the 80’s looking winded and out of ideas. Turner, newly minted as a solo artist, embraced everything about it, and was embraced in return. All of the excesses of the decade, she made her own: sentimental empowerment ballads with synthesizers, logos, spandex, blockbuster stadium tours with elaborate stage design, truly gigantic hair. She did it all so well, making herself one of the faces of the decade. She even made people forget that there had ever been a duo called Ike & Tina.